So well done! You’ve found my site either because you are looking to become vegan, or want to incorporate more raw food into your diet or were directed here because you are on a specific two week diet.
I would like to tell you a little about myself and why this blog had to happen. Firstly, I am very passionate about food. But I am more passionate about being healthy and helping people and I believe I can help you by providing recipes that will give your body everything it needs.
We need to eat to survive, but what we eat can be so much more than that. Life is not just about surviving is it? We eat because we are hungry and our bodies are looking for nourishment. Eating food that is processed and unhealthy means our bodies won’t send the message to our brain that we have had enough and stop. It will keep wanting us to eat until it feels it has gotten the nutrients and minerals it needs. So until that happens we will just keep eating and eating and you know the rest of that story. So eating is about giving our body what it needs not about filling our bellies until we can’t move (totally my story). I remember when just about everything I ate (usually to excess) made me feel sluggish and bloated. I nearly always had a drop in energy just after eating and always made sure I wore a loose fitting baggy shirt so I could relax after the meal, and hide my budda belly.
I realised it was time to stop and think about the food I was eating and to make a few changes. I wanted to feel good all the time not some of the time. So this site is about eating to feel good. It’s about fuelling the body so it can do what it was designed to do; heal itself and live a long and prosperous life. More on Star Trek later… Only kidding… So now we know why food is important.
I LOVE preparing and cooking food so that I can share it with someone. To see them enjoying my creations is like watching someone tear open a present at Christmas and be truly grateful it wasn’t a box of second hand hankies but the Ferrari they always dreamed of! I love nothing more than to sit down with someone over dinner to eat and talk… and connecting with people is the most important and fulfilling thing we can do and it starts by connecting with the food we eat; where it has come from, what it is and what it gives us and what is involved in producing it. How natural is it? I believe we are at a junction in history where the choices we are facing about the food we eat are becoming the most important decisions we are making.
So back to the food you will find here on my site. Every night when I get home from work I look in the cupboards and think of what I/we would like to eat. What is my body asking for? Is it something light or a heavy? Do I/we want a soup or something really colourful with lots of red in it? Do I need some comforting food at the moment? I think it is always a good idea to take a moment to check in with our bodies and ask what it needs. Through this blog I hope to help you become more intuitive in how you feed yourself. This site is not just about me posting recipes but a way for you to learn the how and why.
So remember, the healthier the food, the more nutrients your body receives and the better you will feel. The recipes will be a mix of raw and cooked meals. Snacks, main dishes, deserts and smoothies. Whether you are cooking for 2 or 10. And anything I create that turns out well will be posted.
Remember Mother Nature provided us with an abundance of food that grows out of the ground that is enough for us to thrive and not just survive. I was watching a documentary today called “The truth about cancer” the running theme in today’s episode (1 of 7) is that the medical profession mostly overlooks nutrition because there is no money in healthy people. There is no money in healthy people but there is in manufactured medicine; Synthetic drugs and the medical industry certainly profits on the back of our diseases and illnesses. Well I say it’s time to stop. It’s time to heal ourselves and heal this world.
So I get home and cook a new meal most nights and then take a picture and post it on this blog along side instagram and Facebook. The recipes will be on this site and are free to anyone who wants them. All I ask is that you sign up.
Whether you try one these recipes or all of them, I welcome your feedback. Be it on the way I present the food and the recipes, how the food turned out, if the recipe was easy to follow or whether you are just saying hello. I am looking forward to hearing from you. I am happy to make any changes (within reason) to make it easier for you to follow. By the way, the food that you will find on this site is quite specific to a particular way of living. A lifestyle if you like. One that is kinder to the planet and certainly kinder to your body.
Let food be thy medicine. Happy eating and happy healing.
One Love! Haux Haux!