ALL ABOUT JENNIFER & VEGAN IT REAL
Hey Foodie! I am so glad you stopped by. Here's a little about me and what you can expect from the Vegan It Real site.
🍎 It was a journey to get here. As much as I would like to think good karma and Laws of Attraction made me a conscious vegan overnight, this is a path I started down a long time ago and I am not 100% sure where it will lead. I hope you will stick with me to find out.
🥦 I have a little cred! I am certified as a Plant-Based Culinary Professional, a Holistic Nutritionist, a Food Safety Manager, and a Personal Chef. It's important for me to learn all I can about my lifestyle so I invest in knowledge. After all, I heard it's POWER!
🥕 I talk about food, a lot! I love sharing the latest information on plant-based research and companies and organizations that are making a difference. I might mention brands that I love, give you some vegan travel ideas, and discuss real-life issues that can affect the conscious, plant-based eater.
🍎 You'll find my the good stuff! I'll share my favorite tips, tools, recipes, and resources throughout this entire site. These things have worked for me and they might just work for you!
🥦 Let's collaborate! Why not join efforts to inform others on ways they can get involved in the plant-based revolution? Check out my Collaborate page for ways we can make change happen, together, inside and outside the kitchen!
🥕 At first, I became vegan for my health, but, now I consider myself vegan for everything! Now that I have learned what it truly means to be a vegan, I see the impact I can make through my choices, every day. With that in mind, I am an advocate for the animals and the planet just as much as for my own health. When you choose to lead a plant-based, vegan lifestyle, you are single-handedly changing the world.
🍎 No judgments here! I haven't met a perfect person in all of my days, so, let's not sweat the small stuff and let's just be friends! I will not be THAT vegan who holds your feet to the fire if you slip up, knowingly or not.
🥦 I mess up sometimes. I have come to terms that, try as I may, I am not perfect! If (and when) I mess up, I will always do what I can to make it right. That's how we KEEP VEGANISM REAL here @ Vegan It REAL!
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My background stems from a love of food and a passion for truth in food facts. I want to know what is in my food. I want to know what is good for me, what we don't learn in health class, and what might not be provided to us by our doctors and healthcare providers.
I'd like to understand why there isn't more focus on a healthier, preventative societal norm when it comes to food. Why do we operate on a reactive basis and not a preventative basis? Why don't we look at the whole body for solutions, but rather provide a bandaid for the bits and parts? And, seriously, I'd like to know why real food is so expensive and why junk food is so cheap.
I took time off in 2017 (thanks to the unconditional support of my hubs) and I invested in learning and immersing myself in all I could about plant-based nutrition, holistic anatomy, and real food. I had a deep-seated need to know what food was doing to our bodies, good, bad or otherwise.
Read My Journey to learn more about Why I seek answers about food.
I became certified as a Plant-Based Professional through the world's leading online culinary school, Rouxbe, where I learned professional culinary skills and techniques I never knew existed. And, I became certified in holistic nutrition consulting through AFPA, a world-class health, and fitness school. Through these programs, I found that food and health and life longevity are attainable. If everyone had real facts about real food, they could likely navigate real-life a heck of a lot easier when it comes to preventative healthcare and quality of life. I also learned that 'ole Hippocrates was right..."Food is thy medicine".