Passionate About Food – repost from Tending the Healthy Hearth 3/31/2010

I love food. Pleasure, social engagement, entertainment, and comfort– these are high on my list of joys. And I love the physical nutrition that keeps this body o’mine functioning. I also like to make food. Once I was tall enough to reach the stovetop by standing atop a kitchen chair, I was cooking. Creating delicious, appealing dishes to satisfy my family, my friends and me is quite gratifying.

Since awakening to the facts that my food choices had put my life at serious risk, a major lifestyle change happened at my hearth. Before my diabetic health crisis, I thought I knew what I was doing in the kitchen. College nutrition classes and a lifetime of kitchen duty for family and for pay inveigled me with confidence that I was on the right track, regardless of the shape of my body.

While in the hospital recovering from my blood sugar induced coma, I was very hungry. The IV’s draining into my system were far from satisfying. Starring at the ceiling at 3 a.m. planning tantalizing menus, I vowed I’d never go hungry again, no matter how radically I had to change my food plan.

But the problem I encountered when I got home was this: how to make slow, whole food more convenient and readily accessible. After lots of work and imagination, I’ve gleaned strategies and methods to make healthy food choices full of nutrition and great taste, and I’ve unearthed a bounty of essential nutritional information in the process. Some of the information is old; some is quite recent, some is common sense overlooked. I’ve begun to decipher what is true and healthy from the puzzle of marketing misinformation. I’d love for you to join me in this quest for health in an experiential workshop, complete with a bounty of food. Let me share with you the array of healthy, convenient choices at hand and spark a movement toward greater health for a long and full life.

Oh, and by the way, I lost 70 pounds in the process. If you’d like to know more about this unique opportunity, see the web sites below:

For the Austin workshop go to:

For the workshop at Dripping Springs see:

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