Friday, August 9, 2013

A message from one of my readers and patients...

This message warmed my heart so much, I felt I needed to turn it into a post.  It is such an honor to be able to share my passion for healthy living, especially through delicious and healthy eating with you all.  I love what I do with respect to medicine and prevention through lifestyle modification and if it can help make a difference, however small or big, in the lives of my readers or patients then this is success for me.  To all my readers, thank you for following along :-)

Dr. A., 
I have wanted to write for a while, but because I had so much to say, I didn't know where to begin.  To me cooking has always been a chore - I may as well be dusting or vacuuming.  I just try to put something on the table and get it off to get the meal over with.  I am a person that always thought you can only get flavor by frying, using butter or salt.  But because of some medical issues I have had to make some lifestyle changes.  Which brings me to your website and your wonderful recipes.  I was telling my sister about your recipes and that they are heart healthy meals; my sister's response was, "we all know what that means".  I told her she would be pleasantly surprised and now she (and I) are making your bananarama bars every week (among many of your other recipes).  I can't say enough about how tasty every recipe  is that I have tried.  I am making something of yours every day and I can't believe that I am enjoying cooking - which I never thought I would ever say.  Your salads are so tasty and filling and fulfilling.  I have discovered spices that I've never even heard of and I really enjoy your stories about the origins of some of your recipes.  I am actually losing weight and I feel good. When we have family get-togethers I am now asked to bring the 3-bean salad.  Everyone seems to have their own version of this salad (in the south it's called "Southern Caviar"), but yours is by far the best.  

So having said all that, I have a question - probably silly - but remember I am not a cook whatsoever.  When you make your salad dressings, like balsamic vinegar and olive oil, do you mix them together then put them on or do you keep them separate or does it make no difference? 

Thank you for this wonderful website with  great recipes which are so easy to follow.  Do you ever think about creating a cookbook?  I'll be first in line to buy one!

Ruthann N.

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