Zimt was born out of a deep need to inspire others to be happy and healthy by nurturing their souls, minds and tastebuds (with raw cacao!). One of the best things about the journey so far has been all the incredible people I’ve met along the way. One of which is the beautiful and brilliant Jennifer Trecartin Brott who runs the nutritional consultancy, My Edible Advice. Jennifer is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Herbalist and Certified Raw Food Chef. Basically – she is a Nutritional Powerhouse and Wellness Wonderwoman. I was thrilled when she agreed to share details about her healthy lifestyle with all the Zimtees!
Describe what you do in just three words.
Nourish your health. (That was really hard to condense!)
Describe your ‘AHA!’ moment.
I think I have ‘AHA!’ moments everyday! They always seem to happen around the dinner table when I am feeding friends or family.
Your source of inspiration?
Family kitchens, food magazines, and the grocery store.
What’s a typical day in your life like right now?
Wake up to a mug of hot water, lemon, and ginger and a snuggle.
Call my parents out east.
Head to the office and see the best clients ever.
Dinner at home or out with friends followed by a walk along Jericho Beach.
What’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made, and are willing to share?
Oh man, there are a few! I let my business rule my life for a while and wasn’t practicing a healthy approach to life myself which ended up nipping me in the butt pretty hard. (… I can relate… haven’t quite gotten to putting Zimt in it’s place, yet!)
Your greatest loves?
My husband, my baby to be, my family, my friends, and chocolate.
What’s your overall nutrition mantra?
I have been both vegetarian and vegan at one point, and I am currently a really snobby “Qualitarian”, where I only food from quality sources. Moving to Vancouver from the east coast inspired the change!
The most vivid memory of your life so far?
So funny, ten just popped into my mind at once. I am going to go all sappy and say my wedding day.
What’s the one thing you should never say to someone?
Any comments on the body shape or size, whether you think you are being nice or not.
What’s your favorite question to be asked?
What’s for dinner?
Your favorite dessert?
Chocolate, add berries if you must.
The world is about to wiped clean of all data and you can only leave your mark by writing down 3 life tips. What are your 3?
Woah! Good question.
1) Be kind
2) Laugh more than you can handle
3) Make your own food.
To find out more about Jennifer’s services and events (like her amazing Book Clubs!), visit MyEdibleAdvice.com.