Hi there, thanks for stopping by today!
I am Melissa Torio and I am a Certified Culinary Nutrition Expert and Certified Instructor of the Academy of Culinary Nutrition.
I am passionate about helping others live simpler and healthier lives.
Wherever you are on your own personal journey, I hope this blog will inspire you to eat real food and live a more sustainable lifestyle.
My Food Philosophy: Don’t Scrimp on Real Food
There are some things my family will scrimp on to save money, and real food is not one of them.
Eat real food.
Avoid processed food. Make meals from scratch.
No GMOs. Eat organic fruits and vegetables, as much as money allows, local when possible. Grow your own, that is as local as it gets.
No gluten or conventional dairy. Pasture-raised meat and eggs, and sustainable seafood, if any.
Avoid gluten. Drink non-dairy milk, but will eat grass-fed butter, ghee and raw milk cheese.
Get pasture-raised, non-GMO-fed meat and eggs from the local farm.
Consume fermented foods daily.
Have some kombucha, kefir or cultured vegetables every day.
Drink clean water.
Filter toxins especially fluoride out of drinking water. (We love our Berkey!)