I’m Aimee and welcome to the start of hope & organic. I’m turning over a green leaf and I’d love for you to join me.
This leaf is about looking my dreams in the eye. My dreams of working wholeheartedly with organic, plant based food. It’s about acknowledging that a bigger space is needed for dreams in my life. I have a goal you see, and that is to spend every day doing what I love... and to share this with the world!
My dreams of working with plant based food have played an enormous role in shaping who I am over the past few years. However I have kept them hidden, except from only those who know me well. I have spent weekends photographing food, experimenting on my husband, friends and family. I‘ll fall asleep with cookbooks. I even learned Swedish from recipes by Anna & Fanny Bergenström and Monika Ahlberg. The closest I came to making my dreams real, was taking 2 months away from my corporate job to train at Matthew Kenney's raw food culinary school in Santa Monica. However, for some reason, fear of the unknown brought me back to the job I left.
But then there are turning points in life. Certain events that open our eyes as to how precious the gift of life is. How easily it can be taken away. That make us aware that we are denying this gift by spending our time doing something that does not fulfill.
So hope and organic is about taking a leap of faith. New beginnings. A plunge into the unknown. I'll be sharing my plant based recipes, my thoughts and dreams, and my photos. I have a lot to share and a lot to learn. So let us learn, share and inspire together.
"Take a deep breath. Lift my head. Take my hand… as we plunge together.
To make our dreams our 'everyday'.
To spend every day doing what we love".
green leaf juice:
Makes 1 large or 2 small glasses
- 2 large handfuls of dark leafy greens, for e.g. kale, spinach, chard
- 2 stalks of celery
- 10 - 15 cm piece of organic cucumber (remove skin if not organic)
- 1 grapefruit
- 1/3 fennel bulb
- small handful of mint leaves /alternatively a 3cm piece of ginger
- 1 cup chopped pineapple or 1 apple for sweetness (if desired)
Press all ingredients through a juicer.