Welcome to my blog on cooking, family and life. I’m a former marketing executive who still does consulting on the side, a physician’s wife, and the mother of a happy and energetic little girl. Some women are crafty, some women run marathons, but I cook. Finding ways to cook healthier meals without losing flavor is my continual goal. I don’t mind spending a little time thinking about a tentative weekly menu or spending an hour prepping if it yields multiple meals.
If you don’t like being in the kitchen, then this isn’t the blog for you. My Tasteful Life is about enjoying food and reducing the stress that comes from cooking for a family. I aim to provide recipes, meal plans, and tips on how to make one meal into two, and give readers unique and satisfying meals that make their effort worth it.
This year I’ve challenged myself to follow the Paleo Diet, which focuses on eating seasonally and locally. I’m already pretty good at shopping at the farmer’s market and locally owned stores. But I want to embrace eating what’s in season and not just what’s being craved.
Last year my family faced my idea of “Meatless Mondays” with a positive attitude (of course they had to endure it since I’m the one who cooks), and we all found it to be a great way to eat more veggies and lighten up a weeknight meal. Together with my new morning veggie, fruit and protein smoothies, I was able to drop a few pounds and keep them off all year. I think following Paleo will push us all a little further, and that is the point of life – to challenge ourselves, grow and do our best to enjoy the ride.