Foodsmarty’s proprietor, Celina Jean, has a passion for very healthy food. Born in Austin and raised by parents who went “raw” before anyone knew what “raw” meant, Celina learned to appreciate ingredients not only for their delicious taste, but their healing properties as well. She combines a unique medical science background, a lifetime of nutritional learning and her deep love of cooking to create healthy, unique and thoroughly scrumptious cookies, pastries and pies. Her goal is to share her passion for foods that nurture and heal the body with as many people as possible.
So my purpose is to show that there is a new and easier way to cook.
I’ve noticed this new movement of people getting away from the grocery store foods, from the fast foods, from the boxed food, from getting a taco at the gas station, and eating real natural form and learning to cook and I think people are limited partially because they don’t know how to cook. They don’t have the experience, the know how or even the knowledge about the types of foods they should be eating to be able to cook healthy nutritious and healing foods. Also, I think people cook the way their parents cook and they saw that a lot of that was time consuming and used a lot of meats, fats and oils. If it didn’t take a lot of time and it tended to not be very good. Well there is a way to cook. It can not be time consuming. It can take just a little bit of time and it is not expensive compared to if you were eating out at a restaurant, because when you make a meal you always have leftovers, you can use that for your next meal and the benefits to your health and your well being and just your overall state is going to be so much more improved even if you do take another ten or twenty minutes. I rarely spend more than ten or twenty minutes making a dinner for myself or even making dinner for someone else. I think if we learn this new way to cook we can move away from the way our parents cook and back to the way maybe that even some of our ancestors cooked, eating this whole foods way.
Whole foods, really, people I think sometimes are confused about that exact meaning. A whole food is something in its natural state, you know, the way it was grown in the ground like if you went outside and picked a food and went and ate it right away. That’s a whole food. It doesn’t have preservatives on it. It doesn’t have pesticides. Even before World War Two we didn’t even use pesticides. There wasn’t really organic and non-organic. It was kind of just grown all naturally. It was only after the Industrial Revolution and the passing of World War Two and the ability to farm on these huge farmlands, people got into doing non-organic food and to increase, big companies, just to increase their profits, and so, just a few companies provide all of the food that we eat. We really got away from the small farms and we’re moving back to that. Here in Austin, you know, farmer’s markets and local farmers, even now in Elgin they are trying to make more of their farms organic and I feel like eating organic is part of a eating a whole foods natural diet because pesticides that are put on our food are just, they’re just poisons, they’re just, if they kill a bug they are going to be damaging to your liver as well or your body in some way.
So basically I hope you join me for my other videos. I’m just going to show all kinds of delicious ways to make wonderful food that’s just natural and also taste really good.
My name is Celina and I’m going to be doing a whole bunch of videos and I really hope you’ll join me and rate my videos. You can also check out my website www.food-smarty.com or you can find some of my recipes on my blog: foodsmarty.wordpress.com and that’s foodsmarty with a y again.
I’m going to be doing a whole series of videos here and I hope you’ll join me in the future, and if you have any particular questions that you would like to address, health issues that you would like to address through nutrition, even if just you have a question about some sort of food or way of cooking, I would love to know it and get back to you or I might even do a whole video on it. So, thanks.
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