Hard to believe it was 3 years ago today I was sitting in Tulsa, unemployed, deciding to start this blog. I don’t think I had ever read a blog, much less written one. But here I am…here we are! Some people actually read this thing!
My mom and I were talking the other day and she had the suggestion that I should put “points” on my blog to represent the Weight Watchers out there. I quickly struck down her idea for a lot of reasons, but mainly because I’m a Registered Dietitian and I stand behind whole foods and a balanced diet — a lifestyle, if you will. It’s not about “what’s the lowest in points” (I’ve been there, I’ve done that, and it didn’t work long-term) — it’s about what food can do for you.
Does it taste good? Does it make you happy? Does it fit within your budget? Can you find the ingredients? Heck, can you pronounce the ingredients?
Nutrition is still a very new science. We know less about nutrition than astronomy or geology and so on. As I’ve learned more about nutrition, I’ve changed the way I eat. I think this blog represents those changes and my priorities with food and nutrition have shifted some over time.
You can (and maybe have) read all about my food philosophy. My goal in hitting “Publish” on this blog holds steadfast – I want EVERYONE to know that eating healthy food can be absolutely delicious.
So here this blog goes…from Tulsa to Ohio, and in just a few days, on to Michigan, making this blog my longest lasting “job”. However, this isn’t a job…it’s a passion. It’s something I love and adore. If it were a job, I would’ve quit and/or gone bankrupt long ago! This blog feeds me, literally and figuratively. Thank you for joining in for the ride! Or should I say feast? 😉
To celebrate 3 years of great eats, I would like to offer up some of my favorite kitchen gadgets! I decided on things that are a little practical, and a lot fun. Maybe something you’ve been wanting to buy for yourself, but decide at the last minute to remove it from your Amazon shopping cart? Yeah, those kinds of goodies. 😀
TWO lucky readers will win a Misto! My Misto has quickly become a kitchen staple. I no longer buy aerosol cooking spray and I can refill this with olive oil, or whatever is my pleasure. Practical and something I use nearly every day!
ONE lucky reader will win a popsicle mold! With summer right around the corner, I love to make tons of fresh fruit and frozen yogurt treats that are low in calories and refreshing to break the heat!
TWO lucky readers will win the ever popular donut pans! I love my baked donuts and I’d love for you to be able to whip up a batch, too!
This giveaway will end Monday, June 11th at 10pm EST. Winners will be selected at random and contacted via email. Open to US & Canadian friends.
Thanks for a fabulous 3 years…and more!
Lots of love,