Hello! Welcome to Eats & Adventures! I can’t wait to share my favourite eats and recipes with you. My passion is creating healthy, simply delicious food. Join me for some adventures along the way.
Since I could reach the spice drawer in my childhood home, I’ve been creating in the kitchen. In my early years I was always baking. Now fresh, locally-sourced ingredients inspire me to cook. I’m always thinking about food – it’s become an obsession…
I love to cook with vegetables, but don’t necessarily rule out meat. I take a “flexitarian” approach, eating meat and fish occasionally when I crave it. Eating a mostly plants makes me feel healthier, and costs less. I can put the savings towards buying local fruits and vegetables, and good quality meat products.
I’ve always been a curious person with a longing to explore the world. After completing my Bachelor of Education in 2014, I decided to follow my travelling dreams. I moved to the UK to be a supply teacher. The job was incredibly challenging, but I traveled to some spectacular places in Europe during the school holidays (which were plentiful, thankfully). From eating platters of fresh fish on the Algarve Coast in Portugal to enjoying lovingly made ragout in Italy, food was the central part of my travel experience.
Most recently, I travelled to Malaysia, India, and Bali. Completely out of my comfort zone, I learnt to embrace the constant change and challenge of these foreign lands. Trying local foods, exploring markets, and taking cooking classes helped me connect with local people and gain a deeper understanding of each place I visited. I enjoyed experiencing the intense value placed on family and community; a stark contrast compared to our individualistic ideals in the West. People were always so surprised to hear that I was travelling on my own.
After 4 months travelling in Asia, I happily returned home to the comforts of Canada. Currently, I live in the Cowichan Valley. The Valley is full of wineries and farms making it perfect for an aspiring food blogger like me. Although I live with my parents, it seems to work. I have two appreciative people to cook for, am saving money on rent, and can put more time into blogging.
Thanks for your support! It means a lot as I try to make Eats & Adventures a viable food blog. I hope my foodie adventures inspire you to be curious and explore new foods, flavours, and places.
Your foodie friend,