My name is Prat Himarao and this is my corner of health! I love writing and trying out new recipes, and when one is a success, I post it on this blog to share with my family and friends. I love experimenting with new foods, flavors, and cooking techniques almost as much as I love cooking nutritious food for my family. I believe in local and organic foods that are cultivated sustainably and responsibly. I also believe that our country needs to return to locally supported food system and a more traditional diet.
My cooking is inspired by the Weston A. Price diet. Weston A. Price was a dentist and researcher who traveled the world in search of the foods that made people healthy. He found that the healthiest cultures ate a diet rich with fresh vegetables, plenty of healthy fats from pastured meat, dairy, eggs, and fish, and fresh fruit, nuts, and seeds. These people often avoided grains and their diets were always completely free from processed foods and white sugar.
I cook with local and organic foods that I purchase from farmer’s markets and food cooperatives. When I do visit the grocery store, I only buy healthy foods that contain less than 10 organic / non-GMO ingredients. I am mindful of GMOs and other chemical contaminants because I do not believe that they are safe or healthful to consume. I don’t know about you, but my family is not a science experiment, and until GMOs are PROVEN safe, my family will not be eating them!
I also try to keep myself and my family moving. Exercise is the key to healthy lifestyle. My husband and I like to hit the gym, but my entire family enjoys hiking, swimming, bike riding, and yoga. There are plenty of fun ways to keep your family moving and healthy. When I come up with new fitness ideas, I will share them with you here.
Another key to staying healthy is staying positive. I am a huge believer in mind-body medicine; when the mind is healthy, the body tends to be healthy, too. We practice mindfulness and gratitude to stay positive.
I’m glad you found my blog and I hope you continue to read and follow my posts! If you have any questions, feel free to ask. Remember, eat mindfully, keep your body moving, and keep a positive heart, mind, and soul. Have a beautiful day!