Hi! I’m Jhanelle Golding. Welcome to From The Comfort Of My Bowl! I have been cooking and developing vegan recipes for 8 years, including easy-to-follow comfort food dinners and satisfying desserts.
I was born and raised in Jamaica and have been exploring new cultures and cuisines for most of my life.
My vegan journey began in October 2015. I stopped eating meat cold-turkey (no pun intended). Since then, I’ve learned how to recreate some of my favorite meals since childhood, including Jamaican Rice and Peas and Jamaican Vegan Stew Peas, which made the transition much easier.
I have a Bachelor’s in Dietetics and Nutrition from the University of Technology, Jamaica. While in school, I wanted to travel, so in the summer of 2014, I took my first solo trip abroad.
So far, I’ve visited and lived in different cities and small towns in the US. I’ve lived in the Southern United States, discovering new favorites such as Hoppin’ John and Charleston Red Rice. I lived in Japan for over a year and traveled to Singapore, South Korea and throughout South East Asia.
Currently, I live in Las Vegas, Nevada.
I have yet to visit many captivating places, but I can assure you that the world is wonderful if you are prepared to learn and expand your beliefs. Even though we are all different, many things still connect us. One of which is food.
I was a bit scared that going vegan might not be easy as I grew up in a family used to eating meat. But I soon realized that vegan food didn’t need to be complicated. I started sharing my recipes on Instagram to document my journey. In July 2019, after much encouragement from my partner Eric, From The Comfort Of My Bowl was started.
I also discovered vegan baking, and operated a home baking business in Jamaica for 4 years, making everything from vegan chocolate chip cookies to vanilla birthday cakes. It was a great success, and I was even featured in the Jamaica Gleaner.
But 2020 happened, and unfortunately, I could not continue.
With experience in traveling and tasting different cuisines, I believe that veganism can be covered from many different angles.
My goal is to show everyone that it is not difficult to prepare tasty vegan dishes from all over the world.
And what can be more satisfying than sharing a bowl of Thai Red Curry with your family or friends?
I strive to learn something new every day, and even if it doesn’t come out perfectly, there is always something to take away from any mistake.
You don’t have to be a pro in the kitchen to prepare delicious food, nor do you have to be vegan to enjoy vegan dishes. All you need is some curiosity and a bit of imagination.
I am humbled that you have shown interest in my blog, and I hope you’ll find a bit of inspiration while you’re here.
In the meantime, check out my other site Easy Vegan Cookies.
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