Hi! My name is Kristen, but to make it easier on you, cause I’m nice, I’ll respond to anything that sounds close to Kristen like, Christian, Preston, Triston, you get the idea. I live in San Diego with my husband and our pup Zoey. We feel very lucky to live in such a beautiful place that is usually sunny and warm, and to be doing the things we love most. My passion is cooking but I also love to bake, drink wine, make green smoothies and try new recipes. This blog aims to let you into my world and show you some recipes and tips, places we travel and the food we ate while there and occasional cute pictures of our dog Zoey.
My culinary journey began in Chicago at the Illinois Institute of Art where I was classically trained as a chef, studying the French technique but also other cooking methods from all over the world. Nutrition has always been a passion of mine, after I graduated with an Associates in Applied Science in Culinary I enrolled in a Holistic Nutrition counseling program. I received my counseling certificate from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and from there I had no idea what I wanted to do with my training. After a few years of figuring things out, I became a Personal Chef. I love my job and the families I cook for on a weekly basis. Providing yummy, healthy meals has been incredibly fulfilling, I feel very lucky and blessed. Occasionally, I roll up my sleeves and cook fancy dinner parties, or cater a birthday party, or even host a “Pop-up” dinner. Life is good!
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Personally, I love traveling, running, hiking with my dog, singing, reading cookbooks, drinking wine (I think I already mentioned that), camping, and watching thunderstorms. Oh, and eating a lot of food!
I’m so glad you stopped by!