I’m Jodi, and a mom of three gorgeous grown children that I still consider my “kids” even though their all grown up. Originally from the East Coast, I grew up with my Jewish dad and Sicilian mom. Spending time with the Sicilian side of the family is where I learned everything I needed to know about food. The Jewish side I never really knew – but that’s another story.
Cooking and sharing food is definitely my love language, which I’m sure stems from my upbringing. I picked up a lot of great cooking tips, but more importantly, I learned about the love and liveliness that happens around food.
While I have a special place in my heart for garlic and Italian food, I enjoy cooking food from a variety of cultures.
As I get older, I’m increasingly aware of how our food choices impact the way we feel in our everyday lives. When it comes down to it, when I don’t eat healthy foods, I just don’t feel well physically. When I don’t feel well, I don’t feel as happy. I know that’s true for many of us, but for me, eating crappy food regularly is an absolute deal-breaker.
Baking has become a bit of an obsession in recent years, and I have no issues with crawling out of bed at 5:30 a.m. to knead something in a quiet kitchen. This means you can find recipes for Whoopie Pies on Garlic Girl, right along with kale, quinoa and tofu dishes. I believe less in avoiding foods, and way more in making sure we nourish ourselves with all the good stuff so we can occasionally enjoy the not-so-healthy stuff.
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I hope you find some delicious inspiration here, and please feel free to share your comments, ideas or questions!
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