About Elemental Custard

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Welcome to my Kitchen.

My name is Mara. I am a Food Stylist, Nutritional Scientist, RD in Training, Recipe Developer, Food Blogger, Amateur Photographer, Vegetable Ninja, and lover of everything lemon. Welcome to my creative space where I share healthy and inspired recipes of things I love to make and eat.

Elemental Custard

My Journey:
Cooking is something that I find extremely therapeutic and creative. From a young age I was never able to follow a recipe. It's a disease. One without a cure. I blame my mother for this as she always used to change ingredients to decrease sugar. Now creating new recipes is one of my loves which is part of the reason I began blogging in the first place. It is the perfect place to chronical my kitchen endeavours.

I graduated with my M.Sc in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences and began blogging in 2011 (thanks to a bit of pushing from my father). Since then, I was fortunate enough to fall into the world of food styling through shadowing a stylist on the Marilyn Denis Show. We hit it off, and I began working part time as her assistant and stand in when she was busy. I now work for a variety of clients and could not ask for a more dynamic and exciting job!

At the moment I am working as a food stylist, but come Fall 2015, I will be embarking on the next step of my journey through completeing my Dietetic Internship at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

My recipe style has evolved and is continuously changing. I strive to use fresh ingredients as well as natural sugars as much as possible. Currently I am on a whole grains and seeds kick, but you can generally find a bit of everything. I believe that eating is not only a way to fuel our bodies, but also our souls. Food is something that connects us and brings people together.

Feel free to email me with any questions you might have! I hope you find something interesting to try as you browse my blog.

Bon Appetit!


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