Welcome! How do you do? I am so glad you have found Love and Butter. I feel so trite in saying, I am another SAHM trying to formulate my thoughts, so that somewhere, someone (over the age of 18) will listen to them. My life is sometimes a whirlwind of a million things that must be done, and I always have a really long list of things I want to do. But somewhere between phonics lessons, play-dates, and grocery shopping, a lot of that gets lost. I am in someways thankful that I started blogging, just because now I have a black and white reminder of my "want" list. I blog mostly on the topic of real food, because in my world that is a necessity. Then in my free time... ha! free time!...I will sew, craft, or even try to get my husband to help me build something. At the heart of who I am lies an encourager, who yearns to listen and exhort anyone trying to make a change for the better.
On the topic of food, I am always trying to "get the junk" out of my family's diet. But in reality I cannot just buy all of our food at the health store or spend hours in the kitchen each day. I cook from the heart. Food must always taste good...really good! And we must reconcile taste to our body's needs. I use ingredients I can pronounce and try to know where they come from. I read the ingredient list not the nutritional facts. I want to feel balanced and energetic and I create meals that warm the bellies and the hearts of my family and friends.
One reason I want to blog recipes and techniques, is because I want people to know it doesn't have to be that hard. As you've heard, the journey of a thousand miles begins with one step. And so it is with real food. Each time you pass the drive through and put a real meal on the table you have conquered a battle. Each time you begin a new habit that will ensure healthy eating, one more mile down. I would love for you to join me on this journey, of health, of awareness, and of self-reliance. You can read how I began my own journey here. There is a better life than prescription drugs and fast food...real life, and it begins with REAL FOOD!!
There are a lot of ways to get real food on the table without a lot of work, most of my recipes will include slow cooking, bulk cooking, or freezer meals just for the sake of convenience. I also love to spend my time sewing, crocheting, and making other random things with my hands. I'm so glad you're here to join me on this adventure.
Love and Butter,