She was never a circus act but the way she could juggle was something I always admired. 4 kids, different schedules and sports and homework, a house to tend to and laundry to be done. Even so, my mom always had a home cooked meal ready and waiting on the table. Most nights I didn't mind what food was on my plate, although other nights I swore she cooked the meal just to make me throw a tantrum and want to move out.
While my mom taught me most everything I know, cooking barefoot in the kitchen was not one of them. It wasn't until I moved to Denver and began living on my own that I was forced to branch out from Lean Cuisine's and Mac-n-Cheese. I will say that my skills of adding a pinch of this and a dash of that are still being refined, but I am quickly realizing that cooking is becoming a favorite hobby of mine. Seeking out new recipes and trying my hand at them makes my creative side come out in a new way.
Today I have 6 Whole30 approved recipes to share with you! Some are directly from the book released by the creators of Whole30, The Whole30: 30-Day Guide to Total Health & Freedom, while the rest are clickable links to websites in which they came from.
1. Walnut-Crusted Pork Tenderloin from The Whole30: 30-Day Guide to Total Health & Food Freedom
2. Sweet Potato Meatloaf from livehealtheasy.com
3. Chicken Meatballs from The Whole30: 30-Day Guide to Total Health & Food Freedom
4. Creamy Cauliflower Sauce from J is for Judy!
5. Pan-Roasted Brussels & Squash from The Whole30: 30-Day Guide to Total Health & Food Freedom
6. Beet, Butternut Squash, Orange & Avocado Salad from The Whole30: 30-Day Guide to Total Health & Food Freedom
So whether your mom taught you how to successfully orchestrate a Thanksgiving feast or not, I am confident that a day in the kitchen with the windows open and music on will get you there. Dust off your Pinterest boards or cookbooks and have fun with it! … Maybe test your smoke detectors first though, ok?
P.S. Did someone in your family teach you how to cook? Comment below!