I'm Carrie and thanks for stopping by my Easy Brazilian Food blog! This is the place where I bring you my version of traditional Brazilian recipes. I moved to São Paulo, Brazil from Hoboken, NJ in the US with my husband and two daughters in August, 2022. As a new American in Brazil, I hope you will join me on this incredible life and food journey!
Why I moved to Brazil?
Well, the short answer is for my husband's career. The longer answer is that this is not the first time we have talked about it. But our daughters are now 10 and 13 and itching to experience something new. Quite frankly, after living through the pandemic, I too am looking for something new and exciting. Life is short and opportunities to move to another country don't come along every day.
This move has been filled with lots of ups and downs, which both excite and scare the heck out me. But, I have learned that nothing worthwhile was ever easy or comfortable. In order to grow, it's time I got out of my comfort zone! I think being an American in Brazil will do that, don't you?
What kind of recipes do I publish?
I will be cooking and publishing a variety of food categories! I will bring you breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. You will get main dishes, sides, and lots of things to go on top! Every once in a while, I will also bring you drinks. If there is ever a recipe that you want to me publish, please do not hesitate to contact me!
Why am I qualified to write Brazilian Recipes?
Well, first let me say that I believe we are all qualified to cook and write recipes. But, I also understand that you may be looking for some expertise here. In that case, here you go!
I have been developing and publishing recipes on another blog that I started, www.TalkingMeals.com, since 2017. There I focus on Easy Dinners for Busy Families. I have published over 400 recipes, as well as a cookbook.
I also have a Certification in Nutrition and Healthy Living from Cornell University. This helps me to consider the ingredients and their benefits toward overall nutrition and healthy eating.
Finally, I have been married to a Brazilian who spent his early years in Brazil. He also has his extended family in Portugal. Therefore, I have been enjoying some of the delicious food and recipes from Brazil through my mother-in-law whenever we can visit. This includes the famous Feijoada and Pao de Queijo.