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Hello and welcome to my blog!  The kitchen is my happy place and where I spend the most time when I’m at home. I love everything about cooking – planning what to eat, shopping for the ingredients and preparing and eating all the yummy foods!

I live in Vancouver with my husband Patrick, my two sons Jack and Henry, and our 140+ lb wonderful slobbery Newfoundland dog, Arlo. Patrick is a type 1 diabetic and has been since the age of 6 years old and to support his (our) health, we stick to a mostly paleo diet but we really enjoy everything in moderation. Sometimes we need a big plate of pasta or chocolate or a glass of wine (or 3 – who am I kidding ha!). My kiddos, of course, love their carbs!

In my younger days I worked in several restaurants in a variety of jobs – from serving to bartending to accounting and managing. I’m a classically trained chef and bartender, and have dabbled in catering and restaurant recipe and menu development.

I love to experiment – take classic comfort foods and make them healthier and lower carb or vegan. We love our meat but have recently added more plant based meals into our diet in an effort to reduce the impact not only on our health but on the planet. My style of cooking is definitely eclectic. I like easy weeknight night meals and fiddly appetizers and desserts that remind me of my cooking school and catering days. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

Happy cooking!

Julianne

 

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”

– Virginia Woolf

 

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