Hello and welcome!
My name is Immaculate, and I am delighted to finally present my blog dedicated to my passion for cooking. Cooking has developed from being just a hobby to possibly my true calling and purpose in life. When I think about it, my love for food was born out of me being a poor eater as a child. To develop my appetite, my parents would let me help in preparing ingredients and cook once in a while. Cooking food the way I wanted, made eating more enjoyable. In high school, I took up home science, and I enjoyed watching cooking shows at home. I’d then work out a way to try and cook something new. My siblings were my number 1 fans, being the firstborn everything I did was terrific. During my first few years of adult life, I took up a devoted mission to find a befitting way of sharing this love for cooking. My idea was culinary school, but my parents were not for it 🙁
Anyway, I was always cooking for my friends and family and seeing them enjoy my food made me happy. However, as I grew into adulthood the need to complete my real calling could no longer be satisfied by cooking for the people in my life. To challenge myself I worked as a cook. My first time, in a startup where I cooked Asian style meals for about 20 people, and they loved it. My job as a cook was from Monday to Friday, and during the weekends I would research on ingredients, cooking methods, and develop Asian recipes from what I could source locally. It was a fantastic job doing what I loved. It was the first time I had had the opportunity of cooking for people outside my usual circles of family, friends, and acquaintances. The second time was in a commercial kitchen. One of the most exhausting experiences in my life and the only good thing about it was that I gained some experience and “exposure.”
I’m starting a meal and a story as an outlet for the love I have for food and the passion I have for cooking. After the startup, I figured cooking was more than just a way of nourishing my body or means to money. I wanted to share my passion with more people. Cooking is so much more than something I love doing. It is my creative outlet, emotional release, a way of life, and my sacred place. It has given me an identity, made me feel whole, deeply inspired and alive to become the person I aspire to be.
My blog’s name was a hashtag I randomly used on my Instagram food posts that I never thought much about. My idea of starting a blog was born then in 2015 but I never seriously pursued it. When I bought this domain name and opened a couple of other social sharing accounts in 2016, I knew there was no turning back. I’m a slow but sure kind of person, and this journey has been a sound proof of that. Today affirms this blog and my website as the best way I can share my love for cooking.
In the past 15 years, I have been teaching myself how to cook at home, and I have collected many recipes. I have tried many and tweaked some here and there to make great home cooked meals. I have developed methods trying to create something unique to me as well as adaptations and inspirations from the universe. Some are laborious processes while others have come from a stroke of luck. Although my skills and knowledge have grown immensely through this, cooking is a lifelong learning experience. I’m still building my skills and shaping my technique as a culinary expert, and now as a blogger, writer, and photographer. I desire to show you, my readers, how to bring excitement to your cooking experience that results in bold and colorful dishes.
With that said, you are welcome to contact me on my email firstname.lastname@example.org, to give your feedback, ask questions, make requests or say a quick hello. This will allow me to get to know you and to make this your experience as much as it is mine.
Once again welcome 🙂
Happy reading and cooking!