My name is Harvey Slater and I am a chef and creative entrepreneur residing in Los Angeles, California. My background is primarily in food and beverage service. In 2013 I left my 25-year restaurant and catering business career to explore new roads and to pursue a healthier and more purposeful life. That’s basically how I ended up here! Along the journey I started a new business in a health and wellness product company. That led to learning a lot about nutrition, unleashing a passion that had been hiding inside of me for exploring clean, healthful cooking. This new phase of my on-going love affair with food has changed my life and my health for the better. So I am sharing whatever I know in the form of recipes, food tips, and other tidbits that I pick up along the way.
In April 2014 I started leading an on-line, 28-Day “Whole, Clean & Green Challenge” with the intention of providing an easy-to-access, online healthy eating program and community, without geographic limitations. Anyone with an internet connection and a willingness to change their relationship with food can follow, learn, enjoy and create the change. I design meal plans, provide recipes, and carefully consider the inquiries of my participants. We have loads of fun and we all learn a lot, including me! The private Facebook “Bootcamp” support group is going strong with more than 1,00 participants!
So what does the future bring? I recently received my certification as a Holistic Nutritionist and plan to work with people as a Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Coach, offering private sessions, customized meal plans, and nutrition counseling. The idea is to help people re-learn food, get a divorce from the bad foods that hurt them, and create a love affair with the fabulous foods that are good for them.
But at the end of the day, we just want to eat yummy food! Right? Food is by far the most amazing miracle that the forces of nature have manifested, well besides procreation itself! The thing that fuels us can be easily grown in the ground, and can be prepared to look beautiful, smell seductive, and taste fantastic. So when it comes down to it, that is what this blog is really all about. I am just fortunate to have gained some knowledge about how to truly enjoy food while keeping my body as healthy and pure as possible. And I share that knowledge with enthusiasm! So please have a look around, hang out, and say hello whenever you get the urge. I am brand new to blogging, so I welcome your comments and insights. I look forward to seeing you on here often!
To your health…really!