Let me just start by saying that I don’t consider myself a chef. In fact, I learned how to cook a few years ago, I went from being a picky eater to a foodie. Allow me to tell you how. I grew up in Barranquilla, Colombia spoiled by my Mom, my diet consisted on chicken and rice, and lots of sweets of course, that was it! It wasn’t until I moved to the States in 2005, when I actually started trying everything else there was to try. I came to the States as an Au pair and lived with a lovely family in Connecticut. Courtney, my host Mom was an exceptional cook, to me she was a wizard in the kitchen, making everything from scratch, using fresh produce and most importantly, she LOVED to cook! Her food is one of the best foods I have ever tried in my life. Before I knew it, I was eating everything she put in front of me and felt more confident ordering food out in restaurants, changing forever the way I looked at food. I’m glad to see how far I’ve come. I never realized how much she impacted my life until years later, I wanted to learn how to cook just like her, and tried imitating her style of delicious, yet healthy way of cooking, it costed me a few burned meals but with a bit of patience I became better everyday.
It was not a surprise I actually work photographing food for a living for restaurants, personal chefs and hotels. I learned to appreciate food and over the years I have picked a few other tricks and recipes from working closely with some amazing chefs in the past and I would like to share those experiences with you on this blog. My mission is to provide you with easy-to-follow, delicious, yet healthy recipes you can make at home any day of the week.