Hello! Welcome to Leah’s Cozy Notebook!
I started this blog as a personal journal and as a space to review the restaurants that we visited during our Saturday date nights. With the pandemic when we could no longer go out safely to eat, this blog has evolved into a recipe keeper. In March 2020, when I partially worked remotely from home, the kitchen became my sanctuary. In between emails and video calls, I finally had a chance to cook and bake every single day, and take pictures of the food that I made while being able to catch the perfect hour of natural light.
Here is where I keep my recipes and showcase my food photography. The recipes that I adapted and developed were to suit my dietary needs and lifestyle. I guarantee that they are delicious but also healthier. Living with controlled hypertension for years which sadly runs in my genes even as a young adult and even living a very healthy lifestyle, (yes, life fail for a foodie like me!), I seek recipes that are lower in sodium and saturated fats.
I consider myself 99% vegetarian. The 1% is reserved for special moments such as enjoying the delicious meat dishes that were cooked by my family and friends, and the juicy ribeye at a lovely steakhouse if I ever find myself in one. I will definitely enjoy a few bites of those! We only live once. A wise saying that I once came across with summarizes it for us:
“Enjoy every moment as this moment is your life.”
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Let us make something that brings us joy, and let us celebrate each day with gratitude.