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I’m Eleanor, an engineer who turned a passion for healthy living into a food and wellness blog. I launched Eleanor’s Dish a few years back from my college apartment during a period of self-discovery, delving into cooking and healthy living. Initially, I wrote about various recipes I was testing in my kitchen, but recently my journey took a turn when I discovered I had food sensitivities. This revelation opened my eyes to the benefits of whole foods and mindful eating, now transforming my blog into a platform for healthy, nutritious recipes and wellness tips.

As a chemical engineer, I’ve seen firsthand the impact of toxic chemicals in the food and personal care industry. This unique perspective drives my mission to educate and inspire others to embrace a healthier lifestyle by cooking with whole, cleaner ingredients. My goal is to make healthy eating accessible and enjoyable, especially for those who are new to cooking.

Here on Eleanor’s Dish, you’ll find easy-to-follow recipes that prioritize whole foods, along with wellness tips that have helped me on my journey. I believe that anyone can learn to cook delicious, healthy meals, and I’m here to guide you every step of the way. Whether you’re looking for quick and easy meals or ways to live a healthier life, you’ll find valuable resources and inspiration here.

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Engineer By Trade

I graduated from the University of Toledo with a degree in Chemical Engineering and a minor in Chemistry. Since then, I have worked in the engineering field.

Passionate Recipe Developer

My love for cooking sparked at the tender age of 5, all thanks to a toy cooking set gifted by my dad. Ever since, I've been deeply fascinated by the process of transforming raw materials (ingredients) into finished products (delicious food). This is partly why I chose and enjoy chemical engineering.

Wellness Coach

I became a wellness coach due to my deep-seated passion for helping others find balance and joy in their lives. I believe that by sharing insights and guiding people through their challenges, we can all lead more fulfilling lives.

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Eleanor’s Dish was officially born in 2020, although its roots stretch back to 2017, starting under a different name and web address. It was my passion for cooking and a heartfelt desire to inspire others that sparked this journey.

My college years were a significant time for growth, especially in understanding my eating habits. Eleanor’s Dish became my space to document my food journey, sharing the recipes I was trying out in my own kitchen. It was also during this time that I became aware of some food sensitivities and started to learn more about taking better care of my health. This led me to adopt a predominantly plant-based lifestyle, which I maintain 98% of the time—though, thanks to my husband, there’s a 2% wiggle room for animal products.

Cooking, for me, isn’t just about the act of making food; it’s about the conversations and relationships that blossom during meal preparation. That’s why Eleanor’s Dish isn’t just about sharing recipes. I’m equally passionate about offering wellness advice. Eleanor’s Dish is my way to share my love for food, my journey to better health, and all the wonderful interactions that make life so full.

While the project began earlier, it wasn’t until 2023 really that I started to take Eleanor’s Dish more seriously and not make it a hobby blog. This renewed focus has allowed me to dive deeper into creating content, engaging with my audience, and sharing my journey with an even greater sense of purpose and passion. My mission is to inspire others to embrace a healthy lifestyle through delicious, nutritious meals and holistic wellness practices.

On Eleanor’s Dish, you can look forward to a variety of content. I share my top recipes that have been tried, tested, and loved in my own kitchen, along with wellness tips for a healthier lifestyle.  

Growing up, my parents employed personal chefs, so I learned a lot just by watching them. Plus, my mom owned a bakery, so I got to learn all about baking.

However, the true cooking adventure began in college when I started cooking for myself. I finally had the chance to put the wealth of cooking knowledge I gained to the test, and create new recipes. 

Yes, I do. I’ve loved photography for as long as I can remember. I also took a photography class in college which taught me so many shooting concepts as well as editing.

You might wonder what chemical engineering has to do with cooking and lifestyle advice. Well, it’s actually pretty handy! It helps me understand the cool science behind cooking/baking, like why foods change color when they cook or how bread rises. This lets me share recipes that really work. So, my engineering knowledge is a secret ingredient in everything I do on Eleanor’s Dish!

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