Welcome to Eat Local. Live Simple.
A little about myself: My name is Kris. I’m 28. I live in California (but I’m from the midwest originally). Sustainability is my jam and I’m a 2013 graduate of the Climate Reality Leadership Program (trained by Mr. Al Gore himself). I learned how to cook from my mother at a young age and I’ve always been her sous-chef (and still am today when I visit home- she is the most fantastic cook out there in my opinion and even placed top 5 nationwide in Good Morning America’s pie contest by Emeril Lagasse and recently became a finalist in the 2014 Pillsbury Bake-Off!). Plant-based cooking has been a huge hobby of mine for several years now so I decided to start a cooking blog to share recipes and spread the plant-based love: all recipes and photographs are created by me. My goal is to cook with locally-sourced ingredients as much as possible, filling my plates with healthy, organic plant-based deliciousness.
Eat Local. Live Simple.
People don’t often think about where their food comes from. Did you know a lot of the fruits and vegetables at the grocery store are shipped several hundred (or thousand) miles? That those beautiful conventional bell peppers and apples are covered in wax? How about that bagged lettuce and other vegetables are gassed to preserve them? (Yep, even the organic). No thank you. There’s something very beautiful about food going straight from the farm to the consumer. First off- it’s the freshest food you’ll find. I love when I talk to a farmer and say “how do they taste?” and he/she responds “they were just picked yesterday!” How cool is that?! It’s also pretty darn cool that we can ask them how the crops were harvested (organic, with pesticides or chemicals, etc.) In today’s world, there are some pretty scary pesticides, herbicides, hormones and antibiotics used to raise both produce and animals. Education is everything- know where your food comes from.
Live Simple implies living a more simple, sustainable life. I will be sharing beauty tips (heat-free hair styling, anyone?), shopping tips, travel tips and more.
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Have a great day 🙂
Peace & love,