Our Passion for Food or our plant-based journey began on a cold Winter day in Leeds, England. It was a gradual process, but like most changes it all started with a question, what am I putting inside my body?
We (my wife and I, girlfriend at the time) stumbled upon a documentary by the legendary plant-based proponent Dr. Michael Klaper. It was titled Food That Kills, I recommend anyone and everyone to watch it. There are 3 separate links to the video in case one goes down but they are on Youtube where you can watch them for free. Dr. Klaper in plain English explains scientifically what happens when you eat animals and animal products. His explanation and examples were simple enough to understand yet in-depth and provocative. Thankfully enough so that we took the plunge and now it will be 4 years plant strong coming this February 2017!
Our Passion for Food is a melange of inner, over and understandings that have relevancy in this day and age. My wife Natalie and I, Nathan are both private chefs not by trade or schooling, Natalie is the best baker I know in life at the moment. I enjoy learning about Nutrition, Herbs, Biochemistry, Longevity and Breathing. We met while studying Arabic abroad in Fez, Morocco and between us we can get by in 6 languages. This year we have finally understood the once paradoxical 1+1=3 and what an experience this has been with perfection. I believe in God as His wisdom can be seen in nature, Genesis 1:29 from the NIV Bible reads, “Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.'” All of the nutrients needed by the body just happen to be found in plants all around the world.
Enough about us, back to this platform. Perhaps to those interested this veganism or plant-based shift has conscious, socioeconomic and political ramifications, a vegan should be aware of what they are deciding to put into their body. Not what is available by manufacturers. Conscious eating and understanding of…the Standard American Diet is no truer than it’s acronym, it’s s.a.d. This unhealthy diet has brought a plethora of health conditions to the forefront of America. According to the CDC the leading causes of death in the United States are heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and Nephritis or inflammation of the kidneys. Research has REPEATEDLY shown that a lifestyle composed mainly of plant-based eating can DRAMATICALLY increase your chances of preventing, decrease your chances of developing and sometimes even reversing many of these issues.
I enjoy creating my #vegan meals while in the flow state. I didn't know what I would have here until I finished. That's how I draw too unless I'm intentionally trying to draw something. Mixed salad leaves as a base, blueberries, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, balsamic, black pepper and pink himalayan salt. On top are the "meaty mushrooms" I used with a traditional korean Bbq sauce s/o to @traderjoes when they were almost crispy I finished with toasted hemp seeds for just a minute for a nice crunchy, smoky, fruity, savory and sweet mix that is AMAZING!!! #veganlife #veganlifestyle #plantbased #plantstrong #plants #foodismedicine #foodie #foods #flavors #flavorsfordays #nathanportion don't forget the orange juice on the side! #vegansofig #vegansofoc #vegansofldn #veganos #hungry #hungerstopper #timetoeat #ThankstoGod
The goal of our website is to give the world what we have received in our short time as plant based consumers. Short cuts, insights, recipes, products, etc. Perhaps we may even give a glimpse of the psychology of a vegan. I personally will not be sugar coating anything, as I see it, will it be told. I know this is the welcome page but we might as well get into it. If you’re here to learn and understand what is being done, you will make a change for the betterment of yourself, your family and the world.
Cancer. Please excuse my bluntness as moments. The truth can cause one to pause, this pause comes from the shaking of our foundation or perception of reality. Cancer, like anything that has become popular or common to society creates an industry. This industry is tied to a few other industries (pharmaceutical, insurance, chemotherapy to name a few) but alone is currently a multi-billion dollar industry. A quote online succinctly reaffirmed this notion, “the pharmaceutical industry DOES NOT create cures, they create customers.” This is the goal of most businesses and industries, repeat customers, unfortunately at the demise of one’s health and eventual life. I know this is heavy, this is a lot to take in but foundations must be shifted in order for change to take place.
In essence the whole sentiment of our collective endeavor is that we can live on this planet without the necessity of eating animals or their by products. That which we call nature, however it came to be what it is now has provided, provides and continues to provide sustenance through an intricate system which can be read about here.
This enrichment platform is truly a collection of ideas and experiences. I am NOT a doctor nor a nutritionist, I stand to be corrected yet I understand that there are people who will purposefully engender misinformation or disinformation for sake of misguidance and gain.
I continue to learn and question in hopes of finding those as I am growing like plants do into a rich and mature understanding of what sustains or benefits life and prevents disease or distress in one’s body and life.