Hi! I'm Kristine, the gal behind these recipes and wellness posts. I care a whole bunch about agriculture, sustainability, and mastering the art of gluten free sourdough bread.
I'm lucky to live in sunny Denver where there is easy access to nature. I'm on my way to graduating as a master of nutrition therapy (MNT) in 2019 but I know a thing or two about achieving optimal health through experience. I find mission from my experiences in helping others heal. Healing my own health challenges got me in the kitchen, in-touch with my surroundings, and I'll never look back. I'm really passionate about functional health. Functional approaches to health begin with quality nutrients that build us up. I want to know where my food comes from, how to prepare it most nutritiously, and how to source it sustainably. We are what we eat eats, after all. With experience on my side, below is how this whole wellness thing seems to work and I'm here to help you achieve it.
Keys to wellness in short:
- Food is preventive healthcare.
- Your whole history is your health story, everything is connected.
- Heal the cause, don't just treat the symptoms.
- Learn to do more with less effort.
No one diet or lifestyle is a panacea for everyone and everything, and it's vital in achieving wellness to experiment with what makes you feel good. I firmly believe that we are beings whose wellness is based on bioindividuality. On this site you'll find functional food recipes that I've developed to foster optimal health. They're generally free of dairy, gluten, and refined sugar. But as always, roll with how ya feel.
Beyond nutrition and advocating for a non-toxic, minimalist lifestyle, I also dabble as a guide of stråla yoga. Stråla brought me back to myself, and now there’s no greater feeling than to inspire the process of feeling in others. Everything starts from within and I’m beyond thankful to have the privilege now to inspire others in my community to try the same process. The modalities of movement do more for our bodies than just a practice of exercise, it’s an approach to life with ease. If you're interested in having me guide events or private lessons, reach out via the contact tab!
What I'm Reading
on the bedside table now:
- Motivational Interviewing - Dawn Clifford
noteworthy reads of 2018:
- Biology of Belief - Bruce Lipton
- The Vegetarian Myth - Lierre Keith
- Statin Nation - Justin Smith
- Grass-Fed Nation - Graham Harvey
- Grass, Soil, Hope - Courtney White
- Prescription for Nutritional Healing - Phyllis A. Balch
- NPR How I Built This
- Bulletproof Radio
- FX Medicine
What do you eat? The foods I include or avoid in my diet are always in flux as products of following how I feel. I like my animal products pasture-raised and my plants local and organically grown. Whatever my food choice, I do my best to ensure it's coming from somewhere responsible for the sake of the environment, animal, farmer, and my own nutrition. In general, I roll with locality and the seasons.
How do you have time to cook? Meal prep and prioritizing. I prioritize cooking my own food as an act of self-care, to save money, and cooking is like an art form for me. Check out my shop to buy Meal Prep Workbook.
Where do you shop? Anywhere that sells organic and responsible foods. In Denver, that's Natural Grocers and occassionally the farmer's market. I tend to buy ingredients like sprouted flour and nuts in bulk online.
What's in your kitchen? I'm a minimalist of almost all entities when it comes to things. If I don't need it to function, I don't own it. Have a check of my Sustainable + Non-Toxic Kitchen Guide.