Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Power of Pesto

My first year being a vegetarian was pretty damn good. Flushing my body of toxins, animal hormones, and other yummy chemicals from my spraying days in the Florida orange groves to the afternoon beach swims in toxic Lake Erie. Fast forward to now, the second year of going about 80% vegan has done wonders for my hair, skin, and mood. I say, 80% vegan, due to completely eliminating eggs and some diary from my diet. This difficult food decision was brought on through a series of family deaths, books, research, conferences and simply educating myself about the dangers of factory farming (To read my personal view, click here).

So here I am, it's 2011, I don't have a roof top garden, or an eco-friendly home (...yet). And my soul and every fiber of my being is craving to be the most healthy individual in order to be a role model and decent contributor to society. What better place to start then food, which is how we meet and greet with strangers and feed our brains with nourishment. Food is how each of us share no matter what nation one lives in today. It is amazing how powerful pesto can be at dinner parties and even afternoon snacks. It is the new brain food that I recommend every household should carry in their refrigerator. From barn to bowl, or pasture to plate, we have a choice to eat healthy, reduce our obesity epidemic, get off the sugar-fat hamster wheel and eat wholesome meals.

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