This is the beginning of great things…
I have always love food, i.e creating food, I think I got this from my mom. I love being in the kitchen, being in the zone, creating, making, baking, and serving, this gives me peace, this is fun, the smell the colours, I love it all. Using my hands comes naturally and it is one of the ways I express my love for people, my heart sings with joy when I am able to put a smile on other peoples faces, or when I see the look on the faces of those that eat my food, that satisfied, oooh wow look.
It all truly started for me when I started a raw vegan diet, I wanted my food to look good, although to be honest one can never make nature look any better than it already does, but I wanted my food to look as good or better than cooked food, I wanted people to say “really?? This is raw?? and How did you make that,” it was a game I think I started to play with myself, because I believe and every good chef would say that we all eat with our eyes first, so with that in mind I wanted to spice up the raw dishes, make them look as appealing as the cooked food.
My creative genius took over in the kitchen with the raw food and since then, I have just experimented with different food combinations to find the ones that work well. For me food needs to look good, taste good and digest well. I ate raw for 2 years and went back to eating cooked vegan, trying to keep it as low fat as possible. This change wasn’t planned, it just sorta happened, and I am quite fine with that. It was necessary, not being able to find the fruits and vegetables I had grown accustomed to in a much more tropical environment after moving to a colder climate, cooked vegan was best, I do not regret my decision as I am not attached to food in any way, no matter how much I love to make it and share it.
So, after being asked over and over for recipes, I welcome you to enjoy the food I love to make and the favorite recipes my partner (Owen) loves. All the recipes will be vegan/vegetarian where ever possible and gluten free, wheat free where ever possible.
Please note that I cook by taste or prep by taste, measurements go out the door with me, accept for baking and even sometimes with baking I can get away with just by eye balling things, I like to use all or nearly all of my senses when cooking. Imagine if you were blind, what recipe would you be following? Do not rely on one sense alone, be open and trust yourselves. I usually follow written recipes one time or just use them as a guideline.
Also note that most of these are my own personal recipes , the others come from my many cook books (which I am obsessed with collecting) or recipes found online, most of them modified to my liking. I will give credit where credit is due and do not intend to claim any as my own which are not.
Welcome again and please enjoy!