Hi! I'm Sarah Farsh(icle), your fun and fruity ice pop. Creative Director for Whole Foods Market® by day, Professional Belly Dancer by night, occasional Health Food Blogger, and Full-Time Dragon Girl. This is my food blog.
Daily Mantra: Eat A Rainbow, Save A Unicorn. As a Dragon, that's my motto to to help encourage YOU to eat a vibrant amount of nutrient rich fruits and veggies, while helping to end the suffering of all animals.
I love cooking, eating and sharing my super easy recipes that taste yummy, keeps you healthy and makes you feel really good inside and out. I like to eat and prepare whole foods that hold the highest amount of nutrient density avalible. Primarily raw and unprocessed, single ingredient foods such as fruits, veggies, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds and whole grains.
I don't like to eat things like processed foods, foods that are sold in a box with a lot of ingredients I can't pronounce or animal based food. I also stay away from processed sugars and fats, artificial sweeteners, dairy, meat, chicken and egg products.
This is the nutrition pyramid that I follow:
I have been aware of healthy eating ever since I was a little girl (thanks to my mom).
But thanks to society, for a while I made some poor food choices. I always loved to cook and frequently cooked what I thought was healthy food. I typically cooked things such as roasted chicken, grass-fed steaks, roasted vegetables loaded in olive oil, roasted potatoes, charcuterie boards and artisanal cheese platters.
I never thought I would ever or could ever give up a lot of those things. I didn't even have any interest to until I randomly ended up at a lecture for work by Dr. Fuhrman in April, 2010. It completely revolutionized my way of eating.
I became obsessed with upping my vegetable intake, and rearranged all my meals to consist mainly of vegetables. I minimized my intake of animal protein to almost zero, cut out processed foods, dairy, sugar, salt, and oil from my regular diet. I wasn't perfect, but I significantly improved my diet. About a year later, I went to an Eat Right America Immersion program to learn more about the plant base diet and health benefits. I also gained an incredible amount of knowledge on this lifestyle of eating.
Today, many things motivate me to continue eating a plant base diet, and I've even evolved to Veganism. Since I started this plant-based lifestyle in 2010, I lost and kept down a total of 27 lbs, and simply feel great. More important than my weight loss, I value the environmental benefits a plant base diet makes to our environment. And Veganisme, to help end the suffering and cruelty of innocent animals caught in our food chain.
If you're looking for some more motivation on becoming Vegan or Plant Base, I highly suggest doing some reading and research on your own. For great readings to start with, I recommend: Eat To Live by Dr. Fuhrman, The Happy Vegan by Russell Simons, Skinny Bitch by Kim Barnouin, and Salt Sugar Fat by Michael Moss.
If you're not a book person, here are some great informational documentaries: Forks Over Knives by Lee Fulkerson, Cowspiracy by Kip Andersen, Earthlings by Shaun Manson, and Food, Inc. by Robert Kenner.
If you're just a visual learner, here are some great plant base and vegan Instagrammers to follow: @missionmeli, @foodmarshall, @wickedhealthy, @bestofvegan and +Vegan Food Share
I decided to create this food blog for my friends, family and those who are looking for some inspiration to help make healthier choices. All of the food photos are taken by me with a camera phone in the kitchen, outside in the garden, or during travels. I hope you enjoy my stories along with recipes, and that they inspire you to eat more veggies!
I love hearing from you and would be happy to answer any questions. If you're looking to learn more about a plant base lifestyle or how to get started, just email me: firstname.lastname@example.org