My name is Danielle, I’m twenty something and I have discovered a passion for food and cooking… and eating. I may not be the best at what I do, but I want share my experiences with you and hopefully you’ll learn something along the way. I feel so passionate about advocating healthy options to improve overall wellness in both adults and children. I also think it’s time to get back to old fashioned cooking, with all natural, fresh ingredients.
For the last few weeks I’ve been trying to think of a hobby to fill in some time, but in all honesty I’m madly into something for 5 minutes and then I’m over it and I know I’m not the only one! So it made me think, what do I actually enjoy doing, talking about and interested in? Food always popped into my head, but well, food can’t be a hobby (as much as I would love it be). I love eating food, cooking food, learning about food and talking about food. So it hit me one day, why not start a blog about food. I know there are people out there who can’t cook but want to know how, who have heard of the latest food crazes but are not quite sure what they are, how to cook on a budget and healthy alternatives for your favourite meals.
Now I am in no way a qualified nutritionist or experienced chef, nor am I claiming to be. I simply am just a normal person who enjoys eating good food with a nice glass of wine! I haven’t always enjoyed cooking; in fact a few years ago I hated it. That was until I met my current boyfriend, who was able to cook a few meals and how embarrassing for me, at the time being 23 and not knowing how to cook a single thing, literally I burnt water! I forgot I left the pot on the stove with water boiling! So I hung around mum for a few meals and slowly learnt one meal at a time.
I had always wanted to learn how, but being a day dreamer I would spend my time thinking about being a fabulous hostess, serving excellent meals which everyone was jealous of. My house would be the one that everyone turns up to when they want a hot meal and to ask for advice and me being so wonderful always had something cooking and spoke nothing but words of wisdom. Not to mention I would be size 10, wearing pearls, a 50’s style dress and a cute apron. Well that certainly wasn’t the case! In fact I was a size 16, self-conscious person, who at the point had withdrawn so far into myself, I had doubts about myself and who I was. The story on how that happened is probably another blog!
So continuing on, after a nasty break up and moving back into my parents’ house, so forth and so forth. I met Cameron and well, I may have embellished slightly on the truth of my cooking skills to him, so I had to learn and quickly. I observed my mother cooking a few meals and sat down and thought about how to make something, anything. My first successful dish was mushroom pasta. It was seriously good, and impressed my new boyfriend. One thing lead to another and now here we are 3 years later and I discovered a passion for food, for healthy options, learning, eating and a glass of wine along the way.
After this long winded introduction all I can say is, this is what I want to share with you. I want to share with you my cooking journey, the successes and the failures, and hopefully you learn something along the way! What I want for you is to come along for the ride and share with me your experiences. So have a drink and enjoy!