Recipes

Recipes from the Hart

Today I’m doing something that has been decades in the making – sharing my recipes with the world. I first started creating recipes when I was a little girl, probably around 7 or 8 years old. Back then, I made drinks (no, not that kind of drink!)… I would mix different amounts of whatever juice, lemonade, seltzer, etc. that we had in the house, come up with a fancy name, write it all on an index card and file it in my recipe box.

Around the same time, I started spending more time with various aunts, grandparents, and other relatives who taught me how to cook. They all had their specialty dishes and taught me different things about cooking. I loved to watch, help, and especially taste their delicious recipes. My family is from Hungary, so there was a lot of Hungarian paprika in all of their kitchens, but most importantly, there was also a whole lot of love.

Yes, food is about nourishing the body with nutrients like vitamins and minerals, fiber and protein. As a dietitian, I certainly help people make sure they are getting all of the nutrients their bodies need to work optimally. But food is much more than that. Food can nourish the soul. A home-cooked meal can be a way to show loved ones what they mean to you. Taking the time to feed your body well can be a way to show yourself some love too.

Many people, myself included, have to restrict certain foods because of food allergies or sensitivities. Others may have restrictions in order to follow a special diet, like a vegetarian diet. Food restrictions can make it more challenging to find food to eat that is both nutritious and delicious, and nourishes both body and soul.

To make it easier to find food that works for you, whether you follow a diet that is vegetarian, gluten free, or free of a top allergen, I’ve included the following icons in all of my recipes:

Like everything on this site, my recipes come from my heart. I’ll be adding more recipes regularly. I hope you find some that you like – and I’d love to hear what you think of them!

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