Hi, I am Sheena,
I have a passion for cooking and baking, as well as for science and conservation. My blog is about recipes and delicious dishes, and the science behind food and its production.
I’m an Ecosystem Scientist currently doing a master’s degree in Food Science.
I eat mainly vegan. That was not always the case. I grew up in the Pacific Islands and there I was eating more or less everything. But you could do that without feeling bad. Seafood came from the sea, caught by local fishermen. Vegetables and fruits came from the jungle or were planted on plantations by local farmers.
I became a vegan because of the factory farming and the large-scale production of meat. I rarely eat meat today, but if, then it must be caught or hunted in the wild, or raised in animal-friendly farms.
My Bachelor’s degree involved me studying biological sciences with a focus on understanding the molecular basis of biological and ecological processes. Applying this knowledge to the ecosystems and agricultural systems aims at their protection and producing food in a more sustainable way.
I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in International Food Business. This involves learning about the food chain, food industry, trade, and agriculture to develop new food products and related services according to the needs of the consumer.
With the knowledge that I have acquired during my studies, I now eat much much more responsibly and healthier.
Cooking and baking have become my hobby in the last couple of years.
This also thanks to my mum, Andrea who has always seen that we cook and eat together as a family.
Living in exotic places has always inspired her to try out new dishes and experiment with new ingredients.
Andrea has contributed to many of the recipes on this site and is regularly writing posts.