Welcome to the Connecting Kitchen
Where we are all about building healthy bodies and stronger relationships.
If you want to build a better relationship with someone
Ever notice that when you throw a party everyone ends up in the kitchen? Food brings people together. So whether you need to repair a relationship or you’d just like to make the one you have stronger, we can help. Take a look around. You will find lots of ideas and inspiration for creating healthier bodies and stronger relationships on our website. If you’d like to hear more about our story that inspired this blog click here.
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Swinging over paradise. Our journey to Bali was an adventure! It was transformational, inspirational, and motivational. I was there for a 10-day workshop, led by transformation life coach, Rachel Gilmore (center), designed for us to grow, experience, and learn. It was...read more
Brian and Chris Jones from the Jones Zone Podcast joined me in the Connecting Kitchen. Promoting small businesses is their thing. When they invited me to do an interview for their podcast, I invited them to come cook with me. I thought it would be more interesting if...read more
Connecting with new friends is as easy as this Creole Cod recipe. He was intimidated to come cook with us. The last time (and only time) he tried to cook was for a friend, and the meal was not good. Well, who is really good at anything on the first try? The secret is...read more
Going back to my roots with this traditional Eastern European root vegetable soup, Borscht. When my friend Tatyana and I realized that my grandparents are from her home town of Kiev, Ukraine, she suggested that we make this dish together. This soup reminds me of when...read more
If you need to cool off on a hot summer day (it was high 90's here in Charlotte this week), or cool off when tempers rise, or just keep your cool, try either of these soups. They are refreshing, and nourishing, and just make you feel good! Cool, and zesty, spicy, and...read more
Cooking with friends is always special. What's extra special about these friends is they have big hearts for helping others live their best life. Ed is a transformational life coach who runs a business called the Synergy of Empowered Women. He created his company so...read more
Hi, I’m Meryl
This is a photo of me with my son, Ari. We didn’t always have the best relationship, in fact, we had MANY years of fighting and arguing. One day, I PAID him to cook with me because he needed the money and I wanted to help. It wasn’t long before we realized, that when we were in the kitchen, that we were getting along. We had set our differences aside and started to bond in a way we never had before. It didn’t take long to start a relationship that wasn’t there before.
Fast forward to today and here you have my handsome son, Ari and I, TOGETHER – with a goal to help others build their relationships with their friends, children, parents, partners, and co-workers.