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. I was also on the cusp of weighing 200 pounds! Since then I’ve cut out processed and prepackaged foods to make myself and my family healthier.
I 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. Hopefully 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 at heart. I have two sons, seventeen and twelve, who I’ll occasionaly refer to as Number One and Two. My youngest is my child with SPD/ADHD. It’s an ongoing education and I’ll occasionally blog about it.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks so much for stopping by :)