meet the gal behind it all
Hi there, my name is Priscila Stuart and I am that smiley redhead you might of seen cooking up a storm on IGTV or Youtube, and I also happen to be the founder here at CookEatLiveHappy. What is CookEatLiveHappy (CELH) all about? Well, it actually started years ago as my little happy place. After a long and usually stressful day at my corporate job, cooking was my destresser! I had fun creating meals with what was in the fridge and eventually stopped following recipes all together. Ok, so to be faire, my love for the culinary arts began a long time ago. It was actually my grandmothers’ who started my education way before I was even old enough to go to school. With one I learnt about the power of herbs and holistic nutrition. And the other fuelled my passion for soul food. As it happens, my first job was in a restaurant kitchen however at that time I was more compelled to pursue my dream of working in NYC as an advertising exec, so I hunkered down and graduated in Advertising Design at the International Acadamy of Design and Technology in Montreal. I worked at some amazing companies during my 15 years in corporate, but cooking and baking was my favourite creative outlet! My son was usually the one to benefit from all that food but it wasn't uncommon for me to drop off a dish at the neighbours, or bring food in to work for my colleagues either. I slowly built up a reputation as the biggest foodie in all my circles.
After a lot of reflection, I finally realized what my true calling was... food! My years of eagerly learning about ingredients, spices and cuisines from around the world had pulled me back into the culinary arts. In late 2017, I decided to leave corporate to launch Priscila’s Kitchen, a small home based teaching business. Shortly there after opportunities came knocking, starting with being appointed the official baking teacher and spokesperson of The Redpath Baking School series. I also started to dabble in blogging as a guest contributor for several renowned Canadian blogs like Stokes Stores & GlobalGlow .
When the pandemic hit, I realized cooking wasn't just my happy place but it could be yours too! I wanted to create an online space that would inspire, teach and allow a whole community of foodies to share their passion! And so was stewed, CookEatLiveHappy.com
the CELH philosophy
Taking time to learn, connect, and make mindful decisions is my secret ingredient for a life that's truly happy! From exploring new recipes in the kitchen to learning more about our community, any investment we make into ourselves is always immensely rewarding.