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I love food. Like good food…not just any food. I will starve before I eat McDonalds and I will make as much of the food here from scratch as possible. I am always looking for healthy new recipes, or a yummy way to healthify an old standard.
A few bit of information about me and why/what I blog:
About 10 years ago I was plagued with migraines. This went on for four years and I took medication for it. Then I realized that it was food additives and preservatives that were the main triggers for these headaches. Hubby and I were also on the cusp of 200 pounds each! Since then I’ve cut out processed and prepackaged foods to make myself and my family healthier.
We don’t eat any pork and very little shell fish, or bottom feeder fish, so it’s unlikely you will ever see a recipe for any of these.
I get a lot of this: “What’s EVOO??” It’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil and it’s pretty much the only oil I use.
When I bake I use a 1/2 & 1/2 mixture of unbleached all-purpose flour and whole wheat flour. I’d like to eventually get away from whole wheat and try almond flour or some other options. That’ll be coming at some point here at The Home Heart.
Nutrition, health, and weight management are important to me. I use 2 lb weights for strength training, do pilates and walk for exercise, which is proof that you don’t have to kill yourself at the gym to lose and manage weight. I injured my back in 2000 and had surgery in 2009, which has always limited me in what I can do in the way of exercise.
I am originally from Seattle, grew up in Chicago, and moved to NC in 1993. I am a Southern-fried city girl and my Hubby is a bread and buttered Southern boy. We met in 1996 and were married 7 months later. I’m the only female in the house so most of the time when I refer to “the boys” I am talking about my sons and my husband
My oldest son is sixteen and I’ll refer to him as number One (first-born, get it?). He’s a pretty cool cat and I love watching him grow into a young man. My youngest son is 12 and I call him number Two. This is my child with SPD/ADHD. It’s an ongoing education and I’ll occasionally blog about it. I am positive that God has blessed my family with this child so that we all can learn how to be better people.
I don’t mind personal questions so if you have any concerning L5 back issues, back surgery, weight maintenance, ADHD or anything else that I can possibly help with, please don’t hesitate to ask. You can also email me at email@example.com