Delicious ways to reduce food waste

Why Renata Created This Blog

My food journey began with a passion for movement. I was in ballet class from a very young age and continued through contemporary dance, belly dancing, and Kathak. I also enjoyed capoeira, karate, ginastica natural, tai chi chuan, and different types of yoga classes.

I’m an ISSA certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition. I’m totally passionate about health and cooking and I love helping people discover eco-friendly ways to reduce food waste and lower food costs.

I’m happy in the kitchen, sometimes creating new dishes and sometimes testing somebody else’s recipes (usually with a little twist – just because I’m a rebel!). You can find me spending time with my three kids. I also cherish quiet moments painting or reading.


Currently, I’m into fitness and free weights…I love going to the gym, and achieving the desired fitness results means learning new ways of eating and preparing food based on the needs of each goal.

I’ve learned how cooking, nutrition, and movement are connected, and also developed a greater appreciation of our Earth.


We can all help make the world better by reducing the amount of food we waste.

By reading this blog I want you to feel how reducing food waste can be healthy, easy, and delicious.





106 thoughts on “Why Renata Created This Blog

  1. Woah!! You know so much stuff.. Karate, dancing, yoga, and now cooking .. 🙂 Awesome. Your story is good. Good luck and keep posting wonderful recipes 🙂

  2. Thank you for dropping by my blog.

  3. Wonderful blog and reason for starting it.

    Great to read that you’re making fitness and in particular weight-training a part of your lifestyle. Smart decision.

    You’re absolutely right in saying that we can all do our part …. to make this world a little bit better than we leave it. Just like you doing your beautiful part in the use of resources … I do it by trying to have a positive impact on everyone you interact with is my way.

    Good luck on your strength and fitness journey. Everything starts and ends in the mind. Control of your diet is an important part of achieving optimal results.

    I hope my blogs on weight training and the gym will be of help to you in some way.

    Your friend in muscle and body re-engineering success,


    • Hi Paul,

      Thank you for the encouragement and for the kind words. I’m really passionate about “movement” and nutrition and I’m sure I’ll be visiting your blog to follow your tips and advice. Thank you again! 🙂

  4. I am flattered that you came across my blog and want to follow. I am certainly not in the professional world of cook like you, so I am so excited to learn some great stuff from you as well! Thanks for the follow!! xxoxox 🙂

    • Thank you for your support and kind words. Your page and recipes are amazing! Well, you are waaay more professional world of cook than me…but thank you, anyway! lol 🙂

  5. Hi Permacooking,
    Thanks for stopping by, commenting on one of my posts, oh, and for following The Savvy Senorita; I appreciate it!
    I look forward to reading more of your blog, as hopefully you will mine also.
    All the best, Bex

  6. Hi 🙂 One more thanks for stopping by my blog to your collection 🙂 I also like the main idea behind your blog. Keep up the good work! Cheers, Cris

  7. “My food journey began with a passion for movement.” Not what I’d have expected. I’m delightfully surprised 🙂

    • Timi, thank you for visiting my blog and for leaving a comment. I really do appreciate, it means a lot to me! 🙂
      By the way, I’m still in awe at your blog, your writings, your thoughts…
      You’ve got a fan in me.

  8. Nice informative and friendly blog! Lots of good stuff here to read. I very much thank you for following my blog and for the likes. I hope you will visit often and feel welcomed. My blog is a bit of a mishmash but I have fun with it. I am looking forward to getting future posts from you. I enjoy reading and trying different recipes and cooking methods. Years ago and I do mean years), I was part of a holistic healing commune in the NC mountains. It amazes me that what was looked upon as quackery then has become mainstream now. I am looking forward to getting new perspectives and validation of “old stuff” learned and lived at that time.

  9. You are Astonishing Wondrous…

  10. Awww – I would like to share my music and signing – Hope you will enjoy the melody and tune.

    • Thank you for sharing, I enjoyed very much. I’m not a music expert but I found it very uplifting, strong and delicate – all at the same time, thank you again. Cheers!

  11. Renata I can see we are kindred spirits in lots of ways. I am a work horse in the yard. We have a high hill behind our house with a large flat, useable portion that was totally unaccessable because the previous owners never developed it or made it accessible. So I got out my shovel and gloves and created cool winding paths to access the top. I paint, write music and love to read and write. I’m looking forward to looking at life through your eyes!

    do something so when I received an invitation to join the faculty of y university

  12. Renata – So wonderful to discover your blog…You are an amazing person…Glad to meet you

  13. wow – Just Amazed – I wish your Week filled with smile, success!

  14. Thank you for following “Happiness is so chic”! Your project of life is amazing, a presto, Celeste

  15. I love that you said we could all help reduce the amount of food we waste. totally agree. Wasting food is one of my pet peeves..You have a wonderful blog here!

    • Thank you, Sunshinewindow! I love your page’s name, it’s gorgeous and also reminds me my childhood…
      I really appreciate your visit and your comment, very kind words, thank you again. You have a great blog, I’m looking forward to explore more! 🙂

  16. Reducing food waste is a great goal. Lovely blog! 🙂

  17. I must say one word after reading your page ” Elegant”

  18. Nie blog. I invite you to follow my blog. beebeesworld

  19. Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog. You have a lovely blog. I love how you are taking steps toward fulfilling your passion and helping others along the way. I nominated you for the Liebster Award

  20. I think your blogs are fantastic and thank you for liking my blog. By the way you have a beautiful smile x

  21. I hope you keep writing and know you will keep being awesome, thank you for being you! 🙂 Love the blog and the mission!

    • Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment, it means a lot to me. It’s good to know that on the other side of the window there are wonderful people sharing love and smiles and being an inspiration to others. 🙂

  22. Hi Renata, you have amazing blog.. And you are multiple talented I must say.. Awesome.. Will,visit you more frequently. 🙂

    • Thank you very much, Chhapan, for visiting my blog and for your kind words. Your page is amazing and I love your recipes! I would like to follow your blog but I couldn’t find (yet) where to click on “like” or “follow”…

  23. Thanks for visiting The Sister Abigail Show. I am loving your blog. Blessings!

  24. Thank you for following my blog. I look forward to reading yours.

  25. Great blog Renata! I love your reasons for running this blog. A lot of great info and recipes. You share a lot of great links and resources, the only thing that I would love to see, that I haven’t seen in my short time falling is something like a “A Renata Favorite Recipe: xxx” and write out your words with a favorite personal recipe. Would love to see that!
    Keep up the great work Renata!!

  26. Great blog! Wish I could hire someone like you to cook healthy simple meals for me…too lazy right now! Love, and thanks for following my blog. All the way from south India, Mira

    • Hi Mira! Even though I’m not a cook – just a food lover and someone interested in a better and sustainable life for all of us – I’d love to spend time in your kitchen, talking and listening to your stories and life experiences. Your “about” is fascinating! I’m the one who thanks you for following my blog, I’m very grateful. Light & peace.

  27. Come to India then, Renata, though I don’t move out of Tiruvannamalai in the deep south any more — and we will talk about food. I used to love to cook — once for up to 300 folks and with a crew of 15 helpers…this was at an Ashram kitchen in America — but now I am so busy writing my novels and going within I have no time or interest to do much in the kitchen. Lots of love and stay close! Mira

  28. Thank you so much for this service you’re giving selflessly!

  29. You speak on behalf of others

  30. Hi, Congratulations… I have nominated you for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Please collect it at –

    • Hi Aiswarya! Thank you for nominating me for the Award, I’m very grateful. I’ve been really busy lately and haven’t been working much on my blog…
      Thank you for your support! 🙂

  31. Thank you very much for following and opening the door to your wonderful world! Eddie

  32. Thanks for visiting my blog. We share common interest and I’ll be visiting often!

  33. Thank you so much for following my blog about my three cats. You also have a lovely blog here, and I wish you much success with it.

  34. Thank you for following my blog. You have a lovely blog and I wish you much success.

  35. Thank you for following my blog. You have a lovely blog here, and I hope to enjoy more of your posts.

  36. Thank you for stopping by my sie today and liking my post about being a Featured Luminary on Inspire Me
    I hope to see you at my site again in the future.
    make sure you read my essay on October 9,2014. I will post the link on my website.

  37. I love the first line. Food and movement – unique 🙂

  38. Hi! Thank you for visiting my blog today 🙂

  39. Thank you for visiting my blog today and for liking one of my posts. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

  40. Thanks for the follow. I’m looking forward to getting to know you through your posts. N, 🙂 ❤

  41. You’re a mighty good influence– nice to meet you! : )

  42. Just added another digest to say thanks for all your likes and visits it is here at this link

    All the best Ian

  43. I agree with you 100% on this. I used to work as a chef long back and I have seen the amount of food they waste. It’s shocking how truckloads of wastage goes unchecked while there still exist people who die of hunger. I’m glad to see you’re creating awareness about this stuff. You have a nice, highly informative blog and I’m happy to have found my way here 🙂 Have a great weekend!

    • Thank you, Kabirgandhiok, for visiting my blog and, of course, for your very kind words.
      While the idea of doing my research about food waste, nutrition, health, movement and art to post on this blog is to create general awareness, I’m the one that get most of the benefits: I learn and become more aware – and it leads me to do something about it! So, no excuses for me! 🙂

  44. Thank you very much, Daniel 🙂
    Have a wonderful day!

  45. Thank you to follow my blog and like my poetry. Hope you enjoy it 🙂

  46. What a lovely concept, Renata. Best of Luck! Puneeta

  47. Hi Renata
    You have such a Polish name
    Cool aesthetic blog run
    Greetings from Luke with Polish

  48. Hi Renata just came across your great Blog! I decided to follow I am Carolina and I am an Artist Designer I design unique Jewelry inspired by Nature. I express my creativity in many other ways, Photography, Digital Art, Watercolor Paintings and sometimes I like writing poems. Beside my Art, I love physical activities which I have been doing it pretty much all my life. I do workout and I like to eat very healthy I am Italian native moved to USA in 2002 so I know how to cook very well, and like you I like to give my own twist on any dish I also like to create my own unique dishes…I am happy I discovered you and your Blog If you like a follow back would be great! We can stay connected.. 🙂

    • Hi Carolina!
      I’m in awe, your artwork is beautiful! Your jewelry is really very unique and I love them, your watercolour paintings are gorgeous, translucent and delicate…
      We do have lots of things in common – cooking, physical activity, art! Let’s keep in touch. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your very kind words, I’m very glad you found me and gave me the chance to know about you. 🙂

      • Oh thank you Renata for your kind words! I am really happy to know that you enjoy all my Art ways! My jewelry is created always as one of a kind or in limited edition because I believe that we all are unique. Yes I discovered that we have many things in common I loved to go around you beautiful Blog! And I am glad we found each other definitely I will stay in thouch and connected, it is always so inspiring to interact with other similar minds. Sending you love and light… ❤

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