Hey there, I’m Ceara (pronounced: “Key-Air-Ah”), and welcome to my kitchen. I’m so happy you stopped by!
I’m an early 20-something, self-taught cook and foodie currently living in Toronto with my much taller and better half J. I’ll always be a Toronto girl at heart where I grew up and lived for most of my life. Wherever I am, I have always felt most at home in the kitchen where I’m constantly creating and innovating new sweet and savory foods which I share with the people around me and always keeps them coming back for seconds.
I started Ceara’s Kitchen when I moved to Belgium for my Master’s a couple years back as a way to share some of my favorite recipes as well as some tidbits from my life here in the land of chocolate and very good beer. Starting Ceara’s Kitchen has also been a way for me to heal from my past of yo-yo dieting and continue on this wonderful journey of mine as I continue to strive to eat well and enjoy every bite I get out of life on the way. You can read more about my journey towards health here.
I’m a very passionate person who loves to talk food, politics and just any topic you can shoot at me from under the sun. Travelling is one of my biggest passions which fuels my never-ending interest to learn about our beautiful world and the amazing individuals who inhabit it. When I am not dreaming up new recipes, saving for my next trip, or creating new eats, you can also find me practicing yoga, outside running, laughing with loved ones, or happily relaxing at home with J.
My love of being in the kitchen goes back to when I was a quarter of my height and used to happily help and learn invaluable tips from my mom as she whipped up all my favourites from chocolate cake to pancakes to Mac + Cheese (my fave!!) to creamy tomato soup growing up. It’s easy to say that I’ve been experimenting in the kitchen ever since and loving practically every minute of it along the way. I’m excited to share with you all my healthier [but equally as tasty] versions of my old favourites as well as the new eats I make up as I go along that will leave you feeling satisfied, energized and altogether amazing from the inside out.
Lots of love from my kitchen to yours.
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Thanks for sharing all this with us you sweet lady! Although I never had trouble with my weight, your story really inspired and moved me. I’ve always been into healthy cooking and baking myself too! I’m vegan, i give yoga and acroyoga classes in Brussels next to a full time phd in biomedical sciences. I live in belgium since 5 years and I’m loving it! I wish I had discovered your blog earlier, it would have been amazing to cook with you!
Be well and safe,
Thank you for your kind words! How cool that you live in Brussels – I lived in Leuven for the past two years where I did my Master’s! I love Brussels! My partner is Belgian so we like to return to Belgium for the holidays – we actually just got back from our Xmas trip there! 🙂
Take care and best of luck with your studies!
Ceara, I stumbled upon your blog through Instagram and I have fallend in AWW! I have a whole list of foods I want to try. 🙂 Your great inspiration! I have been eating clean and gluten free for some time now, but I have just begun experimenting in the kitchen since becoming a fitness and nutritional coach.
Thank you so much for the kind words, Chanda!:) I’m so happy that you came across my blog on instagram and found a few recipes you’d like to try! I’d love to know how they turn out! I wish you all the best in your kitchen endeavors!! And congrats on becoming a fitness and nutritional coach! Have a wonderful week!
Nice recipes !
You’re still living in Begium ? I am Belgian. Hope you enjoy it here.
Yes I am, Chana! It’s absolutely lovely here! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
He rides my line too! Luckily he doe1;Rs7nt seem to be a regular. I wish I could sleep on the train, but I’m afraid I’ll sleep past my stop. Though I only live about 4 miles from the end of the line…
Delighted to meet you and hear your story…although much older chronologically, I appreciate your journey of life, love, creative adventures and good health! I’m enjoying trying some of your recipes as well~ I, too, have been creating with food for many years and love sharing it with others…best to you~
Great blog! Thanks for sharing your story and all your yummy recipes 🙂
Thanks so much for stopping by and the kind words, Cory!
Oui, dans une grande ville genre Paris ou Lyon et pas dans n’importe quel quartier sinon je ne pense pas que Ã§a marcherait. Comme tu dis en France la mentalitÃ© n’est pas la mÃªme qu’aux States. J’ai l&srs17;imp8e2#ion qu’ici les gens (enfin la plupart) s’en foutent et font leur petit train train.Mais c’est vrai que c’est une bonne idÃ©e ces bars Ã brushing !