Hi, my name is Debbie. I cook for myself, my husband, our 3 year old daughter and 9 month old son. My husband and I were both born and raised in New Zealand but we have lived in the United States since 2002. After spending a number of years living in New Jersey, we have now settled in a small town in Northern California and we love it here!

This blog is all about food, and recipes. But not just any old food! All of the recipes on this site are based on real food – wholesome, natural plant and animal ingredients that we prepare and cook at home, based as much as possible (but not perfectly) on the dietary guidelines outlined by the Weston A. Price Foundation.

My recipes use traditional fats (butter, lard, coconut oil, olive oil, tallow etc), not vegetable oils. Some of my recipes use dairy and grains. I use only natural sweeteners such as honey, unrefined sugar and maple syrup. I love to make my own bone broths and use them in soups, stews, sauces. I cook from scratch as much as possible.

It sounds like a lot of work, right?…..yes, it can be! But I don’t like to labor in the kitchen. I work, I have kids, I have a house and garden that need a ton of work. I want time to do the things I enjoy. I want my family to eat healthy food that makes us all feel good, but I don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen. So hence my never-ending quest to have on hand a collection of recipes that are quick and easy to prepare, tasty, and nourishing.

I decided to create this website as a way of organizing my recipes, and to share my recipes in case there are others out there who want to cook quick, easy and nourishing meals for their family, but find themselves asking that eternal question “what’s for dinner?”

I hope that you find something here that you and your family will like!