First off, can I tell you how much I appreciate you coming over to Reviving Traditions?
Reviving Traditions is my journey into the good ol’ days of fermenting, pickling, and living off true, real and natural ingredients…just like back in the day when Laura Ingalls danced in the prairies. I post creative ideas, real-food recipes (no fake stuff), DIY, and all sorts of interesting tidbits.
My promise to you: no fake stuff. 🙂
Me in a nutshell:
I received my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Washington. Though I am deeply passionate about manual therapy, treatment of movement pattern disorders, muscle imbalances, neuromuscular re-education and Pilates, I have a huge appreciation for the study of nutrition. I use my education and background to promote evidenced-based natural medicine. I see nutrition as a key component of my patients’ health and work with many health professionals to provide holistic care to my patients. I enjoy the outdoors, am an avid hiker and mountain-climber, and love ice cream, cake and cookies…hence the blog.
A few more bullet points about me:
My husband and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. We’re both from the US and are here for a few years. We’re both into real-food eating, real-health living, and real-fun having.
We love to adventure: mountain climb, hike (it’s called tramping in NZ), beaches (that’s more me actually), trail running, and travel. That’s one reason we’re in NZ!
I was born in Russia and grew up on delicious Russian food: borsche, home-made breads, and pickled everything. Mama cooked that way, grandma cooked that way, and great-grandma cooked that way.
We drink kombucha, eat sourdough, limit wheat, eat lots of yogurt, sprout beans and buy local produce. We don’t always eat organic but try to when it is available in NZ. We love local produce yes we do!
I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy by trade, a natural-living hippie at home, and a humble follower of Jesus. And yes, it’s ok to be a hippie and find your worth in Christ and Christ alone.
I also love to eat cake, chocolate, and yummy snacks…but only if they are real and not fake.
Take a look around. Try a few recipes. Change the recipes or ideas up a bit (be sure to reference back to me if you use it 🙂 ). Feel free to make them your own. Again, welcome and I am so glad you are here! This site is for you.
PS…Want a good place to start? Try my Soaked Oatmeal Coconut Bars recipe. That’ll get you in the spirit.