Hi, My name is Luisa Kingsdale Naughton. I live in Crested Butte, CO, a small mountain town at 9,000 feet, with my husband Eric and our two wonderful children, Max and Cecilia. I am a wife, mother, ceramic artist, health coach and cooking enthusiast, among other things. Greens and Sweet Things is a recipe blog about real, healthy and tasty food. It will include everything from green salads to sweet desserts. I have been making pottery for over a decade and have created thousands of vessels that hold food. Now I am going to prepare the food. I want to encourage making real whole foods and getting your kids involved in cooking. It is a goal for myself to buy and eat less processed and packaged foods and to make fresh meals for my family.
Generally speaking, I am a late bloomer. I have always been and it was certainly no exception when it came to trying new foods. My mother, who is Italian, would make her wonderful tomato sauce and while everyone else would be mmming over their spaghetti with Bolognese, I would be eating a plain bowl of spaghetti with butter. I hated tomatoes, didn’t eat avocados, and the smell of fish cooking would be enough to send me straight out he kitchen door. I didn’t eat spicy food until I met Eric, who uses cayenne as most people use salt and pepper. But I always did have a sweet tooth.
I am happy to say that through people, places and time, I have expanded my culinary horizons. I crave my mothers tomato sauce, eat avocados by the spoonful and have enjoyed many a fish. Through farmer’s markets and CSA’s, I have discovered vegetables I never really knew about. Beets, kale and brussels sprouts are regulars at my house. I cook with quinoa, use almond flour in my baking and think sea salt is a must. My tolerance for spice is beyond what I ever imagined. And my sweet tooth is holding on strong…although I am working on letting it go.
I believe that we are what we eat. Hypocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” I spend a lot of years eating junk and feeling like it too. As a mother and wife, I want to feed my family healthy, nourishing foods so we will flourish. Here’s to adding life to our years!
I would love to hear from you….please leave me your comments!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you find something tasty to cook for you and yours!