Why I Write this Blog

I started writing this blog because I wanted my clients to see that it was possible to live a busy life and eat healthy food.

But over the years, it's evolved in a couple of ways.

First, it's a way to show that I am a real person, not just a wacky healer woman, and that I cook dinner every night and pack lunches just like many of you. Because of my awareness of energy, I am more focused on how the energies of the foods I eat affect me - I have to stay at the top of my game in my work, and the food I eat helps keep me there. So most of the recipes on this blog are high in protein and nutrients.

Second, I've found it a great venue to express my appreciation for nature, specifically vegetables.

Vegetables are great. They are full of vitamins, minerals and life force. Ideally they would be the backbone of our diets.

We tend to have a grain-focused diet in North America. Wheat flour, rice, pasta, quinoa, etc. (Or meat-focused, but as a vegetarian I ignore that.)

It's easy to be a vegetarian who lives on bread and cheese, but that's not healthy. Instead, we need to eat vegetables. A variety of vegetables. They need to be the center of our diet.

So this blog is the story of how I eat vegetables, how I make them the center of my diet. It extols their beauty and their health-giving qualities. And it gives easy instruction in how to cook and eat a diversity of vegetables, the key to any healthy food plan.

This is why I've started posting pictures of our weekly grocery shop at the Hollywood Farmers Market. The produce is so beautiful displayed on our dinette that I hope it inspires you to check out your local farmers' market. I also want to give you an idea of what a week's worth of vegetables for two people looks like. A key to healthy eating is diversity. Living in Southern California it is easy to find a wide variety of locally-grown organic produce at the farmers' markets year round, yet it's still easy to get in a rut of one kind of green, or one kind of squash. I work each week to ensure that we are eating a diversity of vegetables, and thus a diversity of nutrients. It's not that hard. I encourage you to do the same.

Medical studies repeatedly show that eating more vegetables helps you live a longer, healthier life. I hope this blog inspires you to do just that.

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