Today I'm sharing another guest interview with you, this time from Rich, the owner of my favorite coffee joint, Frenz. I'll never forget the first time I went there a few years ago. When I asked if he could warm up my coffee, he used the espresso machine instead of the microwave, saying, “I try not to use those things much, we don't even have one at home…” I knew right then I was really going to like this place!
Check out their locations at the link above, he often has great bands & entertainment on Friday nights, including my favorite band who shows up now and then, Water for the Thirsty. Our 2 year old's favorite is Mr. Picklehead who sings with the kids on Tuesday mornings.
Before you begin reading the interview, first…
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
The original Frenz logo…
Or this one in the newsletter Rich sent out today…
Comment below to tell us which one gets your vote?
1. What is your #1 motivation for eating/feeding your family healthier meals?
Eating healthier is clearly a choice we’ve made in part because of the consequences of not eating healthy. Everybody knows what happens when you put bad gas in a car. Does anyone stop and think what happens when you put bad food into your tank? Probably not, so do we value our cars more than our bodies? What motivates us is that by eating healthier we have lowered our healthcare costs and improved our long term health and wellness.
2. What started you on your path to better nutrition?
Our Chiropractor! We are so stuck in our paradigm of what the world tells us is the truth that we probably would not know it if it hit us in the head. When a couple of “health nuts” told us the truth about fast food and processed meats, I thought they were crazy. They were adamant and said to look at their health as the proof. So, I began to do my own research and soon discovered a whole new paradigm that was 180 degrees different from my world. The more research I did, I found that what I thought was the truth, was actually only what marketers wanted me to believe and was not the truth at all.
3. What is your biggest struggle in eating/feeding your family healthier meals?
It’s not really a struggle for us to eat healthy meals because we choose for it not to be a struggle. Sounds simple but we are great at making excuses for everything, and again, what’s more important than our health? It’s all about moderation and we eat as healthy as we can when we can. It is an ongoing day-to-day process of change.
4. What is your favorite healthy recipe?
Any sea caught fish like roughy or white fish broiled with lemon and thyme.
5. What is your best kitchen/nutrition tip?
Use whole garlic, sea salt and raw sugar whenever possible, along with spices.
6. What did you have for dinner last night?
McDonald’s Big Mac and large fries…gotcha. We had boiled red skins sautéed in onions, grass fed pot roast from Hefferon Farms and gravy and asparagus.