A recap of my life over the past three years…

Topaz and me, summer of 2015

It’s been a long time since I have written about my process with my health, and there have been many times when I wasn’t even sure I was going to blog again. For a while, I was pressuring myself to blog and post recipes. But it was not coming from a place of really wanting to do it, simply trying to convince myself that I should.

That strategy has never worked for me.

And now I see it was not time yet for me to blog or share the details of my health journey with people in this way. It is like I have been in a incubator in order for me to recover and heal.

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What is it like to have a personal chef when you have food limitations?

Four Bunches of Rainbow Swiss Chard Stems at a Farmer's Market with $2.00 Price Tag --- Image by © Foodcollection/the food passionates/Corbis

The other day I was spotted by a cashier at the Mt. Washington Whole Foods in Baltimore, MD. He said, “You’re a personal chef, aren’t you?” I was a little giddy to be singled out because I don’t think this has happened before in the eleven years I’ve been cooking for people. So I said, “Yes, how could you tell?” He then named a few things that made me stand out: I had two separate food orders, I had a detailed printed grocery list, I brought my own shopping bags and I asked to keep the receipt. Why two orders? I almost always buy some food for my family while I’m shopping for clients!

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