About Marisa

We don't live to eat, we eat to live! Our body is our temple, and we should respect everything we feed it. But, who says we can't enjoy ourselves at the same time?


A "crazy new" idea for a Blog came to me, after cooking another delicious meal from Christina Pirello's Whole Foods Cookbooks. Inspired after the movie that just came out "Julie & Julia," I was going to cook my way through Christina Pirello's Cookbooks, and Blog about it!


Let's be realistic for a minute, I'm a girl with absolutely no cooking experience what-so-ever! Aside from what I've taught myself (following word for word recipes) I have no idea what half the ingredients are never mind cooking methods.  The only thing I knew about food was I love to eat...the Italiano Way.  Pasta, Pasta, and more Pasta were my 3 favorite food groups. It wasn't until a huge life wake-up call that forced me to seek alternate ways of eatting, that I realized what food is really about.


After finding Macrobiotics and healing myself from the incurable Inflammatory Bowel Disease, I'm ready to branch out and start enjoying my food again. That's where I've found Christina Pirello. I'm Italian, she's Italian...I get it! Italians live to eat, right? So why not eat delicious wholesome foods that can nourish us, give us great energy, and allow us to live fulfilled lives.

I am hopeful this blog will give some useful insight from the perspective of someone who really knows nothing, other than her own life experiences. My goal is to inspire others to choose to cook wholesome for a happy and health life.  Like the saying, if I can do it...anyone can do it. With a little bit of humor, sarcasm, and sometimes a life lesson, here's to a journey in the making.


Bon Appetit!