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 20 year old girl from a little town called Arendal located in the south of Norway. At the moment I’m living in Byron Bay, Australia, where I’m participating in an 800-hour yoga teacher training. If you’ve ever been to Byron you would know that it’s a heaven for anyone interested in health, veganism, yoga and spirituality. Even though Byron is a rather small town, there are tons of vegan cafes and restaurants, health food stores, yoga studios etc. When I’m not at school you can usually find me working in the kitchen at Combi, a mainly vegan and organic breakfast and lunch place located at Fletcher Street. In my spare time I love going for long walks in the forest or along the beach, visit the weekly famers market, get brunch with my girlfriends 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 Things bigger than myself, like animal welfare, environmental issues and uneven distribution of resources in the world. 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 doesn’t cause any harm to our animal firends, 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 by eating foods that are a little less processed, a lot closer to their natural state and completely free from chemicals and preservatives we can heal our bodies from the damage that so often follows our modern lifestyles. A plant based diet has been proven time and time again to be the key 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 really, really delicious. After all, we are what we eat- and even though I want to be healthy, I personally don’t want to be tasteless or boring as a result of it. So cheers to good good health and to good food!