Louisville Magazine

JAN 2016

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12 LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 1.16 LIBA Partner Pages In 2005, Sandy Pike, owner and founder of Jack Fry's, Café Society and Queen of Tarts, and daughter Mae began a healthy food delivery service that has since served more than 250,000 meals. This month, we caught up with Mae Pike, who told us why her company is unique and shares some New Year's resolution tips for your journey to a healthier you. Q: Why was starting Home Cuisine so important to you? A: Home Cuisine just kind of evolved after a very sick family member was unable to prepare healthy meals, after her doctor stressed the importance of nutrition in her recovery. My mother would cook for her and deliver it to her door. The business model pretty much wrote itself after realizing that my family could not possibly be the only one in this situation. Healthy meals, presented in reasonable portions, prepared locally by trained Chefs, were needed here in Louisville. Q: What's the diference in the way you prepare food versus store bought or pre- packaged food? A: First of all, we have a professional commissary kitchen in St. Matthews, not some huge factory in a land far, far away. We use as many local, organic ingredients as possible, and our meals are prepared in small batches, delivered fresh - not shelf stable or frozen. We keep the fat and sodium in check and use fresh herbs and house-made stocks for favor. Basically, our service is like having your grandmother cook for you - assuming that your grandmother is a gourmet chef with extensive training in healthy food preparation. homecuisineonline.com Q: What makes your food unique? A: We are the only company in Louisville ofering healthy meals, prepared according to the American Heart Association as well as the American Diabetes Association health guidelines. Whether you choose Paleo, Calorie Controlled or Vegetarian meals, you will receive wholesome, healthy meals, prepared in a mindful way. My team does a wonderful job of creating innovative recipes, as well as cleaning up the not so healthy standards and presenting them in a new light. Q: A new year is coming and along with it, resolutions to get healthy. Do you have any tips for people who want to start living a healthier life? A: I always tell my clients to set reasonable, attainable goals and look at a long term challenge rather than a quick fx. Incorporating more fruits and veggies is really important, and so is revisiting an item or two that you 'hate'. It is amazing how many times I hear 'I am actually enjoying asparagus and I thought that I didn't like it'. Tastes change in everything; why would food be any diferent? Q: How do you plan to grow your business in the coming year? A: Oh, we have so much in the works! Right now we are working on expanding our delivery area, including the surrounding folks that we have historically not been able to reach. We are also working on making some of our absolute favorites (you know, the recipes that our clients ask for time and time again) available for 'grab and go' in the local market. Our Corporate Wellness program is taking on a life of its own, and we plan on watching that become an even more impressive part of Home Cuisine. For more information, or to sign up check out homecuisineonline.com albrechtpainting.com FREE ESTIMATES 2719 Grassland Drive Louisville, KY 40299 (502) 836-0844 albrechtpainting.com paintinglouisville@gmail.com Book your job by March and receive 10%, up to $200 OFF. Photo by Benjamin Marcum

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