Well, here I am, trying something new… I’ve never written a blog before! Why am I starting this food blog? Because I think there’s a lot of people out there who need to change to healthier eating habits, but don’t know where to start; or have tried to change and given up because it all seems ‘too hard’. If you’re one of these people, I hope this blog will help YOU to try something new – cooking your favourite recipes in a healthier way! And also give you some quirky new twists to old recipes, which I hope will get you excited about cooking more healthy meals for yourself and your family and friends!
I’ve always been interested in what’s healthy and why, and as my mother taught me to cook from a very young age, I’ve always liked to spend time in the kitchen trying out new things. About five years ago I was told by my naturopath that I needed to get rid of wheat, sugar and dairy in my diet. (I was exhausted, had constant headaches and colds, was underweight, and had blood sugar problems.) I started to experiment with changing recipes, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it! Besides that, I gained more energy, stopped having colds and headaches, reached a healthier weight, and my blood sugar levelled out!
When people tell me they’ve tried to make changes in their diet but can’t stick with it, I want to show them that it’s really not that hard – anyone can do it. You can cook with healthier alternatives and still have people on a regular diet say, “Wow! That was really nice. Can I have the recipe?” I think fresh, healthy food made from good quality ingredients tastes ten times better than the way most people eat – even if it doesn’t contain dairy, wheat or sugar! (By the way, I do use butter as it doesn’t bother me, and it’s a lot healthier than margerine! I also use some cheeses now and then.)
In my next post, I want to share a recipe for the best chocolate cake ever – and it has no flour or refined sugar in it! Also coming up… some ideas for giving your favourite recipes a healthy twist.