I was born in England in the city of Bath and moved to Montreal as a child. Growing up, my parents only kept healthy food on hand and my sisters and I were fed homemade meals on the regs... junk food and soft drinks were not easy to come by! In fact, I would often trade my homemade lunches for a friend's pack of Ramen noodles or other processed good! Smh!
As a child I definitely remember being a picky eater! However, I travelled quite a bit with my parents and two sisters growing up and am grateful that I was given the opportunity to both live in, and visit, some amazing places in the world. I am fortunate to have been introduced to a wide variety of foods at such a young age (my dad is Persian and my mom is British... can't get more varied than that!).
We also did our fair share of eating out in fancy restaurants and I remember appreciating the art that would be presented in front of me each time my meal arrived. I developed such a love for food and its presentation. I started making videos as a child of me preparing relatively elaborate meals for my age and my younger sister and I would make cooking-shows and film them on VHS lol! (check out our sweet cinnamon apple sauce video! - first cooking show filmed together since we were 11 years old!)
As I "grew-up", education took over my time, and cooking was somewhat put on the back-burner. I completed my undergrad in Business Administration - Accounting concentration and began working at a Big Four international accounting firm. While working, I completed the CGA program and completed the CPA, CGA exams this year (title pending!).
Even though I was happy with my accomplishments, something was missing. Something big.
I have been working with Maria since July 2014 and having been in my shoes, she is such an exceptional coach! She helped me realize that I needed to focus less on reaching goals, and more on my core desires. Maria is the reason that the My Easy Eats website has become a reality.
Maria taught me that it is important to feel great about what you are doing and this is how My Easy Eats came to be!
I LOVE FOOD and I love sharing my passion with others through many forms; videos, photography, diagrams, and writings!