When I talk about cooking, I am talking about emotions!

Many experiences in our lives are memorable because they challenge us to change the way we think about culture. I love spending time in the kitchen, and I do not care if it is to prepare a simple recipe, try a new one, or just make up something with the ingredients I have on hand. I like to cook for others and enjoy the dishes I make. There are people who get stressed in the kitchen; however, for me, it is relaxing. A kitchen is a place of flavors, substances, sighs, and secrets, but also surprises, creativity, colors, and memories. Since I was a little girl, I was always interested in learning how to cook and bake. Most people do not know that one of my passions in life is cooking. I grew up making fresh homemade meals daily. In addition, I learned to prepare my meals in thirty minutes. 

The kitchen is where raw vegetables, powders, oil, and other substances come in as they grow in nature, and through the fire and mystery of a skilled cook are transformed into something different with different smells, tastes, textures, and shapes. Cooking is the talent and creativity of someone who knows how to mix ingredients in exact measurements and proportions and names it.  Food is part of the traditions, rituals, beliefs, collective memory, and daily lives of people. In turn, it is part of the individual in a unique and very personal way, being the conduit of feelings that refers to emotions, memories, and experiences. For cooking, you need to feel passion and love for what you do.

“Yo Soy Ella” Presents

In Honor of Breast Cancer & Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Join me, @sandybellfitness and the women of @yosoyellainc as we celebrate and acknowledge survivors of #BreastCancer 💕and #DomesticViolence 💜.This day we will host a self-love #Free in which I along with other incredible women will pamper, network, eat and dance as we take a moment to reflect on 2 important health causes within our community! All are welcome!!! Look forward to seeing you all there! October 27th, 11 am-3 pm Pilsen. 1815 S. Paulina Ave. Chicago, IL 60608
More information to come! Stay tuned!