Welcome to Go Eat Green!
Hi, I'm Marinela.
I am grateful to God and so happy you found my vegan food blog.
I want to share my experience with you about my clean eating journey and how it impacted my life. How my God showed me what to eat and drink with gladness and thankfulness in order to be healthy, fulfilled, and joyful without counting calories or trying to lose weight.
All my life I wasn't a huge fan of meat but I was addicted to milk and processed sugar. I loved eating chocolates and cakes after every meal before I go to sleep. I even used to wake up in the middle of the night and get some chocolate or cookies leftover. I felt lethargic, tired, bloated... All the time. The chocolate was a problem-solver for everything (short-term only), the cravings were so much intense that I couldn't wait till coming home from the market, I must satisfy the need and ate some sweets on the way. Also, I couldn't wait to finish the meal and eat that delicious dessert of mine. I felt so bad! I never thought of the nutritional values of the ingredients in my dishes and what I put in my body, is it good or bad.
But God spoke to me and opened my eyes to His truths when I started to read the Bible back in 2015. First I learned that not all animals are designated to eat, that Christians shouldn't consume unclean animals. They are forbidden not just for the Israelites but for us, His faithful followers, today. God reveals us this in Leviticus 11. “You shall be holy; for I am holy“ (Leviticus 11:44). Then I excluded all pork, bacon, ham, sausages, and some types of fish. And never missed them 🙂
However, I stopped eating only the prohibited meat and continued with my dieting as before.
In May 2018, God revealed another truth to me. The Scripture passages that changed my perspective on food and my overall eating habits are the ones found in the first chapter of the book of prophet Daniel.
Daniel and his three friends refused to defile themselves with the king's food while in captivity in Babylon. In other words, they decided to remain faithful to their God and not eat the unclean meat, all rich delicacies, and wine that may be offered to idols, as well.
The LORD had brought Daniel and his three friends into the favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs. As Daniel requested, he allowed them to eat only vegetables and water for ten days so he can test them and see if they will remain in good health and shape.
At the end of the days, they looked healthier and better nourished than the other young men who ate the royal food, so he permitted them to feed on this kind of food for the rest of the three years of their education. In addition, God also blessed them with knowledge and wisdom for their obedience to Him.
Our God loves us greatly. He wants us to live our lives productively, for His glory, not to destroy our bodies and depend on pills and drugs to sustain our lives. He is our Life-Giver, our Sustainer, our Daily Bread. He created us and knows what is best for us spiritually and physically. As He gives us instructions and guidance on how to act and behave in every area of our lives, so He teaches us what's best for us to eat, too.
I remembered what I read in the first book of His Word (Genesis 1:29). And God said: “I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you, it shall be for food“.
This time I decided to exclude all meat from my menu and try to consume minimal processed, nutrient-dense, real foods that my body needs to function properly. I didn't know that all those fruits, veggies, seeds, and grains could taste incredibly delicious cooked and served in so many varieties. I must mention that fresh water became the primary beverage that helps me stay hydrated without adding calories or jeopardizing my health.
In the meantime, I watched Forks Over Knives and What The Health, the best documentaries for healthy eating ever made. Also, I started reading the How not to die book by Dr. Michael Greger. This was an eye-opener for me, made me rethink my diet and my eating habits. I highly recommend it.
Today, I'll be happy to share my easy plant-based recipes with you because I love to see you healthier, skinnier, living happier lives, you and your families, too.
All your little choices do matter, trust me.
I hope you'll find an inspiration to cook healthy meals you'll l enjoy. I prepared for you all kinds of tasty breakfast, lunch, dinner, desserts, snacks, and vegan drinks options which are great for beginners, picky eaters, kids, and adults. If you try any of them, please let me know. I love to hear from you and your feedback means a lot to me,
In the end, remember this inspiring verse, “Or do you now know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).
Stay blessed and healthy my friends,