Hey Everyone I’m Verna. Welcome to The Cheeky Chickpea!
I LOVE cooking!
I was 18 when I landed my first cooking job, at a restaurant called “The Dunderave Cafe”, I was the dishwasher/salad prep person. I didn’t know how to boil water when I first started, and almost got stitches my first day (yup my finger😬) well that didn’t faze me in the least! I was a fast learner and my best friend Marjorie was the kitchen manager (yup you guessed it, that’s how I got the job haha) Marj called me her assistant, we had a lot of fun! That was when my love of cooking was born.
Fast forward 30 years- Awesome husband, two beautiful daughters, two handsome son in laws, three amazing grandkids, two chihuahuas, various jobs in the cooking industry along the way and here I am folks!
I believe that saying “You are what you eat”. For years I thought I was eating right, but it wasn’t until I started eating mostly plant based that I truly felt great! Of course it’s not easy, I have my moments as I’m sure everyone does. I don’t avoid oil and sugar completely. Why you ask?- because there’s Vegenaise, ketchup, chocolate, potato chips – etc,.. should I go on. lol
I live in the West Kootenays in beautiful British Columbia, with my husband Carl and our two chihuahuas, Roger and Frankie.
– I used to hate chickpeas- haha!
– I love ketchup
– I love red wine more
– I’m addicted to burritos
– I can only eat turnips in stew
– I don’t own an instapot 😳…yet