"Everything in moderation, including moderation"
- Oscar Wilde
Hi, I'm Alli and I love cooking and eating. My favourite food on earth is bread and salted butter, but eating just about anything that is seasonally or regionally special with loved ones is one of my life’s greatest joys. I’m grateful to live in a vibrant neighbourhood in Toronto, Ontario that’s filled with fresh fruit markets, independent food merchants and a gorgeous weekly farmer’s market. On weekends, I enjoy cooking big meals for family and friends , but during the week I rely on tried and true, 5 -ingredient-or-less classics and our favourite take out joints.
In addition to my love of food and cooking I am also a soon to be registered psychotherapist with an interest in mindfulness, social justice and radical self acceptance. As such, I believe food is far more than nutritional fuel. Our relationship to food is psychological, emotional, cultural, artistic , economic and ecological. Food nourishes whatever part of us needs to be fed and nobody should feel hungry because of emotional or economic poverty. I embrace intuitive eating and shameless indulgence, and I whole heartedly reject the endless, needless pursuit of weight loss in a culture obsessed with being thin. I also try to be mindful of the ecological and socio-economic impacts of my food choices. This blog is my way of making a small, positive contribution to a culture of food that celebrates the uniquely human experience of finding joy and beauty in what we eat. So go ahead, have your cake and eat it too!