My name is Kelly. I am a veggie-lover in Chicagoland. I spend my time reading, learning, sharing, and connecting with like-minded soul searchers. I am always knitting something. I practice movement everyday. Quietly finding gratitude and love along the way.
I believe that you know what feels best for your body.
I respect your decision to eat whatever you choose.
This is a comfortable place to explore recipes that may be new to you.
Appleseed Cuisine is a project to share ideas & inspiration for making meals that any type of eater can enjoy.
I love sharing food with people. I’ve been working in restaurants and around food for as long as I can remember. My first job was filleting fish at a seafood counter. Most recently, I worked at two different raw vegan restaurants and was inspired to keep creating new recipes of my own.
I started making food for friends at work to try. I invited family and friends over for dinner to try my latest creations. I bring juice and lunches to my yoga instructors and fellow yogis. There is something magical to me about watching someone taste something they would never consider making, and loving it.
I shared a lunch with the owner of a yoga business who invited me to come prepare all the meals for a whole weekend retreat centered around local, organic veggies. It went so well, and the feedback was so positive, I wanted to continue creating and sharing. I’m starting this blog to keep finding new meals that inspire me and you.
This blog is a way for me to continue sharing.
I’ve gone through a wonderful process of discovering what works well with my body and what doesn’t.
I began my food journey around 2006. After being diagnosed with “adult onset asthma” and having multiple digestive issues, both for several years, I finally found some answers in reading about how food could be affecting my body. I previously held a very compartmentalized and limited belief system where food = gaining weight or losing weight, medicine = healthy or not healthy, and exercise = muscles or no muscles, and didn’t think my mental state and self-talk could be involved in any of this.
I never considered how all of these things could be related, could overlap, or might have anything to do with each other. After shifting my diet pretty radically from a standard American diet to whole foods plant-based and changing my mental image of “health,” I’ve experienced many positive changes in my health, body, and mind. This is a blog about my personal experiences with food and not intended to treat any illness or disease.
I believe in lifting people up and supporting each other in our own personal decisions.
Many people I love in my life choose to eat very differently than I do.
I love them and support them just the same.
I wish joy, peace, health, and happiness for you. I’m grateful you are here reading this and sharing a love of food with me. Thank you for showing up.