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Eat to Live not Live to Eat

Over Christmas break I had time to go home and spend time with my family. As I observed my grandma (87), granddaddy (92), and my great aunt (93) whom I met for the first time; I was in amazement! My Granddaddy still drives as if is still a sheriff patrolling the streets. My Grandma still cooks a feast for us to eat as she did 20 years ago when she was teaching me. And my Great Aunt has no health issues and still moves around as if she is in her 40s or 50s. How? They lived off the land... Collard greens, peas, cabbage, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, peaches, and so much more. Is this still possible in this day in age where we survive and thrive on instant and immediate gratification filled with lots of sugar, preservatives, and unknown ingredient??

I believe so... One step at a time! God has blessed us with this amazing gift of life, we have to be careful not to waste it. Over the next couple months I will share some recipes that are simple yet healthier than our American classics. I believe in making things from scratch as much as you can but still making food taste good! Over the next few months we are working on bring Take n' Bakes and Meal prep back to Lufkin to help aid you in your journey to Healthier Living... Hope you will look for us in next TJ magazine, like us on Facebook, and join us on his journey!  I don't know about you but I want to be like my grandparents and great aunt and be able to still be independent and as healthy as possible!

- Chef Britany

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