I believe in plant-rich, husband-friendly, long-life inspired foods. If I were to do a label, I would say I am an unprocessed cook. No processed sugars. No processed flours. Nothing processed. Period. This means the recipes you see here will be gluten-free, mostly dairy-free (I like raw cheese still), all vegetarian, often paleo (I like my corn and potatoes), often vegan, and sometimes raw. My focus is always to use ingredients that are as close to its original form as possible and make amazing foods with it!
Once upon a time, I was a vegetarian (for 12 years) except on holidays. Holidays I made sure I could still digest meat (your body may lose the ability to digest food and lacks certain enzymes with restricted diets). Although you can count on my recipes to be plant-rich, labeling isn’t the choice I want for my life right now. Though, I admit, my body doesn’t really like it when I eat anything other than plants 🙂 I believe food is meant to be enjoyed together. I want to be strong, healthy and age gracefully. To do that, eat more plants. They keep us young.
To me, I’m all about nutrition but also enjoying life. If someone makes me dinner and it doesn’t meet my plant-based standards, I’d rather take joy that someone took the time to cook for me than get my panties up in a twist because I don’t eat that. I want people to think my way of eating is fun, interesting, and something they always want to learn about. So, I always try to bring a dish when I go to friends houses so I know I have my backup plan, but I almost always try to eat at least a bite or two from what else was made. Maybe that’s harder for people than to just say, “I’m a vegan” but I don’t want to be in a box. I want to enjoy food together with my friends and family. Plus, you never know what ideas you might get for a new recipe because you tried something you don’t normally eat.
I started this blog because I love food and get a lot of requests for recipes, but never took the time to write them down, nor remember how to make their favorite recipes again. Now, every time I cook, I always have a pen in hand.
My toughest critic is my husband since he has a very particular palette. He doesn’t enjoy eating vegetables–just meat. Needless to say, I am always finding way to disguise vegetables with other textures, flavors, and nutritious things he does like, for example, chocolate. Cacao is a great source of nutrition! So when I say my husband ate it, enjoyed it, and went back for more, know you can serve those recipes to just about anyone!
Fun Facts about me:
I love the DC Comic World and geek out by watching them all on TV
My husband and I have cats and treat them like our children
I love to rock climb/boulder on the weekends
I love instagram! Follow me to find out what I’m making next 🙂
I love Jesus, not religion.
I feed my cats this awesome cat food topper.