Hey! I'm Paula. I'm a former chef, food blogger and YouTuber. I make non-fussy recipes and videos for balanced, veg-forward, non-restrictive dinners. I want to help you build your confidence and expand your cooking repertoire by exploring new ingredients and breathing new life into pantry staples—all the while getting the most bang for your buck at the grocery store and keeping cleanup to a minimum.
This is where I post cooking tips, best practices, fun dinner ideas, helpful ingredient swaps, and lessons I’ve picked up along the way. Recipes take a back seat here!
Learning to cook can be overwhelming. And even experienced cooks do things ‘the hard way’ sometimes. After years of cooking in professional kitchens, tiny cafés, camps, (and even a sailboat), I like to think I’ve learned some really good tricks and lessons and I’m excited to share them with you.
If you’re new to cooking, or you’d like to learn how to become a more efficient and confident cook, this is the place to be! You’ll be whipping up delicious dinners in no time.
If you have any specific cooking questions or conundrums, send me an email and I’ll do my best to help! It’ll also help me to decide what topics I need to cover in future articles. Happy reading, and happy dinner making!