It’s official, we are part of the blogosphere! We may be a bit late to the game, but better late than never. And it may have taken us awhile to get here, aka a decade, but we like to be really prepared. Those who know us will agree that we don’t do things the traditional way. And for those who don’t know us, let’s change that shall we? We have a blurb on the About Us page, which of course is a worthy read. But we also thought it appropriate to share how we, and this blog, came to be.
It all started a long long time ago, nearly 14 years now, when I (Dawn) met my future husband to be (Garett) at work. We were babies, barely 20, and neither of us was in a position or frame of mind to dive into a deep committed relationship. What ensued was a couple casual years of dating and getting to know one another, and before long we couldn’t ignore the fact this was for real. We married many years later, long after living together, and nearly 11 years after we met.
The best part is that food has always tied us together, even when we didn’t know it. We met at a banquet facility, where Garett was a sever and I coordinated catering events. Our mutual boss, now one of our best friends, set us up. She works in hospitality and her husband is a chef. Garett worked in restaurants for many years, and I book venues every day. I was a Martha Stewart wannabe as a kid, and loved no toy more than my easy bake oven. I entertained my mom and her friends with “fancy snacks” and pretended to host my own parties. Garett hails from parents who are incredible cooks, and they taught him unique flavors and combinations. He had confidence and know-how in the kitchen from the start, and inspired me to become a home chef.
So it all comes together that as we became true partners, our lives centered around food. We hosted parties and holidays as much as possible, spent our time and money on dining and traveling, and still do to this day. Our friends and family encouraged it, heck they ask us for advice and generally let us run the food show. My infamous Thanksgiving worksheet is the most requested item I own. Since we live and breathe food, why not record it somehow?
New to us in the last year is our transition to a Paleo lifestyle. I personally faced numerous health issues over the last 5-6 years, and with auto immune diseases common in my family, this wasn’t a huge surprise. I reached a tipping point that led me to understand I needed a healthier approach. Medicine is incredible and necessary in many cases, but it can only do so much. I wanted a lifestyle that I could tailor to my needs and would nourish me from the inside out. After digging through mounds of research, I determined Paleo was an excellent fit. I have been following a fairly strict Paleo plan since the fall of 2015 and have never felt better. Garett supports this, mostly, or generally follows the 60/40 rule.
Despite the fact I eat this way, I still cook and bake anything and everything under the sun. I just love food, period. Thus, don’t worry non Paleo folks, this site includes options for everyone. Traditional or Paleo versions are featured throughout, and we include notes about how to easily modify things for your individual preferences. We aim to please, after all. Though if you are looking for some healthier options, this is a great place to start. Our Paleo recipes are so well disguised you wouldn’t know they’re missing common offenders.
So here we are, finally launching our food life journey. This site follows our obsession with all things food – creating our own recipes, tips and documentation on food planning, and sharing healthy lifestyle information. Expect to find these highlights and more in the posts that follow.
If you have any thoughts, suggestions, or questions for us, we encourage you to reach out. We look forward to sharing Our Food Fix with you!
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