Hi I'm Jill. I believe living in a way that feels good - and I don't mean 'good' as in 'great' .. I mean good as in feeling fully alive, connected and happy. The most powerful lesson I have learned is that if you want to feel good, start with food.
I believe in moving in ways that feel good, engaging in ways that feel good and of course eating food that feels good - food that nourishes not only your tastebuds and your body but that also fuels your sense of purpose and connection.
The foods you choose to consume can say so much about the energy you put out. I created LiveClean Kitchen with that principal in mind. I make food that is inspired by the lasting benefits of their whole ingredients - fresh, plant based, real food that is easy to make and totally delicious. While I don't believe in the hype of superfoods or in magical properties of one food in particular I do believe that eating an abundance of no to low processed whole plant food will have you feeling balanced, connected and like your best self.
I am an introverted person, an artist, a teacher, a friend - but my personality and passion ignite when I am able to share recipes and talk wellness. I am best able to be of service and truly enjoy myself through this space - it is my vehicle for connection, for creativity and for living in a purposeful way. Building community is my ultimate goal - a community driven by purpose, sustainability and of course, really good food.
Before finding the veganism in 2015, I suffered from constant stomach pain and countless infections, the worst of which peeking in my teens and early twenties. It has taken nearly a decade of education, set backs and relentless self advocacy before I came to understand that among other things, FOOD HEALS. It was/is a lot of trial and error but as I began eating a whole foods plant based diet and feeling better in my body, I found that other parts of my life that left something to be desired began to heal as well (relationships, body image, life direction). At this time I also awoke to the impact our consumption of animal products had on our earth; I became enlivened when I learned that my lifestyle could not only help my health but also aid to end cruelty toward animals and help to repair the damage humanity has imposed on the environment.
Unlike a lot of wellness bloggers out there I am a lifetime learner who isn't afraid to be wrong - I don't have (or want) all of the answers BUT I have found a pathway to healing that I cannot stay quiet about. I founded LiveClean Kitchen in early 2016 as a way of serving those of you who are also committed to wellness, honesty, balance and delicious food. I am obsessed with the powerful, healing nature of plants and re-learning my way around the kitchen, my own body and honestly, life in general.
I believe in creating good food for a better world - and I want you to taste it! Thank you for following along with LiveClean Kitchen.
LiveClean Kitchen offesr a simple, balanced, holistic approach to food, wellness and movement. It is platform devoted to exploring ways to better nourish yourself and the planet in a practical and (deliciously) mindful package.
If you're looking to get inspired to cook healthful, tasty plant based recipes that help you to thrive in your daily life, stick around!
It is my mission to show you that eating well is not a punishment for bad behavior but rather a reward for loving yourself completely. By consuming plant based foods, you can eat in abundance without guilt or consequence and you will feel your best self - check out my recipes for inspiration.
Healing with food
Wondering how a plant based diet can help you? There is no single life choice you can make has a greater impact on your health, the health of the planet and the advancement of every other living being than eating a plant-based diet. It's the easiest, best and most directly beneficial way to make a positive impact. While I don't believe there is a one size fits all 'diet' for everybody, I do believe that eating more fresh, vibrant fruits and veggies makes you feel more yourself, more alive and more ready to show up for the people and things you love!
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why do you call your recipes plant based? Are you vegan? What's the difference?
While I am not steadfast in the belief that one "diet" fits all I do believe that the more WHOLE PLANT FOODS we consume, in general, the better we feel. Offering "plant based" content means I do not include eggs, milk, honey, cheese or animal flesh in any of my recipes, ever. I do not intend to say that this is the way you should eat but instead I offer this information in a friendly, approachable, and hopefully somewhat humorous nature. Personally, I identify as an ethical vegan which means I prescribe to the belief system that no animal should have to suffer unnecessarily on my behalf - as part of that belief system I refrain from eating any and all animal products. I do NOT think everyone has to think, say and do as I do - its a choice. I share my opinions and views with love in my heart for you (the reader), for myself and of course for the animals...and I hope it always come across that way. PLEASE reach out if you have any questions about veganism, its ethos, its ethics and the 'diet' that goes along with it - I am more than happy to chat!
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