So what kind of blog is this?

This blog is a journey towards health blog. It’s my desire to share with others the path I’ve been on, and where I’m going now–although even that may change on a daily basis. The more I learn, the more I grow. In the past few years I have changed so much as a person. I have learned to appreciate my body for what it is, and finally start loving every little bit of myself from the inside out. Nourishing my body is my number one priority–with good wholesome foods, exercise and a little laughter. Although I may not be satisfied with the outside each and every day of the week, true satisfaction comes to me from an inner peace and well being.

This blog is also a cooking blog, because, in case you haven’t read yet… I love to cook! LOVE. These days my cooking is centered around fruits, veggies, whole grains and legumes, because eating this way truly makes me feel my best. I also focus on fresh and whole ingredients while shying away from processed foods, packaged foods with preservatives and overly processed white-flours and sugars. I truly believe that we are what we eat, and I have come to a mindset that clean eating is not only physically beneficial but the mental benefits are the most rewarding. Clean foods are good for the soul.

This blog is also about life’s moments, because sometimes I want to talk about things other than food, fitness and health. Sometimes I want to talk about fun stuff like my adorable kitties, traveling, my family, or other crazy life moments. A little dab of this, a little dab of that.

Are you a vegetarian, a vegan or what?

I don’t really like labels. Never have, never will. Unless you are talking about Le Creuset french cookware or Kate Spade purses. I really like those labels :) If we are being factual though, YES I’m a vegetarian, and NO I’m not a true vegan. Vegans are hardcore, and I salute them for it. Veganism is a lifestyle, not just a diet. My diet is primarily vegan because that is what makes me feel best, so it’s safe to say that most of the recipes featured on this blog are vegan. I do believe in the ethical treatment of animals, and I have strong aversions towards the factory farming industry, but I cannot say that I’m a true vegan. For more info check out my page on vegetarian vs. vegan or read about the benefits I’ve experienced following a veggie diet.

What’s your favorite form of fitness?

Yoga all the way. Yoga has been a huge part of my life over the years, and has actually changed my life, improved my health and brought me to a level of mental clarity and peace that I never realized I was missing. I was diagnosed with a very rare joint disease when I was a teenager that at times can severely limit my physical activity. Yoga has been my strength and my rock over the years, and has been the one form of fitness that my body can almost always tolerate. For my full story on the healing powers of yoga, read here.

What do you do exactly?

As I mentioned on my about page, I’m a graphic artist and a full-time student in business school. So what DO I do? For work, I play with Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign, designing products for my mother’s business. I also get to do lots of fun art and craft projects to demo our products and blog about them on the company blog. Sometimes on weekends I travel to shows and artist conventions for product exposure. All in all I have a pretty sweet job. Plus my mom is my boss, how much better can you get? And sometimes I get to do crazy things at art conventions like dress up like Wonder Woman.

I’m also a college student. I’m in business school working my way towards my CPA license. I’ve always been a people person and a math nerd so I really love business school and I’m so happy I made the decision to go back to college. (For the second time!) I just started an internship at accounting firm in the fall of 2011. My days are pretty hectic with balancing school, two jobs, and my cooking passion–but I manage!
What does the name Green Food, Green Thumb, High Heels represent? 
Green Food=  being environmentally sound, eating healthy and wholesome food that nourishes my body and my soul.  

Green Thumb = being proactive and getting my hands dirty because hard work is hard work. There’s no lollygagging or dillydallying. If you want to be healthy, active and in shape, you have to eat healthy and move. Run. Walk. Do yoga. Plant a garden. Sweat. Get up early in the morning and make yourself a HEALTHY breakfast. There is a reason it’s called work, and that’s because it isn’t always easy. Get your hands dirty and have fun doing it! 
High Heels = confidence.  Overall health relates to both the physical and mental aspects. For me, the mental was the hardest part and still is. In the past decade, I overcame a serious eating disorder along with a twisted path of dabbling in unhealthy lifestyle choices. It took A LOT for me to step out of the cyclone of a tunnel I was in. But I did it. I finally strapped on my high heels and held my head up high. I overcame and I conquered–with confidence! My mother always said, it takes a confident woman to strut in sexy high heels.

Thank you for visiting Green Food, Green Thumb, High Heels.
Please feel free to comment because your comments INSPIRE me and really make my day!

~Peace, Love & Veggies xo