About Kathy

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I’m so glad you’ve dropped by for a little visit. Let me fill you in on why I created this website and how it can help.

Confused about what healthy diet looks like?

It’s no wonder since there is so much conflicting information everywhere telling you what healthy is. Together we’ll tease apart this information and resolve the conflicts by going to the core of what’s important, what is the best possible proof of what a healthy diet looks like. That core is historical proof and it points to traditional diets as the best possible diet. Before we dig in let’s get to know each other a little first.

Nice to meet you …

My name is Kathy and I live just outside of Austin with my husband of 20 years Barry. I have two sons one in college and the other grown and married :-). I’ve had a long career as a computer programmer. And I have a confession … I’m a reluctant cook. I wasn’t born with a spoon in my hand. I didn’t cook alongside my Mama when I was growing up. I only really developed an interest in cooking as a young mother trying to find healthier food for my family. It’s been a long circuitous journey to learn both how to cook and what to cook with lots of mistakes and course corrections along the way. I am still learning a lot about how to cook well. What to cook has become pretty clear in the past few years. And what I’ve learned through trial and error can help you and your family. If you’d like to learn more about my journey, you’ll find more details here about my “Real Food Conversion”.

Let’s become ‘Modern Day Granny Women’ together …

I don’t mean growing old, though age is gaining on me, I don’t know about you ;-). What I mean is let’s learn to make our food the old-fashioned way, the traditional way. Granny knew how to make everything from scratch. Granny used farm fresh ingredients in her cooking and we would be a lot better off if we did too. She made biscuits and gravy, fresh sourdough breads, sauerkraut and pickles, hams and roasts, and homemade desserts. Her food was delicious as well as nutritious. Her family and neighbors were mostly free of the modern diseases we suffer from. Illness’s that are caused by poor eating were largely unknown to all but the poorest of the poor in your Grandmother’s day.

Let’s learn to be Granny Women in the midst of the hustle and bustle of modern life. We’ll need good planning and good habits to get there. Let’s build them together and keep each other company.

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Long Lost Kin

I’m always searching for long lost kin so I’m hoping by adding a little family info some might turn up! My maiden name was Elliott and I’m the Granddaughter of William Young Elliott Sr., poet laureate of Alabama. For those doing genealogy work I’m the great great great Granddaughter of Samuel King Vann of “Most Lovely Lizzie – Love letters of a young Confederate soldier”.

I Get Paid (a Little)

Granny’s Vital Vittles is an Amazon affiliate. I receive a percentage of the purchase price on anything you buy through one of my Amazon links, including purchases you make while on Amazon that I did not link directly to. I am also an affiliate of US Wellness Meats, eBay, Pantry Paratus, Radiant Life and Gnowfglins.

I only include links to products I either have or would want buy for my own kitchen. That goes for subscription services too :-).

Need help with a WordPress Site?

I also freelance as a WordPress Developer. That means I can help out with any nagging WordPress issues you may be dealing with. Nothing’s too small for me to take a look at. If you need help just hop over to my freelance website and drop me a line from there.