I’m a food-enthusiast, a Food Scientist, Nutritionist (MSc.), and a lover of sunny days.
I grew up in the heart of Southern Ontario, where fresh fruits and vegetables are plentiful in the summer, and the weather is (mostly) peachy. My passion for healthy living began early on, helping my cooking-whiz of a mother in the kitchen, and baking traditional German treats for my sweet-toothed brother and father. I was a wild child, full of never-ending energy and zeal, and learned from participating in various sports that the right food fuels the body, allowing it to perform at its full potential.
I took my love for all things food and decided to make a career of it.
My undergraduate degree, a BASc. in Applied Human Nutrition, laid a solid foundation for my knowledge in nutrition, and was a good start to my educational career… but when I graduated, I was hungry for more (pun intended)!
I therefore decided to further my studies and went on to obtain my Master of Science in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences. I now work full time as a Food Scientist in R&D at Daiya Foods in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., and am also the chair of the company’s Nutrition Council.
I started this blog with the hope of spreading the joy of healthy living and eating to others, and inspiring people to buy fresh and whole foods, all while supporting the local farmers to the best of each person’s ability!
I am by no means a chef – I did not attend culinary school, and have no formal training in cooking or baking. These recipes are just meant to show you that healthy eating doesn’t have to be hard – they’re easy peasy, and the main idea behind them is to provide some scientific evidence to substantiate the inclusion of certain “healthy” ingredients. I’ll leave the complex stuff up to the pros!
Join me as I discover more about the fascinating world of nutrition, fitness, and healthy cooking!