As I write this, it is May 30th, the official 1 year anniversary of Beyond the Bite. I truly cannot believe 365 days have passed since I posted my first recipe – Plantain Taco Shells. It is crazy how my topics and recipes have evolved, and I couldn’t thank God more for how He has (and continues) to guide me through my journey with chronic Lyme Disease. Throughout all the months of blogging, I have come into contact with some very extraordinary people, some of which have chosen to support and cheer me on even from the very beginning. My friend Holly Nakashima is one of these gals, and I am over-the-moon excited that she has officially launched her own website – The Common Woman! Being the kind woman that she is, Holly reached out to me with the opportunity to share a couple posts on her site, one being the blueberry tart I made for my family on Easter! The crust features Anti-Grain sweet potato and apple flour, and utilizes Japanese sweet potato to create a luxurious, creamy filling. As a thank you, I thought it would be perfect to have a little, “Q&A” with Holly, as a way to show my support and spread the word of her new site. Enjoy!
What lead you to create the Common Woman?
The Common Woman is a place of vulnerability, honesty, and speaking heartfelt truth. I strongly believe every woman should have a voice, shake things up, and make impact. I am creating a loving space where freedom, creativity and woman-hood can evolve and take shape.
Can you explain the exclusive apparel aspect of the Common Woman?
Minimalist fashion is my love language and created a life style brand woman can wear that was comfortable and transition from any element. I made apparel I love and live in, and want woman to join me as we create a community of Healthful Woman-Hood!
Do you follow any specific ways of eating, and if so, why?
Health and self care is my number one since I have lived my adolescent and adult life with several autoimmune diseases. Autoimmunity does not define me but my biggest surge of healing and health was from adopting a deconstructed Ketonic Paleo Diet and creating a loving environment of self-care. From these simple principals I was able to put my Hashimotos into remission and am now living a healthful and vibrant life. I believe anything is possible, love heals all things and “we are community.”
To follow, support, and learn more about Holly’s endeavors, be sure to find her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and on her site, The Common Woman.
1 Corinthians 1:4-5 “I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given to you by Christ Jesus, 5 that you were enriched in everything by Him in all utterance and all knowledge,”