The idea for Cuckoo Kitch’n has been brewing for 3+ years. For a long time I kicked around the idea of launching a website dedicated to vegan kids, but then realized that kids don’t really browse Pinterest and Food Blogs looking for tasty recipes.
The goal with Cuckoo Kitch’n is to share amazingly delicious food that happens to be plant-based, mostly healthy (although there are of course exceptions because, well, chocolate) and recipes that are fairly easy to make. We know many of our followers and readers are Moms and Dads who don’t have a ton of time to prepare gourmet meals — but they still want their food to taste good and provide their families with nutrition — so we share recipes with that in mind.
Part of my hesitation in starting a food blog was that I’m not one to follow a recipe. When I’m not cooking for the blog, I’m usually scanning the fridge for 3 or 4 items I can toss together into some magical creation. People tell me it’s a gift, but to me it’s so much easier than following a recipe.
And that’s the second part of starting this blog. I want to teach you to how take healthy ingredients and combine them into meals that will blow your mind. Once you start making a few of my recipes, you will see there are “staples” that I use in many of them.
Oh, and one other thing.
I don’t count calories or watch carbs. Never have, probably never will. This might turn some of you off, but I promise that if you eat the way I cook 95% of the time, you won’t have anything to worry about. Our bodies are meant to consume whole, healthy ingredients and I will happily add a 1 tbsp of coconut oil that’s high in (healthy) fat than touch anything “diet” or “sugar-free”. That stuff is poison and you won’t find it here.
Oh, one other other thing. I cook with organic food as much as possible – especially when it’s something where you eat the skin… like apples, pears, broccoli, zucchini, nectarines, etc. I worry less about organic when choosing things like watermelons, oranges, pomegranate seeds, etc. There is a lot of conflicting advice out there around organic, but that’s my rule of thumb.
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