Tuesday, June 21, 2011

About Happy Food Happy Family

About me

Amateur foodie who likes to eat well along with being a father to a little girl with a life threatening egg allergy.

I believe food heals the body and soul more than most medicine. 

The goal of my blog is to help YOU eat better.

History of food

Traditionally meals were eaten with the extended family, neighbors and village.  While chewing on a piece of the hunt or harvest, stories told, companionship shared and new legends born. 

Our new, and acceptable busy lifestyles have us eating out of a greasy paper bag, frozen box or just add water pouch.  This food is loaded with sugar, preservatives and modified ingredients. Are we really supposed to be eating sawdust (cellulose), industrial modified fats (partially hydrogenated oils/trans fats) or enzyme enriched corn syrup (high fructose corn syrup)?

Moving forward

Need help understanding how food affects you, what you should be eating or how to take better care of yourself through diet?  Then check out Mark Sisson’s book The Primal Blueprint: Reprogram your genes for effortless weight loss, vibrant health, and boundless energy  or Robb Wolf’s book The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet  Both books will shock your diet conscious, challenge the traditional food pyramid and improve your health.  Start getting better today by purchasing these books.

Eating well doesn’t take much work.  Sitting down as a family or with friends does not have to be a drawn out, scheduling three weeks out, type event.  This blog will help you achieve better meals through proper planning, alternative cooking techniques and combining quality ingredients. 

Disclaimer-I am not a classically trained chef nor will I guarantee everything will taste good to you (however my three year old enjoys my garlic butter brussels sprouts). 

Ask yourself is the time to create and enjoy a wholesome, family type meal worth the time you will lose by eating poorly? 


  1. I just bought "The Primal Blueprint" on my Kindle..I'll let ya know what I think

  2. Did you buy it through my link? I plan on writing a series just for truck drivers like you. Between a propane BBQ and sleeper fridge I hope to create food ideas to keep you and your other rollin friends healthy.

  3. Ian, we ALWAYS eat better when you and the Fam visit! :-) Nice blog!