This is me, Kirstin Kadé. A 23 year old South African with a passion for wholesome, delicious, nourishing, REAL food. I have a BSc Food Science degree as of December 2015, and am currently studying towards becoming a qualified registered dietitian at the University of Pretoria.
My vision for this blog is that it will be a place where I can share knowledge as I learn more about health and nutrition, tasty recipes centered around fresh, seasonal food, as well as useful resources that can guide each of you in your journey towards learning more about food and nutrition. I have no formal training in cooking and am by no means a skilled chef, but I love experimenting with new ingredients and recipes when I get the chance and am often surprised at the outcome :). I hope that I can inspire home-cooks of all skill levels to get into the kitchen to cook healthy foods by sharing simple, affordable, and nutritious recipes. Most of my cooking inspiration comes from a large collection of cookbooks as well as many inspiring blogs, all of which I have listed in Useful Resources.
All around the world today we are confronted with food at every turn. Supermarket shelves contain a large variety of food products and ingredients, many of which are not ideal for nourishing our bodies and keeping us healthy. All of the products, fad diets, eating trends, and the types of food we can access and afford have a large impact on what we all end up eating on a daily basis. Unfortunately we often end up making the wrong choices, or just don’t have access to good, healthy foods. This can have a detrimental effect on our long-term health.
Each of us needs to take responsibility for our own health and our relationship with food As consumers we should educate ourselves so that we can make sound decisions about our diet and lifestyle, and not just get caught up in fads. This all might sound a bit daunting, scary and complicated, but I promise you it’s not. Making small, simple, sustainable changes to your eating and lifestyle habits each day will lead to noticeable, positive changes to your body, mood, and overall health over time. It may take a while, but it is possible to learn how to best take care of and nourish the unique, beautiful body that you have been blessed with.
Why taste & see? Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him! — Psalm 34:8