Today, I’ve discovered that cooking is an art form and could be the vehicle for emotions along with the most healing practice – when knowledge and genuine love are involved.
Three years ago, this realisation – combined with my convictions that all races in the literal meaning: humans and animals could and should live in love and harmony – pushed me to create Lion.L Raw Kitchen. Against all odds, I resigned from my comfortable job in IT in order to create Lion.L Raw Kitchen: one of the first plant-based cafes in Cork along with a vegan cookery school.
Another huge decision since leaving home at 16yrs – as one could expect – the challenges were numerous. Many people used to have preconceived ideas about plant-based food and new options on the food scene. After a few years of consistent and passionate work between myself and my peers, we are now delighted to see how everyone is not only more open-minded but also are willing to eat more mindfully. I believe people are increasingly aware of the impact that food has on their health and on the environment.
My goal has always been to promote mindful eating and to show that living with compassion hand in hand with nature is possible and enjoyable. I am now a food safety trainer and a passionate plant-based chef still catering within Lion.L Raw Kitchen. I believe more than ever that all the ingredients are present in Ireland to make a positive change in the world and to promote unity.
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I am humbly still working on the right recipe for it but I am already in love with the aromas! I believe it’s all in there! What about you?