By Anne Oh
I think that it’s so amazing that there are 20,000 people
that like my recipes/post. I can genuinely say that I just simply
love to cook and wanted to share with my followers,
that just because we’re plant based eaters
does not mean we have to give up tasty food!
My intention for this cookbook is to create meals that are really good and not just settling for eatable meals
because we need to eat better.
I wanted to make alkaline versions of our all time favorites.
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I’ve always loved to cook and host people for dinner parties! I would have “country specific” themed dinner parties with my girlfriends and my big brother E, would always come through, devour everything and dip. One weekend was Italian night, with salads, pastas all that good stuff and the next was Jamaican night with carribean themed dishes. I don’t even remember where my mom was but I definitely through these shindigs while still living at home. It was so much fun to me. I really just love a good theme. So, in the spirit of keeping up with a theme, I themed my dishes and cookbook to “alkalizing”
(my definition —veganizing a meal by using alkaline ingredients) traditional and popular non plant based meals and turning them into delicious healthy alternatives that actually taste really really good and sometimes JUST like the unhealthy version! So to sum it all up, I have created a recipe for the top popular dishes in the US.
After doing a ton of research, I decided that I will self publish this cookbook. And with that being said, the ideas that I have in mind for creating a quality cookbook, that will stand the test of time and be an experience for each reader, I’m going to need a little help. Click the link below to become a backer to the kickstarter to help bring the cookbook to you all sooner than later! What’s a “Kickstarter” you may ask? In a nutshell, its an online fundraising platform that helps bring creative projects to life”. But what I think is cool about it is a few things, the “backers” get incentives based on their donation amounts, for example: Free recipes(ehemm that mayo that everyone keeps DM’ng me about) from the cookbook before its even out, an actual copy of the cookbook when its complete, (first to own!), Invite to private tastings etc. I set the goal and if its not made within set timeframe, typically 30 days) the project is not funded and all of the “backers” get there monies back. Once the goal is met, the funds are monitored and used to set the project into place. I think it’s genius. Otherwise, I’m not sure how long it would take me to get this cookbook out.
How cool is it that you’re on this website just off of the strength of wanting to cook/eat better!
Don’t know about you but thats super cool to me!
You really should never say never. I was absolutely, 100%, one of those people who said “I could never be a vegan”
and might have even said it with an attitude. Now just look at me, creating a whole plant based cookbook too.
I don’t want any of this to be about me but I was told this part is necessary.
I studied Healthcare in college, in fact I have my BS from Howard University in Healthcare Management and studied Health Informatics at George Washington, DC. But, really my interest in healthcare didn’t peak until 2017. I’ll get to that later.
I come from a family of carnivores. We’re West African, so our diets consist of A LOT of meat and starch, and I mean A LOT. It wasn’t until one of my family members started having health issues in December 2014 and had to have surgery, (three surgeries actually) that I realized that I need to get it together (and it still took me 3 years after that). The condition in which my family member had said that her diet was a major factor in her condition. So I quickly did my research—which I would encourage EVERY ONE of you to do on your own. Look into the relationship between nutrition and health and food and health. When I really got into the thick of things, I got to the “Alkaline Level, Level 7, as I like to call it…Get it? Anyway, I learned more about the alkaline lifestyle from Alfred Bowmen, Arnold Ehret, Robert Morse and independent research.
I would hear a lot of vegans/plant based eaters say “I have sooooooo much energy after becoming vegan”, that was not my initial case, AT ALL. Because I was pretty much ignorant to all of the facets of transitioning from meat eater to plant based eater, I did’t realize that if I was giving up meat/dairy aka protein that had to make up for the change by tripling maybe even quadrupling my food intake. So, my experience was not that of the people I would hear about. I became lethargic, lost 23 pounds (unwanted) and just always tired. It wasn’t until I met with a dietician and my primary doctor that I found out that my B12 levels went from 727 to 300 in 2 months and my ferritin and iron levels plummeted too. The doc put me on iron supplements and my appetite grew and energy got better. Everyone’s experience is their OWN. I am NOT a medical doctor and suggest you speak to your Primary Care Physician AND a Dietician to share your stats/meals and concerns with before fully transitioning.
Majority of my followers know what the alkaline “diet”is, ( I don’t really like the word “diet” because that seems temporary and it’s moreso a lifestyle). So from this point on, I will be referring to the “alkaline diet” as the “alkaline lifesyle”
What is alkaline diet?
The alkaline lifestyle is based on a theory that some foods cause your body to produce acid, which is harmful to the body and that by eating only plant based foods with an alkaline PH you help reduce the chance of any disease thriving.