Hello and welcome.
You’ve arrived at the place for recipes and discussions about food for making your world a healthier place.
Our dietary choices are part of a food chain that spreads across the globe. In most cases, what’s convenient for us comes at the painful expense of food labourers we’ll never meet and landscapes we’ll never see. Yet, every day we choose foods produced in ways that exploit and degrade natural habitats and violate human rights. If we continue on this path, we’re not only remaining complicit in human suffering, but we’re endangering the existence of many of our favorite foods.
Our food system is outdated, and it’s unfairly weighted to cater to the tastes of the western world, to us. It’s time for us to take responsibility for the impact of our food choices.
Let’s renew our relationship with the people and the land at the start of the global food system. I promise, we’ll do it in a way that feels like a celebration, there won’t be even a hint of deprivation.
How to cook healthy meals
It will always be healthier to eat something homemade rather than something manufactured by a corporation, so expect lots of recipes. I’ll post elaborate recipes meant to impress alongside recipes for simpler meals…no one wants to spend hours in the kitchen every single day. By following the recipes you’ll not only improve your health, but also your kitchen skills and your ability to plan and create balanced menus.
How to choose healthy ingredients
Ever wondered what to look for on an olive oil label to make sure you’re getting the highest quality? Or which types of salt can improve health? Does coconut oil deserve all the praise it garners? This is the information you need to know before filling your grocery list.
The journey of food from earth to plate
Being aware of this journey is the only way to recognize healing ingredients. The discussions of food origins on this site are meant to cultivate an understanding of and respect for all the ecosystems involved in the food chain including land, laborers, and animals. With this knowledge you’ll be able to avoid the foods which do the most harm, both to the environment and to human health, while choosing foods which nourish and enrich.
Critical analyses of mainstream food and nutrition knowledge
Here’s a big secret: using food to gain and/or maintain health is not as tricky as the food industry would have us believe. It should be no surprise by now that things aren’t always as they’re advertised. In the interest of industry, many foods have been falsely marketed to us as healthy. The information I offer imbibes a delicious and healing alternative to what’s advertised, one that starts in your home.
A few years ago I attended the Natural Gourmet Institute in New York City to become a trained chef in health-supportive cuisine. This means I’ve been taught to cook beautiful food that nurtures and heals the body (and the soul, I must add). After graduating, I improved my technique and skill by working in a few professional kitchens, including the renowned vegetarian restaurant, Cafe Paradiso, in Cork City, Ireland. I continue to research and learn all I can about the impact that food has on the human body and the environment. Turns out it’s a major one. Currently I work with clients to customize menu plans and cooking lessons to suit their health needs.
A bit of fun with the equivalent of a personality quiz in gourmet food form. So which artisanal food product is calling your name in this New Year?
Do you know how good bacteria in the gut influences weight management, long-term health, and resistance to disease? If not, I highly recommend you read, “The Good Gut”. I’m convinced the book’s information helped me increase the healthy microbes in my digestive system.
Until I read about Dutch ovens, I had no idea that they could do so much. I share that information here along with a collection of Dutch oven recipes to help you make the most of yours.