My culinary journey started at the tender age of 9, when I announced that I would do the shopping for, and preparation of the Saturday evening family dinner. As the daughter of a working mother who prepared everything from scratch, I was mesmerized with every aspect of food preparation for as long as I can remember, though I did look forward to eating Beefaroni at my brother and sister in law’s house.
Fast forward to 2000: I became vegetarian on the advice of my acupuncturist, and haven’t looked back since. I have had private instruction in Cuban, Indian, Korean, and Thai cooking from restaurant owners and friends, and possess a true love of food, and a passion for the Zen of food preparation. As a Certified Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Wellness Counselor, I love to incorporate Ayurvedic principles in the kitchen. I am an avid recipe researcher, and love to try out my newest discoveries in my home test kitchen on my husband, David, and our friends.
with friends at the Golden Temple, Amritsar, India
Golden Temple, Amritsar, India
If you have ever wanted to try a plant-based meal, or are gluten-free, or are interested in learning more about Indian, Thai, Korean, and Cuban cuisine, I am available for cooking lessons, classes and special events.