Over the years, I have taken over more and more of the daily cooking responsibilities in my family, and have really grown to enjoy the task.
In addition to trying to get tasty food on the table each night at the appointed hour, I also try to ensure that what we consume is not filled with environmental poisons, and that we can feel morally good about our place in the food production and consumption cycle in which we participate.
This turns out to be a much more difficult task than I would have ever imagined. After years of reading a wide variety of books, blogs and research summaries, I have come to the conclusion much of what we have been taught about nutrition is completely wrong!
I no longer subscribe to the low fat and high carb mantra we grew up with (remember the food pyramid, with the base built on bread and grains?), but instead have moved in the exact opposite direction. I now follow a high fat, low carb diet consisting of as much non-processed food as is possible. Easier said than done.
To help me keep track of my recipes and cooking, and at the request of my children, I started my own food blog a few years ago. Now, when my kids grow up, they can look back and try to make some of their childhood favorites! If you would like to look my website over, and maybe even leave a comment and let me know what you think, you can find it at www.ThoughtfulCooking.com.