I have been thinking about writing a blog for a long time. Ive started one before, but I honestly just felt insecure, and I stopped. Life has gotten really strange, and I need a distraction. I have gotten some amazing support from my husband, friends and family, so I decided to combine my two passions (other than my family) of food and writing. But, the writing won’t just be about food, but hopefully an unapologetic, raw exposure, much like the food I make. I have no expectations, except talk about things that life can bring and maybe bring comfort and inspiration to life and food.
So about life being really strange… I will probably be all over the place, because I’m in a place in my life where everything is being re-evaluated. Life looks different for everyone (duh, but bare with me). Friends, family ties and bonds, relationships, all look completely different. And they should. The more I compared myself to another’s life, only bad things happened. I second guessed what I did, how I lived, what my passions were, and in the midst of all the comparing and questioning I forgot who I was.
Self- discovery can have such a heavy feeling. It seems like there is an age requirement, or feel like you should be more accomplished. But I started to realize that if I’m not on a constant self discovery, I will forget who I am… get stuck in who I think I am supposed to be. You evolve, you change, but the thing that should remain the same is true kindness, open mindedness and an open heart. Opening your heart means there will be pain, change, some anger, but there will also be the chance to admit when you’re wrong about something or someone. I will never pretend to be something I’m not. I will continue to ask questions, and always do what I feel is best for my family and myself.
SO, there’s that exposure I was talking about…. now something less awkward… Food! Did I mention I like to make healthy things? Well, I do, and for many reasons, that I will not go into now.
My omelet. (Pictured above) In the rare occasion I do not have eggs for breakfast, I eat them for lunch or dinner.
I chopped and fried up some healthy bacon (no added hormones etc.) Chopped 2 red potatoes into a hash size, 1/4 of a white onion. After browning the bacon, I took them out and set it aside. Then, let the potatoes cook through. Beat 5 local pasture raised eggs and set aside. Chopped kale, spinach, green onions and cilantro. After flipping my omelet I put the kale and spinach ontop and put it in the oven at 350F for about 5 minutes. Then I grated farm pepper jack cheese ontop, back in the oven until melted, and then added green onions, cilantro, and the bacon. Super simple, healthy and delicious. This could easily feed 3 people with a side salad, but serving size is 2.