Getting Started

Welcome to my first blog post of 2018.  The past year has been a busy one.  I started 2017 by finishing Rouxbe Culinary School, Plant-Based Professional Certification.

 

As we look at our lifestyles we may want to change some of our eating habits.  Since habits are learned we know we can accomplish changes. 

 

Beginning a Whole Food Plant Based Diet: What is a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet?

 Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

It’s a diet in which we focus on eating vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, herbs and spices while limiting or excluding animal products and processed foods

What’s great about a whole-food, plant-based diet is there are no strict guidelines or definitions other than focusing on eating lots of fresh produce and minimally processed foods.  You can choose to not eat animal products or eat a restricted amount.  The focus is on eating whole foods. Think foods close to their natural state.

Depending on our life style this could seem like an overwhelming challenge.  Here in the North Okanagan we are very lucky to be able to source a lot of our foods from local farmers.   That being said we need to address the question of why you would choose to eat a whole-food, plant-based diet.  Environmental concerns, compassion for animals, rising cost of food and personal or family health are just a few.

In the next few blogs I’ll continue to look at how to succeed on a whole-food, plant-based diet.

I’ll also be posting recipes and links that I hope will inspire you to eat more plant-based dishes.

In the meantime you can check out the following resources:

www.rouxbe.com

www.forksoverknives.com

 

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