I started looking for sugar alternatives, switched from refined grains to whole grains, refined flours to wholemeal flours. I started experimenting with spices. As a result, I started enjoying cooking from scratch.I got interested in ingredients and their nutritional values. Anything from the regular vegetable to the exotic spice I would examine.
In June 2009, in my never-ending search for new and exciting recipes, I came across Heidi Swanson's 101 cookbooks food blog which made a huge impression on me, with both the recipes and the food photography. I thought, I can do this too (or at least try): posting recipes, writing a little story to go along and take some pictures.
Now here we are: welcome to my little but ever expanding personal food journal and cookbook. Join me exploring new ways of healthy eating, "healthy" being based on mostly natural ingredients. We are carnivores, but I take a special interest in exploring vegetarian, vegan and raw foods as I find them incredibly inventive and tasty.
This blog captures my learning curve towards a healthier lifestyle as I learn about good foods and new foods, I learn how to cook and I keep myself open to inspiration and knowledge. Over the years, my diet has become 100% free of refined sugars and refined flours. Many of my recent recipes are gluten and even grain free, as I feel that my overall well-being has improved without them.
I hope to pass on some passion on healthy eating with this blog, as most recipes are simple and quick to make and most ingredients are easily available. Bon appetit!