Allie lives in Vancouver and is currently enrolled in the Nursing Program at UBC. She has been a vegetarian all her life but loves dairy, particularly delicious cheeses. At the beginning of 2010, she made a New Years resolution to like the taste of all foods (the natural ingredients) and with the exception of olives, is doing quite well. She still has an exceptional love of burritos, but luckily, has greatly expanded her cooking repertoire and will pick up almost any ingredient in the produce market and make something new. Allie loves to cook much more than she enjoys baking, but luckily has a wonderful French partner who will doubtless be featuring often with recipes overloaded with butter and chocolate. Outside of nursing and cooking, Allie is a James Joyce fan (see blog) and knitter.