This is a great, big, weird, space for cooking, eating and growing in all kinds of ways.
To be honest, I have struggled with the idea of bringing this website to life. We are truly bombarded with them. A constant barrage of sites with healthy eating made cute or trendy, some helpful, some nonsense and others just noise. I follow and love a handful of these spaces. Yet the more that pop up, the more I want to run away. How on earth do you enter this space and add something new, something worthwhile or impactful?
While I can't promise those things - I have yet to find a place on the internet that encompasses what a have in my mind: a real place, that doesn't prescribe to any sort of "label", that doesn't tell you what to do or make lofty promises. A place to share reason when it comes to our health - meaning how can we make our lives more reasonable (and hopefully more enjoyable). What I truly want to help you with is to provide a place where you can find for yourself what feels good.
I have a full-time day job as a Registered Dietitian, and a Masters degree on the subject. I see real patients every day who are struggling to eat a vegetable, or stick with any sort of behaviour change, or manage their health concerns. It can be both heartbreaking and heartwarming as a career. I'm telling you this, only so that maybe you have a pinch of faith in my words. But, really, this space is going to be from the perspective of a fellow eater, a fellow human who is bombarded with nonsense and confusing, conflicting information, and above all a person who loves to eat.
I have no idea what will come of this, but amongst the loud noise in the media these days, I hope to be the quiet voice of "the middle ground" and explore how we nourish these amazing, complex, fascinating bodies that we have the privilege of living in for a while.