Growing up we were poor.
Like, not enough food in the house for us 5 girls and had to rely on neighbors, friends, family and government aid to eat kind of poor.
The quality of the food we ate was simply never in question.
It was always about would we eat and where would that food come from, and even more deeply, where would the money or assistance for that food come from.
Once that was answered, it was on to get as much food as we could at the lowest cost.
That meant we ate plenty of enriched wheat, full fat dairy, refined sugar galore and more.
I loved macaroni and cheese growing up (is that why it’s my first recipe here?!) but we couldn’t even afford the Kraft mac-n-cheese. We had to get the off-brand, Western Family mac-n-cheese. (Which is not at all the same, btws.)
As I grew up, I didn’t think too much about food and it’s quality.
Having grown up in food scarcity meant I was always happy to have enough money to eat (so clearly I had money issues/poverty consciousness I had to heal and I did (yaay!) through what I teach here), even when at 19 that meant living off of $700/month and eating bagels and cream cheese with “Healthy Choice” lunchmeat on top.
I’m literally gagging as I type this. I can’t believe I ate that every day for months on end!
But because we live in a benevolent Universe, life continually works to nudge us in the most aligned directions…
At age 23 and while on Paxil for depression (more on that part of my journey can be found in my vulnerable articles for publications like Elephant Journal here), I gained 25 pounds and felt horribly lethargic.
The breaking point was laying on my bed trying to get my favorite pair of jeans on and realizing they weren’t going to fit.
Something was not right with my body, but I wasn’t sure what exactly…
Thankfully, a friend (there are literally Angels everywhere!) recommended I read “Eat Right for Your Blood Type”.
Turns out I’m the blood type that should not eat wheat.
(I now believe no one is served by eating wheat, but that’s an investigation you must go on yourself if you’re called.)
3 weeks upon cutting all wheat and most dairy out, I lost all 25 pounds, got off the Paxil and became more conscious about what I was putting into my body.
Six years later after cutting out dairy entirely along with most refined sugars, I began the Eat Wheat-Free, Dairy-Free and Low Sugar blog. The blog was one of the first of its kind and was fairly successful. It was fun, but I didn’t think too much about it.
My writing path transformed into a spiritual awakening and healing path and that blog got left in the dust.
I went on to spend the past 11 years healing and supporting others (mostly women and couples) through success coaching, Advanced PaRama BodyTalk healing, spiritual counseling, and spiritual and Love mentorship. See more here.
Time and again I would be asked for recipes or for guidance around how to eat high-vibrationally, consciously and deliciously. Many of the folks I worked with who had diagnosis of cancer and autoimmune diseases would ask for dietary guidance or recommendations.
I would give recommendations as I was guided, but I typically would do nothing more than brush it off as my “old” path and then move on, not giving it much thought.
Well, life continually brings us full circle, particularly when it’s something we’re truly here to do.
In the past year, I’ve had more people than I can count tell me to write a cookbook – seemingly out of nowhere, and I’ve even had people come to me to share that they’ve had dreams about me writing a cookbook.
For Goddess sake, I suppose I should actually do it, eh?!
For whatever reason, writing the cookbook itself felt off. As the author of eight books, usually when I know it’s time to write, I get to writing without interruption. But something about this was different and I wasn’t sure why.
Finally, in meditation – the clarity came – The Metaphysical Menu – and it was this site here with simple photos, easy recipes, product recommends, supplement recommends, etc.
The Metaphysical Menu is a combination of intermittent fasting and eating a super conscious, healthy diet based on my own personal experience as well as in working with women and couples worldwide on the topics of life success, spiritual embodiment and health & wellness.
I’m thrilled to be able to bring it to you and I can’t wait to see where it takes us! Xo