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
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.