Hi! My name is Kathryn, and this is my husband Limi. You could say that I am the “Head Chef” and he is my “Sous Chef”. We also have a 2 year old son. He is our most transparent taste-tester (If he likes it he won’t stop eating it. If he doesn’t like it he won’t even swallow it). I am currently a student, studying Public Health. My emphasis is in Health Promotion and ultimately I hope to get a masters in Nutrition.
We are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (I’m a Mormon). We believe in the Savior Jesus Christ, and that death is not the end, Because of Him. If you are interested to know more about what we believe, you can visit Mormon.org or feel free to ask me about it!
I love to think up new recipes as well as trying others that I come across. It started when I was really little, when my mom first began to teach me to cook. Sometimes I would just concoct little potions in the kitchen sink, consisting of salt, soap and water. Other times I cooked real foods… at least they were made with real foods, no matter how palatable they actually were. But, as any kitchen guru knows, the more you cook, the better you get!
Soon I was cooking up a storm in my moms kitchen! I went through her Betty Crocker cookbook, the magazine recipes she had filed, dishes I found online and then I was on to creating my own concoctions!
When I got to college my cooking took an unexpected turn…. Lots of ideas but no ingredients. You know how college budgets are. But that didn’t stop me for long. That’s when creativity really begins to manifest itself. I began creating masterpieces with hot dogs and potatoes! (Hot Dogs are never my first choice, but as the proverb goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention”!)
When I met my husband, he introduced me to a whole new world of cooking – Nigerian cooking! I fell in love with it, and have since discovered that my journey in the kitchen has only just started. I have loved delving into the world of ethnic and cultural cooking! In addition to these fabulous meals, I have found a new passion for cooking healthful foods that are actually family-friendly. I want my kids to beg for the healthy stuff, rather than the unhealthy stuff. I must say though, while eating healthy is great, I am not opposed to a little treat now and then. Everything in moderation.
In my opinion, it is also important to get those little kiddo’s in the kitchen! I wouldn’t be cooking today if my mom hadn’t put me up on a stool, and let me hold the whisk when we made scrambled eggs. She even made “Ble! Bla! Blek!” noises, as the eggs got squished! (That probably made a big difference too!). As children help make the meals, though, they not only learn important skills but they are able to spend quality time with you and they may be more likely to eat what they helped to make!
As I develop recipes for cultural and family-friendly health foods, hang tight and join me for the ride!
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