Welcome to AtMyTable
Ola, Patricia here, the heart and soul behind AtMyTable. I wear many hats here as the founder, recipe developer, photographer, and writer.
I'm a Brazilian mom of three energetic boys, living just outside Toronto, Canada. My life runs on a steady supply of coffee and maple syrup - no kidding!
Being a busy mom myself, I totally get the daily hustle of wanting to whip up wholesome meals for our little ones. And with a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, I understand the importance of nutritious, brain-boosting meals.
That's why I started AtMyTable - to be your friendly online hub for easy weeknight meals and brain health information. Think of us as your culinary sidekick, making healthy eating a breeze and promoting family well-being.
Whether you're gluten-free or vegan, or just looking for delicious, healthy options, our mixed-diet household has got you covered. So come on in, make yourself at home, and let's embark on this nourishing journey together!
Our Core Values:
- Empathy: We understand the challenges busy moms face when trying to maintain a healthy diet for their families.
- Health: We prioritize nutritious ingredients that nourish the body and support overall wellness.
- Convenience: We're here to provide quick and easy recipes that fit into your hectic schedule.
- Family: We believe in the importance of family and the role that healthy eating plays in their well-being.
- Expertise: We offer evidence-based nutrition information to help you make informed decisions about your family's diet.
- Inclusivity: We cater to a range of dietary needs and promote an inclusive and welcoming community for all readers.
How It All Started: My Journey
I know firsthand how overwhelming and stressful managing a family can be. My husband and received our Ph.D.s in Health Science, specializing in Neuroscience, and had two of our boys during grade school. As full-time working parents, we fell into some unhealthy habits due to stress and trying to manage it all. This continued even when I became a stay-at-home mom after our third son was born.
However, after my son and I started experiencing health issues, we realized the power of healthy eating habits and honoring our body's needs. For us, this meant providing gluten-free options and focusing on a whole food plant-based diet. But finding healthy, easy recipes that catered to our needs was a struggle. There was so much misinformation about specialized diets out there.
That's when I realized the importance of keeping things simple and manageable. While it's easy to get overwhelmed by complicated diets, there are plenty of tips and tricks that can make the process much more enjoyable and approachable. And I'm here to share these with you!
I'm passionate about helping moms like you find simple ways to incorporate more nutrition into your families' lives, without taking up too much time or compromising taste.
What You Can Expect Here
At AtMyTable, you'll find easy, healthy family recipes that are mostly gluten-free and plant-based. But we're more than just a recipe blog! You'll also find tips on parenting, traveling, and maintaining a lifestyle that will help your family thrive.
Our mission is to ensure that even the busiest of moms can create nutritious meals and set up healthy habits for their families. All our recipes are family-tested and guaranteed to give you the nutrition and energy you need to live your best life. And as a PhD, I understand the importance of evidence-based research when it comes to our family's well-being. So you can trust that we follow the science, not the fad here!
Why is this important?
We know that busy moms like you have a lot on your plate. Committing to healthy eating for your family's well-being can seem like a daunting task. Especially when there's scientific proof that a balanced diet and regular activity significantly boost health and deter chronic diseases. That's why establishing smart eating habits through nutritious meals is so important.
But we also know that eating healthy can be a challenge, especially when time is of the essence. That's where we come in! We're here to show you that it's possible to plan and prepare wholesome meals without stress. Not only will these meals provide your family with essential nutrients, but they'll also offer a great opportunity to bond over shared family recipes. Yes, nourishing your family can be a challenge, but the payoff is definitely worth your effort.
Fun facts about us
- We're outdoor enthusiasts and spend all summer outside, camping for 2 straight weeks every year!
- I studied at the New York Film Academy and created a few short films.
- My husband fancies himself a professional touch football player and we spend many hours on the sideline cheering him on.
- After fracturing my leg skiing, I vowed to NEVER ski again. Then I married an avid ski instructor and gave birth to 3 ski-loving boys. Oh, the irony of life!