Hi there! My name is Jackye.  I’m a techie by day, aspiring chef by night, and this is my website. I live in Florida, have two great dogs named Max and Ace, and I like all kinds of nuts.

At 50 years old after a decade of ill health, I got pissed off. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired, and decided on right there and then I was going to change my life.  I am so excited at my achievements!  My doctor was very surprised as he did not think all this was possible.  I know Mom is smiling down with pride for me.  🙂

I cannot even begin to describe how much better every facet of my life is since I regained my health.  Here are my major changes:

  • Blood pressure – normal
  • Blood sugar – normal
  • Cholesterol – normal
  • Triglycerides – normal
  • Restless leg syndrome – gone
  • 60 pounds – gone
  • Fibromyalgia/Rheumatoid Arthritis – controlled
  • Vision – improved

I developed a passion for food as I regained my health and strength.  I put together this website so I can save my recipes and share them if any others are interested.

You may find that I use some ingredients that many people shy away from and vice versa.  For example, I cook with lard and butter instead of canola and olive oil.  I do this because I am more concerned about the trans-fats from heating plant-based oils than I am about consuming saturated fats.  I also try not to exclude any particular food type.

I do avoid processed foods as much as possible.  If I need to use a processed food, I look for one with the least amount of chemicals and genetically modified ingredients.   I hope you enjoy my blog and recipes!

~ Jackye