I didn’t start out with healthy habits. A good midwestern girl, I had meat and potatoes at every meal, most of it cooked in the bacon grease that sat in an old tin can on a corner of the stove. Vegetables were a spoonful of warmed canned peas or green beans, which almost no one actually ate. Can you blame us?
As a teenager and college student, I ate what was cheap. Taco Bell, Little Caesars Pizza (Four bucks, Four bucks, Four bucks!), and bucket loads of ramen whose chemical aftertaste I came to adore. Mmmm, nitrites.
Eventually in my late twenties it occurred to me that maybe this wasn’t the best way to go on. I know, I’m quick. It has been a slow evolution, but these days my family and I cook and eat healthy food.
Many, but not all, recipes are gluten and meat free. Most can be adjusted to accommodate different diets. Bon Appetit!