I have loved playing with food and making recipes since I was a child although there was a brief hiatus in high school when I didn’t make anything more than soup and grilled cheese. I renewed my love of making things in the kitchen after moving into my own apartment and having a health scare (severe dysplastic cells in my cervix).
My healthier eating journey began and here we are. I love sharing recipes! Use them as inspiration or written word to create your own veg based dinner.
Of the many reasons I started Feed Your Skull, one was to advertise fruits and vegetables and the plethora of ways they can be eaten, whether in their natural state or cooked.
I was brought to that realization while watching a pistachio commercial – you never see ads telling you and cleverly convincing you to pick up a carrot, a zucchini, or a mango. Let’s change that. It’s not hard to make any of this natural produce look or taste good, they are already amazing. Let’s convince more people to see that. Can we compete with companies that have multi-million dollar ad campaigns behind their processed treachery? I think so.
In my more recent years I completed a small raw culinary training program in Chicago Illinois with the Raw Gourmet Institute and enjoyed being in a class room setting. I picked up a few tricks and fine tuned some methods but the best part was meeting and working with other people. I now live in Portland Oregon and LOVE this town’s quirkiness and raving farmer’s markets.
I want to show everyone that there are delicious ways to live and eat without relying heavily or at all on dairy products and processed foods.
My personal journey and desire is leading me towards an all plant-based diet. I don’t believe in the state of our current meat/dairy industry and think we can all eat better and feel better by eating less of it or none at all. There is so much healing and vitality that eating a diet high in fruits, veggies, and ‘whole’ foods can provide you. I don’t subscribe to an all or nothing way of eating. Our bodies all need different things at different times and that is up to each of us to decide.
I often reflect on my own health journey and all the various various influences that have me standing where I am today. I firmly believe that a person is making the right choice if they choose to not buy their Egg McMuffin in the morning and instead choose to make their own. That step of progress is just as important as the person that loves to enjoy a hearty green smoothie for breakfast. Eating better is an evolution that is inspired in some likely and unlikely places. Approach each eating experience as an opportunity to nourish your body, eating the best you can, in the moment.
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