This (mostly food) blog is inspired by minimalism, which I’m loosely defining as an attempt to live more simply and intentionally, and to tamp down the urge to acquire more things that distract us from focusing on what’s really important. I love minimal architecture and design and am constantly trying to pare down my possessions and create order, though this often goes against my natural tendencies toward disorder.
With food, I aspire to create nourishing and delicious recipes that use a minimum of processed ingredients. I love cuisine from all over the world, especially Morocco, where I have extended family and where I lived for two years. As a cultural anthropologist I’ve studied the distressing transition to a diet of processed fast food that is happening around the world, and I’m interested in efforts to reverse it. As a parent and a part-time Zumba instructor, I also want to bring joy and health to the people who are close to me.
Edible minimalism doesn’t mean cooking only simple things. Rather, it is about being mindful of the process of making food, and bringing together the people we love to enjoy it.
“Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” – Michael Pollan
“The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.” – Marie Kondo