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What’s Your Food Story? Request for Foodies, Writers, or just Food Writers!

Over the years, Food Stories has always extended opportunities for food writers to submit material to the site for guest publishing because who doesn't love a great food story, right? Well, times they are a changing and now … [Continue Reading]

The Pumpkin

With today being Thanksgiving, here in the U.S., I thought this fabulous poem, by John Greenleaf Whittier, would be a nice addition to our collection of Americana on this truly American holiday.   The … [Continue Reading]

Hello, it’s me

Hello, it's me ... and it's a very important day. Adele has released her much-anticipated album, 25, it's my husband's birthday, and I'm re-entering the blogosphere after a significant time period away. Adele is an … [Continue Reading]

March Food Photo/Art Contest is in Full Swing

It's March 2015 and things are all abuzz over at our sister site - It's a new cycle for the Monthly Food Photo & Art Contest. FFG is a photo gallery for food photos so not every picture is an entry into the monthly … [Continue Reading]

Official Royal Anzac Biscuit Recipe

I knew ANZAC (Australian New Zealand Army Corps) Day was coming up and since I've never had Anzac Biscuits, I couldn't resist giving THE royal recipe a go. If this ANZAC Biscuit version was good enough for Queen Elizabeth, … [Continue Reading]

Low Carb Almond Cookies

Recently, I tripped across this gorgeous food photo over at Food Foto Gallery and was quite enamored with the simplicity of the recipe that could easily be made low carb. Almond Cookies for Passover are probably not … [Continue Reading]

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CJ - Food Stories Blog




My name is C.J. I am a 40 something, married female that lives on the west coast of the United States. I love food and all things food related. Being a nurse, I especially like the food science/nutritional aspect, as well as, typical food preparation, recipes and eating (of course).


Consuming fresh, natural, whole and unprocessed food is probably the way that most people should be eating. Unfortunately, I'm a Type II Diabetic so I have to use some processed items to make my diet even half way palatable. I did have bariatric surgery (Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy) which helped my blood sugar levels so I am able to eat more carbs than my body could previously tolerate. Because of my surgery and my metabolic issues, I do try to balance a Low Carb Diet along with whole foods. This is a delicate balance indeed.


Food is fascinating on a number of levels. The emphasis that we place on food is incredible when you think about culture and traditions such as birthdays, holidays, religious, etc. What food can do for us is incredibly amazing and sometimes takes my breath away. Hippocrates said, "Let they food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food." He knew the power of proper nutrition well before current science became aware of this fact.


Grab a chair and join the conversation about all things food related.


Carol Ludlow, MBA, RN
Food Stories, LLC