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Lesbians Have to Eat, Too Jenice Armstead

Lesbians Have to Eat, Too

Jenice Armstead

Published May 20th 2011
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Kindle Edition
79 pages
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 About the Book 

Anyone, whom is a friend or relative of mine, understands that I love my snacks. The first thing they would tell you about me is “Jenice loves her snacks and always has one or two in her purse for emergencies.” During her pregnancy, my mother ateMoreAnyone, whom is a friend or relative of mine, understands that I love my snacks. The first thing they would tell you about me is “Jenice loves her snacks and always has one or two in her purse for emergencies.” During her pregnancy, my mother ate just about everything.My mother was 18 years old when she gave birth to me, my uncle Larry (God rest his soul) gave me the nickname “Rat” because I was so small and stayed hungry. When I was a toddler, my mother feed me quite a bit of junk food. It seemed every time my grandmother would come to pick me up for a visit I had some type of junk food in my hand. I had to have cookies, cakes, candy, sugar, and anything else that was sweet to eat.It is a blessing that my teeth didn’t rot right out of my mouth when I was younger or that I never needed to get all my teeth completely removed. My dentist finds it amusing and still wonders how my teeth managed to come in so even with such bad eating habits introduced at such a young age. That was definitely God watching over my dental health.However, in the summer of 2006 I found a new passion for life, cooking healthy food. I was heavy into fitness and have always enjoyed working out. The military taught me a lot about myself, health and how to value the health you have. I always love talking to people about new ways to work out and eat better.After leaving the military, I began cooking more. When you’re in the military, you have military cooks that do most of the cooking for you, unless you eat out. I began to pay more attention to what I put into my body and how food affected the way, my body worked throughout the day. One day my Domestic Partner and I had a brief conversation about it- this sparked my new idea to write a cookbook.In addition, my journey began. The pages ahead are all recipes that I hold near and dear to my heart. When I cook for my family, friends and people I encounter I realize that I am taking responsibility for the health of their bodies at that particular moment in time. It is a responsibility that I don’t take lightly.Food is a vessel of “Life Energy” which not only provides nutrients for a body, but also provides creative ability for the soul and gives the mind opportunities for growth. Think about it for a second, you cannot do anything with food. You can’t think, you can’t create, you can’t move, you can’t live. Food is a facet of the process of creation – this is why breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Without that first meal of the day, you will not function to your highest potential.Therefore, as you read this book and create your recipes for your family and friends remember that you are giving the gift of nutrition and as a part of the creative process, they will use for their greater good. Remember to have some fun and being an inspiration to someone is an incredible gift to self. Thank you for reading and being a part of my life journey.Blessings to you and your family.Jenice Armstead