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 harvested on the plantations of 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 included studying life sciences with a focus on the molecular functions of biological and ecological processes. Applying this knowledge to ecosystems and agricultural systems aims to protect them and produce food in a more sustainable manner.
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.
The knowledge that I acquired during my studies has changed my perspective on the environment and especially the global food production and has led to that I now consume and eat much more responsibly and healthily.
Cooking and baking have become one of my hobbies in recent years.
This is 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.