Having grown up in Georgia, food and rural scenes are a part of home. My grandfather always planned his next meal. Many a time I went through an “all you can eat” buffet filled with Southern staples; cornbread, fried chicken, fried okra, watermelon, coconut cake, to name a few.
In 2008, due to various health issues I had to really change my diet. It was sink or swim, with little choice. Slowly the process evolved into how I eat today (now in my late 20’s): easy recipes with little to no processed sugar, organic, gluten-free, and mostly dairy-free. Many vegan and raw recipes with a chocolate theme as well.
Though having studied food and health for countless hours, I am not a nutrition expert. Food is a choice all of us can make everyday that truly effects our tomorrow.
Combining my love of landscape photography, wanting a first place ribbon in still life to not be a fluke, and along with my enjoyment of making healthier dishes, this site was born. Welcome, and make yourself at home.
Not all those who wander are lost. – J.R.R. Tolkien
As a small child, I often checked out recipe books from the library about Christmas treats or decadent cakes. But I rarely read the book. Mostly, I enjoyed looking at the photographs. Fast-forward a handful of years, and I started baking cakes and cookies in the kitchen. Back then, the usual creation was funfetti cake with icing and sprinkles, or cookies covered in colored sugar icing. Somehow this evolved into what I enjoy creating today as a much more health-concious adult.
What kind of recipes are you likely to find at sefaring.com?
I do not own a bunch of fancy cooking equipment, nor have I attended chef/culinary courses. Extravagant creations are not likely to be found here, though by all means, thank you if you feel they are extravagant. Everything I make is made at home without a lot of time or skill. Usually, the only time consuming aspect is if something needs to be refrigerated. Thus, my recipes are for the everyday person desiring healthier alternatives, which taste delicious.
All of my recipes will be gluten-free. Most will be vegan. If not, I will try to include a vegan alternative. Many are free of processed sugar. And a lot are no-bake. In the future, I would like to include more recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If this sounds like something you would like, then follow my blog. I will not sell your information.
What are my hopes for this website?
My hope for this website is to show others how easy it can be to make food at home and inspire healthier eating habits. If I can go from a diet consisting of mostly junk and processed food to a whole food diet, anyone can, and I truly believe that. Sure, it takes time to change habits, but it is possible. And contrary to popular belief, healthy food can taste delicious! I also know firsthand how much better it feels to eat healthier. So here is my contribution for the difference I would like to see in the world: less junk food, more whole foods.