Garlic and Lime started when we decided to change our lifestyles. The path that we were leading – over stressed, not enough exercise, and with a poor attention to how many fruit and vegetables we were eating – was not working for us.
We started reading more, searching the internet, talking to each other, and crafting our own health journey together.
A love of food and travel
We both love food and travel. So the idea of cutting back to a whole food lifestyle originally seemed daunting. We didn’t want to stop exploring food, we didn’t want to stop traveling, and we didn’t want to stop trying new things.
A new challenge
Instead, we started seeing our new lifestyle as a positive challenge. It sparked a new exploration of whole food. It started us creating new recipes – the first of which was a pancakes recipe so that we could still enjoy our Sunday morning pancakes ritual with our son.
It also started us exploring different forms of exercise, meditation, mindfulness, and regular escapes as a way to reduce stress and rebalance our lives.
East meets West
With our history of living around the world (Auckland, New Zealand; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; New Delhi, India and Singapore) we had long explored different cultures through food. Food from all of these countries and more had become part of our regular repertoire of recipes.
So when we started our exploration of food that would fit into our new lifestyle, an exploration of different cultures’ food was also part of that journey. You can describe our cooking as being inspired by the best of the West and the East.
We wish you a lot of success on your path to better health
Genevieve and Barry