Nicolas grew up in a partially vegetarian and health conscious family. At the start of every meal, his family always held hands and gave thanks for the food in front of them. Nicolas found that this moment of gratefulness for whatever reason made the food taste better in his mind, he enjoyed the food more in comparison to when he didn’t “give thanks”.
Taste is a big deal for Nicolas. He began learning about the taste of herbs and ingredients through his mothers “Taste Tests”, where he would either approve of a meal she made or suggested adding more of an ingredient in a meal: “This needs more Rosemary!” he would say. Because of this early training, Nicolas became a “Food Perfectionist”, never settling for an un-tasty dish.
Later he was introduced to Raw Food where he began to understand the difference in how much energy the food he ate would give him. The “Perfectionist” now incorporates energy as a factor in his meals.
Whether Raw or Cooked, food is a daily necessity and Nicolas continues to practice and apply his skills on plant-based meals and recipes for himself and his wife Jasmine every day. He continues the search for “The perfect 10/10” both taste wise and energy wise.
Jasmine studied mathematics and theology and has currently completed one year of her master’s degree in science and religion. Her mother tells a story that when she was a toddler she always pushed meat from her plate and refused to drink cows milk. Jasmine was touring and giving lectures on sprouting and plant-based meals since high school. She started as a Vegetarian and later transitioned to vegan.
During several productive weeks of work, Jasmine ended up just eating fruits during lunch. One day a friend invited her for lunch where she had a sandwich, she suddenly had double vision and felt as if she drank alcohol or something. Afterward, she did some research and read some articles on raw foods and suddenly connected the dots that her recent productivity spike was the result of feeling more energized from the food she was eating. Since then she has advocated the importance of maintaining high energy to fuel purpose. Aside from Raw Food Jasmine was one of the first modern-day practitioners of screaming therapy and loves expressing herself through voice, dance and movement.