ONE CUP JULIA CHILD + A DASH OF BEYONCE
When I flip through the pages of the cookbook to my life, some of my life's most nourishing memories and fulfilling lessons came out of the kitchen.
I've always had a passion for the palette yet I never understood the power behind the art that is cooking, until I tied on my Grandmother's apron and stepped behind the stove.
Every spice, every dice has taught me patience, imagination, mindfulness, intention. The burnt dishes, each over-salted sauce stirred up my perseverance.Over the years, my culinary journey has evolved into LPFEDME. An opulent adventure in home cooking.Crafting elegant but simple. Healthy yet hearty recipes highlighting sustainable, whole foods and conscious ingredients. Everyone deserves access to healthy, quality and affordable nutritional education. My menus are plated with passion and served with the belief that 'Eating Well isn't a Luxury, It's a Lifestyle.'
my whole journey
I've always considered myself a healthy person, not particularly a 'health person' but aware and objective about the things I put in my body. Knowing the benefits of a cold pressed kale juice in the morning never stopped me from enjoying a big greasy burger at night.
And for a while I thought that's all I needed.
When I was first introduced to the Whole30, I was experiencing a lot of emotional anxiety and life changes and saw Whole30 as a way to refocus my energy and to make a change in my favorite place, the kitchen.
What I learned was so much more than just about food, even though that's where it started.
Whole30 helped me take my time, reading labels and rethinking recipes helped me to find the quiet and creativity in my life. Eliminating all the extra and unneeded ingredients that I never knew lurked in the everyday products I ate showed me how to be aware of those things in other parts of my life.
Whole30 helped me care more about my self care. On some level reigniting my own self awareness and strength by showing me the things I could survive and thrive without. Over a year later and after completing the Whole30 4 times, it's now become my norm. I relish the changes it's brought to my skin, my digestion, my body, my mental clarity.
Whole30 changed my life and in some ways I am sure, saved it.