A Food Centric Life is about how to cook, eat and live a healthy lifestyle. If we are going to have a healthy relationship with food, we must cook!
And that is my passion: helping people learn to cook good, healthy food by sharing my recipes, tips, and techniques as well as information about health and food-related subjects. Food is not just fuel; it’s part of the fabric of life. Food is medicine.
Our site is also about beautiful food photography that inspires you to get into the kitchen and cook, whether for yourself or for your family and friends. That’s why we include process and “how-to” shots along the way whenever possible.
How it started
I’m a professionally trained chef and certified health coach. This blog started as a way to share my passion for cooking with family and friends. I’m blessed that my husband has the same passion for photography as I do for cooking. He shoots all of the images on this site. I am not a photographer and could never do this without him. I do the food styling for our shots but don’t have the technical knowledge that Kent does behind the camera. It’s fun for us to combine our gifts to create something to benefit you.
About the Recipes
The recipes on A Food Centric Life are mainly my own or recipes that have been adapted from and inspired by other chefs, cookbook authors, food bloggers and cooking sites. I always explain the inspiration or origination of a recipe if it’s not my own. Always credit where credit is due, thankfully, to those who have inspired me over the years.
I focus on healthy cooking with seasonally available, fresh organic produce, natural meats and organic poultry, wild seafood, and healthier fats and sweeteners. While you will find older recipes that are not gluten-free, my newer recipes are gluten-free. We adopted that lifestyle in January of 2013 even before I tested positive for gluten sensitivity.
When I cook, I use as much organic as possible, although I do not mention it in every recipe. You need to choose what is best for you. I also believe in eliminating unhealthy ingredients like partially hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup. There are some splurge recipes here as well, because life is too short not to have a treat once in awhile.
For vegetarian and vegan cooks, I’ve include notes on how to change recipes to work for you where possible. Most of my recipes have metric measurements for international readers. If you find a recipe without them, please let me know so I can update them.
Marketing, Advertising and Affiliate Programs
We are currently part of affiliate marketing programs with Amazon and Vitamix, because we love the products or love shopping there. That means if you follow a link and purchase from the respective site on a product I use and recommend, I could receive a small compensation for your purchase. Anything we earn helps to offset the cost of running this site.
Photography and Content
All of the photographs are taken by Kent Cameron. Most of the shots are done in our kitchen or garage. Needless to say my kitchen often looks like a studio.
All photos are copyright Kent Cameron or A Food Centric Life. If you want to use one of our photos please contact us for permission.
We ask that you please give credit where credit is due and link back to the post from where the photo was taken from. We maintain the right to withdraw permission and request that our photo be removed from another site for any reason. Please, don’t just steal our recipes, posts and photos. Please ask. It takes many hours to create each post.
We live in Orange County, California. After completing culinary school, I left corporate America and started a personal chef and catering business. Since then, I’ve added training to become a holistic health coach from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and co-authored The Daniel Plan Cookbook as one of the Daniel Plan Signature Chefs, companion to the New York Times best-selling book The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life. I love to help people eat great, feel great and adopt a healthy lifestyle to reduce risk for disease, attain their optimal weights, and live a life filled with energy and balance.
“God has given each of you some special abilities; be sure to use them to help each other, passing on to others God’s many kinds of blessings” 1 Peter 4:10
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