Member since: Sep 5, 2009
A long time ago, I lived in NY and always ate out - saving cooking for special occasions. One day when I was 30 something I saw a gloved food worker, sneeze heavily into his gloved palms, and continue preparing my sandwich. From that time on, the thought of eating out made me ill, and I no longer had to wonder why a supposedly healthy young woman (me) was getTing sick all the time. I began learning about Eastern health modalities, their views of the body and food, was taught to look on food as medicine first and foremost. So began the recipes to achieve certain health goals. As food was medicine, I learned to listen to the tastes my body needed to remain in balance, healthy. Then after that, I began integrating the weird recipes I had, with standard recipes. I still have to learn food chemistry, and am trying to integrate that with the other stuff I know about food as medicine.
Anyway, every now and then I throw butter in with "tart and dry tastes". That comes from Eastern modalities for balancing - it works not only for health, but also for taste! Every now and then, someone will want me to prepare food to help them lose weight, and I counter the extreme stimulation their tastebuds have come to need with tons of ginger and cayenne, camouflaged with other tastes, and their weight rolls off, as they eat. As well as other spices to help their detox. Food as nutrition, medicine, enjoyment, detox, weight loss, meditation, yes! I am a foodie.