Like many of us, I have a complicated food story. I struggled with eating disorders all through my teens and early twenties, when I finally committed to a lasting recovery. As I went through the recovery process, I became attuned to the suffering of animals within our food system and started to explore a vegan diet.
Veganism allowed me to see that eating can be an opportunity to practice compassion; it’s one step that we can take in creating a gentler world. For many, it can open the doors to greater well-being. Becoming vegan was also my introduction to the joys of cooking, which I began to explore in my tiny New York City kitchen.
As anyone who has healed from an eating disorder can attest, it’s anything but a linear process. My early years as a vegan were still marked by food alarmism and dogma; I hadn’t yet learned how to embrace eating as a form of pleasure.
Over the ten years I’ve been blogging, I’ve come to embrace food as a source of both pleasure and nourishment. My recipes are wholesome, but they’re created with a sense of fun and an awareness that not every ingredient needs to serve a nutritional purpose. Each Sunday, I publish a weekend reading post that includes personal musings and articles on medicine, science, and the human experience. These posts remind me that health and wellness extend far beyond what’s on our plates.
In addition to my work as a blogger, I’m a registered dietitian (RD) with nearly ten years of experience in nutrition counseling. If you’re curious about my services, you can explore here. It’s my hope that this online space will give you permission to celebrate your appetites, one recipe at a time.
To a life in full,