Where does your passion for food and cooking originate?
My passion for food started back in 2010 when I became lactose intolerant. This led me to lean more towards a plant-based diet which is 100% dairy-free. I discovered foods I had never encountered before (ex. nutritional yeast) which I truly love now!
Eating out became rather difficult. I would never know how restaurants handled my food. They could, for example, cook my dish in butter or use a pan that was not properly cleaned from the previous use.
I also had experiences where I mentioned that I was allergic to dairy, but was still served cheese on my pizza. Being frustrated, I ended up spending most of my days off attempting to cook at home, discovering dairy alternatives at grocery stores, and attending workshops/sessions in order to broaden my view towards what the market had to offer. And… voila! I fell in love with creating my own plant-based recipes!