Sit down and stay a while

Just wanted to give a shout out to everyone who just started coming to my little space here. Welcome and I hope you stay a while!

I am super excited about helping people learn to do things they’ve never done before.  I meet so many women (and a few men too)  who are aching to learn how to cook and just need that little shove to get themselves going.  So, consider this my little shove :)  I’ve seen friends and even strangers, through the catering I’ve done, change their eating habits and try new things that they are uncomfortable with, only to find they love them!  I made turkey burgers for a big BBQ crowd in Vegas and had one lady tell me months later that her family started eating turkey meat in so many dishes.  Their son was apparently hard to please in the food department and ended up loving the turkey burgers and then eventually turkey meat in general.  How awesome is that?  I’ve seen carnivores enjoy vegetarian soups and being satisfied when finished. I love to see people make such good changes!  I knew then that there had to be more people who desperately want to feed their families good food but don’t know how, especially with the convenience of takeout food.

So, this brings me to my plan…

I’m going to be starting this series soon about how to make a healthier version of some of your very favorite foods.  It’s gonna be awesome!  I’ll have a button so you can put it on your own blog or website.

One question I get a lot is about how to bring the kiddos in the kitchen.  I’m going to have a little sticker tucked all over like below to give you ideas on how to get the munchkins involved.

Your job: ideas! 

Let me know what you want to learn how to make so you don’t have to feel guilty anymore about eating the trashy version.  No, I can’t find a way to make sodas healthier but I can suggest a lovely seltzer with crushed fruit and a handful of calories instead.  I could also suggest my favorite drink, ice water, but I’m afraid that would leave me with unhappy readers.  You get the picture.

Here are some of the Junk Food Remade recipes so far:

What’s on your list?

8 comments to Sit down and stay a while

  • Ed

    I like this idea a lot. My favorite junk food (among about 50 items) is a Philly Cheesesteak. Consider it a challenge!

  • Sarah

    Cheetohs please:)

    • Bon

      haha. I’m pretty creative but I can’t visualize how to make corn meal, MSG, and partially-hydrogenated soybean oil into anything. I’d have nothing left but air to work with :)

  • Amanda

    I’ll second the Mac & Cheese!

  • LW

    Peanutbutter Crunch cereal…Nutterbutter bars….sweet and salty almond Nature Valley granola bars (it’s that yogurt-y bottom that will be difficult for me)!
    We live overseas and miss lots of familiar junkie treats. I’m no stranger to making my own versions of things (plain yogurt, sour cream, cottage cheese, salsa, tortillas and chips, sausage, cream of mushroom soup, bisquick) that are either too expensive to get here or just simply not available… But these are a few I’ve yet to give a go.
    Cereal? Not even sure it’s possible but would be so awesome….and would make me the coolest mama around!

    • Bon

      Nutter Butters sound like a good one. I’ve had a few homemade versions at restaurants recently :) I do have granola bars on my list but I like the chewy ones :) Thanks so much for the ideas!

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