Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sarah & Sarah

When I was 6 years old, my mom was heavily pregnant with my baby sister, Sarah. Two weeks before she was due, she went in for a checkup, and was told her baby had passed away. They made her finish carrying her, and then took her. My mom was diabetic. About the same time, I started packing on weight. I was a 99 lb kindergartner and a 150 lb 10 year old.

Enter Sarah Fragoso-- fellow mom, superhero, and author of Everyday Paleo. Even if you're not interested in the Paleo lifestyle, I firmly believe THIS IS A BOOK EVERY FAMILY SHOULD HAVE! It is loaded with good ol' fashioned, clean eating, complete with 1 month grocery list, meal plan, recipes, fitness plan, and how to get your family on board.

I can't help but think that knowing about healthy eating now would have helped my mom & I back then.

In honor of my sister, Sarah, who would be in her early 20s now, I am going to pull a Julie & Julia. If you haven't seen the movie, it's really cute. Julie cooks her way through Julia Child's cookbook, and divulges her daily adventures in doing so.

Thus, from June 1 - June 30, I will cook my way through Everyday Paleo. Fun, huh!

Stay tuned.


Anonymous said...

This is a great idea. Lovely way to honor your sister. :D