I'm so happy you are here!
I’m Tabitha and I love all things food!
I'm originally a small town girl but now call Toronto, ON home and I am so pleased you stopped by!
I started this holistic journey after I went through a wild ride of my own health concerns that opened up my eyes and soul to the nourishment that real, whole food can bring. In 2009, as I was wrapping up my BA, I was met with fatigue and stabbing pains in my lower abdomen that I could no longer ignore. After many visits with many doctors and specialists, I left feeling that I had more questions than answers. I couldn’t understand what left me feeling so awful, and doctors weren’t able to link my pain to any one diagnosis. I struggled with this until a friend suggested I read the book ‘It Starts With Food’ by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, roughly two years later. This book just got me! It taught me to reshape my habits one meal at a time and showed me that real food didn't need to taste awful and be a slow, mentally draining process in the kitchen. Through this journey, I slowly healed my pain and gained energy by changing the foods that fueled me. By switching from processed convenience food to real, whole ingredients, I was able to appreciate my day-to-day — working out and feeling empowered through movement instead of ‘punishing’ myself for continual poor food choices.
My journey has opened up a whole other part of me that I never knew could exist — it's taught me the beauty of being in the kitchen and creating wonderful, delicious food from well sourced ingredients. It's also taught me that cooking doesn't need to be difficult. I love to share this with other women through cooking classes and catering that I offer (check out my "catering and classes" tab above). Bachelorettes are really the best place to explore this in either a cooking class setting or through catering!
I am a Holistic & Culinary Nutrition Expert through schooling at The Academy of Culinary Nutrition. Along with cooking delicious, healing food, I also have a love affair with craft beer and trying new beers in the city with my fiance. I like to ride my bike in my spare time and work out at Tidal Crossfit along the Danforth. I also truly appreciate a good patio, some sunshine and great conversation with good friends!
I'd love to hear more about your journey, and what brought you to here.