I guess I will start out my blog with a little post about myself! I can’t imagine anyone would want to read a bunch of blog posts written by a person they know absolutely nothing about??? Anyway, my name is Brittany. I am a 26 year old pharmacist living in Indianapolis, Indiana with my fiance Nick and our 3 kids (cats). I know nothing about this whole blogging thing (still not completely sure why I decided this was a good idea?), but I do know that I like food and want to share my food with YOU! Before I get ahead of myself, let me back track a little bit….
So, like I said.. I’m a pharmacist. I decided I wanted to be a pharmacist my Junior year of high school. I told myself I was going to do everything I possibly could to make that dream a reality. So, six years of college and $130,000 of student loan debt later..I’m a pharmacist. What I didn’t know was that being a pharmacist was actually going to make me kinda sad. Why you ask? I spend every day verifying prescriptions, checking for drug interactions, and counseling people on their medications. The majority of these medications are for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. In pharmacy school you learn all the little details of how these drugs work to treat disease. You learn about drug interactions to look out for, side effects to counsel patients on, how to counsel patients in a way they will listen. What pharmacy school doesn’t teach you? How to prevent these medications from being needed in the first place. My entire first year working as a pharmacist, I kept thinking to myself there HAS to be better way to be healthy than taking all of these drugs.
Well, the universe gave me what I was asking for. I stumbled across some plant-based vegan food videos on Youtube completely by chance. This led me to watching Forks Over Knives on Netflix. That was it. I was convinced. I completely changed the way I was cooking and eating. The more I learned about the benefits of a plant-based vegan diet, the more passionate about it I became. I knew I wanted to do more with this information. I wanted to teach others what I knew. However, I knew what I couldn’t do was to tell someone they needed to completely change their diet every time they came to pick up their atorvastatin or metformin. Instead, I decided I would devote my free time to creating new recipes. Doing all of this with the hope that I would find a way to share them with others one day.
I feel it is important to mention that I started learning about a plant-based diet for health reasons. The more I learned and the more my eyes were opened to the horrors of the meat and dairy industries, this lifestyle quickly became about ethics as well. I am a huge animal lover, so changing my lifestyle made sense for me. I now even sponsor a rescued cow named Wilson at the nearest farm animal sanctuary to me! (Upland’s Peak in Indiana)
So, there’s the story behind this blog… I want to share recipes with you all for free. So, that you can eat delicious, healthy, plant-based food with me!