The purpose of my blog is to document our family’s food journey. We will explore old family traditions while creating new ones. I want to help preserve our traditions and culture for my children and their children. I want to teach myself to do the things my grandmother and her mother did for their family: cooking from scratch, growing food; harvesting food; and processing food. Along the way, I hope to capture nutrition education as it is my formal training and education. If I can help inspire a family to move to scratch cooking or make one little change in their life, than my blog has multiple purposes and I welcome the education both for me and my readers.
As a mother and Dietitian, I am working hard to do right by my family in the world of food and nutrition. We eat local when available and try to avoid over-processed foods as much as possible. With that being said, I do buy mangos, pineapple, avocado, banana and other foods that are not native to my current hometown. I also have processed foods in my home which I am trying to eliminate. I still cook with canned cream soup and I do have cereal and pasta. If you see contradictions, it is because I am in the learning process and growing with my blog.
I will continue to produce peer reviewed posts based on current scientific information and evidence. I may also provide alternative nutritional methods for informational purposes only and within my professional liability limits. You may or may not agree but I firmly believe it is up to an individual to decide what is best for themselves and their family.
If I do a review or give-away, it is because I want to do it. My review will be because I absolutely love the product and purpose behind it and the company. I will not endorse a product I would not use myself.
I respect the value of other opinions and welcome them onto my blog and even “show case” them for my readers to decide what is best for them but I will not debate what I do for my family. I realize I am a Dietitian and a level of professional responsibility is an obligation for my blog and readers. I will treat all views opposing mine with respect and understanding.