I grew up eating magnificent homemade Italian food. Growing up, my parents made sure that us kids not only had plenty to eat, but that the food was incomparable to anything store-bought or restaurant made. Homemade fettuccine alfredo, braciole, gnocchi, and greens and beans were regular stars of the family dinner table. Legend has it that one Saturday morning I came down from my bedroom, took a look at the spread in the kitchen and proclaimed “Not ANOTHER gourmet breakfast!” and took my ungrateful behind back upstairs. All I wanted was just one morning of plain old cereal.
My interest in health and wellness blossomed in my early twenties, and I began a quest to absorb all of the nutrition information I could get my hands on. My health quest soon led me to learn about the meat industry and how animals we consider “food” are abused in the system of mechanized death that we in the West call “agribusiness.” I claimed to love animals yet happily contributed to their slaughter for my plate, and the more I researched about the animal industry, the more I realized that being vegetarian wasn’t enough. It was then that I made one of the best decisions of my life–going vegan.
Our lives are only as good as our health. Work with me and together we will create your path forward as you make the transition to plant-based eating, to the betterment of your own health and the health of the animals, and our world.