An Honest Living

Now, here is the part where I get a little mercenary.  Coming from hippie Oregon there’s this idea that everything is free or should be.  Well, it’s not.  Everything costs someone something.  The fact that I can vote as a woman cost women before us dearly.  They paved the way.  The flip side of all the benefits of the women’s rights and feminist movements, which are beautiful, is that woman has in all practicality lost the choice to be a stay at home mom if she wants to do so, unless hubs is rich.  We have a high cost of living here and it is nigh impossible to survive as a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) because the market is not set up for that anymore.  I refuse to let my children be raised by someone else so I can go to work, so I always have a hustle.  The hustle wears you out as a mom, unless it energizes you.  Food, and the creation of it, energizes me.  Nutrition and all it’s geeky components energizes me.  And I’m a big fat introvert with nearly no time to myself so having a few minutes in my busy life to create something and then get to share it with other busy, slightly insane moms also energizes me.  Especially if I can manage it in the little window when children are at school and little ones are asleep.

So this blog is a hustle meant to feed my soul and yours, but also help put food on the table.  At this stage I’m not selling cookbooks, but rather giving away recipes.  If you really like my recipes and want to thank me, you can totally feel free to buy me a cup of coffee.  I will not complain.  But if you’re a mom like me on a serious budget and trying to feed your family as nutritiously as you can manage, I totally get that a few dollars is an extravagance.  What you can do, is utilize my affiliate links.  I will be posting the kitchen tools I use, the food I get on subscription from Amazon (the company responsible for a decent portion of my sanity and savings) and other periodically pertinent products.  It won’t cost you anything more, but I will receive a percentage from these companies.  Win win.  I’m very picky about tools and ingredients and I’m a HEAVY user of kitchen equipment, so much so that I have smoked out Kitchen Aids, a VitaMix and other blenders, a couple food processors and now I am only allowed to buy commercial grade equipment (says my incredible handyman husband).  In short, if something has a weakness I will find it, and quickly.  So there you go!

I sometimes have milk kefir grains available for sale as well so if you are interested in those, send me a message and I can send you a starter and care instructions.

That’s my schpeal… and you won’t hear much more about it.

I hope you really do enjoy my creations.  It is a kind of love language for me, and I cook for a family with widely different taste buds so the recipes will be varied from bitter-bitter sweet and spicy to plain and simple “fooled you” nutritious.

Coconut coffee

Click here to help this venture continue, or to thank me with a cup of coffee and some peace and quiet. 😉

Be aware of your blessings,

Brenna xo

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