I currently live in Chicago, IL with my crazy English
husband and three cats who are even crazier. He eats meat, but I
have managed to sneak in a few good eating habits with some raw
food meals of which he is quite fond. Suffice to say, he is my work
I, on the other hand grew up in upstate New York. My mom raised
vegetarian because that was the 'thing to do' in the 70's. For that
will always be grateful. I had sort of an unusual upbringing though.
For four years, my mom and I lived at the Rochester
Folk Art Guild, a resident community in Middlesex, NY with focus
on sustainable living and organic farming. Yep, a bunch of hippies
living together off of the land! And that is where my love for cooking
I discovered raw foods a few years ago and knew that it was just
the thing for me. I didn't seek it out for health reasons. What
appealed to me was all of the exotic ingredients and the sheer variety
of things that you could do with fruits and vegetables. It opened
up a whole new world for me.