Food for Life-Recipes

A few of my own personal inspirations!

I like to take pictures of my food as it’s being created!

I have always had a very interesting relationship with food.  I love it, yet hated how much of it made me feel. I spent over 20 years of my life feeling sick after I ate and thinking that was normal.  At the beginning of 2010, I did a total body detox and elimination diet that OPENED my eyes to the world of food intolerance and the fact that I could feel so alive and clear headed SIMPLY by making a few small changes in my diet.

Discovering that you can’t tolerate certain kinds of food can be tough and frustrating at first, however I actually find it kind of fun now, being able to get creative when it comes to mixing up crazy things in the kitchen.  Now, I was taught from an early age to follow the recipe to a “T,” however even though I am a perfectionist I NEVER wanted to  do it!  I realize it is important in some recipes, but as I have become more confident in my cooking skills and tastes, I have learned that I can adapt almost anything to fit my needs.

As I am an avid marathon runner and athlete, I also have some pretty aggressive goals when it comes to staying fit and in peak shape and performance.  Currently, I am on a no-meat, gluten-free, almost all dairy-free diet. (I still eat cheese occasionally, however I hope to move away more as I learn more about my body)  Sometimes it can be tough to accommodate all those situations, however I do find the enjoyment in a good challenge!  I follow a lot of vegetarian athletes, and some gluten free bloggers and take a lot of my recipes from them and adapt them.  I will post links to a few of my favorite sites and also some of my own recipes that I have really perfected.  As I have made the commitment to a holistic approach to my life and business…a big factor in that being my DIET so alas, I have been really proactive about making meals that serve and nurture my body.  Enjoy!  Please share any of your favorites as well!

No Meat Athlete

Living Maxwell (not necessarily all recipes, but great perspective on eating and living well when it comes to food!)

Healthy Tipping Point