As a kid, you couldn't keep me out of the pantry. As an adult, not much has changed. I want to thank you for taking the time to visit here and for considering Satori Meals as part of your busy week.
I'm a first-generation Mexican-American who has a strong passion for home cooked meals- especially when someone else prepares them. With a family history of diabetes, I learned the importance of planning your meals ahead of time and being mindful of the portions served at the dinner table.
But I wasn't always known for my cooking. My best friends still joke about the days of waking up to a smoke alarm and a foggy kitchen throughout our college years at UCF. Who doesn't love crispy bacon?
When I got married in 2018, my goal was to enjoy home-cooked family dinners the way I did while growing up. So, I started familiarizing myself with versatile recipes and meal prepping on the weekends.
With an hour commute and constant travel, this goal was exhausting. By the time we stopped by the supermarket, cooked a healthy meal, and cleaned up, the night was over.
After much frustration and food waste, I realized that my family wasn't the only one struggling to enjoy healthy home-cooked meals. I began developing recipes that would become menu items and asked friends to try my reheated meals.
During the summer of 2020, I left my full-time job, luckily found a commercial kitchen space, and spent my first year in business developing menus and building a client base in the Triangle area.
Since then, my priority has been to simplify mealtime for local families without compromising flavor or nutrition. Today, we have a team of three that works hard to create delicious meals from scratch, for busy people.
The time and headspace that prepared meals can help you gain throughout the week is a blessing and totally worth an afternoon of cooking. But how often are the best intentions interrupted?