Hi friends!

Thank you for visiting! I’m Andrea from Vancouver, British Columbia. I’m a corporate office worker by day and a food/fitness fanatic by night.  Ever since I was a little girl, I loved to help my mom cook.  We would experiment with different cuisines and ingredients, which got me more and more comfortable in the kitchen leading up to my teens.  We never followed recipes but rather a dash of this and a dash of that.  My mom always knew if it needed more salt, or pepper or lemon etc. just by tasting food and that’s partly how I cook now so it’s a struggle for me to write recipes sometimes as they always turn out better with just my instincts rather than measuring spoons.  I get that isn’t an ideal cooking style for many so I try to make all of my recipes adaptable to your taste buds and that’s how it should be! Recipes are a base guideline for you to follow but to taste and adapt as you see fit.  As I got older, I realized that I wanted to share my passion for food and health with others and help them reach their optimal self too. This brings us to today where I have enrolled in a local Holistic Nutritionist diploma program here in British Columbia.  So far I am loving it and I’m so excited to see what I learn and where this passion will continue to take me.

I think I should explain the name “Balancing Andie”.  Firstly, a friend gave me the nickname ‘Andie’ and it just stuck since most people just call me Andrea! Secondly, my ultimate goal in life is to live a balanced one.  There will always be different things pulling you in every which direction, obstacles, millions of things to do, ups and downs but that’s just life. If you have a solid foundation based on overall wellness, those setbacks won’t affect you for too long when they do come around.  It’s so important to pay attention to your inner self and what makes your heart and soul happy. Too much of anything is never a good thing so come join me and live a balanced life as I share everything and anything on my blog ♥.

I hope this helps you to know me a little better.  Please feel free to reach out to me via the form on my ‘Contact’ page or by email by clicking here.

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