The idea for Nourishing Chow came about from the fact that I had fallen into a rut of cooking and eating the same things over and over, despite having hoarded 59 cookbooks and numerous recipes from my Mom, food magazines and newspapers. Life is too short to be eating the same old thing, so I will try at least two recipes from each cookbook and recipe collection. When homesickness creeps up on me, I will attempt to recreate some of my Mom’s wonderful dishes and other Chinese/Indo dishes.

The recipe list has so far reached 15 pages and it is an ever-growing list. While I still tend to pick recipes with familiar ingredients and flavours, it sure beats repeating 10 dishes over 365 days.

While trying to produce better images for Nourishing Chow using a Canon 600D (Rebel T3i), I got in touch with my inner wannabe-photographer. I shoot with either a Canon 18-55mm kit lens or a Canon 60mm macro lens, which I received as a gift from my shutter-bug brother. As the 60mm macro lens is quite fast and versatile, it is practically permanently attached to my 600D. I use it to shoot just about everything, from foods to landscape, indoors to outdoors.  For editing, I use GIMP and Canon’s photo editor (DPP).

So, in addition to food and recipe posts, you will also find a small collection of photos which I hope will continue to improve over time. Thanks for visiting Nourishing Chow.


Lusiana Njo

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      1. I’m glad my blog post make you feel that way!! I am very passionate about cooking and foods 🙂

  1. Great idea! As a nutritionist I know a lot about food and healthy eating but believe me: in every day life it’s not that easy to behave like that. I appreciate your motivation and wish you good luck!
    I also like your Project365 2014. Maybe I should try something similar next year. Thanks for your Inspiration Lusiana 🙂

    1. Thank you for your kind comments, Anja. I hope I will be able to do a bit more food related posts soon.

      Project 365 is very enjoyable. With your photography skill, you will definitely produce great images, Anja.

  2. Coucou ami(e) blogueur

    Je t’ai nominé (e) pour le Versatile Blogger Award

    J’espère que celà te plaira

    Voic i le lien pour y accéder, et voir quelques règles ” très gentilles ”


    Toutes mes félicitations, et bonne continuation, cher(e) ami (e)

  3. Lusiana, you have a beautiful name! Just read your presentation; its funny, I only started collecting cookbooks after I got sick of cooking the same stuff all the time! I also give myself goals like “minimum 5 recipes per cookbook”, and so far it has worked! Looking forward to discovering more of your recipes!

  4. I used to pick recipes that were familiar, till a friend challenged me to try one new cusine a month. I don’t always get one a month, but have tried several new dishes in the last few years.

  5. Hey Lusiana, thanks for visiting my blog and checking out my soup recipe. You plan on trying 2 recipes from each of 59 cookbooks? Oh my! That is a lot of recipes to try. Good for you. Variety is the spice of life.

    1. Your soup is very similar to the home-style soups that I grew up with. 🙂

      Thanks for visiting my site. Yes, I’m hoping to try at least 2 recipes from each cookbook and magazine/newspaper clippings.

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