I’m Michele Sidorenkov
Trained Chef & Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
When food and travel combine, magic happens. I am a curious foodie who is constantly whipping up healthy-ish recipes and exploring new places. I’m always craving exciting destinations and want to take you along for the ride. I love creating (mostly) healthy recipes inspired by my travels, what’s in season, and my current cravings. From my plate to your screen, I don’t want you to miss a single bite!
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FOOD PHILOSOPHY & BECOMING A REGISTERED DIETITIAN NUTRITIONIST
Growing up in Northern California, I was surrounded by a health conscious community that pioneered sustainable food systems, organic produce, and farm to table dining. I took that healthy living mindset with me when I moved from California to Phoenix, Arizona to pursue my undergraduate degree in dietetics at Arizona State University.
Dietetics is a specialty nutrition degree with a strong science foundation and evidence based courses like medical nutrition therapy, micro and macro nutrient metabolism, and advanced human nutrition. Through my courses, I learned about the human body and the role food and nutrition plays in long term health outcomes. I quickly realized how amazing the human body is and how detoxes, fad diets, and eliminating major food groups can hurt more than help.
There is no perfect diet and the constant pursuit of optimum health through ‘fear dieting’ is a tactic that mess with your metabolism, happiness, and wellbeing. I refrain from labeling foods as ‘superfoods’ or ‘good’ and ‘bad’ because I believe that all foods are superfoods and, within moderation, all foods have their place in everyones health and wellness journey.