Hello, and welcome to Olive for Greens by me, Olivia Lydia! I am uber eager to share 2 of my passions in life- Writing and Vegetarianism. Not only am I going to share knowledge about different vegetarian related topics but I am also going to share incredible recipes I created. I am all about food makeovers. I makeover meat dishes and unhealthy dishes. Please note that I do eat gluten but rarely. I very rarely buy gluten products at home. However, at restaurants, sometimes, I cannot help it.
I am not a nutritionist or doctor of any sort. I am not a chef. I am not the healthiest person in the world. I do eat healthy every day but I allow myself to have a “cheat meal”. I slip up every now and again just remind myself I am a human. Beyond human, I am simply a Philly Girl who loves to cook! I do have a degree in writing. My passion for food drove me to create a blog that my friends, family and curious adventurers can enjoy. And I want to prove that vegetarian food is not boring but delicious!
My Biggest Inspiration & Motivation
Two words- Kimberly Snyder! In February 2013 I wanted to lose weight and get healthy so I joined Weight Watchers. To keep my points in order, I ate mostly fruits and vegetables (0 points unlimited). Most of my points came from carb and occasional meat. I started dropping weight and realized I was slowly, indirectly, weaning meat out of my diet. In March 2013 my cousin introduced me to Kimberly Snyder’s Beauty Detox Solution. I was extremely apprehensive about reading the book but finally I read it front to back and, seriously, it changed my life. I follow her guidelines as best I can. In fact, she inspired me to create my own recipes. As of May 2013, I am no longer on weight watchers because of Kim. (Click here to read my 1st year path to healthy)
Photographs & Recipes
All of the photographs of food are mine. All of the recipes have been created by me, unless noted otherwise. Feel free to share them on social networks but please reference back to me and/or Olive for Greens. Thanks and enjoy!