why a nourished practice

I created this blog to serve two purposes.  First, I would like to use it as an online recipe box of sorts. Second, as a way to document my practice of eating healthy in a world overrun by processed chemicals and fast food.

I have never mastered the art of menu planning or creative cooking, and somehow missed the boat on basic cooking skills such as chopping and recipe following.  I can fake my way through a week or two, but when it comes down to it, I don't have the chops to creatively plan and execute a well balanced and nutritious menu.  I get stuck thinking of what to make and can't even recall what we had for dinner two weeks ago.  This has turned my recipe shelf into a disaster.  I have recipe books, recipe organizers, 3 x 5 cards, color coded index cards, and a "favorite pile."  DISASTER!  I thought the best way to keep track of this mess is to make a blog.  What could be better than amateur iPhone pictures and tags to keep things organized?

The other side of this story starts with a little-known women's health problem called PCOS or Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome.  Without going into too much detail, this "problem"  has taken a toll on my health.  Through trial and error I have found that a whole foods, plant based diet is my key to getting my health back on track.  I am not a perfect vegan or vegetarian, but strive every day to find plant based foods to occupy my mind rather than processed junk food.

I decided to call this "A Nourished Practice" because "Recipe Box" was just too boring, and I feel like this truly is a practice.  Every day I practice making smart food choices, I practice new recipes that I haven't quite perfected, and I practice nourishing my body the way it deserves.

Welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by.  Check out my other pages for more information about me or dig right in to the recipes.  All of the recipes are tried and approved by vegans and non vegans (the husband) before I post them.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we have.



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