I was about two and a half, perched up on the counter in my grandmother’s kitchen, tearing romaine lettuce for her famous Caesar Salad.
I kept asking everyone, while they were eventually eating it, if it was the best salad they ever had in their life. Their big grins said it all.
The lesson was immediate... food could put smiles on the faces of the people I loved most!
This was the beginning of many memories in the kitchen; in our heart of the home.
I remember my grandmother preparing a huge gourmet meal for every holiday, from Christmas to birthdays. These were always a special time for us to come together, share our stories, and make our bellies full. The homemade, nutritious dishes that she prepared for us were the highlight of our time together. Grandma always knew to make extra of everything, especially if it was your favourite.
When I wanted to start this blog, I knew it had to include the very best dishes from my family. Some passed on from generations before us, and others that I have been inspired to make from my own healthy kitchen. Eating healthy does not mean you need to compromise on flavour!
These delicious, healthy recipes are meant to be shared with family and friends. I want to show you ways to incorporate vibrant, wholesome foods into your diet while, still eating your favourite childhood meals you love and cherish.
The dishes are packed with bold delicious flavours, to nourish your body and your soul.
Surprise yourself with how many people will start hanging around after you have made them one of these meals. Nothing makes me happier than sharing my family favourites with you.