“One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” –Luciano Pavarotti
This quote is one of my favorite refrains on the good life, one that I especially appreciate when I’m in food-prep manic mode or notice myself rush-nagging during meals. In my imagination, Winnie the Pooh is the voice of this quote, as it expresses such a sweet and optimistic take on one of the biggest contributors to the daily grind: feeding. I like the image of gentle Pooh bear reminding me that eating is indeed a nice thing about life, and fueling up is not just one more thing on the to-do list, it’s vital and deserving of a full stop. Even though thinking this way doesn’t lighten our schedule, it does lighten my mood and refocus my priorities.
My goal with Eat Well Love Long is to help you stop and devote a little attention to the topic of healthy eating. This blog is especially designed for parents, with an emphasis on getting kids to eat healthier, but most posts and recipes will be relevant to anyone interested in healthier eating habits. Encouragement is what I’m striving for: an inspiring story or clever tip that can bolster the fortitude needed to keep fighting the good fight against bad food habits. Perhaps it’s a shortcut in the kitchen or a recipe that transforms a scorned vegetable into a favorite. A little nudge here or a substitution there might be all that’s needed to keep those healthy food aspirations from getting pushed too far down the family priority list.
If you’ve read my About pages, you know that my daughter June is the spark that lights the fire under this blog. It’s her passion for healthy foods and always wanting to try something new that animates our kitchen and spurs my husband and me to create new nutritious recipes. It is with great enthusiasm that I share our tips and recipes with you; recipes which are our simplest, quickest, and most delicious dishes. I invite you into our kitchen through the pages of this blog, and promise you a warm welcome each time you visit.