We’re so happy to have Laura Powell of Real Mom Kitchen as a contributor here at The Crock Country Chronicle. Laura is a busy mom with 3 children ages 8, 12, and 15. All three of Laura’s children have been diagnosed with learning disabilities. Her 15 year old son has ADD, her 12 year old son has ADHD and her 8 year old daughter has autism, ADHD, along with a genetic disorder called Turner Syndrome.
Laura began her blog in April of 2008, shortly after her husband lost his job, to channel her creative energy and give her a distraction from the stresses in her life. Little did she know that this hobby would turn into a way to help contribute to the family finances. Her blog has also helped her reach her goal of authoring her own cookbook. The cookbook, also titled Real Mom Kitchen, was released in August of 2011. It can be found in most bookstores and on Amazon.com.
1. If you could only eat one veggie for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Zucchini, it is so versatile and can be made so many different ways. I grow my own each summer and always share a week’s worth of zucchini recipes on my site.
2. What is your greatest veggie victory?
When my daughter tried a grape tomato. She loves eggs so I added some to a quiche and she actually tried it.
3. How did you help your family develop good habits?
I am always placing different foods in front of them and they always have to take a taste of something before they say they don’t like it. Even if they had carrots before and said they didn’t like them doesn’t mean I won’t serve them carrots again. I just serve them another way next time.
4. What’s your favorite veggie cooking technique?
I love to roast veggies in the oven, but when it is too hot to turn the oven on, I go for the grill.
5. What’s your favorite way to use Country Crock?
I really love it on nice and warm breads or rolls. They say “man cannot live on bread alone” but I think that I probably could.