Merriam Webster defines food as “something that nourishes, sustains or supplies.” That can describe so many things. So many things in life “nourish, sustain and supply” us. In my case, it’s actual food. Food is more than just mere calories and energy for our bodies. Food is love, food is life, food is happiness. Food, good food, is created in love and gives love. Food also nourishes and fuels my passion, cooking.
Why do I love cooking? It’s simple; food makes people happy. Food brings people together. It creates relationships and there are few things in life more satisfying than seeing someone smile or even roll their eyes because your food is just THAT good.
In old houses, there was always a hearth room where the fire burned and was used to warm and cook for the family. In my family, the hearth was always the kitchen. It’s more than just appliances, cabinets and countertops. It’s the heart and soul of each place I live. Days are summed up and shared in the kitchen; stories swapped, people catch up. For every holiday, reunion, or family gathering, food is centric to it all. A BBQ, a potluck or a formal dinner, just like the hearth, food is our heart and soul.
With this blog, I hope to share with you a little piece of my heart and soul. I want to share what I love with people in hopes they love it as much as I do. I call it Between Two Forks; there is meaning behind that title. I live a Paleo lifestyle. Over the years, I have struggled with weight. When I found the Paleo lifestyle, it really worked for me. However, everyone is made different and maintains a healthy lifestyle through different avenues. This is where the saying “Same-Same But Different comes in. It is an Indo-Chinese term. In the many Asian countries, there are similar foods that are all cooked differently. They all have their own twist and flavors. This also applies in almost every aspect of life. We are all human but unique in our own ways. As a papa bear, my son’s favorite show is Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and they have a song that goes, “In some ways we are different, but in so many ways, we are the same.” It teaches us that just because we live different lifestyle, we shouldn’t judge others for it. That is why I chose Between Two Forks. I want to show food love in not just the Paleo style but others as well. Good food should not be ignored or not shared just because it doesn’t fit the Paleo lifestyle. Good food has no boundaries. So with my family and friends as my guinea pigs, I am able to share with you my favorite Paleo and not-so-Paleo dishes and you can find them Between Two Forks.