1. (of a person or their behavior)- loudly vigorous and cheerful
  2. (of food)- wholesome and substantial


I have always wanted to start a blog. The topics have ranged from food, to life and pretty much everything in between.

Two influential people in my life have been affected by heart disease. They have been the inspiration I have needed to really get my life in order. I am not just talking about eating better – even though that is a HUGE part of this. I only have one life and it is way too short to just exist.

So welcome to my hearty journal – full of struggles and laughter, tears and smiles and hopefully some awesome food.