What role does food play in your life? Is it a net positive or a negative? And how does it impact things outside of your physical health? Did you know it's as important to your brain as it is to the rest of your body?
My guest this week on the Opportunity Knocks podcast has answers to these questions and so much more. Chef Anne Thornton is a classically trained chef known for creating delicious, nutrient-dense, plant-based food to help people heal themselves. She's extremely knowledgeable about nutrition, sustainability, and the impact our food choices and habits have on our health, as well as on the health of the planet. She works with top nutritionists and doctors to create food to help her customers eat their way to their happiest, healthiest, most aligned lives.
You may have had chef Anne’s plant-based creations at Little Pine in LA; while Anne was Executive Chef it was named Vegetarian Restaurant of The Year. Or maybe you’ve eaten some of her delicious baked goods at The Waverly Inn in NYC. Or you’ve seen chef Anne cooking up a storm on TV, either as a guest on one of the national talk shows or on her own Food Network show Dessert First with Anne Thornton. Or via Áine Organics, a project based on her vow to only create healing, whole-ingredient, sustainable, plant-based food.
Tune in to learn SO MUCH about food, health, and life as we touch on things like:
🔸 How she transitioned from a renowned pastry chef to a plant-based chef focused on upending the detrimental impact the conventional food system has on our health and the health of the environment.
🔸 Why your EQ is more important than your IQ.
🔸 Why rituals are such a large part of her life.
🔸 What women actually talk about (it's not what's portrayed in the media).
🔸 Why she only surrounds herself with people who lift her up and hold her accountable.
🔸 Why meditation is such a big part of her life.
This conversation was so enlighting and I'm so happy to have Anne as a new friend. You can have her celebrated plant-based food delivered to your door in LA, Oakland, Orange County, and San Francisco through CookUnity (more cities coming). You can follow her on Facebook or Instagram @chefannethornton for simple + delicious vegan recipes that you can make anywhere in the world. Enjoy!