It’s time for Tuesday Tips and Tidbits!
This week is dedicated to my mother and her strong belief in food for health.
I came across this quote the other day and it reminded me of my mother. When I was growing up, she would often use this quote from Hippocrates, and still does. She is a strong believer in how diet impacts your health and ability to heal. She would also use another well-known quote, “you are what you eat.” When I was little, I would laugh at this notion, and it didn’t sink in. But, as I got older, these lessons and quotes she would often use really impacted me. Although, it wasn’t until my 20s that I began thinking about food this way, all of her lessons and home cooked meals have strongly influenced me. Much of my food philosophy comes from the way I grew up. My mom had two summer gardens and what we couldn’t eat, she would can. She would make most of our food homemade and we ate mostly vegetables, beans, and lean meats. I am so thankful for her influence! She is a very healthy woman and really understands food and its relation to our body. Thank you mom for your tireless hours in the garden and kitchen, so that I would know what real food was from a very early age.
Since it is almost St’ Patrick’s Day, I thought I would share some green spinach recipes!