Welcome! I’m Jade, the writer behind Jonesin’ For Taste.
Do you feel like making food for your family is just another hurdle to cross each day and when you do make dinner it’s boring and predictable?
Well, you’re in the right place because I create easy recipes that allow you to explore the amazing flavors of the world AND spend more time together as a family and less time in the kitchen.
As a busy mom of 3 kids I know how overwhelming trying to get food on the table can be. Personally, I struggle with depression (you can read about my reality with depression here) . Depression can be downright paralyzing when it comes to meal time, but food is not only an essential part of life- it can bring comfort and joy!
We’ve moved all around the United States (3 of our children have been born in different states). My husband lived in Switzerland for two years and I’ve traveled to Mexico, Europe, and Australia. Plus, I have a very mixed heritage and the DNA results to prove it!
Now we are embarking on our next adventure- moving to the Netherlands! All of this has greatly influenced the way we eat.
Want to raise your own adventurous eaters?
I feel it is important that children are exposed to different regions of the world whether it is through travel or exploring the world through food. Raising world food explorers teaches children to be more understanding to new ideas and compassionate to others around them.
That’s why I’ve found ways to simplify foods from around the world so that we can enjoy them even on days when there’s only 30 minutes to get food on the table.
If you have really stubborn picky eaters, you may feel like there is no hope. Don’t give up! One of my secrets to success is inviting my children to cook with me. Having your kids help in the cooking process is a game changer.
I know it can be daunting but check out this tips for cooking with kids to help guide you through getting started.
Are you ready to get started? First, read this guide to start raising world food explorers and let me know if there are any regions you are dying to explore.
Then, listen to my interview on the Family Home & Culture Podcast about Global Cuisine and Family Mealtime. We talked about the importance of meals and how we can make it more fun for the whole family.
I hope you can catch the vision of a more exciting meal time! It really is within your reach.