For years I prepared food for myself and my family following the mainstream advice offered; I served meats (mostly lean), fish, eggs, cheese and other dairy products studded with vegetables and fruits to my husband and growing children confident that I was providing them with the nourishment they needed to grow and maintain strong, lean bodies.
Gradually I began to absorb information about the link between animal product consumption and coronary heart disease. My father had coronary bypass surgery and a history of high blood pressure and my mother required a coronary stent…I was entering my 50’s and saw a glimpse of what lay before me as far as my own coronary wellness. I decided, overnight, to become a vegan and eliminated animal products from my diet. It was some time before I understood the difference between being a vegan and eating a whole food plant based diet.
I have learned so much in the years since becoming a whole food plant based eater in 2016. I earned the Colin Campbell eCornell degree in Nutrition Studies and am a voracious consumer of medical podcasts, studies, books and any informed sources I can find regarding the food we eat as it relates to the quality of life we enjoy. I have become much more knowledgeable and passionate about animal welfare as well as my responsibility to protect our water, our air, and our soil. Of this we can be sure: The food we eat directly affects our health. If you are seeking to avoid or reverse heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes along with a growing list of other nutrition related diseases, a Whole Food Plant Based diet is the only diet that has been shown to accomplish this goal. I personally have been able to maintain a stable, healthy body weight, enjoy deep and restful sleep, experience a great amount of energy, and now rarely become ill with colds or other common ailments.
The really incredible part of this whole journey has been the realization that this way of eating is amazingly delicious and satisfying. Because we eat whole foods that are not heavily processed and laden with sugar, oil and salt, we are able to taste the natural goodness of the whole grains, fruits, vegetables nuts and seeds we eat. I really love food…anyone who knows me knows that few things get me more excited than enjoying an incredible meal with people I love being with. Nourishing myself and my family in such an enjoyable way is deeply satisfying.
I cook whole food plant based meals for you so that you can reach and maintain optimum health. I want to nourish you and your family in the most healthful way possible and I want you to love this way of eating as much as I do. To your health, happiness, and well being.