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My name is Carolyn. I am an artist. I exercise expression and find therapy through drawing. Similarly, I also find comfort in cooking. Analogously, the kitchen is my studio. The plate is my canvas. I may not the best in the kitchen, but I like to collect, tweak, and experiment with various recipes and to come up with my own variations. Simple and healthy are key. Creativity is a plus. (weird and unorthodox flavor combinations are the best!) There is nothing better than the feeling of successfully perfecting a piece of art, getting it to look just the way you pictured it, or when cooking, successfully plating up a perfectly textured dish with the flavor profile you imagined.
Throughout my four years of college, I have successfully broken out of the encasement of an eating disorder, found peace in cooking, and therapy through lifting weights. Cooking has not only assisted in improving my mentality towards eating, it has helped me to truly enjoy food again.
As a graduate from the University of California, Davis with a B.S. in Food Science with a minor in Nutrition Science, I continue my food journey.
What is food science? Here is a short and sweet summary that highlights the role of food science in supplying variety in our diet. Food Science applies a wide range of scientific knowledge to allow us to make the best use of our food resources and minimize waste. I believe in health and I believe in doing it in the most sustainable way as possible. Whether it is balance between carbohydrates and protein, sweetness and saltiness, the mind and the body, supply and demand, or production and consumption, I believe balance is the key to true health for an individual or even a community. My passion lies in all things food and I believe every individual deserves to eat well – meaning eating nourishing and enjoyable food, and enough of it. Thus I continue to immerse myself in new experiences to gain a fuller perspective on such.
I have created this blog as an outlet to share interesting ideas, stories of kitchen adventures, recipes, and various encounters of mine. I hope you find my posts helpful, comforting, or even just interesting!