The Compost Cook was created accidentally, out of necessity. I became ‘The Composter’ because I have a huge appetite and refuse to waste food and spend more money then necessary. If I simply had a large appetite and no money I could live off of ramen noodles, Kraft dinner and toast. However, I am obsessed with my health and knowing exactly what I am putting in my body. I love being challenged and this was yet another challenge…a challenge that hasn’t stopped for three years and counting.
I want to teach people about the possibilities that cooking for yourself offers. With tuition to pay for and art supplies adding up, my budget was shrinking and I no longer could afford to eat out or buy food to go. Instead I started cooking what I wanted to eat in those restaurants for myself, at home! I realized how beneficial and fun this could be…you become the maitre d’, the chef, the sous-chef and the patron. You are able to micro-manage your meals and make any dietary changes needed.
I am inspired by blogs such as Spabettie, Oh-She-Glows and Chocolate Covered Katie. All of my recipes can be altered to fit gluten-free and vegan diets. In The Compost Cook’s Five Ingredients Five Ways, I show readers that with just the basics you can make delicious food! I also show them that knowledge is power and that food should be investigated; I do this through educating about each ingredient before each chapter and offering food facts throughout the book. I use little to no equipment and ensure that ingredients are easily available. I aim that others will be inspired, empowered and excited about cooking.
I was living in Seoul, South Korea studying Fashion Design. Korea confirmed my love for cooking, food and sharing meals…it also allowed me to travel to Japan, Singapore and Malaysia to check out their fashion and food, too!
After Seoul, I moved back to Halifax, Nova Scotia, a charming student-filled city where I attended NSCAD University, studying Textiles and Art History.
NOW, I am living in New York City, where I have an art studio in DUMBO, Brooklyn and study contemporary art with faculty from NYU, Princeton, Pratt, Parsons and Columbia…that is when I’m not attending countless foodie or fitness events.
I hope to share, excite and intrigue my readers through my posts about food, fitness and the everyday.
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Eat. Afford. Enjoy.