First of all, I’d just like to say thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, and welcome!
So, a little about me.
My name is Sarah Johnson, and I’m a 23 year old female, originating from a small place called Crook, in County Durham, UK. I am currently in my first year of MSc Human Nutrition at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Nearly 3 years ago, I moved to London to start my university experience, and enrolled onto BSc Medical Bioscience at London Metropolitan University. For the first few months I really enjoyed living there, but as time progressed I realised I was deeply unhappy. I had no passion for my course, and I was homesick all the time. Something needed to change.
It was during this time that I discovered my love for food, and I quickly learnt how to cook and bake, something I was unaware I could do. The more I learnt, the more I realised that I had an indescribable passion for this area, and that maybe, just maybe, I could make a career out of it. So, I made the decision to relocate back home, and study a food and nutrition course.
The course allowed me to teach cookery classes to staff and students, and I even lead sessions in the summer of 2014, teaching international students. Myself and other students set up our own social enterprise, Teesside University Student Food Co-op, which received a Green Enterprise Award from Middlesbrough One-Life, and was nominated Best New Enterprise of 2014.
I graduated in November 2015 with First Class Honours in BSc Food and Nutrition.
From October 2015 until August 2016, I worked as a New Product Development Technologist for Adelie Foods, based in Milton Keynes. This was my first ‘adult job’ and gave me insight into the food industry, and helped me develop my skills, and passion for food.
However, during this time, I decided I wanted to further my education, and study my masters.
So, that’s where you find me now. I’m currently studying MSc Human Nutrition at Copenhagen University, live in the suburb of Norrebrø, and supervise student dinner clubs. And I couldn’t be happier.
In July of 2014, I made the conscious decision to transition to a vegan lifestyle, and since then have aimed to implement the principles into my everyday life. For around a year, I completely lost my way, but I am well and truly back on track. I am a not perfect vegan, and slip ups happen, but I do try my best. I am hoping that by sharing recipes and interacting with you guys, that I will stick to this lifestyle, and feel better for it, both mentally and physically.
With this blog, I want to share my passion, through recipes and opinions, and I aim to educate with nutritional knowledge. I am open to any suggestions and feedback, as I am still quite new to this, and I really look forward to hearing from people!