My name is Chaundra. I can tell my entire life story through dishes. When I was 8 I learned to cook ground beef, and thus chili, spaghetti, and tacos. It gave me a degree of independence. When I was 12 my shirt caught on fire at the stove. My mom grabbed the flame with her bare hand and snuffed it out. That taught me to be fearless while cooking. When I was 20 I made the best chicken alfredo of my life. I fed it to a boyfriend. He married me. Dishes are so full of life literally and figuratively. I hope reading this blog breathes new life into your kitchen. I’m sharing as many recipes, menus and tips that I can think of.
Every one of us has a Life in Dishes. Maybe yours is a fast food life, a frozen food life, a vegetarian life or a carb-free life. Whatever it is, the life in our food is undeniable.
Dishes nourish us physically and spiritually, sometimes filling more than a natural hunger. A family recipe can instill pride and nostalgia. A subtle flavor may trigger memories from your childhood, a special vacation, your wedding night, a first love.
This blog is about finding a Love life in dishes. Eat what you love, even if it means making it yourself. I hope the stories about food inspire you to do just that. I also hope to inspire you to love your life. I pray this blog will feed your spirit.