Cooking without vision may feel daunting or downright unsafe, but with practice and a few modifications cooking becomes easier, rewarding, and fun. Cooking with blindness actually opens up a whole new appreciation for food, going beyond the sight of a dish and tuning you into aromas, textures, and flavors.Personally I have a passion for cooking and nutrition , taking delight in the wide array of flavors and sensations and believing that food is an essential key to good health. Whether you are new to cooking altogether or have been cooking your whole life,, I hope to show you how to adapt your appliances, find useful tools and learn new techniques that will make cooking blind safe and enjoyable!
Before I lost my vision, my cooking skills didn’t go much beyond boxes and packages. After I lost my sight, the department of rehabilitation had someone come to my house to adapt my equipment, get tools, and taught me some adapted cooking techniques. Losing my vision from a brain tumor woke me up to the importance of supporting my body with good nutrition. Over the years I’ve developed a passion for exploring and experimenting with different flavors, methods and nationalities of dishes. I took a series of cooking classes at Cuesta College including Food Safety, Alternative Baking Techniques, and Ethnic Cuisine. This journey has also led me to discover what foods work best for my body and that of my husband. I found I am sensitive to wheat, allergic to dairy from cows, and low carbohydrate, Palio, Mediterranean, and occasionally Keto type diets work well for us. I’ve worked my way up to now cooking mostly from scratch with fresh ingredients. No matter what type of diet works best for you and your experience with cooking, I hope you will join me in the kitchen and discover new methods, tools, and recipes for cooking with blindness.