Hi, I’m Karolina

and welcome to
The Whole Revolution,
I’m so glad you’re here!

Growing up in the kitchen, I watched my Mom or grandparents work their magic every day. My grandfathers were professional chefs, and my grandmothers were equally talented. My Oma was from Germany, and my Abuelita was from Mexico, so I was surrounded by strong women with strong ties to their heritage. Food was love in my family, and feeding the people I love is my greatest joy. Come to my home, and I will feed you; it’s inevitable.

About Me

I am an imperfect human.  I have a past, one of being hurt and causing pain to others.  I have lied, cheated, stolen, demeaned, and bullied.  I have served 24 hours in a small city jail, six months in a federal prison camp, and another 5 months in a federal halfway house.  I have seen more than I care to remember and have caused more pain than I would care to recognize.  But you can't become a better version of yourself without recognizing the traumas you have suffered and the ones you caused. Once you start doing the hard work to heal yourself, you begin a Whole Revolution, hence my inspiration for this blog.

For years, I have tried to start a blog, but I never could commit to the blog or to believing in myself.  I also looked at it as what I could get from it; money, fame, free stuff.  At those times in my life, I was unable to realize that I needed to start thinking about what I could give to others through a blog, not what I could receive monetarily.  This is not to say that I would not take it when the right opportunity arises because I have bills, but that's not the purpose of sharing myself and my family through food and stories. The Whole Revolution has been a revolution within itself.

Initially, the blog would launch in 2019, focusing on providing Whole 30 and Paleo food recipes because I thought that's what people wanted.  I found myself comparing my cooking and approach to other bloggers and influencers who had hundreds of thousands of followers and being full-on in my imposter syndrome.  It wasn't until the murder of George Floyd and the silence of so many food bloggers/influencers that I realized I was attempting to mirror others' success, and that wasn't me. I would use my platform to scream about the injustices in our communities, regardless of followers or monetary gain.  So the blog evolved.  ​

2020 caused me to look at myself in a way I never have before. How did white supremacy, the patriarchy, colonization, and diet culture affect how I saw myself? How did it affect how I value myself?  What generational trauma was I holding for my brown side of the family?  How do I live a life that would not only support my black son but also support other black and brown men and women in my community?  These were some of the many questions have I asked myself.  It is a journey, and there is a lot of unpacking, but I am doing it.  So the blog will continue to evolve and grow as I do the same.

Cannabis is a gift from Mother Earth and has been a massive factor in revolutionizing my life. I also realized the discomfort with cannabis use in our society and the disapproval so many adult cannabis users receive, myself included.  You see, I believe cannabis saved my life, so it was vital for me to share that piece of my life and try to contribute to changing the stigma around cannabis use for medicinal or recreational use.  

I look forward to sharing more about this extraordinary plant, how it's helped me and how you can use it in your kitchen in your daily life.​

And there you have it … The Whole Revolution - Cooking, Cannabis, and Consciousness

“I’ve always dreamed of opening my own restaurant, but getting to create recipes and share content with my global community is better!”

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