About

Bonnie Surette | suretteb@gmail.com | 153 Park St, Waterloo ON | 519-575-9133

Amongst other things I am a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend and a self-taught chef.  (What kind of chef you ask?  The same as you, one who cooks everyday in her own kitchen for herself, her family, her loved ones.–doesn’t that make us all experts?)

Boy, this journey has taken me so much farther than I ever expected!!  What started as a few questions in the grocery store– “What is in that?  What is it for?  Why do they even add that??”, has turned into a passion that burns so bright, I have to share it!!

Blogging, teaching, sharing, learning–I hope what I have to offer will ignite your passion and inspire you to make some changes in how you think about food too!

So, get out there and cook like your Grandma used to! ‘Cause it’s one of the most important things you can do for yourself!
Be Well,
Bonnie

 Yes, I am one of “those people”, but I don’t worry about what I eat because I think I am going to get fat.  I don’t worry about what I eat or serve others because I am concerned about fat content or calories. 

I am, however, committed to feeling great every day.  I am committed to nourishing my body with the nutrients it requires so that it may function properly and to the best of its ability.  I am committed to teaching my daughter the same.

I am committed to creating and maintaining better local and sustainable food systems–because the way we currently grow and consume food (produce, grain and meat) is not only harming us, but harming our ecosystems, our environments and all living creatures within it.

I am committed to teaching and sharing all the knowledge and the skill that I have accumulated–because it isn’t enough to just know the Canadian Food Pyramid, because it isn’t enough to just do what you have always done, because so much has changed in the food industry in the last 5, 10, 15, 20 years–we have a lot to be angry about, and they have a lot of explaining to do.

I am committed to breaking through the apathy, the doubt and the lack of knowledge that is keeping us stuck on this processed food merry-go-round, because if there is an “evil” involved here–it isn’t fat content or calories…it’s additives, preservatives, artificial flavour and colour, and unnecessary chemical “freshness maintainers”…

I am committed to helping other families eat better food–teaching them how to do it for themselves and/or offering whole, healthy food options to purchase at a fair price.

We all have to eat to survive–and I choose to thrive…not just get by.  How about you?  Want to come over to the light-side, and become one of  “those people” too?  Come on, I know you want to… ~Foodivore.net 2012

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  • Hi Bonnie! I am not sure if you remember me, but I worked with you in tupperware (very briefly) many moons ago. 🙂 I love what you are doing! More people need to know about the importance of food and how fun it can be! I am a registered holistic nutritionist and if you ever need help or information on anything, just let me know and I would be happy to help!
    Take care,
    Krista

    • Hi Krista!!
      Thanks so much for your kindness! It was so nice to hear from you…maybe we’ll be working together again soon 🙂
      B

  • Good morning, Bonnie! Your blog’s a lot of food for thought 🙂 I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award, and pleased to make your acquaintance in the bargain! Check it out: http://www.foodretro.com/?p=8611

    • Thanks so much Food Retro! I am honoured! Truly…not in just an “it’s an honour just to be nominated” kind of way 🙂 Once the craziness of summer is over, I look forward to paying it forward! Thanks-thanks-thanks!!

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