Why I Write a Recipe For Life

July 17, 2008 by  
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I suppose it’s a little backwards, but I want to take a moment to explain WHY I take a day each week to give recipes. It might seem a little out of place, given that this is a site dedicated to battling Alzheimer’s disease and not diabetes or weight loss.

However, it really doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that caregivers are stressed out, run down and in need of help. They are grieving on one hand and trying to balance their many responsibilities on the other. In general, caregivers tend NOT to take care of themselves. They often let their own health needs go unattended as they attempt to care for their loved ones.

People who are stressed tend to operate on the far ends of the eating spectrum. They over eat OR they don’t eat at all. however, if you think of your body like a car it makes little sense. For example, how many of us would prepare for long car ride by NOT putting fuel in the car. One the other hand, if your gas tank holds 15 gallons of gas, you can’t put in 30 gallons.

Our bodies require a certain amount of “fuel” in the form of food. The business of caregiving requires physical and mental energy. Too much food, bad food or too little food are all poor combinations for caregivers.

So, as I provide you with recipes. My sincere hope is that they will be Recipes for LIFE. Recipes that meet the criteria of healthful, inexpensive and simple to prepare and recipes that will nourish your body for the journey that is before you.

Page through the archives and see what interests you. Try the recipes and see if you like them. Here are a few of my favorites:

Blueberry Muffins

Peach Pie

Spinach Salad (with a twist)

Well, I hope you enjoy one of these if you haven’t tried them. They definitely taste great, but they are also simple, inexpensive and GOOD for you!

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2 Responses to “Why I Write a Recipe For Life”
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