Hi there and welcome to Cooking With Bliss.
I’m Cree, the recipe developer and food photographer, behind CWB. I use the term food photographer loosely as I’m constantly working on improving my photography skills. Currently, I shoot with my iphone 8, and I have to say it has served me pretty well so far.
I absolutely love cooking and sharing recipes with my family, friends, and challenging myself to think outside-the-box especially when it comes to recipe testing, using different cooking techniques, and playing around with ingredients I wouldn’t ordinarily use.
Fun Fact: I wouldn’t consider myself a coffee drinker, but I’m a little obsessed with Califia Farms Cafe Latte Cold Brew Coffee.
ABOUT COOKING WITH BLISS
My goal is to bring you healthy budget-friendly recipes using real ingredients and are mostly Whole30 or Whole30-friendly (meaning you can easily swamp out certain ingredients to make it Whole30). I completed my first Whole30 this past June (2018) and it was an eye-opening experience. It taught me 10 things that have been life-changing as it relates to food and nutrition overall:
- How to build my plate
- Easy ways to consume more vegetables in every meal
- Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated and keeping it Simple = Success
- Don’t over-think and trust myself
- I actually do have will-power
- There is a light at the end of the tunnel because it’s ONLY for 30 days
- Having left-over dinner for breakfast is a life-saver
- Healthy fats are important and necessary
- Food Freedom is not about feeling shame or guilt if you eat something that doesn’t follow the Whole30 guidelines.
- The importance of mindset
What do I cook for my family?
You may be wondering how Whole30 dishes fit into my family’s meals (i.e. do they prefer other meals other than Whole30). To be honest, this wasn’t a problem at all. My family eat what I cook which makes it even easier; however, if I think they might like rice, pasta, or quinoa as an additional side dish then I make it for them. Now, since I’m in Food Freedom, I may also have it as a side dish if I’m in the mood. With that being said, I also have a category called ‘Family Recipes’ that I want to share with you as well that you might find helpful.
Although you will see a collection of mostly Whole30 recipes , you’ll find Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, and Dairy-Free recipes that are delicious, simple, and economical.
Cooking healthy meals in the comfort of your kitchen do not have to be expensive, feel labor-intensive or complicated. So, stick around to see how I do things in my own kitchen.
Thanks for visiting.