This blog is filled with CLEAN, organic, plant-based, REAL food recipes. We also talk beauty, modern decor, babies, kids and healthy eating for the whole family. We are passionate about feeding children a whole foods diet. Most packaged foods must go if you want to lead a clean lifestyle. On the blog we will share with you the packaged foods that WE do approve of and think are worth the money and convenience. But mainly we encourage families to shop in the produce isle or plant a garden. Kids' snacks in particular are filled with toxic food dyes, corn syrup, refined sugar, gluten and all sorts of other weird flavorings and preservatives.
"Feeding children fresh organic foods is more important than we could EVER imagine. They need vegetables everyday to keep them calm and help them concentrate. We, as parents, lay the foundation for our children's lifestyle/food habits and routines. We need to not only lead by example but it's our jobs as parents to keep their immune systems strong and bodies healthy throughout the younger years. Genetics and DNA play a huge role in our children's health outcomes but their current diet will determine how those genes play out..." -- Juli Novotny
This site doesn't believe in using FEAR, coercion, or pressure when it comes to a clean diet and I don't like the idea of pushing my health opinions upon anybody. I know that everybody has their own health journey. I just enjoy sharing my stories, recipes and photos in hopes that somebody finds inspiration in them.
This blog is all about health, wellness and beautiful fresh food. We aren't here to CURE you or be your doctors, we're just here to simply help you along your path to a better, more whole food diet. Not to mention we aren't parenting experts so when we do talk about kids don't do what we do ;) Just listen and take everything with a grain of salt?
Our recipes are vegetarian but all the dishes on our site can be enjoyed as sides to your steak or fish. Paleo friends are welcome.
Best of health and happiness to you! If you are interested in ANYTHING Marketing related or Advertising on the blog, please contact puremamas @ gmail . com
Bios are below.
Juli's Quick Bio
In highschool...Juli was the head pastry chef at a popular pastry shop near her house.
By age 24...A few years after she graduated from UCLA, she started a vegan health food company, Kookie Karma, in Santa Monica, CA. She also studied to get her masters in holistic nutrition while simultaneously running her business.
Now 33...Juli lives in San Diego as a full-time mom of two little rascal boys: Pierce and Roman - just 12 months apart! She and her family spend their days at the pool, at the beach, at the park or watching mommy cook while eating yummy food in the kitchen which then she blogs about.
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Hailing from South Carolina, Meredith Baird has had a lifelong passion for gourmet vegetarian cuisine. After college she left the traditional route to pursue her passion and became certified as a raw food chef and instructor. Infusing her innate stylistic talent and food sensibility was a natural marriage.
She pursued her culinary career in Napa Valley where she was able to incorporate her knowledge and love of wine into a healthy lifestyle and gourmet cuisine. After California she moved to New York to join the Matthew Kenney team. Since 2008 Meredith has been a crucial part of the Matthew Kenney Lifestyle brand. She has assisted in writing several books with Matthew, as well as open the Matthew Kenney Restaurant and Academy. Intermixed with her passion for food is a great love of design. She has been an integral part of the restaurant design on several cutting edge sustainable projects.
She believes in living life beautifully both internally and externally by nourishing yourself with life-filled, health-giving, beautiful food, while at the same time allowing yourself aesthetic pleasure through art, fashion, photography, music and design. She feels very fortunate that her life's work is all about doing just that.
C H R I S T I N E dionese is an integrative heatlh care specialist, medical journalist, food writer and business development consultant. Popularized by health care professionals and patients alike, her blog, Reaching Beyond Now features a socially conscious take on integrative medicine and the future of lifestyle design. Christine loves teaching people and families how to sustainably design health through food. When she's not with patients you can catch her sprouting organic goodness in the garden, crafting new recipes in her kitchen and working on her upcoming medicinal culinary therapy cooking book. Check out her latest endeavor, Garden Eats to learn more about seasonal kitchen gardening and medicinal culinary therapy.