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Recipe Frustration

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I don’t have a recipe to share with you today, but I do have a few thoughts on the direction of this site.

I don’t know if anyone else has noticed this, but it seems like most food blogs, recipe-centered instagram accounts, and other recipe sites have changed over the past few years. Maybe it is only a problem with the sites I visit or accounts I follow, but I feel like they have all gotten highly specialized. One site is for vegan recipes, one for paleo, one for keto, etc. In addition, I’m not sure where these people are shopping or what their grocery budget is, but it is not accessible for the average person. We have usually lived in areas with multiple food options (Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Farmer’s Markets, excellent to decent supermarkets such as HEB or Safeway, etc.) and I have a hard time tracking down all the ingredients. Now that we live in Germany, half the ingredients can’t be found and the other half would require a trip to three or four stores plus a special order from amazon just to make. In my opinion, these people are crazy. I like a special meal just as much (if not more) than anyone else, but I just can’t keep up. I want accessible and reasonably healthy family meals that can be made with available ingredients for a reasonable price. I hope most of the recipes on this site fit at least a few of those criteria. It will be my aim moving forward to think about these when creating recipes. I will still be labeling recipes according to special dietary needs because I think that is important for some people.

Thanks for listening and I hope you return for an eclectic assortment of easy, healthy, and family-friendly meals and ideas.

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