Updated: Aug 21, 2020
This is my first blog post, so I thought I'd share my cooking philosophy and invite you to become a part of this new food community.
I focus on the intersection of nutrition and cooking to form healthy habits that unlock your potential. The way I cook has been influenced by my own experiences: For years I struggled with various health issues, and after switching to a plant-based diet, I gradually regained control of my body. This compelled me to study nutrition so I could really understand the healing power of food.
Meals nourish us, body and soul, which is why the kitchen is at the heart of every home. Cooking is an act of love, and when it's done healthfully, we give back to our bodies. They do so much for us, so fueling them with delicious, wholesome food is an important element of self-care. Each meal is a small step towards longevity with immediately satisfying rewards.
Vegetables are important to every diet. I avoid over-processing fresh ingredients, and prefer dishes that celebrate them in their natural form. Portion size and nutritional value also affect mood and physical function, which is why my recipes are balanced. Fat is good, as long as it's from a healthy source. I advocate for incorporating foods like avocado and nuts for a natural energy boost.
Eating with intention, from selecting ingredients to appreciating flavors, restores our relationship with food and the processes that convert each bite into life-giving nutrients. I believe conscious cooking is accessible to everyone, regardless of budget, skills, or schedule, and I am here to help you get there.
Don't worry, I won't end this blog post without something to eat! I'm constantly experimenting in the kitchen and developing new dishes to share. I recently fell in love with beets again. People either love or hate these root vegetables for their sweet earthiness. If you don't love beetroots, you probably haven't had them prepared in a way you like. They're packed with flavor, essential nutrients, and are so versatile. Beetroots are a great source of vitamins and minerals, such as manganese, potassium, iron, vitamin C and fiber and vitamin B9. Here's a breakdown:
Beet Nutrition Facts
Beets mainly consist of water (87%), carbs (8%), and fiber (2–3%).
One cup (136 grams) of boiled beetroot contains fewer than 60 calories, while 3/4 cup (100 grams) of raw beets boasts the following nutrients:
Protein: 1.6 grams
Carbs: 9.6 grams
Sugar: 6.8 grams
Fiber: 2.8 grams
Fat: 0.2 grams
To start cooking with beets, explore some of my latest recipes. I look forward to cooking with you, and if you ever have questions or feedback, I'm just a click away.
With love from my kitchen to yours,