Finding New Inspiration in the Kitchen as an Empty Nester

Tips for living more passionately from a home cook and professional chef

by Anita Heidema & Chef Dario Tomaselli Food Life

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When you go through all the motions in life to raise your family, empty nesting can come quicker than you realize.

For so many years you’re used to putting your family first. It’s no wonder relationships begin to suffer – it’s rare enough that you would actually accomplish your to-do list for the day, let alone remember to drink enough water.

We know the struggle because we’ve been there ourselves. Then one day we realized we needed to re-prioritize our lives and put the work into strengthening our relationships again. After experiencing the hardship of divorce and seeing our adult kids begin to pursue their own life paths, we were given a second chance. And we weren’t going to make the same mistakes again.

We joined forces as a chef and a life strategist to help you get back to what’s most important. For us, it all starts in the kitchen. This is a place where you can re-invest in your self and your relationships, while also intriguing your adventurous travel spirit.

Finding New Inspiration in the Kitchen

Whether you’re a foodie or simply a food lover, you can appreciate the art of cooking. But if you don’t continue to learn and experiment in the kitchen, it’s easy to fall out of love with this experience.

This is why it’s so important to continue to seek out new recipes, and be inspired by different techniques and cultures when it comes to what you put on your plate. Still, it can be difficult to know where to start. With so much information available online, how do you know what to choose? After all, you never know how a dish will turn out until you try preparing it yourself.

The good news is: we’ve done the legwork for you.

We listen to our followers and curate resources for your needs. We know simplicity is key, while also providing options that allow you to keep costs low and eat in a healthy and sustainable way. This is how the free meal plan and grocery list was born.

We’ve been in your shoes and we know how chaotic life can feel at times, so we’re taking one more thing off the already full plate you’ve been balancing.

When you plan ahead, the inspiration flows. And by leaning on tips and resources straight from an international chef and life strategist, you’re able to shift your priorities to focus on what matters most in your life. 

Cooking Like a Professional

You don’t have to be a high-calibre chef to cook delicious meals.

Sometimes a professional chef is able to create masterpieces that can be intimidating to the average eye. That’s the beauty of pairing the experiences of a world-renowned chef together with those of a home cook. We make the art of fine cooking attainable for the everyday person.

The uniqueness of having the two of us in your back pocket is the duality between our offerings. In our Youtube series, Passion Is Cooking Lifestyle TV, we take you through the meals from start to finish, which means you’re able to learn from a professional chef and a home cook at the same time.

Having the experience of a home cook allows us to relate to the audience – asking questions and experiencing new recipes through your eyes. At the same time, by blending our educational background and personal experience in health, nutrition and mindset, you’re also able to learn strategies for growth. From working in lowering cholesterol through food, and being published in Being Well Magazine, to providing healthy juice recipes and meal prep organization – we bring a range of expertise to the table.

Of course, with a professional chef on hand, you’ll learn how to bring culinary techniques right into your home and instil confidence in your kitchen. The creativity and sense of accomplishment you once felt by spending time crafting your food dishes can be experienced again. You don’t have to spend years teaching yourself to cook to be able to benefit from the luxury of chef-inspired meals.

Our story is much like yours: we’re two people who were looking for more out of life, and decided it was time to make a change. So we reinvested in our relationships (with ourselves, each other and those we care about) as well as our desire to explore the world around us.
We’re living proof that you can make changes and take the first step to create an inspired lifestyle. We’re teaching you the benefits of getting back in the kitchen – for you, your relationships, your health and your happiness.

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Chef Dario Tomaselli and Rich Life Strategist Anita Heidema share a common goal.

To live the rest of their days passionately in all ways important to them and you.

Follow their journey and learn more…..

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