With a lifelong passion for a healthy lifestyle and love of vegetarian cuisine, I have never been one to take traditional route. Growing up in South Carolina my preference for plant food was certainly a bit hard to navigate. During college I studied French and Art History where I refined my eye for art, culture, and design - all the while maintaining my culinary enthusiasm. With a vision to integrate good design with health and wellness I pursued my culinary passions further to become a certified raw food chef and instructor. Embracing the raw food movement gave me a unique set of culinary skills and an understanding of plant based ingredients that stretches far beyond what is typically taught in culinary school. Although my food philosophy goes beyond a strict dietary regime, I am grateful for tools I have to create and share beautiful food.
I believe in living life beautifully both internally and externally by nourishing yourself with life-filled, health-giving food, while at the same time allowing yourself aesthetic pleasure through beauty, art and open appreciation.
I have been fortunate enough to play an integral part in several cutting edge restaurant and eduction projects. I am the co-author of three books, Raw Chocolate, Everyday Raw Detox, Plant Food and released my first solo title Coconut Kitchen.
I am now be able to incorporate my culinary skills into my life as a mother, wife and householder and truly believe that if more people understood how to work with raw ingredients the kitchen would be a much healthier and interesting place.
My recipes are designed to inspire and let nature do most of the work.