Hi, I’m Cindy and welcome to my blog!
Although, I have been known as “Chef Cindy” for almost 15 years, it has taken me that many years to finally bring what happens in my kitchen & beyond, with all of you!
A little about me … I graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food & Health in 2005 as a vegan chef but my roots with cooking began much earlier in life, side by side in the kitchen with my mom. My passion for cooking heightened while raising my own children and later led to the start of my own business Turning Point Culinary, where for many years I have given personalized culinary instruction and holistic nutrition guidance to individuals and families within the comforts of their homes. My journey within the culinary field has been filled with many exciting experiences which I hope to share with you thru my posts, recipes and videos.
I enjoy traveling with my wonderful husband and experiencing foods and ingredients used by different cultures around the world. I love to entertain, dine out with friends and spend time with my 3 amazing children and my adorable dog “Sammy” who also benefits from my cooking! I love adventure and to continually challenge myself physically and mentally with new activities.
Although I am a vegan chef, I’ve almost always considered myself a “flexitarian” which means that most of my meals are plant-based but I like the flexibility to make choices beyond that when I see fit. I am a bit of a food snob when its comes to my ingredients, hence why it’s great to prepare my own meals at home! When sharing recipes, I will always try to give options for substituting ingredients catering to different palates.
Have I mentioned yet how much I love coffee … there’s nothing like a really good cup of coffee in the morning!
Most importantly, I want to share the enjoyment of cooking regardless of your culinary experience, size of your kitchen, kitchen tools, and budget. My recipes will inspire you to get creative, challenge you to learn new techniques and elevate your goals in the kitchen and beyond!!
Have fun Cooking!
Chef Cindy xoxo