Rachel Randolph: mother, daughter, wife, plant-eater
I’m Rachel, the daughter of this mother-daughter blogging/writing duo. We Laugh, We Cry, We Cook (Zondervan, August 2013) , written with my mom, Becky Johnson, will be my first book. Before this, I worked with authors for several years helping them market and publicize their books. I’m excited to finally be on the author side of this equation!
I live in Texas (outside of Dallas) with my husband Jared, a high school football and baseball coach, and our active little toddler, Jackson.
I love to cook healthy plant-based foods for my family. About three years ago, in a crazy turn of events I’m still baffled by, my meat-lovin’, veggie-hatin’ husband proposed trying a vegan diet after we listened to a book on CD and heard its many health benefits. I was eager to try it too, but only agreed if he would eat what I made for him…even green things and oniony things. Sending me almost into full shock, he agreed.
On this blog, I hope to share bits and pieces of our unlikely journey to veganism intertwined with humorous and utterly honest stories of married life and parenthood, along with the food that has led my picky eater husband to not just eat his veggies, but love them, and has transformed the way I look at food.
You may wonder why I chose to share a food blog with my non-vegan mom. For starters, there is no one I’d rather share a virtual kitchen with than her. Secondly, I think it’s important to not let food choices divide us at the table. Whether meat-free, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, or nut-free, whether it’s a lifestyle, a diet, or an allergy, dietary needs should never get in the way of a good meal and a good time with those we love.
Email me at rachelpraise22 at yahoo dot com.