|^^homemade sushi! a birthday exception.^^|
Healthy living is an important part of my life. This is most prominent in the kitchen where, on a regular basis, I eat a whole foods plant based diet. Put more simply, I rarely eat animal products or animals themselves. My Wisconsin-born family gave up all things animal (including cheese!) over a year ago (beginning with this amazing documentary) and we are so happy with the results. I feel better, have healthier skin, and am overall happier. Contrary to what many believe, my diet does not consist of lettuce and cardboard. In fact, I have more fun cooking on a whole foods plant based diet! I get to use my creativity and scour the internet and cookbooks for fun new recipes and I even make up my own.
That being said, I eat this way for health reasons only, which means that I get to make exceptions when the time is right. Having me over for dinner? Make me a steak! What did I order for Easter brunch at Lillie’s? Eggs benedict with salmon! Balance is essential to a healthy life and everyone needs to indulge once and a while :)
|^^juicing with fresh fruit and vegetables from the farmers market has become a new favorite^^|
|^^a cheese-less pizza picnic at Columbia last Spring when Kurt and I visited my brother Charlie in NYC^^|