A Little About Me

My name is Amy and I  love eating healthy, whole foods, like God intended. I am a dietetics major and hope to become an RD with a concentration in integrative and functional nutrition-with an emphasis on sustainable local foods.  I am passionate about nutrition and eating organic sustainable plant-based food. I love cooking and decided to start blogging about the foods I am making and the joy it brings!

Although many of my previous posts say “vegan” I have shifted away from this term and prefer “plant-based diet”. Vegan can seem extremely restrictive to people and for some is a way of life. But I love to bring attention to all the wonderful foods out there that are great to eat for our own health, the health of others, and our environment.

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* I truly believe a plant-based diet has numerous benefits to our health that allows us to feel better and function better. Avoiding animal-based foods and heavily processed/refined products decreases inflammation and increases energy. Eating real food in its complete natural state allows our bodies to detox  and efficiently absorb the powerful benefits food offers. Our bodies are able to utilize and absorb the natural vitamins and minerals present. I do not eat 100% plant-based and incorporate small amounts of eggs. I have found this is best for me. After many years of figuring out my own diet and what is the best way for me to eat, I’ve learned that everybody is so different with unique dietary needs. I don’t think eating a plant-based diet should be “all or nothing”. Small changes and incorporating more fruits & veggies make a big difference.

Eating healthy is extremely simple. Striving for complete, whole foods. Knowing where it came from, what is in it, and understanding what that food does to your body.

Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God. You do not belong to yourself,  for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Most importantly I know that God created food to nourish, heal, sustain, and to be enjoyed. Food  brings us all together, in community and fellowship to give thanks to the Lord and remember our dependence on Him. We are called to glorify God with our bodies, and be a steward of our health and choices [1 Cor 10:31]. I think food should bring us closer to God and allow us to be more like Jesus.

You (God) satisfy me more than the richest of foods. Psalm 63:5

4 Responses to “A Little About Me”

  1. alisonamazed June 25, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    Hi Amy,
    Well done on getting your blog up. I found your comments about eating raw food very interesting. I’m running an A-Z food challenge on my blog, perhaps you’d like to join and write your own A-Z food here? I’d be really interested to read an A-Z food from someone like you! Alison

    http://alisonamazed.wordpress.com/category/a-z-food/

  2. Davy Colin December 28, 2011 at 4:26 am #

    Hi Amy,

    So cool that you are passionate about healthy OG food. I was mostly raw for a few years. I live in Maine and it’s real tough to eat 100% all the time. I still eat REALLY well. I love cooking/preparing food all day. Where do you hail from? I have a wordpress blog too!

    • Amy December 28, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

      Hi Davy,
      That is awesome! Good for you, I think that is great and definitely must be challenging to do living in Maine. I live in Northern Virginia, but go to school in Blacksburg and definitely find it can be difficult to eat raw in the winter, but I also love to eat seasonally and allow myself to eat more cooked winter veggies and grains in the cold months! Which also makes it hard to not ALWAYS want to live in the kitchen and cook all day :)

  3. LindoBears January 15, 2013 at 5:29 am #

    Aimster. You love food more than anyone I’ve ever met…But tell me- how 100% vegan are you now? 99%? 95.5%? What about eggs? I love eggs. And everything bad for me! Can you write up a meal plan for me? you are the best blogger in the world. More people need to check this out!! You like the market at Tech?? TAKE MEEEEE :D

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