Can I use your imagery on my website?
A good rule of thumb is to ask first, but if you have a blog and you’re not selling anything, feel free to repost our images if you are using them to reference something from YumUniverse. Just link back to YumUniverse with proper photo credit. Unless otherwise indicated, all photos are copyright Heather Crosby/YumUniverse.
Do not use any YumUniverse.com photos to promote your own business. You know better than that. If you’d like to use YumUniverse images for commercial, distributed or published use, contact us. YumUniverse images cannot be used for commercial purposes, stock photography, or to advertise your company, product or services without written permission from YumUniverse.
Can I repost your recipes/info on my website?
Again, please ask first. If you have a blog and you’re not selling anything, feel free to discuss what you find on our site and link to YumUniverse for recipes and other posts. We kindly request that you do not repost our detailed recipe ingredients/instructions without permission. Discuss what you like about our site in your own voice, then link back to YumUniverse with proper photo/recipe credit. Unless otherwise indicated, all photos are copyright Heather Crosby/YumUniverse.
Do not use any YumUniverse.com photos or recipes to promote your own business. If you’d like to use YumUniverse images or recipes for commercial, distributed or published use, contact us. YumUniverse images/recipes cannot be used for commercial purposes, stock photography, or to advertise your company, product or services without written permission from YumUniverse.
Would you consider adding nutritional breakdowns for each recipe?
We believe that everyone’s needs are unique and we encourage that you discuss any dietary changes with a medical professional, and that you acknowledge accountability for your own health. On this site, we aren’t big fans of the nutritionism approach to health. We are big fans of a variety of whole, fresh, complete foods and for now, we are going to spend our time creating recipes in a broader sense rather than dissecting the ingredients. We try to eat plenty of greens a variety of colorful vegetables, whole grains, quality fats, minimal natural sugar and plenty of water every day. We will leave it up to you to break apart the recipes if you feel the need—ultimately you are accountable for your own health and by visiting this site you agree to that.
Where do non-meateaters get their protein?
The number one question we get. It’s an interesting one, especially since most folks who eat a S.A.D. rarely ask themselves this question. We are happy to report that there are multiple delicious options for complete proteins and creating complete protein combinations without dead animals or their secretions. We actually find better athletic performance, endurance, energy-level, mental clarity and enhanced mood since we dropped the meat and dairy (gluten, too). Nearly all whole foods (including greens and veggies) contain protein, and nearly all forms of protein contain all twenty protein-forming amino acids in some quantity. Picture a giant 400lb gorilla. What does he eat to grow that strong muscular body? Leaves, stems, roots, seeds and fruit (ok, and maybe the occasional insect that lives on those foods). Hmmm. The body actually works less to process protein from a vegetable-based diet than it does from a meat-based diet. This conserves energy for healing, building and overall optimal health. Read up online and gather some books for your personal library. Empower yourself with some research and good ole fashioned testing of diet alternatives in your own kitchen.
Where will I get calcium if I’m not eating cheeses or consuming dairy products?
Another big question. Well, our hero Brendan Brazier clearly explains, “it’s not that we don’t get enough calcium in our diets—it’s that we take too much out of our bones by eating acid forming foods. If you eat meat, dairy, white flour or synthetic drugs – it’s all acid-forming. Calcium, which is alkaline, is pulled from the bones into the blood, so that the blood can always be neutral (the body is very resourceful). But over time, one, two, three decades of eating the standard American diet of acid-forming food, you get weak bones, because the calcium just gets drawn into the bones to balance that acidity. And that’s why we’re seeing people getting osteoporosis int heir 20s now, having grown up with the standard American diet. It’s not lack of calcium—it’s that we’re taking it out of our bones.” But what about milk you ask? Aren’t we supposed to drink milk? First, stop and consider who is selling that idea to you. Who sold it to your parents and grandparents. Mother nature? Nope. Guess again. He explains further, “…milk, you know, is acid-forming when you pasteurize it. There are much better sources [of calcium like dark green leafy greens]. We’re not meant to drink cow’s milk, it just doesn’t make sense—an adult human drinking a food that was designed for a baby calf. It’s the wrong species. It doesn’t digest well, it doesn’t help our bones. It’s not a coincidence that the top [three] countries with osteoporosis are the top [three] dairy-consuming countries. The connection is pretty clear.”
Do you sell your goodies?
Not yet, but we are always told that we should and we are considering selling certain treats locally. Contact us if you have any ideas for us.
Do you teach cooking workshops?
Yes! We teach all types of demonstration workshops. We love to travel too, so contact us for more information.