Just a quick note to let the world know that Susan Jansen, my trendsetting mom, has a blog...check out her link in my Favorite People & Places sidebar.
I have to brag that she is the original gourmet mom. Way before gourmet or organic or foodies were even named, she was cooking from our favorite cookbook of all time, The Frog Commissary, which had recipes in it like Chicken Satays with Peanut Sauce in the eighties. Not to mention, but she has been cooking with healthy oils, whole grains and legumes (that's right, Lentil Casserole) since the seventies. We cannot forget either that she has been cooking from magazines like Gourmet and Bon Appetit for seventeen years. Famous dishes in the Jansen household that company request over and over were begun way before the Food Network was an idea. Did I ever mention that she raised me vegetarian until I was two? No wonder some of my favorite foods still are things like avocado and fruit. She has been a true pioneer on all fronts: healthy, creative foods for, like her blog says, over 9000 meals (give or take a few). What a lady! What a foodie! Isn't she ultra cool? I want to be just like her when I grow up.