Last fall, I completed certification to become a culinary nutrition expert through the Academy of Culinary Nutrition. Based in Toronto, the Academy of Culinary Nutrition is led by Meghan Telpner. ACN is an high speed intensive 14 week distance learning program, covering topics central around whole food plant-based nutrition for healing, health, and well-being.
Recognized with a solid foundation of knowledge for holistic nutrition and culinary skills, I hope to incorporate and share valuable information regarding different ingredients and new recipes that look, taste, and make you feel great!
I would like to continue featuring recipes of my creation and those of well-known chefs and food bloggers. I will publish articles specifically looking at an ingredient, highlighting health benefits and common uses. In the distant future, I would like to plan to collaborate with friends, family, and even other food bloggers and You-Tubers.
Well, here are my plans for the blog. I do realize my inactivity in the past regarding blog posts. I am working on a Masters degree simultaneously, so please be patient.
It’s been awhile…
For those who read my blog, follow my Instagram and twitter accounts, I give my full gratitude. It really means so much to me to have people take interest to what I have to contribute.
Without being said, I have neglected my blog for a few months. The reason for this is that I started a Master’s of Science program in September. Aside from my studies, I am also completing certificate in culinary nutrition. So, with that being said, I have been extremely busy. Unrelated, I do not know in what direction I want to go with my blog. However, I do have exciting, healthy, and yummy recipes that I plan to feature in the very near future.
What do I like about cooking? It is edible art. I have had numerous opportunities working with two skilled home cooks. My mom was my first teacher in the kitchen. The second most influential person is Jenny who taught me and the other fellows at The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain (Chapel Hill, NC.) My mom and Jenny have two very different styles of food preparation. There is nothing at all wrong with that. Everyone has their own preferences and techniques in their kitchen. There is no wrong way to cook, well, unless you are just not good and don’t like to. I believe that 90% of cooking and baking is due to experience. I have learned techniques and tricks from experienced cooks, but the bulk of my learning really comes from finding a recipe and trying it; maybe it works or maybe it does not. The most important thing is that you try, and learn from my mistakes, if any.
The goal for this “food blog” is to share my journey in the world of culinary arts. Thank you for being a part of this adventure. Bon appetite!
The idea of being chef has come across my mind more than once, but I don’t have a desire to work in a restaurant. I enjoy experimenting with different ingredients. I have a recipe box, cook books, and the drive to learn. I would say that I am pretty good (as my parents would say) especially at baking. I want to combine my passion for cooking and interests in nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. My vision for the future includes more organic community and school gardens. Well-known celebrity chefs, like Jamie Oliver and Alice Waters, have started that endeavor. First Lady Michelle Obama has highlighted the need for healthy eating and exercise, including implementing a garden at the White House and initiating the Let’s Move Campaign. There is a going awareness for this movement, and it has just started!
How should this blog be organized? I plan to post recipes that I find and try and my intent is to share what I learned. I am an avid photographer, for which I will employ for this project. I am not here to lecture, just share.
I hope to gain a reasoning decent audience base, in hopes that I can remain dedicated.
Well, good bye for now.