Ponder well on this point: the pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table~Charles Pierre Monselet
With a past career in advertising and marketing over a span of 20 years, everything from ad agencies to owning my own unique marketing company, communication has always been my “thing”. But life happens and suddenly, I found myself faced with a new unexpected life challenge.
In the spring of 2010, my 56 year-old groom of 33 years was diagnosed with renal cancer. Thanks to modern medicine, he recovered from surgery and we began the search for how to improve our lifestyle including eating healthy and taking better care of ourselves. I searched to find one resource that would make it easy to plan, and eat a healthy, cancer-fighting diet, but this proved harder than it needed to be. So, thanks to my dear, “I love to cook” friend, Penny, we found all sorts of ways to introduce the “GOOD” food and replace it for the “bad” food we were eating in our diet. Thus, the idea of Mother Earth Meals was conceived~ to help cancer conscious people like us and overall genuinely health conscious people in general get through the day by making it easy to plan and prepare nutritional meals…just how Mother Earth intended!
My professional experience has been in the corporate world but my passion has always been cooking. From my very first cooking experience on the iconic Easy Bake Oven to my present, somewhat more sophisticated appliances, nothing fulfills me more than being in my kitchen, listening to my favorite music, cooking for family and friends. I can spend days scouring through recipes, planning meals and shopping for just the right ingredients.
Family history, personal experience and the dreaded aging have led me on a mission to do better nutritionally for myself, my family and friends. I have found a wealth of inspiration from my culinary heritages; from the exotic Greek flavors I first experienced at my YiaYia’s table to the vegetable-rich Southern foods enjoyed with multi-generations during Sunday supper. I have learned the possibilities for healthy and delicious foods are endless.
We’d like to say a special “thank you” to the following people who have gone over and above the call of duty in helping make Mother Earth Meals possible. We truly could not have done it without you and the many family and friends that have supported us along the way.
Danny Wynne, The 355 Group, Inc. for his incredible patience, time and hard work in getting MotherEarthMeals.com up and running.
Leslie Wolko, Wolko Design Group, Inc. for her creative genius in understanding our vision of Mother Earth Meals.
Keiy Murofushi, MS, RD, for his invaluable expertise in nutrition and kindly agreeing to be our resident expert columnist.
Conor Gaughan, good son, advisor, and our “go to” person whenever we had a question about anything and everything. He seems to always have the answers and wisdom that keeps us moving forward.
Ann Ribar, former restauranteur, caterer and our culinary advisor. We thank her for her tireless hours of work in our “test” kitchen and her many wonderful culinary contributions to Mother Earth Meals.