My plant-based food philosophy
Let’s be honest. I don’t like the word diet anymore. Many times, diet is used to describe restrictive eating, with a focus on regulation and weight loss. For many years I used to be in a restrictive diet for my fitness competitions. Since then, I developed a more balanced way of eating while still focusing on healthy foods.
To me, eating is about celebrating, nourishing, and fueling our bodies so they perform at their best. But, like many people, I’ve taken my own food journey that has led me to dabble in different ways of cooking and eating. I grew up an omnivore, eating pretty much anything. Nothing was off the table at my house—my dad grew incredible vegetables, and our garden was lush with all kinds of produce and fruits in the summer but also ate lots of meat and seafood.
Recently I have tried vegan and vegetarian and it wasn’t for me. I finally landed on what makes sense and what works for me. I eat plant-forward with a touch of pescatarian. I try my best to place the spotlight on veggies most of the time! So, rather than omitting 100% animal products, my recipes are about moving them to the side of the plate. It’s about finding an achievable balance to nourish and fuel our bodies for a lifetime.
It’s about finding new ways to add more vegetables to our meals, even in small ways, and reframing how we cook. I hope you enjoy the recipes in this website and that they inspire you to celebrate the veggies on your plate. Happy cooking!