“What’s becoming clearer and clearer to me is that the most sacred moments, the ones in which I feel God’s presence most profoundly, when I feel the goodness of the world most arrestingly, take place at the table”. ~Shauna Niequist
Since I can remember I’ve been obsessed with food. Although I’ve had some negative experiences with food, most of my adoration for food comes from a deep love for how it’s created. Processed foods are my least favorites to consume, but a home cooked meal, made from scratch, just sits with you like heaven on your plate. It makes you feel alive, and truly sustains you. Yes, I’m guilty of opening cans, reheating frozen dinners, I am a mom of 3 after all. But, most of the meals I create, I strive to put something of myself on the table, and to teach my kids where their food comes from. You see, for me, our food doesn’t have to be complicated. Eating foods in their most raw, basic state is actually the best thing for us! Although, I can and do appreciate complex menus and the creativity that goes in to creating those meals.
I looooovvvveeeee hosting people in my home. Gathering around the table, sharing a meal together, just naturally opens up conversation and fellowship with each other, and with God. Hospitality is one of the greatest gifts one can have, as we never know how much someone needs that togetherness or that meal in their bellies. I actually had a dining table customly made so I would be able to have everyone I love around the same table at the same time. I have noticed that the bussiness of our lives, technology and social media have taken away from us bonding with people. We’ve lost how to communicate organically with one another! Fast food has also hindered our ability to share a meal with people, as more often than not people eat in their cars on the way to their next thing. It also takes away from teaching our kiddos about food, as the overall fastness of preparing food is more attractive to an impatient 4 year old than taking the time to cook our food. We need to be careful with fast food, though there’s a time and a place for it, it really takes away from what God designed food to serve as: fuel and nourishment for our bodies and to bring fellowship to those who share it. Eat dinner as a family, share a meal together, every night possible!
Traveling has always been a passion and want of mine. Born and raised in the great state of Colorado, the itch to travel the world has grown immensely since living on my own. I long to see what else is out there, how other people live and discover great, local places to eat. If I wasn’t married to a man who loves Colorado, we would be living on the upper east side of Manhattan, and I would be doing my food shopping at farmer’s markets and Dean and Deluca. Hahaha😝 So, having been given the gift of travel from that amazing Colorado man, my heart just swells!
< a href=”https://diaryofaveganfoodie.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/img_1123.jpg”> This is me! I’m 9 years in recovery from anorexia and bulemia, which some may find odd that someone with a past of negative relationships with food is writing about food. Well, I love food, actually. I love finding new ways to cook healthy, and I love any excuse to use goat cheese in my food, and if that makes me a bad vegan food blogger, well I’m not gonna apologize! My idea of a ladies night out usually involves wine and some sort of chocolate. 😊 I’ll host any holiday I am allowed and will be the first person to sign up to bring a new mom a meal. My table is always clear and available for all types of meals and get togethers. I am a foodie. I am a hostess. And my life is just getting started. So please, come over…my table is always open.
Thank you for reading my blog and going on these amazing adventures with me!