I believe in whole foods.
We live in this beautiful planet called Earth, with everything we need to survive and thrive, right there in nature. We are not meant to eat food wrapped in plastic or that comes out of a box. Foods that are as close to their natural state as possible, with as little packaging and altering by man, are the healthiest foods for us. Whole foods that are free of pesticides and other unnatural chemicals; organic fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, whole grains, naturally raised meat, fish, eggs and milk are the foods that we are meant to live off of.
I believe in balance.
I wholeheartedly believe in everything in moderation. Food is our fuel, but it is also meant to be enjoyed. I don’t subscribe to fad diets, counting calories or cutting out food groups. I believe a balance of wholesome, fresh foods, organic as much as possible and a variety within those foods is what is most important. I also believe that it is okay to not eat 100% naturally, once in a while. We are here to live, this one life we each have, and enjoyment is always part of the equation.
I believe in good food.
Food you ate once, and will never, ever forget. Pizza topped with steaming fresh mozzarella, basil from the garden and deep red, juicy heirloom tomatoes made with love that I ate once upon a time in Italy. The fresh baked croissant I shared with my husband on the perfect breezy Saturday morning in August, and the walk we took afterwards with the taste of butter still on my lips. The recipe for coconut cake that is passed on between my friends, but never without the offer for a slice once it is baked. Food that is so purely flavorful, the simplicity is breathtaking. A slice of banana bread, hot out of the oven or just a simple green bean, picked straight off of the stalk in the height of summer.
I believe in natural living.
I strive to do my best to nourish my body, and the bodies of those I love in the most natural way possible, beyond whole foods and expanding through body care, cleaning products and holistic healing. I believe in an active lifestyle and that joyful living is a key part in our overall health.
I believe in eating seasonally and knowing where your food comes from.
Buying local is a simple choice we can make that can have an incredible impact on both our health and our community. Ensuring your food is without added pesticides, hormones, antibiotics or other unnecessary chemicals is as essential as choosing the right gas to fuel your car, and arguably more important. It’s not about organic stickers or unbacked claims on cereal boxes; it’s about having knowledge about the food on your plate. The seasons come and pass for a reason, we should eat accordingly.
I believe good food is worth the price.
I believe putting our dollars towards all-natural, organic meats, pesticide free produce and sustainable seafood is the best place our hard-earned money can go. Choosing what you eat now is choosing your future. You pay now, or you pay later.
This is a way of eating that energizes your body and mind. Food that gives you life. The food our ancestors ate and thrived off of, without nearly as many diseases as we see today. Chew slowly, and savor every bite. Eat well, Live well. But remember: life is too short to not eat butter.