No problem, I’m originally from Boulder, CO, I have been cooking since I was a little kid. I learned from my grandmother.
Eventually I ended up moving back to Colorado and going back to school for nutrition which kind of led me to living in San Diego
The biggest thing I love about San Diego is there’s a farmer’s market every single day of the week!
So many questions there, how did you end up going from the Cordon Bleu to nutrition school.
So I actually personally suffer from some health issues
degenerative disc disorder
chronic pain couldn’t manage it living in San Francisco which was very humbling to go from the big city owning own business back to mom and dad saying help me. I ended up going to a Dr. who wanted to take one of my discs out and he gave me a 75% chance of walking again
I basically laughed at him and say you’re not going to decide my future so I decided to opt out of my surgery. It made me decide to go to school for nutrition. My life was so built around food and I knew if I tried hard enough I could help heal myself and heal my pain.
I went to a couple of nutrition schools to try one to find one that I liked.
Studied the psychology of why we eat what we eat
I also bought the domain name, life happens 4 you this week too because my motto for 2018 is life happens for you not to you. Sounds like life maybe happened to you since your teaching so many people! Maybe someone’s gonna direct them to hear this today and share it with someone that needs to hear it. When listeners go to your website and see how vibrant you are and how healthy you look!
That was my first cooking experience but my mother is such a kick ass gardener!
I grew up in Colorado maybe 20 minutes east of Boulder. Grew up on a couple of acres.
My mom would every single year her garden would get more amazing!
She could only garden in the summer time
She would bring ones in plants in pots in the house in the winter time so there were potted plants everywhere!
We would do little interviews on our video camera walking around I would talk about all the herbs, tomatoes and squash!
My mom would spend time out there for hours
Even to this day still the whole summer is filled with more gardening!
Maybe she will be a guest and talk to me about gardening!
It’s her biggest love
She owns a super successful business but I think if she could she would just quit and garden all day.
My mom cooks a few things really really well. She wasn’t the real chef, I would say I was always the chef, I’ve been cooking since I was a little kid! I would kind of teach myself.
Because the dogs graze on the grass and we want to keep
The more chemicals that are sprayed the more it messes up the whole ecosystem. She’s really concerned about super keeping everything environmentally friendly.
I’m teaching 4th grade and it sounds like you were doing what they are doing now. I keep telling my kids so much they are gonna be on the computer when they get older, making you tube videos etc.
What do you want to talk about next your business or your healing process or where do you want to go?
You teach best what you most need to learn. For me personally, I am constantly on a path to healing
I had surgery 2 months ago now for my endometriosis and it has been this whole new process now of learning now what does my body need to feel different to feel better?
It’s different then it was 2 months ago. I have to open my eyes up to this different kind of lifestyle in a sense!
My business is I teach others how to cook healthy food straight to the source
You kind of let ingredients speak for themselves, which is perfect when you talk about organic gardening, you don’t want to alter ingredients very much because they taste the best when they are straight out of the ground or best when they haven’t traveled so far
We all have things to heal from. I don’t think anyone is exempt from that, I think it is part of the human condition
So I’m going through this crazy thing I went through menopause, I just turned 50 this year, and my dr gave me hormones to combat hat flashes and I have gained 12 lbs already in just a month or so! I was like omgosh this is so not cool!
I have had some crazy experiences with hormones myself.
pushed me pushed me
I’m crazy when I’m on these hormones and I actually detox myself because they just don’t work. I know taking hormones is kind of big business – pharmeceuticals….
The other thing is I quit drinking at the same time, and I started taking the progesterone hormonal yam cream which has the warning on it, this product is known to produce cancer, but the company said no it’s natural progesterone…
You don’t know till you try
taking synthetic hormones
There are a lot of other ways you can go about it, especially just doing it for menopause
There are a lot of hormones in dairy so it can completely alter your body chemistry
If you cleanse from eating dairy you feel like a different person
Also eating meat is something I found something not eating meat my hormones are so much more leveled out ~ I am in a totally different phase of life then you are. Talking hormones you want to get rid of anything that has added hormones. Even the meat that we eat even if it’s organic it always has hormones in it.
I wanted to ask you. There’s a local girl who sells fresh cows milk, I thought it might be a good choice, IDK if I can go without dairy. But I thought if I got milk from this girl. It just kind of ties into cruelty free living, and making our own cheese, IDK it seems like it would take a lot of butter.
My friend said I should buy organic butter and I can’t even afford regular butter. Mike bakes with a lot of butter.
its still dairy, nothing is forever
Especially when I talk to clients about stop consuming something they really like
I love cheese so I would have to change my diet to give myself a break!
I would offer doing some sort of elimination diet.
For two weeks
Do a food diary, track how your feeling every single day
On the third week add in meat.
the fourth week you add in dairy
You can see by just by doing a little experiment
no real blood test, there’s no test from the take from a dr if you are having a reaction.
The only way to know is to do a test on yourself.
That sounds doable to only have to give it up for 2 weeks. I found a NoMeat Athlete podcast. I’m trying to run a half marathon in July. My official training date is April first to go into the plan. I’m trying to just do something every couple of days. Daylight savings is trying to throw me off.
There’s tons of resources out there
Minimalist Baker she has an amazing website packed full of vegan recipes that take 10 ingredients or less!
take out oh she glows
You’ll find that after those two weeks, you find you don’t crave those other things. I guarantee you will feel different. I just have to ask have you heard of that Oh She Glows Site? Another friend of mine mentioned her website.
My website it more of a place to find me, it’s not a place of like a thousand recipes
few of my favorites
Im gonna make after we talk
I make them for my clients kids
not vegan muffins
a vegan egg replacer for a muffin is flax seed meal
one heaping tablespoon flax seed meal with 3 tablespoons of water, mix that up, and set it on your counter for an hour and it replace one egg.
That would be awesome I have a whole bag of flax seed too!
It’s super simple way to replace an egg
You’ll spend a lot less money on food
If you are on a budget, committing to a couple of days of vegan or vegetarian is a lot less expensive.
it’s expensive, so you find if you are not spending that extra $10 and just eating
You’re in San Diego where produce is a lot cheaper, I walked through the grocery store yesterday and I was like I can’t afford that or that or anything but splurged on some brocolli.
warmer months eating vegetarian is gonna get easier.
I think I’m a pescatarian, I don’t actually eat much meat just fish and dairy. And most of my listeners are actually in California so they probably have access to farmer’s markets and produce.
What else do you want to tell us?
I just started my own, I live in an apartment. I live by the beach so I don’t have a yard but I have a deck. I just started my own herb garden. But I had a question for you.
I have no idea, my mom is stumped!
eats all of my edible!