Ah So Yummy is all about downright healthy and delicious homemade recipes, mostly whole food and plant based. We cook our dishes with herbs and spices to enhance their flavor without adding unnecessary fat, sugar or calories. With the use of herbs and spices we add color, aroma and flavor to our dishes waking up the sleepiest taste buds.
I was a health major in college and followed a very healthy diet and lifestyle for years until life happened and I got too busy, tired and stressed to care. I lived on junk food, processed food and sweets until aging caught up with me and I started feeling the effects of my unhealthy eating habits. The same was true for my sister, my partner in crime. Our outing always ended with an unhealthy and high-calorie meal or dessert and after gaining a few pounds the following day, we would always talk about how we were going to watch our diet, not for health reasons but for weight. But, unfortunately we always fell back into our old habits without fail. It wasn’t until our health problems started to surface that we changed course from “living to eat” to “eating to live”. Eating healthier hasn’t rid us of our chronic health problems, but it has definitely prevented further damage to our bodies.
My sister and I cook our food with whole food and plant-based ingredients and avoid all animal, animal-based products, eggs, dairy, processed foods and sugar – corrections, she strictly follows the vegan diet and I occasionally eat eggs and dairy so that makes me vegetarian, a gluten-free vegetarian that is. We both base our diet around unprocessed or minimally processed veggies, fruits, whole grains, beans, legumes, nuts and seeds. Well, the best part of this new eating style is that we both lost weight without even restricting or counting calories and we feel a lot healthier.
If you associate clean eating with bland and boring food like we used to, just give our recipes a try and judge for yourself! You’ll be amazed when you learn how to literally change the dynamics of your meal with a pinch of this, a sprinkle of that and a little bit of creativity and experimentation. A simple everyday ingredient can have a completely different flavor complex depending on the herbs and spices you use. With the wide variety of herbs and spices available to us nowadays our healthy food will never be boring again! And the best part is, you not only turn your ingredients into something AH SO YUMMY, you improve your health as well. After all herbs and spices have been used not only for flavoring, but also for health and medicinal purposes throughout the world.
Who said healthy eating was boring! Eat smart, live longer.