Meet CrystalJane..

I promised myself once I got to 500 views I would write a profile.. its the first thing I read on everyone else's blog so thought I better include one on my own so here you are!
I am a Student Teacher, from Taupo, NZ. I've started this blog because of my love for cooking, indulging and sharing nourishing food. I believe in eating whole unprocessed foods sourced as  locally as possible so that we can fuel our bodies to be the best they can be, as well as eating sustainably for future generations. 
The things I love most in life are cooking,  sharing and learning,  getting outside - walking, snowboarding, surfing, roller blading, running.  I am blessed to be surrounded by many amazing people that I've met along this journey and love spending time with every one of them. 
On week days you’ll usually find me on my laptop pretending to study (usually distracting myself with my blog), in the kitchen or on the beach. On the weekends I like to meet with friends and drink far too much.
My idea of the perfect day would start with a walk along the beach and then I’d head to the mall for a large Soy Latte and some retail therapy. Later I’d start preparing a feast, and I’d top it all off by having a luscious dinner party with friends.
My dreams for the future are to run a self sustainable camp for youth with physical or behavioural 'disorders' focusing on nutrition, physical activity, and getting back to nature.  So what am I doing to achieve those dreams? So far I am in my 3rd year of Teacher Training. I am looking forward to gaining knowledge and experience as a teacher once I have completed my degree but I would also like to study Nutrition in the near future.  I would like to gain knowledge of sustainable farming practices through WWOOFFing throughout New Zealand and the rest of the world. So my dream is a long and exciting process of learning but hopefully one day with the help of many incredible people, I will be able to make this a reality. 
Until then.. I am in love with the life I have, the people I know and the place I live so am enjoying each moment, constantly learning and improving and focusing on being happy!
What are your beliefs? Your favourite things? Your dreams? I would love to get to know my readers better so share away!
Love, Crystal Jane. xx