Welcome! I’m so happy you’re here! My name is Caroline and I’m a bit obsessed with food, cooking and nutrition. I believe in using seasonal, fresh and whole, unprocessed foods to create recipes that are simply delicious. I feel strongly that clean eating really can be decadent and gratifying.
The long version…
I credit my love of cooking to my Armenian-German Mom. She is the most intuitive cook I’ve ever known. I loved to linger with her in the kitchen when I was young. Being the baby of three girls, I spent a lot of time with my Mom. That meant being in the kitchen…a lot! My sisters and I would come home from school each day to pots on every burner of the stove. She cooked so many different things at once. I’m still not sure I know why. Maybe it had something to do with our Dad…a well-traveled man with a very adventurous palate. I credit my love of eating to him! So, while things were bubbling and simmering, Mom’s hands would be skillfully kneading something doughy in a bowl, stuffing a variety of vegetables, pinching pockets of pastry stuffed with meats or cheeses, or rolling grape leaves. She made it all look so easy and with much patience, she’d happily walk us through each process. To this day, every time I make bread, I think of her pinching off an extra piece of dough for me to make my own creations.
Having said all of that, I did not have any confidence in cooking when I was first married. I did realize though, that I loved the process of trying! So, after twenty-five years, I feel as if I’ve found my niche. If I could, I’d spend all day doing nothing but cooking. It’s just one of those things where gratification is almost immediate and the end results usually make everyone pretty happy! I love that.
I am a wife to a sweet and very supportive husband, my most eager taste-tester! Together, we have a son and a daughter. They are the ones who have bolstered my confidence over the years and are the reason why cooking is so gratifying. When we are all together, the kitchen is where you’ll find us, cooking, chatting and eating! It’s really the heart of our home.
I’ve learned that food can bring us places. It can take us home, to our past, to an exotic place or to where we wish we could be. It can affect our emotions by making us happy or soothing our sadness. Its aromas alone can do all of these things even before the taste hits our tongues. I want to share recipes with you that will make you want to cook. I hope you enjoy cooking from this blog and sharing what you create with the ones you love.
Why ‘Taste Love and Nourish’?
Cooking for the people you love, to me, is an absolute act of love. That, paired with my belief that whole, fresh foods not only nourish us, but taste amazing…well, I can’t imagine any other name.
Can I republish your photos or recipes?
I’m always utterly flattered when anyone wants to share my work! BUT, please, ask permission first and use only one photo with credit and a link back to the original post. Recipes may not be republished without explicit permission.
All of my recipes and photographs are my own original, unless noted.