“Try new things - it’s the best way to learn what works well for you,” says mum-to-be pho­tog­ra­pher and healthy food blog­ger Ta­tiana Karanja.

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dis­cov­er­ing what tastes great and what doesn't. Ev­ery­thing I make is an ex­per­i­ment and I love the whole jour­ney! I'm not fussy at all, I like to see where things lead me. As a child, I was al­ways made to try ev­ery­thing! If I didn't like it, then I wouldn't have to eat it but I had to try it first be­fore I made my judgement. At the time, I don't think this was a fond ac­tiv­ity but now, I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate it.

I taught my­self how to cook be­cause I have a fam­ily that loves ei­ther cook­ing or eat­ing or both. Also be­ing a mum in the food in­dus­try all my life, I was ex­posed to cook­ing a lot.

I have trav­elled to quite a few places around the world and lived abroad. I've been ex­posed to many dif­fer­ent types of food with dif­fer­ent ap­pear­ances, touches, tex­tures, tastes, tem­per­a­tures, colours, etc. So when cook­ing, I feel like I'm not lim­ited in any of my ideas be­cause I've tasted so many dif­fer­ent types of things that I don't have any prob­lems try­ing new things or adding in­gre­di­ents to dishes that might not be con­sid­ered “nor­mal” to some peo­ple.

What I love about food, in gen­eral, is that it's a way of bring­ing ev­ery­one to­gether. Meals have al­ways been a way to get us all to­gether, be it Sun­day fam­ily lunches, Christ­mas lunch or a date af­ter a very long time, food is al­ways in­volved. I love pho­tograph­ing food too! You can see this on my In­sta­gram page @Healthyme_ Hap­pyme where I record my at­tempt to keep a bal­anced diet and a healthy life­style as well as on my web­site www.ta­tianakaranja.com where I have my on­line port­fo­lio in­clud­ing a sec­tion of food and drink photography. For those who also en­joy land­scapes and travel pages, please check out my other In­sta­gram han­dle @ta­tianakaranja.

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