Eatkins is about being connected to our sustenance and living sustainably-in our own homes and with each other; from what we eat to what we use and consume, to what we do with our time and our minds. Like most of us, I have been interested in food since my first suckle. I am equally interested in providing wholesome, sustainable creations in the way of all that I create whether a meal, a healing salve, a home that I clean, or a garden I build and maintain. Here, with Eatkins I work with recycled fabric making beautiful and useful napkins that can be had for all time. And I work with food creating health and pleasure with seasonal, local, whole foods. Also I work with plants to create healing remedies of all sort. I fancy myself somewhat of a traditional domestic steward. I learned it from my mother, the art of not measuring ingredients. It's a beautiful thing going into the fridge, seeing what you've got, just bought, and taking a handful of each and a dash of that to make yourself a beautiful meal. I encourage using simple fresh foods that as much as possible come from up the road, down the block, or from the roof. Helping you feel it in your bones that you have the innate gumption to be in the kitchen without complexity is my goal - and to nourish yourself easily, healthfully, and yummily! Throughout the recipe section, there may be actual recipes yet there may also be just ingredients, along with the implication that you will make it yummy with your own touch, your own wisdom and intuition of what to balance with what. And because everything will have less than 10 ingredients, you really can't screw it up. So, please enjoy some of my most favorite and nutritious (as well as simply goooood) things to make, to eat, and to share. My eat-kins'. My one and only personal food dogma is that I work to choose solely organic, local, and whole food options to the best of my abilities and resources. I feel that no matter what the cost, it is worth it to know what I am eating and where it comes from as well as that it is, in it's truest sense organic-meaning, not processed. Of the earth. I have been committed to buying organic food since I went out on my own at age 17. It is possible for any of us, I believe, to make healthy choices at any time. To this I am deeply committed; guiding people toward becoming more a part of the sustenance they depend on- this means the food we imbibe and products we buy, the presence of mind and heart we cultivate, and how we share these experiences with our kins!
Ps: Only one napkin was harmed in the making of my logo; for I made my logo on a paper napkin at a bar.
Leah Howe: Chief Leisurologist, Certified Holistic Health Counselor, Maker of Eatkins, Sustainable Food & Living Systems Advocate, Organic Food and Plant Medicine Artist, The Green Cleaning Fairy: Personal & Home Wellness Integration.