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Suzanne M

Suzanne M

Lockport
Manitoba
Canada

About Suzanne

Member since: Feb 10, 2008

When I was growing up, my mother, a stay-at-home Mom, did all of the cooking for the family. She wouldn't let my sister and I cook, as she thought we would make a mess of her kitchen. As a result, I had very limited cooking skills when I left home. I lived in residence during my first couple of years of university, so once again, all of my meals were made for me. When I finally had to start cooking for myself, I lived on food that could be boiled, heated in the oven, or micro-waved. Many years later, I was on my way to work on a cold Autumn morning when a truck filled with live turkeys pulled up alongside me. I suddenly realized that these lovely creatures were bound for a slaughterhouse, and vowed then and there never to eat meat again. This was almost 20 years ago, and I have been vegetarian since. I knew I needed to learn better cooking techniques, as many convenience foods would no longer be an option for me. I bought some cookbooks, and realized that I loved puttering around in the kitchen. My palate expanded, as I tried new foods and new recipes. I still lacked confidence though, and followed every recipe to the letter. I often didn't really know what it meant to "blanch" or "sweat", but I muddled through. Then I was fortunate enough to find Rouxbe online, and completed the Professional Plant-Based Certification course. This course was so empowering, and taught me many new skills and techniques. It has truly been a revelation, and a revolution in my life! Now I want to take things to the next step by learning more about the health promoting benefits of whole plant foods. I'm in my mid-fifties, and I want to lay the foundation for a good quality of life as I get older. I want to start making a more conscious effort to plan my meals with not only flavour and convenience, but also nutrition in mind. Food has become a big part of who I am. Plant based eating is more than a diet to me -- it is a way to honour my ethics, a way to help sustain the environment, and a pathway to vibrant health. It feels to me like an open "secret" to a better life. I want to be able to share the benefits of a plant-based diet with other people, so that they can enjoy its wonderful healing and life-sustaining properties as well. I'm really looking forward to the Plantrician course, and can't wait to get started!

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