Food based on emotions is a food blog, where food is mostly based on my emotions and reverse – obviously.
My name is Eva (De Henauw).
I have been cooking since I was about 13 years old, and have gone trough a lot of ‘extreme food phases’
There was the cupcake phase: that must have been when I was 16, and obsessed with everything that had cupcakes on it. I still have ridiculously embarrasing cupcake-pants that I secretely wear. Cupcake towels, little candles and bags, pillows, … But that phase kind of faded, because I simply ate way too much of those treats. I was growing a lot then, so constantly hungry and I gained a lot of weight, so that’s when the vegetarian phase was born.
I was a vegetarian during 2 years (17-19) and actually it was super easy for me. Meat is not something I would eat daily anyway so it wasn’t hard. The biggest problem with being a vegetarian was that I had a constant feeling of not being satisfied, but that’s probably because I didn’t make enough of an effort to search for alternatives.
I started struggling with food when I was 19, mostly because of pressure from different angles in my life, and since then I kind of build of a hate / love relationship with food. At one point, food became such a battle, that I didn’t even wanna eat anything anymore, cause it made me feel only worse. Some time ago, I started trying to make this weakness, my strength. This meant (and still means) a big turning point in my life. Right now I can honestly say that I find myself again, loving food more and more, but I still have my moments where I find it very hard to have a respected, healthy eating pattern. That’s when I created the current phase where I’m super interested in food, the preparation, but also the more nutritional side.
My dad’s a nutrional expert, so I talk a lot with him about the values of foods and how to obtain a very healthy, diversified diet and lifestyle where fries and chocolate are definitely not left out!