Over the last few years, with what I have experimented for myself, and what I have studied and learned from many different health and nutrition theories, I came up with my own beliefs, my own philosophy. It may not resonate with you, and it’s absolutely fine, but it may opens up a new possibility for you, or inspires you to try something different to find what works for you.
For me, healthy eating means eating foods that are whole, fresh, and clean; foods that are seasonal, grown locally, sustainable, and that are in harmony with our culture and traditions. Healthy eating also means to listen to our body and eat what makes us feel good physically and mentally.
Unless someone has a specific health condition that requires a specific way of eating, I do not believe in diets but in healthy eating. I believe we have everything on Earth to nourish, protect, and heal ourselves naturally. I also believe that there is not one perfect way of eating that works for everybody. Each person is unique and has different nutritional requirements according to their gender, age, size, constitution, lifestyle, ancestry, etc.
I believe we should mainly eat from plants. When or if animal food is eaten, I believe it’s very important to encourage organic and sustainable agriculture to protect our health, our animals, and our environment. I really value quality rather than quantity, and I believe that variety is more important than a strict, restrictive diet. I think it’s also very important to always be thankful for the food we have.
Cooking is an art, and I believe that it is not only a way to nourish our body, but also a way to express ourselves and nourish our whole body and soul. Cooking can be very therapeutic, and the food you make can also be very healing for others as the love and energy is transmitted in the food you cook.
The recipes on my blog are created, cooked, and photographed by myself. I get inspired by different food pictures or what I see or try in restaurants, but also by memories, my mood, the weather, and the time of the year. I like to create recipes that are easy to make, that are healthy and that are beautiful and delicious.
My recipes are minimally processed and are made with real, wholesome foods. I use high-quality ingredients and I try to emphasize on foods that are closest to nature. I love to use different types of greens, herbs and spices, as well as superfoods in my cooking. I also try to avoid common food allergens such as gluten, dairy, soy, and corn, and I like to pay attention to food combining for proper digestion and assimilation.
Since I do not believe in strict diets but in healthy eating, you might see ingredients such as raw honey, pastured-raised eggs or whole kamut flour in some of my recipes.