Welcome to La Cuisine d’Eli! My name is Elizabeth (or Eli for short) and I’m a personal chef, writer and photographer with a passion for sustainable food.
I’m based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Contact me for more information and/or bookings.
I focus on growing my own produce, local and seasonal and artisanal produce.
About fearless eating, green living and making your own
- Fearless eating: I believe in variety and in trying out new things. I also believe that almost anything can taste good if you know how to prepare it. What I definitely don’t believe in is cutting out whole food groups for no good reason. I once tried to cut out gluten for a week – by way of experiment- but the idea of not being able to eat bread made me so sad I gave up after three days.
- Green living: The way we eat can have a big impact on the planet. Changing our habits a little and becoming a bit more aware of what we put in our mouths can really make a positive difference to the environment. For me, this means a lot of things. Avoiding food waste whenever possible, for example. Or eating vegetarian or vegan food most days. When I do buy dairy, meat, eggs or fish, I always try to choose organic, free-range and sustainable options. In other words: quality over quantity.
- Making your own: It’s tastier, it’s more fun, it’s better for you, it’s tastier. Did I already mention it was tastier?