If you haven’t visited Kelsey Brown’s blog Happyolks where “recipes and stories for happy folks” are born, you’re missing out. Kelsey and her husband treat Happyolks as a collaborative project, where he takes the photographs and she develops the recipes and shares some of the most beautiful stories you’ll read. Trust me, I read a lot of blogs but hers remains one of my absolute favorites.
When you visit Happyolks, expect to find whole foods recipes, breathtaking imagery, and thoughtful narrative that will pierce your soul. We had the extreme pleasure of speaking with Kelsey recently about her blog and her approach to health. Here’s what she had to say.
Why did you start your food blog?
I talk at length about how Happyolks was born here, but essentially it is the product of my constant call to experiment with writing, seek human connection, and create recipes that nurture both tummy and soul.
How would you describe your approach to eating/health?
Kindness. That’s my approach. I like to think of my body as a sacred vessel that allows me to live out my best life. It works so hard for me every day whether I’m on the job, out for a run at the park near our house, or trekking through the Patagonian Andes. I fuel with plants and proteins and minerals as a way to pay gratitude for all it allows me to do, and keep it strong for years to come.
Have you always had an interest in healthy food or did it come later in life?
My mom was pretty vigilant growing up about keeping junk out of the house. She was into organic foods, nutrient rich diets, and natural medicine before it was in vogue. I didn’t know what an Oreo was until I had a playdate with a girlfriend in the third grade. Of course, this was rough on a 8 year old and I formed feelings of resentment toward the co-op where we got non-dairy ice cream, etc. Mom certainly got me started on the right foot, and as I moved out on my own and began researching and developing my own ideas around health and fitness, the lifestyle became exponentially more sacred.
What is your favorite (or a few of your favorites) food/ingredient to use in the kitchen?
Lemons, harissa spice, good quality olive oils.
Has blogging changed the way you view food and cooking? If so, how?
It has reinforced the celebratory, healing, and meditative powers of the kitchen.
What three recipes would you like to share with our readers?
Kelsey is the 15th in a series of spotlights on healthy food bloggers. Be sure to check back next Sunday to meet another healthy food blogger in our midst.