My name is Ami Lee. I am a 27 year old Mom of 3 and LEO wife to my wonderful husband Nick. We’ve been married nearly three years and ironically one of the reasons my husband fell in love with me was because I cooked spaghetti for him. Over the last seven years I have been slowly but steadily continuing on a journey towards healthier eating. My goal is to teach my children healthy eating habits at a young age. In March of 2014, we discovered Paleo or Paleolithic Eating. I soon discovered that I am extremely sensitive to gluten and have since developed an allergy to gluten, caffeine, all nightshaes, and pecans. My youngest kiddo happens to be sensitive to eggs. This way of eating was perfect for serving our families food sensitivities and was safe for our whole family to follow.
2015 has been an amazing year of learning, trial and error, falls, fails, despair, and it’s been amazing at the exact same time. I think we learn the most in those years. I started the autoimmune protocol in January and while I feel like it’s taken me the whole year to get comfortable with what I can tolerate, I now have a better understanding and am getting on the path to a healthier, and brighter 2016. I’m here to prove that just because my journey is slower than everyone else, doesn’t mean it isn’t worth telling, sharing, and continuing.
I’ve seen massive improvements over the last few months seeking the guidance of a local natural doctor. I’m walking 2 to 4 miles, 4 days a week (I’m hoping to get in that fifth day after the holidays). I hope to share more about these things in the coming year. It’s only Common Sense to me to transition to more than just my recipes. (Although have you noticed my last two posts, I’ve figured out how to let you print them off!?) I can’t wait to share and hopefully help you on your journey through this crazy experience.
The Common Sense Cook was coined while I was interviewing with a local Newspaper Editor and Writer. I decided that most of the knowledge I had about cooking was from watching Gordon Ramsay, Julia Child, and many others. I am a very visual learner, so I soaked it up. It is completely true that you can be an amazing home cook for your family without formal training. It just takes lots of practice, trial and error, heartache from failure, and the resolve to keep cooking.
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I’m sending you lots of love from my Common Sense Kitchen to yours.
-Ami M. Lee, The Common Sense Cook