Hi, my name is Liz and I love food! I’ve been interested in cooking ever since I was a little girl and could barely reach the counter-top. I’ve grown a lot since then but life has not always gone the way I planned it…
Back in 1996 I was a divorced career-woman, living in Laguna Beach, California. Bill was a divorced, single father of 6, living in Lancaster, California. One day, Bill loaded all of his little kids in their minivan and came down to Laguna Beach to meet me.
Here’s a photo from that first meeting:
Two years later, on a blissful morning in November, we were married in San Diego, California. With one “I do” six little kids began calling me “Mom”!
Here’s a photo of our wedding day:
Naturally, this had a serious and immediate impact on my cooking style and it led me to ask…
What is at the root of your food?
My blog will focus first on nutrition and what is at the root of the foods we consume. My family is important to me and I want them to eat well and enjoy their food. I believe in family time and sitting down to a warm, delicious, nutritious meal together in the evening, after a long day at work or school. For me, homemade, simple, fresh, non-packaged or pre-prepared foods without a lot of additives are at the heart of Food Roots.
Next I will look at the importance of traditions in the foods that we eat and enjoy. These are the recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation. The special dish that Grandma used to prepare, the meal that is from the country of your birth or the food your family loved to eat when you were young! These are the recipes that literally came from the roots of your family. We will explore these recipes and the richness of the stories that go along with them.
I may not have mentioned that Bill and I had a baby and his name is Billy! At 12 years old, he’s not a baby anymore, but he is the glue that bound us together…well, along with food!
Here’s my family today, all grown up…
This blog is dedicated to my family because
I love them with all of my heart!