Hi there! I’m Megan. I’m a follower of Jesus, a wife to a loving husband, and a mom to two sweet little girls. I love cooking and eating delicious food. Especially if there’s chocolate involved. When I’m not cooking you can find me outside on our farm or chasing giggling girls around the house.
I started this blog to provide simple family friendly recipes for people who want healthy alternatives to store-bought food.
About a year ago, my husband and I decided to follow our dreams. We moved from our comfortable suburban home to a small house on five run-down acres in hopes of starting a mini-farm. We’re on an adventure, that’s for sure. On this adventure we’re simplifying our life to focus on what matters.
Simple Scratch Recipes
I’m a firm believer that food doesn’t have to be complicated to be delicious. I make delicious food (almost) daily and it’s NEVER complicated. Trust me. I don’t have time for complicated. I need easy. Easy to remember recipes, simple ingredients, fast recipes that are packed with nutrition and flavor.
We all want our kids to be happy and healthy. And feeding them whole foods, fruit, and vegetables is necessary for their growth and development. I’m not writing about healthy kids because I have all the answers. Just the opposite. I’m still learning the best ways to teach my kids about healthy food and I’d like to share what I’ve learned with you.
There have been times I’ve been worried my kids will never eat their vegetables again. But by trial, error (a lot of error), patience, and persistence, we’re slowly making progress. For example, my kids fight for the last beet chip now. That’s a win, for sure. It takes effort and I’d love to walk with you on your parenting journey and encourage you to keep up the good work!
Real and Sustainable Food
We’re also on a journey towards sustainable living. We’ve been steadily moving towards a more sustainable life for a few years now. And in that time I’ve learned a lot about what sustainable food is all about. I’ve also learned about some not-so-great aspects of our food system.
Our food systems are broken and are in need a BIG fix. But despite the HUGE need for change, and despite the fact that I’m just one ordinary person, I’m still encouraged. I’m encouraged because I believe we can make a difference by making sustainable choices to eat real food each day.
We can make a difference by:
- Choosing to support local and sustainable farms and buy organic produce
- Finding real food alternatives to the processed junk in the stores
- Buying meat from farms who raise their animals ethically and sustainably
What to Expect
Here on Scratch to Basics, I’ll share about all things food. And I’ll do my best to keep things simple. Here’s what you can expect from me:
- Scratch recipes from my kitchen to yours. We avoid the junk in processed food by making a lot of our own food. Think of it as the intersection of DIY and food. Simple recipes for delicious food.
- Information to help you understand what’s wrong with our food system and be an informed consumer along with simple ways you can take control of your food.
- Opportunities to share knowledge with your kids and help them learn about where our food comes from, and how to make healthy choices. And how to find kid-approved healthy food at the store.
Not everyone can move to a farm like we did (let’s be honest…most people don’t want to move to a farm like we did). But everyone can take steps to simplify the craziness of life and focus on what’s important.
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No matter what brought you here, I’m so glad you’re here. Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you might have.