I want to help people.
Those are the words I've uttered since I was a little girl when I talk about my life.
Every morning I wake up wanting to help people heal their bodies and I offer health knowledge to those seeking information on a regular basis. I have had 4 plant-based cooking blogs over the past decade but I always stopped doing them because they were so much work and to be honest - no one ever saw them. They weren't really helping anyone. So I decided to take a chance and re-brand my passion for cooking + artistic talents into a multimedia platform.
Prevention is the cure.
My number one inspiration for starting this website is to educate people on how to use plant food for disease prevention. The older I get (I'm 31), the more people I know falling ill to disease: diabetes, cancer, autism, heart disease, mental illness and more. It absolutely breaks my heart. Furthermore- when I ask someone if they have adjusted their diet to help assist with healing, the answer is usually 'no'.
I want to change this by creating projects that inspire people to eat & live healthier.
Add more plants to your plate.
That's my motto. Plants get a bad rep: whether it's from your mom yelling "honey, eat your (mushy) vegetables" to your own mind forcing you to shove them down your throat on a fad diet, statistics show that only 1 in 10 adults actually meets their daily requirement of veggies. Let's change this. Plants are essential for life: they are anti-aging (hello, enzymes), packed with nutrients, can cure multiple diseases and can actually save your life. They're basically superheroes.
I want to shine a new, delicious light on plants and all of their magic.
Why the heck should you listen to me?
Great question. I'm not here offering medical advice, that is what your doctor is for. I come from a holistic culinary background: I've been plant-based for over a decade, I've read countless nutrition books on the subject and in 2017 I finished my first professional 120-hour certification in Culinary Nutrition through Plant Lab Culinary Academy in Venice Beach, CA.
While I love providing healthy recipes, I'm not going to offer any nutritional information unless I can back it up by science. If you have any health conditions, please make sure to consult with your doctor or healthcare provider. Depending on your ailment, look into a functional medicine doctor, a traditional Chinese medicine doctor, an Ayurvedic doctor or a chiropractor for a more holistic approach or second opinion. And as always, do your own research.
Moral of the story:
When you pay attention to how food affects you, you'll be amazed at what happens when you change your diet.
I hope this recipe blog inspires you to feel your best & have more fun in your kitchen.
Peace & plants,