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Hi everyone! Welcome to KALEJUNKIE®! I’m Nicole Modic, J.D., and I am on a mission to show you that healthy eating can be easy, accessible, and delicious beyond your wildest dreams. I believe deeply that no foods are off-limits, and that all foods can be included in a balanced, healthy lifestyle.
But my relationship with food wasn’t always a healthy one. Read more on this Good Morning America feature.
I started my food blog almost 7 years ago on Instagram, as I began to heal from a 15 + year eating disorder that I hid from everyone.
I was miserable in my career as an Employment Defense Lawyer, and I used food to cope with stress and to manipulate the shape of my body – binging, purging, and restricting food in the name of thinness, to be a desired member of American society (thanks to diet culture).
But one day, my husband caught me in the middle of a binge, and the secret that I’d kept so close to my heart, was no longer a secret. It was out in the open, and that set in motion my (long) journey to recovery and food freedom.
Through extensive therapy, yoga teacher training, and changing the way I ate to include ALL foods through an intuitive eating approach, I learned to love food and I healed. My recovery journey ignited my passion for creating recipes made with real, whole food ingredients, that are easy to make, quick, and don’t sacrifice flavor.
For starters, you absolutely must try my Ultimate Kale Salad with Creamy Tahini Lemon Dressing (they don’t call me the Kalejunkie for nothing!!) and my Life Changing Tahini Chocolate Chip Cookies (the cookies that went viral). Once you’ve made your way through those two, you are ready for more!
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I am left handed, which I totally attribute as the
reason I’m so creative in the kitchen!
I’m 100% Armenian, born and raised in Los Angeles, California!
My favorite food is sushi and my favorite drink
is a glass of bubbly rose!
Although I am no longer in private law practice, I still love taking on pro bono cases from time to time. Giving back is so important to me!
My favorite workout is boxing! I love feeling strong and empowered in my body, while building my booty and legs!
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inquires, comments or questions you may have. Due to the volume of inquiries I receive, please allow for up to one week for a response. Thank you!