I am a 34-year-old mother of a wonderful baby boy. I’m married to a great guy and fantastic father. We’ve had over 16 years of fun together and I can’t wait to see what the future looks like for us. Together we are also parents of the four-legged kind. Chika, an American Pit Bull, who I have appointed the title of the “Worlds Only 9-year-old Puppy”. We’ve recently lost our best friend, Lucky, also an American Pit Bull, who was with us for 14 of our 16+ years together. I am a California native, Bay Area born and raised. I am a former workaholic transformed into a stay-at-home mom. I am a high school drop out revamped into a college graduate. I’ve faced an ample share of adversity in the past and have worked hard to go forth in a positive direction. I have a deep passion for food, music, photography, writing, art, staying active, and enjoying the fruits of the outdoors.
I recently posted a “list” to my Facebook profile that has been in the works for a few years now. I’d like to think of this list as a life adjustment, personal goals, fun things to do, and places to go, “list”. I’ve been known to print copies of “to do” lists and place them in multiple locations in my house as a constant reminder to stay on track and get shit done! The list gained more significance shortly after my son was born. I know it’s been said time and again by new parents, but ever since my son was born, he gave me more of a reason to live life to its fullest. By completing the tasks on the list as a mother, I grow into a positive role model for my son. I hope to teach him how to set goals and how to go after them; how to try new things; how to try challenging things and know when it’s ok to walk away.
I had been in process of putting together a blog about my adventures in food. It was going to be a way for me to test my writing skills, get involved with food on a deeper level other than my kitchen, and share my love of photography. A while back, a friend asked me what types of food would I focus on… sweet or savory? It was perfect! The Sweet and Savory Gourmet was born. Now that I’ve thrown “mom” into the mix and I’ve developed the infamous”list”, it made more sense to change the direction of the blog.
Instead of only food, The Sweet and Savory Gourmet will be tackling “The List”, as a new mom. Life is like a recipe, requiring “ingredients”. Sometimes life can be sweet and sometimes it can be savory; sometimes life can be bitter or spicy, and sometimes life can be just plain ol’ blah.
I have no idea what I’m doing here… but I am learning as I go…
I hope you enjoy reading my rantings as much as I enjoy to rant! If you do happen to take the time to stop by and look around… feel free to say hello and feedback is always welcome; remember I’m learning as I go!
A new mom testing the recipes of life! Living, sweet & savory!
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Where did the “sustainable” come from in your blog title?
Soon after creating this blog and updating the infamous “list” my gears shifted… again. The premise is still the same… a mom testing the recipes of life…but I felt it was necessary to talk about living sustainably, in all aspects of life. I began to ask the questions… Why is there not healthy food available for our children to eat in schools, why are there not more restaurants pulling from their local resources, why are there not more farms participating in sustainable organic agriculture, what can we do as a community to get the “powers that be” behind these ideas to make a healthy meal available for everyone? I’ve also noticed a giant disconnect between those that eat the food and those that produce it. I’m learning as I meet people in my community; there is a deeper connection you develop when you get to know the people behind the operation and what it takes for them to get the consumer what they want. Being a new parent I realize my responsibility to preserve and better what is in the future for my son, his family, and his family’s family to come. I know I can’t solve the problems of the world…immediately…but I can start at home and try fixing what is in my backyard. From there, leading by example, hopefully these ideas will grow and catch on. People of all backgrounds, financial status, can afford to live healthy…to live well. SO… in a nutshell, this is why I’ve added “Sustainable” to the Sweet & Savory lineup… it’s become our way of life. The “list” remains the same and grows day by day but now, it’s a little “greener” too.
A new mom testing the recipes of life! Living, sweet, savory, and sustainable! Thanks for reading!!