Posts tagged food
Anxiety and Me

Hello my lovelies! So much has happened around here since last Thursday that I feel I’ve been away forever and it’s only been a week. As you probably know by now, our brand new course The Roadmap is going live in just three days (three days! Eeek!). What’s even more shocking than that, and why Carlos and I keep pinching each other, is the fact that our early bird students and members are already enjoying the course and loving it! It’s no longer our little baby safely tucked away in our little home anymore. Now it’s out there, for almost everyone and soon to be everyone to see and be a part of. It seems crazy to me that for over a year we’ve been at this non-stop, and now a whole new chapter in Brownble begins.

This journey has been amazing, exhiliarating, fun, eye-opening and full of lessons, and I can’t thank you enough because without you it wouldn’t be possible! To top things off, we’re getting ready for a big kitchen remodel around here, which you’ll all get to see in action of course, and that has meant filming round the clock so that all our content can continue to come out in spite of our house looking like the Hulk came to visit and suddenly got really angry. Add to that the normal and sometimes challenging things of daily life, and situations that have had to be resolved as they pop up, and we honestly feel like a whole new stage of life is ahead. It feels just like when you finish something really big, and now comes the calm and a new adventure we can feel coming, but can’t quite tell what it is yet. The roadmap in and of itself was a huge breakthrough for me in particular. I went to places I hadn’t been to when it comes to the way I share content and my personal views, not to mention the fact that it challenged everything I thought I could and couldn’t do.

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Finding your Food Stories: a Map to Understanding your Relationship with Food

In a recent blog post and podcast episode, we talked about finding your body image story. Those short conversations and events that happened early in your life that started to define the way you looked at and felt about your body. Going back is so powerful, therapists have know this for years. It's not about feeling sorry for yourself, or getting stuck in a blame cycle, or living in the past, it's actually about coming to a bigger sense of understanding, and with that, lots of compassion and love towards yourself and whatever issues you have now. It's understanding that you and the people around you are simply human, and it's also the beginning stages of finding true healing, especially when it comes to food, eating and body image issues.

Since we already went on that scavenger hunt to find our body image stories, today we're going on a different ride, we're going back in time to look for specific moments in which we got important cues about food, eating and dieting. We're on a mission to dismantle these, and to build our views about food back up in a more healthy and pleasurable way that excludes punishment or guilt. Doesn't that sound nice? As usual, I'm sharing some of my stories, it's only fair right?

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5 Simple Tips to Start Improving your Plant Based Cooking Skills

As you know, although my cooking skills skyrocketed when I studied cooking and got certified as a plant based cook, most of my skills and creativity in the kitchen was something that developed over time, and something that simply came from huge curiosity and practice. Not to mention all the wonderful and unexpected teachers I had along the way.

Most of what I know about cooking was completely self-taught and is the result of over 19 years of simply spending time in the kitchen and having the desire to get better and better and learn what I needed to learn. It's also the result of just loving food and being a serious eater! That's the funnest part.

Whenever friends come over for dinner or I listen to them talk about their cooking, I always hear the same thing, people have the firm belief that outstanding restaurant-like cooking is reserved for just a select few, and that you're either born with the gift or went to the best cooking school in Paris. They also use time as an excuse not to create varied and creative meals... "if I had more time I could make more interesting meals, but now I only cook the same foods over and over again". Sound familiar?

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