Up until a few years ago, I hated vegetables and most "healthy foods". Could not stand them. I was the person that would consider a whole dish to be contaminated if a veggie had so much as touched it. I grew vegetables. Cooked vegetables. Raised my kids to eat their vegetables. But me... I absolutely hated them and would not eat my veggies!
I love the foods I used to hate when they're prepared in a way I like!
I just hadn't had that food prepared using a recipe that I liked yet! For years I had avoided huge types of food, many incredibly affordable, outstandingly healthy, and easily available, just because I thought I didn't like eating those foods.
This Site was launched with the belief that everyone likes almost every food, if it's prepared in the right manner. The recipes on this Site are foods my family and I like. I hope you like our food and recipes as much as we do.
I love food but, like a lot of people, I don't have a big budget for buying groceries. With 6 kids, 7 grand-kids, and whoever else may drop by for a bite to eat, the dishes served at mealtimes need to use recipes that are expandable and affordable! My husband, who owns and runs this site with me, has high blood pressure and diabetes... both conditions run in his family. Through diet and exercise, we've been able to bring his weight, blood sugar, and blood pressure under control. Food and health attained afford-ably and deliciously!
Many of the recipe ingredients found within these pages can be purchased cheaply at a dollar store, grocery store, or online in bulk. Shop around and accumulate ingredients that can be used in multiple recipes. Stock up on freezer bags, canning jars, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, wax paper and things like that when they go on sale to save costs later.
When I can't find what I need for a recipe in my garden, dollar store, or through local suppliers, I'm a big fan of buying online in bulk. Fresh foods are preserved in jars or in the freezer and kept for use in the winter months. Freeze-dried and dehydrated supplies can last for anywhere from a year to 10 years, depending on the food and the drying process. Spices are particularly money saving when bought in bulk.
Don't forget to experiment. Have fun playing with your food!