Most, if not all, of the recipes on this blog will follow what I call my “food philosophy”. It all comes down to this: real food. And when I say “real”, I mean wholesome, natural, and unprocessed. Foods that either grow out of the ground (fruits, veggies, nuts, legumes, whole grains, etc.), have a mother and a father (meat and fish), or came from something that has a mother and a father (eggs and dairy). Foods with a short list of ingredients that you can actually pronounce. In my opinion, this is always the best choice, whether you’re trying to lose weight or just eat healthy. Real food has more nutrients, fills you up, and gives you more energy. A lot of well-known chefs, nutritionists, fitness gurus, etc. have been emphasizing this lately, and for good reasons. It’s the new black.
I’m also a huge believer in local food. Take advantage of your nearest farmer’s market, or grocery stores that sell local produce. It’s fresh, organic, delicious, and inexpensive since it doesn’t have to travel far. They love to bargain with you, let you taste something before you buy it, tell you all about how they grow it and why it tastes so good, and even give you tips on ways to prepare it. For foodies like me, it’s paradise. I’m like a kid in a candy store at farmer’s markets. Once you start going, you’ll be hooked and it’ll become a regular routine in your life.
So join me if you want, and get real. Literally. As my mom would always say whenever I moaned and groaned about having to pose for pictures: “You’ll thank me someday!”