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▹ Sunday Theory is the belief that Sunday is sacred.

▹ How we spend our Sunday can be applied to every day of the week. Sunday is both a day for winding down and for preparation. By applying this idea, we are bettering ourselves from the rituals that we create.

▹ Our blog is a curated list of unbiased recommendations and a place for like-minded people celebrating the same love for self care, food, and a clean mind and body. We love sharing the products we stand by, and the places and people that we love the most.

▹ Our mission is to inspire people - To make people feel good about themselves inside and out and to share our research and findings that we believe can truly heal.


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Nick and Alicia are world travelers and seekers. Through nature, they see the world as colors, tastes, smells, feelings, music, and art. To them, inner and outer beauty are reflections of each other.

Sunday Theory is a journey delving into the basic principles of feeding our bodies right, keeping mindful that the food we eat is medicine and the products we use as clean and natural to the earth as possible. This is just the beginning of our journey.

Alicia, trained in integrative nutrition and beauty, is passionate about health and skincare and believes that looking your best makes you shine from within. Nick is an actor, cook, and outdoor enthusiast, foraging the earth for all her hidden treasures.

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Learn a bit more about our journey

INSTAGRAM: @NICHOLASBELTON      Hey, I’m Nick - I’m from South Bend, Indiana and have lived in NYC for 18 years, so I guess you could say I’m a New Yorker now. I grew up in a big Irish/Italian family, have 7 siblings, and was raised in what you could say was a unconventional family. Everyone was welcome to join our family, from foreign exchange students to parishioners and everyone in between. My favorite part of our revolving door was the exposure to different cultures, religions, and food. My parents also dabbled in many faiths, which led me to Quaker camp as a child (yes, we were super hippy dippy). I’ve always loved nature and being outside. I have ADD and my Mom not realizing what was causing my attention deficit would tell me to go outside and run around the block a couple times, leading to my love for track/running.  It wasn’t until high school when I wanted to do everything my big brother was doing that I decided to take up singing and acting and got hooked. I studied Musical Theatre at College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati and moved to NYC right after college to pursue theatre. Wicked the musical took me to Chicago for 3 years and while living there, I got really into the city’s impressive food scene. It was during this time that my roommate introduced me to Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, something I’m still fascinated with today. After I was done with the show, I decided to take a break from theatre for a bit and focus on cooking.  Cooking has always been my other love. Instead of going to culinary school, I decided to get as much hands on experience as possible. I’ve been fortunate enough to stage and work in some amazing kitchens such as Momofuku, The Spotted Pig, The Greenhouse Tavern, and I was even a butcher at Dickson's Farmstand Meats. I started a catering company and fell in love with rich, salty, meaty foods (think old school Jamie Oliver), delicious but not the healthiest. When I met Alicia, she introduced me to the book,  The Clean Program  by Dr. Alejandro Junger and it quite literally change the way I think of food. I don’t want to say I was a mess when I met Alicia, but yeah I was a bit all over the place and she really cleaned up my life, inside and outside.  As an actor with ADD, or quite honestly just to be a functioning adult, it’s imperative I lead a healthy lifestyle or I wouldn’t be able to accomplish half of what I want to do. Things like meditating, journaling, running, eating foods that feed my brain are 100% a necessity in my life. Even though I’ve eaten plant-based for a good chunk of time, I find this journey of clean eating a rabbit hole of discovering the science between the stomach and the brain and could talk about gut health forever.  I feel incredibly lucky to be able to go back and forth from theatre to cooking and when I get to meld those two worlds together, it’s the icing on the cake. I love sourcing ingredients through local purveyors to planning, preparing, and cooking for groups of all sizes. I see my food as being the catalyst for not only providing a memorable meal but also for sparking a larger more important sense of community.  _   Favorite Sunday Activity |  Finding hidden cliffs to jump off of in the Catskills and coming home to make food for the week   Addicted To |  Traditional Chinese Medicine + Acupuncture   Obsessed With |  Smushed faced dogs   Sun, Rising, Moon |  Sagittarius, Aries, Pisces   Best Trip |  Cape Town, South Africa   Favorite Food in NYC |  Beef Bourguignon Pita from Miznon

INSTAGRAM: @NICHOLASBELTON

Hey, I’m Nick - I’m from South Bend, Indiana and have lived in NYC for 18 years, so I guess you could say I’m a New Yorker now. I grew up in a big Irish/Italian family, have 7 siblings, and was raised in what you could say was a unconventional family. Everyone was welcome to join our family, from foreign exchange students to parishioners and everyone in between. My favorite part of our revolving door was the exposure to different cultures, religions, and food. My parents also dabbled in many faiths, which led me to Quaker camp as a child (yes, we were super hippy dippy). I’ve always loved nature and being outside. I have ADD and my Mom not realizing what was causing my attention deficit would tell me to go outside and run around the block a couple times, leading to my love for track/running.

It wasn’t until high school when I wanted to do everything my big brother was doing that I decided to take up singing and acting and got hooked. I studied Musical Theatre at College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati and moved to NYC right after college to pursue theatre. Wicked the musical took me to Chicago for 3 years and while living there, I got really into the city’s impressive food scene. It was during this time that my roommate introduced me to Ayurveda and Chinese Medicine, something I’m still fascinated with today. After I was done with the show, I decided to take a break from theatre for a bit and focus on cooking.

Cooking has always been my other love. Instead of going to culinary school, I decided to get as much hands on experience as possible. I’ve been fortunate enough to stage and work in some amazing kitchens such as Momofuku, The Spotted Pig, The Greenhouse Tavern, and I was even a butcher at Dickson's Farmstand Meats. I started a catering company and fell in love with rich, salty, meaty foods (think old school Jamie Oliver), delicious but not the healthiest. When I met Alicia, she introduced me to the book, The Clean Program by Dr. Alejandro Junger and it quite literally change the way I think of food. I don’t want to say I was a mess when I met Alicia, but yeah I was a bit all over the place and she really cleaned up my life, inside and outside.

As an actor with ADD, or quite honestly just to be a functioning adult, it’s imperative I lead a healthy lifestyle or I wouldn’t be able to accomplish half of what I want to do. Things like meditating, journaling, running, eating foods that feed my brain are 100% a necessity in my life. Even though I’ve eaten plant-based for a good chunk of time, I find this journey of clean eating a rabbit hole of discovering the science between the stomach and the brain and could talk about gut health forever.

I feel incredibly lucky to be able to go back and forth from theatre to cooking and when I get to meld those two worlds together, it’s the icing on the cake. I love sourcing ingredients through local purveyors to planning, preparing, and cooking for groups of all sizes. I see my food as being the catalyst for not only providing a memorable meal but also for sparking a larger more important sense of community.

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Favorite Sunday Activity | Finding hidden cliffs to jump off of in the Catskills and coming home to make food for the week

Addicted To | Traditional Chinese Medicine + Acupuncture

Obsessed With | Smushed faced dogs

Sun, Rising, Moon | Sagittarius, Aries, Pisces

Best Trip | Cape Town, South Africa

Favorite Food in NYC | Beef Bourguignon Pita from Miznon

INSTAGRAM: @ALICIAMONICA      Hi, I’m Alicia - I was born in Los Angeles, raised in Cleveland and signed my first lease in New York City 11 years ago. I was raised a vegetarian (which wasn’t the norm in the 80s/90s in Ohio) and studied ballet at a professional level. After a back injury, I stopped dancing and studied Theatre Design at Miami University. After graduation, I toured for the next 2 years as the Wig + Makeup Supervisor of a musical, leading to having worked with 5 national + international musical tours and 3 Broadway shows now, so if you’re reading this from the USA, I’ve probably been to your city!  In 2009 after leading a not so healthy life on the road and the stresses of NYC living, my body hit an all time low; extreme fatigue, adrenal issues, weakened immune system, horrible bloat, cystic acne, extra weight, and insomnia. I spent my days at work googling recipes, tried all different diets, did juice cleanse after juice cleanse, met with different doctors, and spent a fortune on supplements + magic potions but could never figure out how to heal myself. Through all my health and nutrition research, I was led to IIN, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I became a Certified Health Coach. I can still remember the joy of riding the bus over to Lincoln Center for my lectures. I didn’t know if I ever wanted to actually practice health coaching but I knew I needed to take my health into my own hands. I now eat intuitively and don’t categorize eating under any certain label. I understand how frustrating and overwhelming wellness can be when there isn’t a one-plan-fits-all since every one of our bodies and chemical makeup is different.  I have always loved all things beauty product related, I would sit in my bathroom as a child and read all the product labels over and over. After working backstage with so many different cosmetic brands, I wanted to be on the other side of the industry so I moved to Los Angeles to study Beauty Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. At this time, I really started connecting the dots of how everything with our bodies are connected and with my background from IIN, became aware of the overload of chemicals in products and the importance of reading labels, both on food and beauty packaging. After my time in LA, I moved back east and worked in social media + community management for a couple of natural + sustainable skincare brands. Shortly after I met Nick and the idea of Sunday Theory was born.  As much as the broadway community is lovely, inclusive, and creative, one not so pleasant side is that the schedule can be grueling and something I find particularly stressful on my body. Sundays on broadway have always been a light at the end of a long 8 show week, a day I feel the weight lift off me - a feeling I want to bring into the rest of week. There is still so much for me to figure out in my journey to optimal health and happiness but I’m learning to really lean into what brings joy and remembering to be mindful of that things I put into my body emotionally, spiritually and physically.  _   Favorite Sunday Activity |  Strolling around the West Village + people watching for hours   Addicted To |  Self-Care Rituals + Interior Design Insta Accounts   Obsessed With |  Anything Japanese   Sun, Rising, Moon |  Capricorn, Cancer, Aries   Best Trip |  Tie btwn Santorini, Positano, and Tokyo   Favorite Food in NYC |  Spicy Honey Wood Oven Pizza from Covina

INSTAGRAM: @ALICIAMONICA

Hi, I’m Alicia - I was born in Los Angeles, raised in Cleveland and signed my first lease in New York City 11 years ago. I was raised a vegetarian (which wasn’t the norm in the 80s/90s in Ohio) and studied ballet at a professional level. After a back injury, I stopped dancing and studied Theatre Design at Miami University. After graduation, I toured for the next 2 years as the Wig + Makeup Supervisor of a musical, leading to having worked with 5 national + international musical tours and 3 Broadway shows now, so if you’re reading this from the USA, I’ve probably been to your city!

In 2009 after leading a not so healthy life on the road and the stresses of NYC living, my body hit an all time low; extreme fatigue, adrenal issues, weakened immune system, horrible bloat, cystic acne, extra weight, and insomnia. I spent my days at work googling recipes, tried all different diets, did juice cleanse after juice cleanse, met with different doctors, and spent a fortune on supplements + magic potions but could never figure out how to heal myself. Through all my health and nutrition research, I was led to IIN, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I became a Certified Health Coach. I can still remember the joy of riding the bus over to Lincoln Center for my lectures. I didn’t know if I ever wanted to actually practice health coaching but I knew I needed to take my health into my own hands. I now eat intuitively and don’t categorize eating under any certain label. I understand how frustrating and overwhelming wellness can be when there isn’t a one-plan-fits-all since every one of our bodies and chemical makeup is different.

I have always loved all things beauty product related, I would sit in my bathroom as a child and read all the product labels over and over. After working backstage with so many different cosmetic brands, I wanted to be on the other side of the industry so I moved to Los Angeles to study Beauty Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. At this time, I really started connecting the dots of how everything with our bodies are connected and with my background from IIN, became aware of the overload of chemicals in products and the importance of reading labels, both on food and beauty packaging. After my time in LA, I moved back east and worked in social media + community management for a couple of natural + sustainable skincare brands. Shortly after I met Nick and the idea of Sunday Theory was born.

As much as the broadway community is lovely, inclusive, and creative, one not so pleasant side is that the schedule can be grueling and something I find particularly stressful on my body. Sundays on broadway have always been a light at the end of a long 8 show week, a day I feel the weight lift off me - a feeling I want to bring into the rest of week. There is still so much for me to figure out in my journey to optimal health and happiness but I’m learning to really lean into what brings joy and remembering to be mindful of that things I put into my body emotionally, spiritually and physically.

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Favorite Sunday Activity | Strolling around the West Village + people watching for hours

Addicted To | Self-Care Rituals + Interior Design Insta Accounts

Obsessed With | Anything Japanese

Sun, Rising, Moon | Capricorn, Cancer, Aries

Best Trip | Tie btwn Santorini, Positano, and Tokyo

Favorite Food in NYC | Spicy Honey Wood Oven Pizza from Covina