Lao Tzu said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” For local entrepreneur Carleigh Foland, that single step was learning to cook.
“I knew nothing about cooking until I had children,” she said. “Through tons of trial and mostly error, I became passionate about it.”
Now, with a newly installed commercial kitchen, Foland is opening a business which will enable area residents to enjoy meals that she prepares for them and their families. By early May, people will be able to both order meals and drop by Taste & See Fresh Kitchen to pick up something at the last minute.
“It will be a wide variety of freshly made meals to take home and make either in the oven or the microwave,” Foland said. “My main niche will be a little healthier.”
For Foland, Taste & See is the culmination of dozens of steps and enables her to draw together her many areas of interest, all of which center around a single theme: helping people. Among those steps was overcoming what she described as disordered eating.
“God showed me how to use food as a blessing,” she indicated. Reaching that point involved prayer and healing which came through what she learned both from others and from online resources.
“I began to look into helping people to live a healthy, well-balanced life,” Foland said.
This included becoming a health coach, initially working with a network marketing company that…