Meet the Human

as antoinette cosway

{Food Philosophy}

At the tender age of fourteen I became a vegetarian. Hanging out at punk and hardcore shows, it seemed like the cool thing to do.

My understanding of vegetarianism, including its positive effect on the environment as well as consciousness, began to deepen during my college years as I pursued course work in Women’s Studies. Concentrating on literature, philosophy and post-colonial studies, the far reaching effects of violence perpetrated against animals became more than a metaphor to me of how easily human life can be denigrated.

Meditation, which I began practicing in 1997, has allowed me to further deepen my appreciation for life and the spiritual truths attainable through a non-violent existence. While living in ashrams throughout the country, I studied Ayurvedic and Indian cooking as well as sustainable living.

My commitment to Mother Earth is apparent in the ingredients I choose as well as my wholistic approach to life. As the mother of two active kids(only 19 and 1/2 months apart!), I understand the importance of preserving the environment as well as nourishing our human bodies.

I emphatically believe that human made food is the best way to go about transforming our consciousness. By getting away from mass produced, impersonal, additive rich food, we can reconnect with Mother Earth and heal our body, our heart and our soul.

This blog is the lovechild of my passions: writing, cooking, eating and kitchens. Quite an affair! Want to further your experience? Click here…


11 responses to “Meet the Human

  1. Thurston Hall

    Congrats on your site. You have a beautiful family! I agree with your general philosophy on food.

    Hope you are well. Take care.


  2. Krishnamayi

    LOVE the pic.

  3. Mataji:

    I was wondering if you know of Mother Kaulini’s latest health status?

    I found a bunch of your posts – all over the Internet! – about Gita-nagari and those about Mother Kaulini.

    It seems you and your family became quite fond of the farm. It holds a very deep and meaningful albeit a distant past time for me. By Krishna’s grace I was afforded the service of finding the farm back in 1975 when I was a brahmacari in the Brooklyn temple. I traveled all over the eastern U.S. farm regions, by myself in a white Ford Bronco, for weeks and weeks until I finally came upon the farm – then owned by a Mennonite farmer named Jake Zook. His family welcomed me into their farm life during the time that we were negotiating the real estate deal. I ended up living on the farm after getting married to a nice devotee woman from the Brooklyn temple, Usha Devi, and we conceived our first son, Adiraja, in a small trailer down by the river and the old cabin. I also traveled throughout the Northeast and mid-west searching for and buying the original brown swiss cows of the farm.

    Anyway, its been a long time since those days but I thank you for reminding me!


    Krsne matir astu.

    Janesvara dasa
    a/k/a Joel Fairbank

  4. I just saw you were mentioned in Food and Wine Magazine! Congratulations! Fun site, I’m excited to read more.

  5. pinch_me

    Need an update on this page!! The new bambino is not here!

  6. It’s so nice to meet you! 🙂 Love your blog!


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