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Behind Closed Doors: Violette

       

When not creating works of art for fashion magazines or filming looks for her YouTube channel, you can find Violette in her kitchen cooking a simple, yet elegant  dinner with a glass of red wine by her side. She is French, after all. Last year we took a look at her apartment, now we're going deeper, into her fridge. Bon Appétit!

"I am obsessed with arugula. I don't know why I like it so much. Also, I always start my meals with a little something raw. My naturopath in Paris told me it's better for digestion to start with a little plate of raw veggies and then have something cooked. So, I am happy to have my arugula with lemon, olive oil and beer malt. I have to bring this from France, none of the right ones exist here!

I also love lemons. Even though they're not the best for my dosha, I use them for all my dressings as I avoid soy and vinegar. I try to eat an alkaline diet, but I am far from being 100% healthy. I never do things in the extreme. I like to educate myself, and then play with it. Red wine, cheese and sourdough bread are musts in my life. I am French, let's not forget! And pasta! I don't know why, but every time I have guests over, they open my fridge. I think it's because it's so big, they're just curious. Everybody’s reaction is “OMG, that is the most healthy fridge I have ever seen!” To which I say, "REALLY?".

Moving to America was a bit of a shock to my system. Everything is so seasoned here. Lots of salt. Lots of dressing. I am not used to it, so I prefer to cook. I like simple things.  Zucchini in a pan with carrots, basil and olive oil is one of my favorites. Broccoli, mushrooms, peas and beans. I LOVE veggies. Cooked in the most simple way: a bit of olive oil and basil. So there are always tons of veggies in my fridge.

I cook almost every night. I feel better when I cook, which allows me to sleep better and feel better in general. Being at home is a true luxury for me. I travel and work a lot so coming home and putting music on, lighting a candle and pouring myself a glass of red wine and is bliss.   

For me, being educated about food, and how your body works is essential. I was born with a digestive system issue that has created problems all my life. I can't eat kale, parsley or too much chicken, for example. Also my dad had stomach cancer, and through this sad experience I researched and helped him find what was good to eat for him. Through these two experiences I learned SO much. I became very passionate about macrobiotics and alkaline diets.

Since then, I have found a place of balance, I don't do well with extremes. So, yes I avoid dairy and gluten but a good cheese (I prefer goat to cow) on sourdough bread  and a good quality red wine makes me so happy so I just do it! 

Education and awareness are the keys to happiness in my world!"

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