A photo of an incredibly dashing couple on my friend Amanda Eliasch’s Facebook wall caught my eye. The depth behind their gaze intrigued me. A few weeks later I met Inesa and Barrington De La Roche with Amanda over cocktails in London, and I was instantly captivated by how their souls seemed to radiate a peaceful inner wisdom, yet as I spoke with Inesa, a lustfully inquisitive mind filled with creative energy became apparent. As with how I feel about Amanda, I really enjoyed a glimpse of the world through Inesa’s point of view. When I saw her powerful, thought-provoking comment this morning, I asked her if I could share this food for thought with all of you.
The 21st century has turned into self-swallowing Sado-masochistic food syndrome… Social media is overflowed with information contradicting itself on ” healthy eating”, “well-being”, “conscious living”….
Instagram, for instance, overloaded with an obsession of “beach bodies”, “bikini mirror selfies”, “food plates”- from breakfast to dinner, gym videos with six packs and yoga headstands… Today food can be treated as a medicine… Just like herbs – it could heal you if you know how to use them, but if you don’t – will kill you…. But instead, food- body is treated as a fashion…. Being organic is fashionable, being at the gym 7/week it’s fashionable, making smoothies and energy drinks it’s fashionable, cooking greens and posting on Instagram it’s fashionable, “healthy” recipes are fashionable….therefore the “wellness” has turned into extremely successful “well-being” – new wave business industry …. As everything is based on supply and demand of course….
Besides, today you can even go shopping spiritually in stores or online…. Spirituality supermarkets are available …..
Any possible obsession is a disease…. It sounds rather ironic but a minute we think that eating green organic salad and doing yoga will make us immortal and makes us conscious, we already far out at sea from our roots of conscious true healthy Self…
If you are looking for the change, -Change yourself from the level of your soul…Become infinite, timeless, unlimited deep from within your core …. – Inesa De La Roche
Moral of the message: let common sense guide you and enjoy food! Life is too short to be spent obsessing over it. I can’t think of a more apropos message as the holidays are upon us. Here’s a perfect side dish recipe for your holiday celebrations.
Smashed Carrots Tinged with Orange & Herbs
Orange brings out the natural sweetness of the carrots while the spices and herbs anchor it in the savory realm. These smashed carrots are a great low-carb alternative to mashed sweet potatoes and are festive enough for an enticing holiday side dish.