My Health Story
Hello and welcome to Leni’s Kitchen Show! I’ve been writing this blog for a while now and love it more than I can possibly say; I hope you’ll love it too. When I was 3 years old I had a serious pancreatitis with a survival chance of 40% and the doctors did not know the reason for this. The head of my pancreas is now gone but I am cured.
I am very grateful that I was born in the 20th century otherwise I would be dead now without the technologies and new discoveries. Nevertheless, I will always have to be careful about the way I eat and how to handle stress.
So everything you see here is part of my learning and healing process, I’m not a trained chef by any means – everything is self-taught and the result of lots of failed experiments! I also totally understand how daunting the idea of changing your diet is. Knowing that I’m giving my body the love and health that it needs is an incredible feeling, and even better – everything tastes so incredible now!
I’ve learnt more on this health adventure than I could have possibly imagined too and I really want to share all of this information with you. It’s my way of turning something negative into something really positive. If I can spread health and happiness with anyone then this is a success!
More than anything I want the blog to show how easy and delicious healthy food is – it’s so much more than bland salads and iceberg lettuce! It’s all about sumptuous desserts, delicious dips, raw treats and rainbow bowls of incredible veggies, all made with nature’s most natural ingredients. Everything here will nurture and love your body, leaving you feeling incredible. This way of eating is absolutely not about deprivation and starvation but instead it’s about embracing a positive, healthy way of life! Take a look at my food philosophy for more on all the awesome benefits of this lifestyle.
I graduated from Free University Berlin with a Bachelor degree in Business, specializing in Informatics and Innovation Mangement and I’m now in a city close to Frankfurt, working on a lot of awesome projects! I also teach cooking classes, host supper and brunch clubs and I’m training as a nutritionist at the Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, so as this blog grows so will my knowledge of health!
When I was in school, my mother cooked all the time. We had friends over a lot and her skills as a cook made me very popular because all my friends loved her food, too. For me, she was a magician in the kitchen. She created these amazing recipes but most important, she created the most wonderful atmosphere. She soon started to do catering. Everybody felt welcomed around her. We invited friends at Christmas and every other holiday season possible. Even though the whole world has no access to her healthy and nourishing food, my mission is to give you access to the recipes and develop further recipes and spread her message: be generous, be kind and take care of yourself and others.
Me, Myself and I
I did my B.A. in Berlin at Freie Universität Berlin. After an awesome internship at Bosch right under the CEO Volkmar Denner with the best boss ever supporting new ideas of products for the company, I continued studying Business Analytics with specialization in Artificial Intelligence and my interest showed in my grades. I really enjoyed learning coding and all about robotics and new technologies and virtual reality. But I was not quite sure if I was doing it for myself. I already got invitations from Microsoft and Bosch for the Global Leading Program (women are still very rare in computer science and I support and encourage everyone to go for it, coding is so much fun and what you can create is amazing). I am now studying nutritional science, learning everything about the body and what we can do to support, protect and nourish it. If I could do both, I would but I think it is good to have a lot of knowledge and good judgement in one field and not being an all-around goody in different topics. And as one of my idols Roger Federer says: try to improve one area, it is better to be very good in that than to be a little good in many different areas.
A word to the used language: the blog is in English. For my German followers: I translated the recipe and the diary category and certain events in German.