Who is Mama?
Mama believes in fresh, organic, local/in season, unprocessed plant-based food. A Culinarian with cooking school, restaurant and catering backgrounds, she is a certified Ayurvedic Nutrition Therapist and co-author of Yoga for Cancer: Esoteric, Yogic and Dietary Remedies. She also completed Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s Plant Based Nutrition Course at eCornell University. Carissa believes we are healthier both short- and long-term because of the addition of more and more unprocessed and unadulterated plant-based foods into her family’s diet. Through this blog, she shares information with other parents on how to create a disease-free, healthy life by adding more raw fruits and vegetables into their family’s diets. She has been a panelist on Huffington Post Live and contributed to PETA, RawMom, and more. Carissa also blogs about homeschooling her son and her attached family in The Cardinal House.
Mama in the Kitchen is about A FAMILY: a Son with multiple allergies, an athlete Dad, and a homeschool Mama, who have created a Health Concious Family. Today, we proactively choose health. We make time to de-stress, to enjoy each other’s company, to exercise (all 3 of us are ranked indoor rowers) and most importantly, we choose to eat foods that are as organic, as in-season, as unprocessed and as freshly prepared as possible. If there is a treat on their table like Mama’s donut holes, spinach chips and green sundaes, rest assured that they are all freshly prepared, kid- and family-approved, nutritious and plant-based. What’s more, they don’t take more than 30 minutes of active ‘work’ and they truly are so healthy you will have no qualms serving them for breakfast!
Mama in the Kitchen includes our family’s dietary adventures and choices, how this Mama gets her boys to eat more unprocessed plant-based foods and how this Mama pampers herself! There are many well-researched posts and tips on how the a plant-based diet affects a family’s health. There are also raw and cooked plant-based family recipes that are quick (under 10 ingredients and 30 minutes of active work – otherwise, I have no time for them myself) and easy to follow (not complicated) for parents who don’t have much time and yet want healthy fare for the family. There are also numerous reviews on cosmetic products.
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