Welcome to My blog. I’m so glad you stopped by.
My name is Adira. I’m a wife, step-mom, business owner, and natural foods connoisseur who enjoys creating fresh healthy edibles. Regaining my health was a long journey for me and I love sharing what I’ve learned and have been inspired to create over the years.
I wasn’t always healthy or health-minded. I was raised on a less than optimum diet that included processed foods and enormous amounts of refined white sugar and caffeine. And I enjoyed every bite. I still recall a comment by a school mate that I ate more sugar than anyone they had ever seen. By the time I was 19 I was really paying the price. I was riddled with so many health issues I could barely function. Some of them were severe hypoglycemia, insomnia, migraines, anemia, depression, and chronic bladder infections, not to mention I was very underweight. These were all caused by severe deficiencies and impacted every area of my life.
I started looking for answers which led me down the road of nutrition. I began to reduce my sugar intake and added more whole foods into my diet. I felt better instantly. Wanting to learn all I could, I read every health book I could get my hands on and attended every natural healing seminar I could. It became on obsession culminating in my working with alternative cancer clinics and several charities. I experimented a lot with different whole food diets during this time and I can honestly say I’ve tried just about everything. My journey ultimately led me to whole food vegetarianism where I’ve been happily camped for the last 120 years. It just works for me on so many levels. I might veer off course now and then but I always pretty much stay true to eating mostly plant-based foods.
The recipes on this website are my own creations although some contain modified elements that I’ve learned from others over the years. I’m always learning and experimenting in the kitchen and really enjoy my time there. In fact, I love it! I prepare mostly raw plant-based dishes and include some cooked dishes on this site as well. Variety is the spice of life and some things just appeal more to me when they are cooked. I also try to use the best ingredients possible. Whole natural organic foods are what we were designed to eat and they also taste better. It’s also better for the planet and for the environment.
All of the photos on the recipe blogs have been taken by me. I’ve recently become fascinated with food photography and look forward to getting more proficient as time goes on. Making healthy foods and sharing them with you is such a large part of my life I want to be the best I can be at it.
I hope that you find the recipes and information presented on these pages inspiring and helpful, and the website easy to maneuver around. It was created to help both you and myself gain a better understanding of how our bodies work while enjoying delicious healthy foods.
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