Mad About Food

21 Jul

I want to open a restaurant! Yes, I do. I have finally come to the conclusion that I LOVE food. Good food. I love feeding people, I love nourishing them, I love watching them eat, I love how food can heal people. I love everything about food. I think about food all the time. I even dream about food. When I go to bed I think about what wonderful food I will make for breakfast. Will I fry up some sweet potatoes with lots of fresh garlic and some creole? I think about what I will make for dinner the next time I cook right after I am through with making dinner that night. It is crazy! I want people to know that healthy food tastes better than anything you can get at a fast food restaurant. I want to take away the thought that healthy food is nasty. Saying all that, I have to do something about it. I can’t just have a passion for food and try to ignore it like I have been. I don’t even know why I have  except I always thought people would think that I am weird, that food makes you fat so why would you want to have anything to do with it. I just can’t ignore how I feel about food anymore. I have to step out and make a stand.

I have been praying that God would give me direction for my life and I feel like He has opened up a door for me in this area. I just recently met a woman who lives in Memphis, TN.Her name is Felicia Suzanne.  She has her own restaurant downtown Memphis and it is called Felicia Suzanne. She gets everything she can from local farmers.  I met her through my sister who works for Walt and Jan selling  raw milk. I talked to her briefly about apprenticing her. Now we have to make a date when we can get together to talk about it more in depth. I am so excited! I really think that I could learn a ton from her. I don’t know what this all entails and I can’t wait to meet with her and talk about it. I feel like this is what I am supposed to be doing so  I am going in a direction and God will lead my steps from there.

This morning I wanted to make something with the fresh tomatoes that I just picked last night from Ariel’s garden and this is what I came up with.

I toasted an english muffin and put a slice of Cabot sharp cheddar cheese on each side then I fried an egg and placed that on top of the cheese. I had taken a tomato and diced up half of it. Then I diced up a green onion. I poured some olive oil in that and chopped up two cloves of garlic. I mixed all that together and poured over top of the egg. Then I ground up black pepper and added a touch of salt. Tada…. It was simply delish! I so happy with it that I almost cried. I have been telling almost everyone at work about it. What can I say you must make it and let me know what you think.

4 Responses to “Mad About Food”

  1. Mama Mercy July 21, 2010 at 1:43 #

    I Love Your Passion!! Anything done with passion is extraordinary!! Go girl go, this world of fast food and self-serve reeks. May you continue to bring Life to people with whole foods and whole heart. Amen.

  2. T'suvah July 21, 2010 at 1:43 #

    Where’s mine? Sounds delics. Any ideas where you would like to set up your own resturant? Start out on the land, in town, another town??? Sounds like a great idea and if anyone could pull it off, you could.

  3. allison musick July 22, 2010 at 1:43 #

    Laina, I’m so excited that you are embracing your passion. You are not weird. Food does not make people fat; junk makes people fat. I love that you want to help people learn that eating healthfully doesn’t have to be torture, that it can really be enjoyable. Keep us posted! I hope you get to do everything in your heart. That’s so cool.

  4. Jacquelyn July 27, 2010 at 1:43 #

    Best of luck with your meeting! Thanks for sharing the recipe, and thanks from the farm families who own Cabot for using Cabot cheese!

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