Hi! My name is Charmaine Broughton, in a “nutshell” (*pardon the food related pun) I love food, cooking & eating. I truly feel blessed to do what I love, and share it with others. Below is a mini bio of what I do in the “world of food”. Please do not be intimidated, I cook & write recipes for a living. I’m a chef, not a rock star. Wait…I can’t lie, when I receive feedback from folks who have attended my cooking classes, or recreated my recipe(s) from a publication, and by doing so they now consider themselves the CEO of their kitchens rather than calling for take-out or buying pre-packaged foods (*two bite brownies and/or salt and vinegar potato chips, however, are totally legit!) that makes me feel like a rock star!
Okay, so here it goes: I am a trained chef, cooking instructor, and food writer & recipe developer for a number of national publications including: Running Room Magazine, Mizuno Run Club, STRONG Fitness Magazine and Oxygen Magazine. I eat and play with food for a living.
Once a month I pack up my pots and pans and head to the set of Rogers Daytime where I share my enthusiasm for all things food and cooking. I have also appeared on City Line and Toronto’s Breakfast Television.
I am an avid runner (completing dozens of marathons and triathlons – if you were paid to eat, you would too!) and proud ambassador of both Mizuno Running and the Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon. I am a wannabe yogi, and fully admit working a ten inch Henckel is much easier than contorting my body while moaning Ohm. Yoga to me is like eating fresh oysters on the half shell; you don’t know what you’re missing until you have given it a chance. Yum, I mean Ohm. *go register for a yoga class, now!
Most importantly; I am the Mom of two stellar & very active boys, Tyler & Colgan. I understand the importance of preparing healthy wholesome dishes all while keeping budget (*I often think about the BMW I would drive if groceries were free – and I only have two children) and time in mind. If you want to save time, money and teach your children a basic life skill, start in your kitchen! I will be posting many tips, tricks and recipes to help you & your family rule your kitchen so you can all feel like rock starts too!
Please sit up straight, while you eat your peas & carrots, and read this very serious quote from yours truly: