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it began with family.
Growing up in a big Italian family, a passion for food has always been present. Watching my grandparents add their magic to every meal ingrained the power of food + connection in my life from a young age. Every Sunday about 20 of us quiet, shy, and timid Italians (lol) would meet at my grandparents house for food, conversation & connection as I would prop myself up in their tiny 4x8 kitchen to watch them work their magic.
As a sinless Italian can never deny food, snacking became a daily ritual for us all. Sure, our meals were delicious, real, and rarely made with processed ingredients, but eating 10 pounds of pasta and bread every week wasn’t sustainable for everyone, especially my Mom.
discovering holistic wellness.
Nobody wants to see their mom in pain. Searching for the root of Mom’s discomfort was the ultimate journey for myself & our family when I was just 10 years old. Plowing through scans, pills, traditional western medicine, and endless doctor visits caused my mom to reach a boiling point. Luckily, my Dad discovered an alternative method that made all of the difference—holistic eating & lifestyle. After overhauling the family diet and nourishing her body from the inside-out with real, whole, anti-inflammatory foods, the severity of my mom’s ailments lessened and the overall health of our entire family improved. My obsession with wellness had begun.