Episode 049: Jade Jones – Global Cuisine and Family Mealtime

I had a great time talking with Jade, and catching up with her! She and I met eleven years ago while attending school at Brigham Young University. Since then, we both have started our families, and our projects! Jade started her blog, Jonesin’ for Taste nine years ago to share her favorite easy recipes, and maybe earn a little income on the side. Her husband’s job over the years has had a varied schedule so she has had to find creative ways to have family meals together every day.

It’s incredible how mealtime is such an anchor for our families to spend time together and talk, and experience new cuisines together. It can be challenging to learn about new recipes with our busy and stressful lives, especially when those recipes have unfamiliar ingredients or a long list of steps. Jade is on a mission to help families introduce new food to our families without sacrificing quality, or time with our families. 

In fact, she has teamed up with Jenni over at The Gingered Whisk to create a Global Cuisine Challenge this month! You can go over to https://thegingeredwhisk.com/family-global-eating-challenge/ and subscribe for the challenge. There will be new ideas each week from different regions of the world. And, not just recipes. Jade and Jenni will be suggesting videos or TV shows that will encourage your family to try new food, foreign language phrases to go along with each region, as well as live discussions, and giveaways! 

[8:15]Jade and I discussing the challenges of feeding our families
[15:10]Jade and I talk about how blogging and freelance is shaping family culture
[20:10]Dietary challenges while feeding our family
[25:52]Jade talks about her family culture and fitting mealtime together each day with their varying schedules
[31:27]The challenges of depression and expectations
[36:25]Jade tells us about the Global Cuisine Challenge

About Jade:

Jade currently lives in Southern California with her husband and 3 children, one girl and two boys.  On her blog Jonesin’ For Taste she creates easy recipes that allow you to explore the amazing flavors of the world AND spend more time together as a family and less time in the kitchen. Jade is a huge Harry Potter nerd, loves Winnie the Pooh, and is not so secretly obsessed with brownies. You can usually find her binge watching episodes of The Great British Bake Off, crocheting or sewing, or reading a book from her gigantic stash.

Jade’s website: https://jonesinfortaste.com
Social media: Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram

About the author, Jodi

I live in Richmond, Virginia with my husband, Michael, and our four young kids. We homeschool, and work remotely, so I guess we may take this on the road some day! I have a bachelor's degree from George Mason University in Health Promotion Studies, but I attended five different universities before finally finishing while I was expecting my third baby! I'm a returned missionary from the Hawaii Honolulu Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I'm sort of a jack-of-all-trades-master-of-none, but I do enjoy reading personal development and parenting books, finding new ways to enjoy exercising, and learning more about being an entrepreneur.

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