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Cook Some Love
I'm Kim, the creator and curator for Cook Some Love. At 350 pounds I found myself overwhelmed with my health and didn't know how to make getting healthy manageable. I loved cooking and food, but knew my current lifestyle wasn't sustainable for my long-term health goals. I set out on a mission to learn about how to make food work for me., while still including flavor and fun.
Along the way I hit a few bumps in the road, including being diagnosed with Neuroendocrine cancer of my pancreas in 2020 and undergoing a whipple procedure to remove the tumor. Throughout it all I've kept the motto of "Cook Some Love" at the forefront of my kitchen and recovery journey.
Here you'll find weekly inspiration for your dinner table, tips on how to make "healthy" manageable, and snapshots of cool new products. I hope you enjoy each flavorful bite you find here!
"Most of life's problems can be solved with a good cookie."
GOOD FOR YOU
"Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food."
"People who love to eat are always the best people."
An apple a day keeps the doctor away- or so they say!
September is one of my favorite months, because it's the beginning of apple season. Did you know there are 7,500 variations of apples around the world? About 2,500 are grown here in the United States. Out of all of those there is only ONE variety of apple native to the US- the crabapple!
One of my favorite afternoon snacks is apple slices paired with almond butter. It's a great balanced snack full of fat, protein, carbohydrates, and fiber.
Be sure to check out my curated Pinterest boards below for lots of yummy apple recipes this month! We've got everything from ways to use up your apple butter to the always-favorite apple pie.
The average woman uses 12 different beauty products a day. Men, typically, use about half as many. According to the EWG (Environmental Working Group), that equates to about 168 chemicals each day women put on their face and bodies.
Most personal care products do not undergo scrutiny from the FDA because they fall under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetics Act, which hasn't been updated since 1976! This act allows for personal care products to go to market for consumption without first being meticulously tested. The idea is that companies have done their own testing to ensure product safety. However, this is not always the case. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists have stated that there is “robust” evidence linking “toxic environmental agents” to “adverse reproductive and developmental health outcomes”. The breakdown? Not all beauty and personal care products are good for you.
Here at Cook Some Love, we desire for "healthy" to be manageable, but also good for you, so we've partnered with a company that is making sure that the personal care products they put out for consumption are safe. This is what we call "better beauty". They avoid 1800 questionable ingredients in their products, and publish them on their "Never List." They source their ingredients ethically. They use sustainable packaging, and the goal is that 100% of their packaging will be recycled, recyclable, refillable, reused, or compostable by 2025. Better for the world. Better for us. If you're interested in learning more how better beauty can work for you, check out the link below at the bottom of the page.
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