A true creative artist, Julie Piatt aka "SriMati" is a plant based chef, singer songwriter, spiritual guide, and mother to four. Julie has spent decades finding the divine in all her endeavors. Living from a deep place of devotion she experiences the presence of God: the conscious eternal flame in all life experiences, the seemingly light and dark, joyous and painful.
Through embracing a plant based diet, and simultaneously embarking on a deep meditation practice, "SriMati" healed herself of a large cyst in her neck, which doctors diagnosed as an incurable ailment. This experience gave her an intimate connection to food, and proved to her the miraculous ability of the body to heal itself when supported with pure whole living foods and a connection to the soul. An ancient "humming" meditation technique that she learned from a beloved teacher carried her into the deepest chambers of her heart where a body of original songs were waiting for her to sing them into creative form, a dream she had kept hidden even from herself, since the age of 6.
Julie has traveled many paths and studied many traditions to find the DIVINE THROUGHLINE in all life. Similarly, she has created and tested countless recipes inspired from her journey , in her kitchen lab at her home in Malibu, California. From her perspective, food is nourishment for the body temple. By harnessing her unbridled creativity, she has created amazingly delicious plant based recipes that are both easy and nutritious. Her dishes are fresh and full of flavor specifically designed to nourish and nurture families. Julie co- authored the best selling JAISEED online e-cookbook along side her husband, plant-based endurance athlete, and best selling author, Rich Roll. Together, they have created a new cookbook "THE PLANTPOWER WAY"; 120 recipes and lifestyle guidance to be release in January 2015. Julie is a frequent guest on the top ranking Health and Wellness podcast, The Rich Roll Podcast, where she shares her spiritual wisdom as an integral part of wellness, vitality, and vibrant health.
Julie recently released "MOTHER OF MINE", her debut album, and it's follow up "JAI HOME" under her spiritual name SriMati which she recorded and produced with her musically prolific teenage sons, Tyler and Trapper.
In truth, Julie's expertise encompasses a whole lifestyle approach to healthy, creative, and authentic living. On this blog, She shares her deep wisdom in her approach to food as medicine, what it means to live a life of devotion, how to experience deep intimacy in relationships along with her transcendent, healing and soothing music. She also hopes to share with the reader a little insight into how she fueled Ultra Man, Rich Roll and her entire family in their own personal transformations with a PLANT POWERED diet, unconditional love, and unwavering faith.