An Eater’s Manifesto was born from an awakening. After years of feeling sluggish and out of balance with my lifestyle, I needed a change and was determined to find a better way. I embarked on a journey and started exploring the world of nutrition, using myself as a guinea pig and fine tuning the foods I put into my body. And to my delight, it worked – I came to the ah-ha moment of “Oh, this is what good feels like!”
I believe the energetics of food and how you bless each experience is just as important as the type of food you eat.
Hello, world! I’m Julia, photographer by day, food blogger by night. Originally from Hillsboro, Oregon, I moved to Los Angeles when I was 18 to study film production at University. Why leave such a beautiful state for such a metropolitan city, you ask? Why the Mexican food, of course. Also, the urban sprawl would be lovely to have around since I do appreciate it.
In the spring 2014 I moved back to Oregon to take a baby step towards my giant, sweeping dream. In my ideal life, I’d live on a big ranch out in the Oregon countryside, freelancing as a photographer and cookbook author. I’d have a Jersey cow, named Henrietta and also have a calf that I would name it Baby.
I’d have a garden filled with flowers and heirloom fruits and vegetables, along with a special plot dedicated to the plants whose seeds I received from my parents, who have been carefully selecting, harvesting and drying only the most prized seeds from their immense garden for the past 30 years, and those plants would make the other plants look bad if they were all up on them.
There would also be olive trees, too. The cold Oregon winter would most likely destroy them, but I would plant them anyway on the off chance that they would survive. My Greek side won’t let me listen to things like reason. And this is my dream, after all.
Feel like we can collaborate? Hit me up and we could meet up!