loves of my life

My 2 great loves are Family and Food.

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I love it even more when they are happening together, which is usually the case. Food brings us together, we eat loads of it and FAST, it’s the quick or the hungry at meal time with my family, we take Darwin’s Theory “survival of the fittest” very seriously. We drink wine and we laugh! We are a family of eaters, most likely this stems from the fact that my mum, this tiny little woman, is a “feeder”. I am fairly certain that there is a big Italian mamma trapped inside her little body whose life mission it is to feed those around her. She is a great cook. Seriously, look at the size of her, isn’t she cute?

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So she feeds us, all 5 kids, plus dad, plus partners, friends and generally a few randoms. It is how she shows love. We are not a big family of huggers and kissers so mum shows us all how much she loves us by feeding us. She obviously loves us alot, even when you don’t want it, she tries to feed you.

I come from a long line of “feeders”, my mum, her mum and probably her mum’s mum! I have noticed that I now do this as well, if people around me are upset or hurting, I am not the “therapist” friend, I cook for them, eat with them, feed them. It is my way of showing how much I care, without inflicting my bad advice or tough love chat on them :) Trav is my favorite person to cook for, probably because he thinks everything I make is delicious, even if it isn’t :)

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Astro, our Great Dane, is also pretty easy to please on the food front, as long as he doesn’t have to hunt it himself, he’s chuffed. He has “hunted” his meals off the kitchen bench or dining table a few times… The trials of having a dog with a head the right height to swipe thawing chicken breast off the bench in one foul swoop. But generally, World’s laziest dog :) Look how smart he looks…

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I love birthdays, not because of the cake, though I do LOVE cake, and chocolate, and ice cream…. I digress, but because it means we all get together to eat. We tend to celebrate every meaningful event with food, sometimes there are kitchen disasters, generally when we have given mum the night off cooking, and sometimes there is awesome kitchen success. Regardless, we all eat it anyway, we are not that fussy.

Food makes me happy, my family makes me happy. There is not much else I need in life except family and a great kitchen ;) What are your great loves?

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15 responses

27 09 2012
The Healthy Flavor

You are SO beautiful…and so is your mom!! Love the pics.

27 09 2012
myfoodreligion

Aww thank you, that is very sweet of you to say. My mum is so cute!

1 10 2012
rish

I love your blog, I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to hear from a fellow “feeder” who is also conscientious about nutrition and health, I love your recipes and can’t wait to try them all. Tonight I made the zucchini fritters, delicious!! keep them coming!!

1 10 2012
myfoodreligion

Awww thank you! So glad you enjoyed the zucchini fritters! We had them for brekkie this morning with some smoked salmon in them too! Thanks for stopping by the blog :)

18 11 2012
Sophie33

You are so beautiful indeed & so are your siblings! What a lovely post!

21 11 2012
H├ędi

Beautiful inside and out people, you can be proud of yourself and them. Love each other. I totally agree with you in everything.

21 11 2012
myfoodreligion

Thank you so much Hedi :)

27 11 2012
soulofspice

I love your doggie pix
Look forward to learning more from you in healthy good!!! Charu

27 11 2012
myfoodreligion

Thank you Charu, thanks for stopping by the blog.

27 11 2012
soulofspice

You’re welcome & I meant healthy food ;) autocorrect does strange things

27 11 2012
myfoodreligion

Haha it does doesn’t it ;)

23 01 2013
Amy Crawford

Oh what beautiful photos Shan, you stunning, gorgeous girl! (I am getting distracted reading your blog whilst trying to come up with interesting questions for you..;-)

23 01 2013
myfoodreligion

Aw thank you Amy, though I could argue that anyone looks good in a wedding dress ;)

10 01 2014
Melissa Everingham

You are so lucky Shan, surrounded by beautiful family and food!!!! Great blog x

10 01 2014
myfoodreligion

Thanks Mel! I feel very lucky every day for the wonderful people in my life. Xx

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