I am Raquel, a mom, wife, dog lover, yoga enthusiast and manager of our home. I love cooking healthy, from scratch and, most of all, I love being creative. That seemed to be more available to me when I earned a living as a dance teacher and choreographer back in the day. It turns out though that creativity is in just about everywhere and everything, so I must say I am a happy creative thing in my kitchen!
I grew up in Brazil with a Japanese dad and a German mom – talking about an early start on embracing multi culturalism! For many years Canada is my home.
My goal in the kitchen is to cook healthy, enhancing flavors, which is easier to say than do.
Eating for me is a feast for the senses, a pleasure that should be enhanced. Cooking, a magic ritual of sharing our basic need to be fed and feed in a exercise of love. I am very, very aware of the healthy aspect of cooking since my husband is diabetic which makes my quest even more important. However, we don’t take it in a negative way but as an opportunity for all of us in the family to eat better.
All recipes in my blog are the ones I use all the time, tested and re tested over the years, so I can use the blog as my recipe book. It makes me very happy to see my daughter is doing the same in her daily cooking, using the blog and keeping the tradition on the family favourite dishes!
Welcome to my cook book!