Hello! My name is Tamara and I am a recipe developer and aspiring food stylist and photographer. This blog is dedicated to building my skills at all of the above. I have been cooking for over 10 years and after the birth of my twins in 2012, I really found a passion for recipe development. In 2017 I decided that I wanted to follow my food dream full time. I am still trying to figure out just what that food dream is, so I am branching out from just recipe development to teach myself food styling and photography. I have found that I really enjoy those elements of creativity as well.
All of my recipes go through a rigorous assessment from my twin 5 year old boys and a husband who’s always honest about my new attempts 😉 We eat everything in this house – gluten, sugar, dairy, meat, veg and fruit. I try very hard to provide us with a balanced diet of all of these things. I truly believe in the 80/20 rule. I have tried grain-free and whole 30 diets in the past and although I enjoyed developing new recipes based on certain requirements, I find that a balanced diet is best for our family.
So you will find plenty of recipes featuring vegan, vegetarian and grain-free meals along side slow roasted thick cut ribs and homemade bbq sauce, lots of cake and taco recipes 🙂 I like to think that my recipes really reflect modern comfort food.
We have been a traveling family as well. I have lived in 5 countries: Canada, USA, UK, China and presently The Netherlands. My recipes are heavily influenced by our travels and experiences living abroad. I like to mix and match things all the time. My tacos often have Asian influence and I love putting fish sauce in EVERYTHING – my tomato sauce is the bomb! Sriracha is my homeboy and Kaffir Lime and Coriander feature prominently. My hope is that you like this mix too!
I have shared a little more in depth about how I came to realise food is my passion in my blog post How Tamara’s Table Came About. Have a read and I hope you follow along and engage with me along this journey.
Have a question? Feel free to reach out. I love getting mail!
Love posting your meals to Instagram?? Don’t forget to tag me @on_ts_table or hashtag #tamarastable if you make one of my recipes.