My name is Nikki and I am a Natural Chef with an emphasis on paleo cooking and eating for health. I attended culinary school at Bauman College, a holistic nutrition and culinary arts school. I am a full-fledged California native and sun worshipper. I value my faith, my family, my friends, and my health. I became interested in food and wellbeing through a lifetime of food allergies, intolerances, insecurities, and frustration. When I began to experiment with my food; the types, preparation, source, nutritional quality, etc, I began to fall in love with the creative and loving process of cooking. I enjoy cooking for myself and for others. I hope to inspire healthy changes in others as I strive for a more balanced approach to food and life. I am not a zealot for any particular eating program, fad diet, or extreme plans. I personally follow a Primal/Paleo diet which, in a nutshell, includes meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, and tubers. It is a grain/dairy/legume free diet which many studies show helps decrease inflammation in the body and promotes vitality and excellence in physical fitness and overall health. I live and work in Los Angeles, CA.