My name is Charlene but I prefer to be called Charla and I am a young woman of African Caribbean heritage, who resides in the UK. I have a degree in public health and certified in holistic health and a true passion for cooking deliciously tasting foods and baking healthy treats. What inspired me to try my hand at blogging was gleaming through some of my favourite health fanatic bloggers and having the desire to join them on the same platform.
Since I was a young girl I’ve always been intrigued by cooking but didn’t channel my energy until my early womanhood. I grew up in a Caribbean household, where it was customary for girls to acquire the art of cooking; perhaps this explains why I’m composing this website. Unfortunately, the art of cooking seems like a dying trend and with the high levels of obesity and vascular disease, it’s important to take control of what does inside the body and what causes harm.
Despite my cultural upbringing I appreciate food in its broader context, meaning I’m more than happy to sample most foods from different cultures. In my spare time, you’ll find me in the kitchen exploring my creative food juices.
and so ultimately….
This website is dedicated to showcasing dairy free and gluten free recipes. One day I’d like to transition to a vegan lifestyle. Although with that being said, I eat a high plant based diet with a small amount of chicken/fish, so I’m slowly getting there. Right now I would describe myself as a “conscientious vegan in the making”, as I do enjoy vegan and in fact raw food, but can bring myself to break away from the carnivore chains just yet.
I want to be as candid as possible about who I am and my culinary principles, so I don’t disappoint.
Aside from gluten and dairy free recipes, I like to tap into Caribbean cuisines. I want the world to become familiar with what these beautiful islands have to offer. Therefore, you’ll find a range of authentic Caribbean dishes and also some with a modern healthy element.
So there you have it Dairy and gluten free recipes with a Caribbean element 🙂