Who am I?

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A girl who simply loves good food! I have struggled with weight and high colesterol throughout my childhood and slightly into my adult years, and when I was ready to switch to a healthy lifestyle, I became obsessed with only seeing quick results with my weight loss. Unfortunately, that drove me into taking drastic measures such as purchasing multiple diet pills, the salad diet, thoughts of plastic surgery and liposuction, and even starvation! Terrible right? Luckily the light bulb in my brain slowly started functioning, and after multiple experiments and failures, I finally got it! And the most amusing part was that the solution was so easy! Eating clean whole foods and a regular exercise regiment was the key towards reaching my goals. So far I have brought my fat mass down to a healthy percentile and have gained lean muscle mass, as well as other minor improvements like brighter and acne free skin, higher energy levels, and a stronger immune system. I am 100% gluten free and pescatarian, so I will be posting healthy and delicious gluten free recipes, some Palaeolithic foods, and pescatarian recipes. Hopefully I can make your tummies happy!

37 Responses to “Who am I?”

  1. asha February 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    I like your blog. Hence I have nominated you for Super Sweet Blogging Award. You can collect it here http://www.selfveda.com/super-sweet-blogging-award/
    Happy Blogging!

  2. asha March 14, 2013 at 5:30 pm #

    Here again…I love each of your food treat..andI have nominated your for Very Inspiring Bloggers Award. You can find it at http://www.selfveda.com/very-inspiring-blogger-award/ Best wishes!

  3. Grub Blog March 22, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    I have nominated you for the Liebster Award:

    https://grubblog.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/liebster-award/

  4. Okoro Kelechi Clifford April 16, 2013 at 5:06 pm #

    Hi velerie,
    Just got thru having a conversation with your mummy. Guess what I said to her. I told her that you are a young beautiful lady not a woman whom is making waves with her success story in her works. keep it up. We shall continue to follow.
    Cheers
    KC

    • Valerie Azinge April 16, 2013 at 5:17 pm #

      Awe thank you! That means a lot. I shall continue to make you proud 🙂

  5. Ani D June 8, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    I love your blog! I have nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogger Award, which you can read about here: http://milesforthought.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/super-sweet-blogger-award/

  6. Jennifer squier June 18, 2013 at 4:13 pm #

    Just started following you on Instagram. And just found your blog can’t wait to start making some of your dishes! Do you have an email where I can contact you?

  7. Caroline (the ex-sugarholic) July 31, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    Hi Valarie, I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Shine On Award (because you are so awesome and I love your recipes of course!) – you can collect it here: http://exsugarholic.wordpress.com/2013/08/01/shine-on-award/

  8. Kumu September 14, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    You have fantastic recipes Valerie! Each one of them looks extremely exciting! I shrieked out with joy , when I saw your Coconut Cream Tarts Recipe….

    • Valerie Azinge September 14, 2013 at 8:52 am #

      Aww you’re so sweet! This totally made my night! Thank you for the kind words love 🙂

  9. satoyafoster October 17, 2013 at 4:34 pm #

    I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Your blog is a reflection of you and you are an inspiration. You can find it here: http://satoyafoster.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/sunshine-award/

  10. flavourphotos January 31, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    Lovely, vibrant colours on your blog… love it!

  11. HavensBakes April 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    Hi! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! If you accept this award, just follow this link: http://skinnysweettreats.com/2014/04/20/guilt-free-easter-bark/
    It’s a way for bloggers to show appreciation to other bloggers. Congrats!

    • Valerie Azinge April 21, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

      Thanks love! Very much appreciated! You have an amazing page yourself! I can’t wait to try those carrot cupcakes 🙂

      • HavensBakes April 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

        Thank you, you’re so sweet!!

  12. Ronovan May 28, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    Saw your pizza recipe because Felicia Reblogged you. Great food and you are the one making it? Okay I am following.

    • Valerie Azinge May 28, 2014 at 7:32 pm #

      Thanks Ronovan! Yes all made by lil old me 😉 Thanks you for following 🙂

      • Ronovan May 28, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

        And a Follow Back? Much Love and Honored. 🙂 When do you get your own TV show?

      • Valerie Azinge May 28, 2014 at 7:37 pm #

        Anytime 🙂 hahaha you’re very kind but I don’t think i’m cut out for TV yet, i’m still a bit of a klutz lol..but who knows?!? 🙂

      • Ronovan May 28, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

        Ignore me, I am a bit crazy today. But I could see TV. The food looks great and I like your writing. Your image is great as well. If you get Twitter for Followers let me know. I’m @RonovanWHester Would love to Follow you there and be a fan.

      • Valerie Azinge May 28, 2014 at 8:33 pm #

        Thank you so much Ronovan! If TV does happen I would definitely name you as my TV motivation 🙂 My twitter is @valerieazinge, more personal than it is food related, but feel free to follow.

      • Ronovan May 28, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

        Amazing. I follow you and suddenly my Who To Follow suggestions are all beautiful people you are friends with. 🙂 I need to find a lit agent or writer to follow quickly.

  13. Marcelle Houtman July 10, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    I love your blog 🙂 My name is Marcelle Houtman and I’m a year 11 students who plays Netball and competes in Athletics. I’m very interested in nutrition and was wondering if you could answer a few questions on the vegan lifestyle as it would really help me! This survey is for my stage 2 Workplace Practices Issue Analysis. Please complete this survey as truthfully as possible so I’m able to produce accurate results for my data 🙂 thankyou so much, it means a lot to me!

    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9S9FP9K

    • Valerie Azinge July 10, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

      Thank you Marcelle! I be happy to 🙂

      • marcelle July 12, 2014 at 3:16 am #

        thankyou so much! 🙂

  14. C. Lau April 15, 2016 at 1:42 pm #

    Looking forward to receiving your posts on my reader. I’ve gradually become this health-conscious person too and it’s a constant battle between me being a foodie mind and being aware of what I eat! I really like the kinda non-“in your face”ness of your healthy eating and really admire your (from lack of a better word to describe it but) “healthy” attitude towards food and diet 🙂

    • Valerie Azinge April 15, 2016 at 1:46 pm #

      Aww thank you for the kind words! I believe healthy eating should be fun and something to look forward to, not dreading that you have to eat a salad when you really want steak and potatoes…just eat a lean steak with sweet potatoes or a healthier version of mashed potatoes!😁

      • C. Lau April 15, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

        I have exactly the same opinion! I don’t want people to think healthy food has to taste horrible and can only consist of seeds, kale and quinoa. I genuinely want everyone to know you can make really nice food that’s totally good for you too! A big task but one recipe at a time I guess haha:)

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