Back in Colombia, having two last names is the norm. Your first last name is your father's, and your second is your mother's. Growing up, I would avoid telling people what my last name was, because it would lead to silly name-calling. With time I grew up to realize its uniqueness and powerful meaning. That's why now, I don't stop myself from showcasing and celebrating it.
The more I learn about South Korea and its food, the more curious I get to travel there. It was through my sister and Chef, Lisa that I first experience homemade South Korean traditional food. She had the fortune to live in South Korea for a couple years and of course, became a master in making some of the most iconic foods from there.
More and more we learn the importance of mindful and intuitive eating and cooking. It refers to a mindset that respects and empowers your physical and mental health honoring your time, desires, satisfactions, lifestyle and even budget. It is the liberty to decide what to eat, when to eat it, where to buy it, how to cook it, and how to eat it. It is a very important subject we many times dont consider due to societal rules. What we don't realize is that being more in tune with this intuitive actions, we will be happier and healthier.
The first time I left Colombia to live abroad, I was 16 years old.
Although new year resolutions are kinda not my type of thing, simply because we should not wait for a new year to try to better ourselves, this year I will try to follow a more plant-forward mentality.