So… this is it: my very first blog post. I’m excited and aloof at the same time. This is the very first seed of what hopefully will become a breathing tree. In this post I want to bring to you two things: I want to present to you a general picture of who I am, where I'm coming from and where I want to go — and I'll give you a little sneak peek of what my typical main meal looks like.
This way, you can get a first impression of the power behind PLANTSEEDS.
So my name is Siobhan, I am 23 years old and I live in Belgium. As a child, I always had 'oversensitive senses', by which I mean that emotionally as well as physically I couldn't handle much. I would be easily overwhelmed by environmental input and physical stress, which articulated in regular headaches, nausea, nosebleeds, hyperventilation attacks and feelings of detachment and dullness.
When I was about fifteen years old, I started developing really bad eczema. My skin got covered in dry, red, itchy patches and I felt awkward in my own skin. As the condition of my skin only got worse over the years, I became exhausted and I developed a depression.
Luckily, I have always had a see-through mentality and it is with this mindset that I eventually saved myself.
Only three years ago, in 2012, I started gradually changing my diet and turned to a more holistic approach on health. In 2015, I became a member of Elwin Robinson’s Complete Detox Academy and ever since, my health and with it, my lust for life, have been on a positive journey forward.
After seven years of expensive and harmful conventional medical treatments, I finally found something that really seemed to work: a combination of (daily) detoxing together with assimilating more whole, raw plant foods into my diet.
In the following blog posts, I want to go deeper into detail about how I do this — that is, what detoxing means to me and how I prepare easy and delicious plant-based meals every day.
And to give you an image of what that is… This is what I had for dinner today:
Your eyes see steamed cauliflower with tahini-mustard-oliveoil-lemonjuice-salt-nutmeg-pepper dressing accompanied by sautéed paksoi-sesameseeds in coconut oil with oliveoil-paprika-cumin-salt-pepper-chickpeas and a salad of carrot-beetroot-paksoi-pecans-pinenuts-pumpkinseeds-raisins-applecider-balsamic-salt-flaxoil. And because I was starving while I was assembling my meal, I even added a second plate with sliced avocado-tomato-freshbasil-salt-pepper-dried basil.
I didn’t feel hungry for six hours.
I thrive on plants!