“There is a prevailing theory that we need to know much more than we do in order to feed ourselves well. It isn’t true.”
YOU'VE ALREADY GOT A LOT ON YOUR PLATE.
PUTTING FOOD ON OTHER PEOPLE'S PLATES
SHOULD NOT ADD STRESS TO YOUR LIFE.
You’ve got a full-time job (all moms do, whether they get paid for it or not), activities on the schedule, a social life if you’re lucky, and maybe even a side hustle you’d like to grow. You’re already so busy. Do you ever wonder how you could possibly find any time for yourself and still make your family healthy-ish meals on the reg?
You might be skeptical 'cause you've tried it all – meal kits, planners, Pinterest boards, prepping perfectly matching containers, freezer meals, crock pot parties (ok, that one made me throw up in my mouth a little). But I’m here to tell you, it actually is possible to cook more real food, and without all the gimmicks.
Even if you’re not a super organized person (spoiler alert: I’m not!)
Even if the thought of spending your kids’ precious nap time chopping veggies for dinner makes you cringe. Me, too.
Even if your grocery budget seems impossible to get under control.
So, if you're okay with a few food puns here and there ('cause I can't help myself), you're in the right place. I've got so much to share with you.
A BIT ABOUT ME
I’m Allie Peach (yes, that's my real name) and I give busy women tools for making whole food meals happen at home. I show them it’s possible to actually enjoy cooking again and leave stress behind at dinnertime. I’m passionate about inviting kids into the kitchen the same way I was as a kid, which is a big part of the heart behind what I do – helping parents stop turning into Mean Mommy every night at 5:00.
You could say I really started "cooking" when I was 9. My grandpa handed me a knife as long as my arm and showed me how to chop onions. That became my special job and I took a lot of pride in it. I think that’s where my passion for being in the kitchen began. Tamar Adler, herself, called me an "inveterate cook", which I wear with pride. It's true. I'm constantly trying, testing, sharing, and LOVING the process. If I hadn't gone pre-med (it's a long story), I would've totally gone to culinary school.
Fast forward to 21 years old. A year into our marriage, we moved from Orlando, Florida to a tiny town in Indiana (population 1200) that didn't have a full-fledged grocery store. This meant real shopping trips with lists and plans, and I was barely even an adult. It felt like I was banging my head against the wall most days. I had no clue what I was doing. I was used to shopping almost every day and cooking what sounded good that night. Or worse – going out to eat all the time. That wasn’t going to work in our new small town, not to mention adding in a baby, then two... and don’t even get me started on a budget. We didn’t have one. The thought of making the perfect grocery list that covered all our needs for the week was one of the most stressful things I had to do on a regular basis. And that’s saying a lot because at that time, I was also dealing with frazzled brides (and their moms) daily, inside my wedding stationery business!
So I buckled down and, like a puzzle, put together the pieces of what ended up being a pretty perfect meal planning system. I realized that what I had created was unlike anything I’d ever seen before. I knew I had to share what I’d learned with other moms.
I got sick of the messaging out there telling women like me that we can’t possibly do it ourselves. I don't believe the answer can be found in expensive subscriptions that don't even solve our problems long-term. I am flipping the script by teaching women to take back control of their kitchens, their finances, and so, their lives.
My husband, Ryan, and I live in St. Augustine, Florida with our two crazy girls, Julep and Charlie. Most days, you can find me standing like a flamingo at the kitchen island, which is the center of our tiny home. I'll either be downing all the (reheated) coffee, honing my skill as a short-order cook, or dressing naked Barbies. It's enough to make a sane person lose it, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.
If there's one thing I would want you to know, it's this: You are enough. If I could shout it from the rooftop, I would. Who you are, and what you already possess, are enough.
Even if they are small, or less than Pinterest perfect, they can be MIGHTY in your capable hands. I can't wait to show you how.
So happy you're here,
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