Nourishing Zen

Nourishing YOU. Adventures to Healthy, Happy, and a Fulfilling Life! Food is our medicine.

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So… we created this blog because we are true foodies to the core.  We love food – buying, preparing, and making epic food creations.  We are by no means, professional chefs.  However, it is safe to say that one of the many reasons why we have connected, and enjoy life with each other, is food!  We love to create dishes that are not only healthy, but absolutely resistible. 

A little on the personal side, we have health restrictions.  I, Erica, am diabetic and lactose intolerant.  I have attended many nutrition, carbohydrate counting, and diabetic-specific classes.  I chose to use many healthy ingredients to use towards the dishes I love.  I don’t believe in starvation, prohibiting or preventing the consumption of foods you truly love.  There is always a way, and of course, in moderation.  Tom, has Ulcerative Colitis.  Not something the average 30-something-year-old has but it is something he has had to dealt with for the past two years.  He has had to customize his diet based on his needs, and what his body can literally digest and not digest.  The combination of our health ‘issues’ have really geared us towards a more lifestyle overall.  This has been nothing but a blessing in disguise. 

For Tom’s birthday, I bought a Traeger Barbeque and Smoker.  I know he’s been wanting this since we came across it at Costco a couple months ago.  Being that our home-cooked meals are not just your average meals, we knew this would be a winner in our household.  With the suggestion of our dear friends Amelia and Eric, we decided to blog about our food adventures. 

On an incredible sidenote, we do have three dogs.  An 85-pound boxer, and two miniature Australian Shepherds.  They are our children for the time being and we can most certainly say they love (the smell of) our cooking as much as we do! 

Many posts to follow… specifically from our Traeger smoking and BBQ-ing adventures. Welcome to our home. 🙂


Author: Nourising Zen

Nourishing YOU! A blog about the adventures of being healthy, happy and living a fulfilling life! And cooking, eating and exercising Diabetes and Ulcerative Colitis into remission!

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