Today’s post and video is sponsored by Sesame Kingdom, a company that makes date-sweetened, flavored sesame seed spreads with wholesome and natural ingredients. In one day I used this versatile spread on everything from fluffy vegan spelt flour pancakes to a pilaf, a salad, and ice cream. It was perfect for all of those dishes, and now I’m very excited to continue experimenting with it. I am giving away a case of Sesame Kingdom, so make sure to enter into the giveaway. Details are below!
I remember the first food blog I started reading: 101 Cookbooks by Heidi Swanson. I discovered these internet recipe logs-slash-personal journals at the very start of my wellness journey, way back in 2007. Wow, this is my 10 year anniversary of being on this path. Back then my only desire was to find a way to continue to eat delicious food without feeling guilty afterwards. I ate only a few vegetables, absolutely no nuts or seeds, and was addicted to Splenda and Coke Zero. But I knew from loving wholesome foods like sweet potatoes, fresh fruit, and beans that there was a way to eat a healthy diet without sacrificing flavor and joy. Food blogs like Heidi’s promised inspiration and great veggie recipes, and they definitely delivered. A couple months into my experiments with cooking vegetables I was in love!
Fast forward 10 years, and I am still on this journey, and I haven’t run out of exciting, delicious, versatile, and nourishing foods to discover. Though I know a lot about food, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, I am constantly learning more. At the moment my focus has been on developing a daily meditation practice, and learning about the incredible powers of mushrooms (one of my favorite foods). The journey continues!