Life is just so pressured with so many different demands pulling us in every different direction. But something as simple as a home-cooked meal can make a real difference in your day: the people who get to eat it feel cared for and loved, while the person making it gains confidence and a sense of usefulness, plus the joy of making other people happy.
That’s why I really love the new We Are What We Eat website that I’ve been invited to create recipes for. Its philosophy aligns so closely with my own belief that getting people back into the kitchen and around the table is such a simple way to build a good life and the easiest way I know to have fun! All the good stuff in life happens with food together around the table… we talk, we laugh, we share stories and ideas. The table doesn’t even have to be an actual table – a rug, a box or a bench will all work equally well to create a space where we can come together to share food and talk. It’s a great way to unwind for the adults and there are just so many benefits for the kids too.
With the juggle required to manage a job and a family and the million demands on your time as a result, it’s often cooking that falls off the list – it just seems easier to get take-out or buy a premade heat-and-eat package. But those options are expensive and often unhealthy and, as we know, We Are What We Eat!
So my job is to make it easy and quick for you to take simple everyday ingredients and whip up something tasty for everyone to share, without really having to think. Before long you’ll have the whole family in the kitchen, chopping, mixing and cooking up a storm – and building a strong, healthy, happy family in the process.
So do have a go at the recipes I’ve put together for the We Are What We Eat campaign – you'll be surprised how much fun you have!