I'm not a chef by any means, I'm a self taught, amateur cook who enjoys reinventing recipes and experimenting with the ingredients I have on hand. It's all a learning process, and I'm enjoying reaping the benefits. My take on most recipes is trying to make the meal better - less oil, less sugar, and more of the good stuff. Eat to live not live to eat - I believe as a society we over consume too much of one thing. Balance is key. Eating should be an experience, not a mindless task we do everyday. Being conscience of what you are eating, how you are eating and relishing in it, is the most satisfying way to enjoy a meal. I consider myself to be a pretty simple eater, eating most things as they are or prepped simply. When you are present with your meal, the most simplest dishes can be the tastiest. I mostly use organic, local and humanely treated ingredients (which I recommend everyone does). Respect your body: nourish it with high quality food, that you prepare yourself.