My Thanksgiving gratitude gift for my husband and the THT chef

There's many things I'm grateful for when it comes to my husband Erik, but one thing I love most about him and am so grateful for, is how utterly supportive he is of my dreams and business aspirations.  

On our first date, I told Erik I wanted to start a plant-based, meals to-go service while we made vegan manicotti and pasta from scratch together.  We were using tofu and turmeric to make the pasta as an assignment I was working (as a chef with over 15 years experience, Erik had never heard of making pasta this way -- bonus points for me!).  

And now, almost 2 years since that date (the manicotti was delicious by the way), we've made my dream meal service, Trisha's Healthy Table (THT), come true.

Erik's never doubted my abilities to succeed in work and life and better yet, helps me give my all to be the best me I can be.  And that, means the world to me.  

I'm grateful for Erik's support not just because he's a kickass chef and cooks all the THT meals, but because at my every "holy shit, what are we doing!?  Can I actually do this?" moment, he never lets me quit and never shows an ounce of doubt in my abilities to start a business that truly cares about helping people improve their health and eat healthy food that tastes damn delicious. 

From sharing his recipes with you, editing my newsletters at 1 am, quitting his restaurant job to work for us (a scary thing for him to do) and helping me launch eCourses in 2017, Erik is an integral part in helping me help you, learn how to eat better.  

A Trisha's Healthy Table member came to pick-up chili and cornbread on Monday and shared some timely insight she learned at yoga that day that inspired me to write today's post.  It went something like this...

"Not expressing the gratitude you hold inside for someone is like buying them a present, wrapping it, but never giving it to them."  

Not only were Erik and I honored to hear she was grateful for us, but it helped me write this blog. There's countless days when I think about how lucky and grateful I am to have Erik in my life, but I still hadn't written and shared those thoughts, which was something that was really important to me.  

So today I'm finally giving him one of the gratitude gifts I've kept to myself, for him and you to share.  

Today, Erik and I enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving -- we ate in the company of a large and truly wonderful family that took us Northerners into their South Carolina home.  

Here's some of the delicious food Erik made for Trisha's Healthy Table and for me for Thanksgiving...

 Erik's creamy tahini mashed potatoes and oyster mushroom gravy.  Oh it was SO good! And so healthy!

Erik's creamy tahini mashed potatoes and oyster mushroom gravy.  Oh it was SO good! And so healthy!

 Creamy tahini mashed potatoes, oyster mushroom gravy, green bean casserole and lentil loaf (I also added cranberry sauce to the plate and bread. Yum!).  100% plant-based, vegan and oil-free.

Creamy tahini mashed potatoes, oyster mushroom gravy, green bean casserole and lentil loaf (I also added cranberry sauce to the plate and bread. Yum!).  100% plant-based, vegan and oil-free.

We also enjoyed a walk in Harbison State Park where the trees have finally changed to fall colors here (which I'm also very grateful for).

 Erik and I enjoying the fall leaves in Harbison State Park, SC. Thanksgiving Day 2016.

Erik and I enjoying the fall leaves in Harbison State Park, SC. Thanksgiving Day 2016.

Take Control Now Question


"What are you grateful for Chef Erik for?  His recipes, him supporting me to better serve you, or his freakin amazing food? 

Or, who haven't you expressed your gratitude gift to yet but should've?  When will you?" 

Please help Erik know how amazing of a human, husband and chef he is by clicking "comment" below and sharing your thoughts.  Or, let someone else important in your life, know how much they mean to you.

Love and Leafy Greens,

Trish