Hey ya’ll and welcome to Everyday Made Fresh! I’m Joanna Brittain, a chef-wannabe, food & lifestyle blogger, based in Panama City, Florida.
About the Family Behind Everyday Made Fresh
I was born and raised in Alabama, and moved to Florida during high school. I met Zack, my Hoosier husband in 2001, and we’ve been happily married since 2003. We have two daughters, Kayla and Kelsie. Kayla is a Hospital Corpsman in the Navy! And I homeschool Kelsie; currently in middle school. She wants to be a physical therapist for animals one day, and rescue sloths. Up until the summer of 2015, I was a Paraprofessional at a local elementary school where Kelsie was attending. Although I loved my job, it wasn’t my calling. I have been blogging off and on for years. I started a mommy blog in 2007, but didn’t find my true passion until July of 2014, when I started Everyday Made Fresh.
What is Everyday Made Fresh?
Everyday Made Fresh is a food and lifestyle blog where simple, quick, family friendly recipes are shared, along with a variety of other topics. I believe that recipes shouldn’t require a long list of complicated ingredients, and shouldn’t take long to prepare and cook.
I also believe that families should invest in their time together in the kitchen, creating memories that last a life time. I want my audience (that’s you!) to create memories together with your family. I want you to cook and bake together. I want you to be in and out of the kitchen quickly so that you can be the mom, dad, grandparent, guardian, or whatever that your child(ren) need! Now go, go and make memories with your family!
How Everyday Made Fresh Got Started!
Everyday Made Fresh is an idea that I came up with after Kelsie was diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis in October 2013. Her diagnosis was all we needed to change our eating habits, and become more aware of what we were consuming. She was also diagnosed with a lot of food allergies. **since the initial diagnosis, she has been able to add many of those foods back into her diet.
We searched high and low for allergy friendly foods. We did find that organic brands were more allergy “aware”.
We read label after label every time we go to the store. Yes, it’s a daunting task, but ingredients are constantly changing. We are always on the search for new brands that she can eat.
With all that, the way we shop for and eat food has changed.