If you haven’t figured it out by now, I’m Coll and this is my kitchen. I’m a foodie, photographer and home cook. I’m the friend that when you come over to visit, you will always be fed. It’s how I show my love. Raised in a large crazy family, food was the center of things. Being from a southern family just meant that the food was covered in butter and probably fried. Not always the healthiest, but man was it delicious. Growing up I watched my Mom and Grandmother make the most wonderful and simple meals. It was the way they showed love. I’m happy to say, that was passed down to me and something I try to do as much as I can.
About twelve years, ago I started a health journey and began taking steps to change my lifestyle. First was food. I needed to figure out a way to break the addiction I had to all things carbs, covered in butter and all the above. I also began working out. As my body, mind and soul began to change I noticed how, the pounds were not coming off. So I made a change again. This time, going more plant based. Now being a vegetarian wasn’t anything new for me. I tried it out in college, but like most things I tried in college it didn’t stick. Fast forward to 2020 – a year that has been filled with so much change from the norm, and here I am back at the plant based life. I’m a firm believer that you have to be in the right mindset to stick to anything; and with my mind firmly made up, I took the jump and haven’t looked back. My goal, (aside from being healthy) is to create some of the amazing family recipes not just healthier but plant based as well. Now if you are freaking out at this point, it’s okay. I’m not ONLY going to post plant based noms, I’m also going to share just some of the healthier options I’ve been able to come up with. I promise there will be something for everyone to enjoy. So put on some comfy clothes, sit back and enjoy a glass of your favorite and lets eat!!