In our house we like to say “Food is Medicine” or “You are What you Eat”
I’ve been a vegetarian since I was a child – maybe around 7 or 8 years old. I stopped eating meat when my Dad brought me to a local slaughterhouse. While my Dad was chatting with the farmer, I made friends with the pigs, cows, and chickens in the room and then witnessed them being slaughtered. That day still haunts me… I stopped looking at animals as food that very moment.
My families diets are quite unique. My husband and I are meat-free, gluten-free and dairy-free and they kids are meat-free and still dabble with gluten and dairy, although they are eating less and less of it. We do eat eggs and honey from a local farmer. The chickens are cage-free and roam on many acres of land. My son chases them every time we go and buy their yummy eggs. He is determined to catch one!
I typically pull my recipes from Pinterest nowadays. I can’t even remember the last time I picked up a cookbook. I’m also the kind of cook that doesn’t really measure and just hopes for the best! I like to mix and match different foods to come up with my own recipes.