First of all, let me welcome you to A Green Kitchen- I am so happy that you’ve found your way here.
I started this blog in December 2015, as a way of sharing my love for healthy, plant-based and primarily raw recipes
So let me start by telling you a bit about myself. I am a girl in my early twenties from a little town called Arendal located in the south of Norway. At the moment I have just moved back home after having lived and studied yoga in Byron Bay, Australia, for a little over a year, followed by half a year living in England. I am a qualified yoga teacher with 800 hours of training in Iyengar yoga. At the moment I am teaching yoga full-time here in Norway, which is something I absolutely love doing. In my spare time I love going for long walks in the beautful forests surrounding my home, practice yoga, study ayurveda and nutrition, invite friends and family over for long weekend brunches or get creative in the kitchen. I also spend a lot of time reading, writing, meditating and drinking heaps and heaps of coffee.
I have been interested in food and health for almost as long as I can remember. When I was 14 years old I decided to go vegetarian (soon to be vegan) after having watched a few documentaries on the topic. For me, veganism was always about something much bigger than myself; animal welfare, environmental issues and uneven distribution of resources in the world being the main ones. That being said, I do feel my best when I eat an all plant-based diet, so it was an easy and pain-free transition. I mean, if we can live and eat in a way that is more in line with nature and that doesn’t cause any harm to our animal friends, then why wouldn’t we?
My hope for A Green Kitchen is for it to be an inspiration for you to eat more of what’s good for you, while not compromising taste. I believe that when we eat foods that are a little less processed, and closer to their natural state, as well as being free from chemicals and preservatives we can heal our bodies from the damage that so often follows a modern lifestyle. A plant based diet has been proven time and time again to be a key ingredient to living healthier, happier and longer lives. I want to show you that this way of eating can be done in a most simple and fun way- while also being super delicious. My belief is that food is meant to be a source of enjoyment and pleasure, and that it should be prepared with joy and love. For me, cooking is also one of my main creative outlets, and I do hope that my passion for healthy, delicious food prepared in a beautiful and appealing way is reflected back to you as a reader through the content that I produce.