Hey! I am Lisa. Like all moms, I am in a constant state of trying to keep all the balls in the air without letting anything of importance come crashing down. While in many ways women have it so much easier than our mothers, in other ways are lives are so much crazier, busier and more stressful. Our kids are in activities multiple days a week, and the activities are all over town, not just at their school. We have stressful jobs but still are carrying more than half of the load at home. We are taking care of aging parents while we are still raising our own children. We put out the hottest fires first, which generally means we do not take care of ourselves, we skip the gym, we buy convenience foods, etc.
I did not really start cooking until after college when I first moved out of the house. Through my twenties I found a love of cooking not only for myself but for others. I loved having friends over for dinner parties. I still love having people over for dinner but my meals have become so much more sophisticated than those early dinner parties. Through the years I have become quite the foodie and love playing with new flavors and food combinations.
After the birth of my first child, I started my journey with “clean eating”. However, my journey has been slow. Over the past ten years, I have been balancing my legal career, two kids, a husband who owns his own business, moving my family to a new state, and a host of other stressors. Early on I made small changes. But I never felt like I had the time to meal prep or the time to cook after a long day of work. Most days my mantra was “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming.”
Today, my family eats “cleanish,” which means we eat clean for most of our meals but we also incorporate some “worth it” foods into our lives. That doesn’t mean I am always in the kitchen. I have learned to streamline my food shopping and cooking so that I am not constantly at the grocery store or in the kitchen.
Welcome to my page where I will share with you my love of cooking with my pursuit to eat cleanish.