Hi. My name is Miss Liz and these are my three best students.
I am a full time stay at home mom as well as the creator of Food Jules, enjoying each day with my two beautiful children and my husband of 10 years. This blog is dedicated to them and to our sweet, baby Julian who was born on November 8, 2010 and left us here 9 shorts weeks later. Julian suffered from SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy), a genetic illness. It was a true blessing to hold him close to my heart for nine months and then hold him in our arms for nine weeks, giving him so much love, hugs and kisses throughout his short time here with us. We love him and miss him every day and there isn’t a day that goes by without thinking about his soft skin and those big, beautiful eyes looking up at me!
I love everything about food! I enjoy cooking, baking, gardening, creating new recipes, entertaining and most of all, talking about food. My dedication to food, health and wellness has been my life’s passion. Cooking is very natural to me, it’s my “talent”, passed down from my family. My father, mother, aunts and uncles were all in the food industry at some point in their lives and always in the kitchen preparing homemade, delicious, five course meals! My family is my inspiration for cooking and living life to its fullest.
In our household, we are open minded to a variety of foods, including ethnic cuisine, which is my favorite! My husband has been a vegetarian for several years now and it has given me the opportunity to explore a variety of different foods, especially many new vegetables. It has really opened up my palette to so many new dishes then I ever thought possible and it has been instrumental in teaching our children the importance of eating and living well.
Starting our own home garden has been such a wonderful experience in showing our children how to plant, pick and cook our own food. Every year, we add more vegetables and fruits to our garden. We also really enjoy going to our local farmers market during the summer to buy local and seasonal fruits and vegetables that are not available in our garden. Local and seasonal produce really tastes so much better then buying it at our local grocery store. It is so fresh and so delicious. Plus, going to the farmers market is a great experience for the kids and a lot of fun! The kids love it, especially eating free samples of the homemade pesto and mozzarella on fresh bread. That is their favorite part (and mine too)!
This blog is my opportunity to express my love and passion for food and life to all of you. Since starting this blog in the Summer of 2011, Food Jules has been blessed with so many opportunities from selling our homemade goodies at our local farmers market, to teaching cooking classes and hosting workshops at local, charitable events. Most of all, it has given me the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful adults and children and sharing Julian’s story. He has touched so many lives in so many different ways and for that I am thankful.
Creating this blog and this business stemmed from the need to follow my heart and do something that not only I enjoyed but helped others in some way. Teaching children the benefits and enjoyment of healthy eating and living is an amazing experience. Inspiring children and their families to eat nutritious and delicious homemade meals is something that I CAN do and hopefully it will create lifelong health, wellness and happiness. I hope this blog will inspire many of you to enjoy life and food and live each day as a gift!
Feel free to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you. Welcome to FoodJules.