In 2013, Kelly graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Arts in illustration, and since then has been channeling her creativity into everyday cooking. She truly believes that food has the innate ability to heal and protect us, and as such, Kelly listens to her own intuition and self-awareness when nourishing her body.
Like most other people, Kelly was raised in Ontario, Canada eating foods that were factory farmed, highly processed, and ridden with herbicides, pesticides, and glyphosate. At the age of 14, she became a lacto-ovo vegetarian, consuming fruits and vegetables along with the typical nutrient-deficient foods that teenagers consume. Despite having no ‘serious’ medical conditions, Kelly had low iron, low energy, low self-esteem, was hypoglycaemic, had an abundance of cavities, mild depression, and cystic acne. It was her body crying for help.
Eventually getting an internship position with Sustain Ontario, a Toronto-based alliance for healthy food and farming, she soaked up every bit of knowledge she could get on biodynamic farming, permaculture, food prep, kitchen literacy, and organic gardening. Kelly changed the way she ate — she dove deeper into the world of plant based food and became intuitively drawn towards organic, fresh fruits and vegetables, juicing, and smoothies. For her, she felt more energetic and clear than she had ever before.
While she knows that what works for every person is different, she comes into the health and wellness space to share what brings her joy at this time. She has found that focusing on organic/biodynamic, “healthy,” simple, natural foods is the most satisfying with the powerful whole codes from nature’s wisdom. Going through her journey, she has moved away from old habits and now only craves high vibrational foods; she has transitioned from a mindset of “I am not allowed to” to “I want to include this, this, and this.” Food is nourishment and fuel, and Kelly believes it’s a huge expression of self-love and self-care. She also views food as information, and coming to understand its ability to change her cells, hormones, immune system and overall mind-body-spirit.
Why not make Kelly’s Curry Fries with Miso Gravy Recipe?
Kelly invites you to pick and choose what resonates with you, to trust and follow your own divine intuition and reclaim your “health,” power and unique ways of thriving—all without too much attachment because everything changes.
If you’re interested in learning more about Kelly, reach out or follow her on Instagram @culinary.crimes!
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