My Food Philosophy

IMG_3414I get asked A LOT about the way I eat. It seems to equally intrigue and offend people, like my dietary beliefs have any great effect on their daily lives? People are constantly apologizing to me when they eat meat in front of me. Some because a. they think I’m uncomfortable or b. they think I’m jealous. Truth is, I’m neither. 3 years ago I gave up meat and dairy, not because it didn’t taste good, but because my body wasn’t working right. I was constantly sick. I ate “healthy” food for the most part, but I found myself never sure when I was going to go from feeling great to feeling violently ill. It sucked. I could go on and on, but in lieu of going to a doctor I decided to read The Kind Diet by Batgirl Cher Horowitz Alicia Silverstone and it changed my life. I made the decision to give Veganism the old college try and here we are 3 years later. Let’s clear something up, vegan does not always equal healthy, got it? So vegan Oreos and processed vegan meat while fine as an occasional treat are not by any means “health food." I believe that the majority of your diet should be plant based foods even if you choose to eat meat. BAM. Done. That's it, so easy. Eat mostly plants! Fruits and vegetables are magical foods, they literally work magic in our bodies. They are detoxifying, restorative, and full of nutrients our bodies need! I’m not a nutritionist, but plenty of nutritionists AND doctors agree veggies are the key to super health. Check out here, here, and here.

The more research I do about plant based diets the more certain I am that the way I am eating is the best way for me. Actually, it’s the best way for everyone to eat, but I won’t start that debate. If you are interested in adding more plants to your diet I highly suggest checking out the documentary Forks Over Knives.

So that’s my soapbox! Be sure to check back often for yummy recipes that are always vegan, mostly plant-based, and definitely delicious.