I started cooking about 10 years ago. Thanks to my career path as a model, I have traveled the world, eating and experiencing all types of cuisines and cultures. I think it’s important to be healthy on the inside as well as on the outside. I knew that food was the key, and that eating healthy meant learning to cook healthy as well.
Like most people, I grew up eating protein almost every night. Usually meat or chicken, and then some sort of veggies, mostly boiled. The sides were never creative nor inspiring, (sorry mum…), and the meat always seemed to be the center of attention. When I started experimenting with cooking, I decided to drop the meat and focus on the sides. I knew there was more to them. I knew they could be the star of the show! This opened up a new culinary world for me. Boiled potatoes and carrots weren’t going to cut it anymore. I was inspired by the different cultures I had experienced: new types of grains, fruit, vegetables, spices and even cooking techniques.
Watch out, taste buds! My body and mind were being nourished from the healthiest foods Mother Nature had to offer, and it tasted great! Cooking turned out to be fun and rewarding. I wanted to share my experience and passion with everyone. I knew if I could enjoy cooking and eating this much, others could as well.
For most people, the idea of eating healthy sounds pretty boring. I knew firsthand that this was possible. Even I have walked out of vegetarian/health food restaurants before, (grass and cardboard anyone?). It doesn’t have to be that way. I’m proud to say that I have duped hard-core carnivores into eating full-on, super healthy, meatless dishes without hearing a peep from them. Also, I hate labels: Vegetarians, vegans, raw foodies, “pescatarians”….blah blah blah. How about just eating naturally healthy food, and listening to your body to always maintain a balance.
I believe that if everyone ate less meat, they would be healthier individuals and it would help the planet as well.
Food is essential to life. Ever heard the saying “you are what you eat”? It’s not only true, but “how you eat” is important as well. It’s time. We’re asking for it. We want more. We want to know what’s going into our body, where it comes from and how to make it taste effin’ good!
I’d like to show you how you can eat healthier, be happy and not sacrifice any flavor or excitement.