About Me

Welcome to The Flying Foodie!

You might also know me as Cindy or cookiesnchem. Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogosphere! I am a 19 year-old food-lover living in Ontario (originally: Coquitlam, British Columbia). I study Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo, and am a newly-certified ashtanga yoga instructor. When I’m not recreating recipes in my tiny student kitchen, you can find me exploring new cafes, trying to do Zumba, or practicing aerial silks.

Whether we are stressed students or busy moms, we all yearn for diverse, home-cooked, fresh meals that are quick to prepare. Although cooking with real foods can be time-consuming and repetitive, there are so many options beyond the typical garden salad. A non-intimidating way to dip your toes into healthy eating, this blog is designed with the mission of providing simple recipes that require minimal ingredients, one bowl or pot, and no more than 30 minutes to prepare.

My blog name comes from my passions for:

  1. Flying in acro yoga
  2. Flying in aerial silks
  3. Flying in an airplane to different counties – I’ve lived in Nepal, Montreal, Paris, and have spent time in the Sunshine Coast of BC during 2015 and 2016, all of which you can read about on my blog (see the menu above!)
  4. I also love food 😉 Am I vegan? Vegetarian? Paleo? GF? Check out my food philosophy in this post.

I’ve been reading blogs for a pretty long time, and with some encouragement from Mom, I finally decided to give it a go. My first post aired on March 21, 2014, and I hope to continue blogging to share my love of food with the world.

  • My favorite foods: Sushi, chocolate-almond croissants, anything peanut butter (especially oatmeal), anything baked with cheese and kind of crispy on top
  • My favorite thing: traveling and exploring different countries and cultures
  • My favorite activities: yoga and aerial silks, but I also love hiking!
  • My favorite ingredients: cocoa powder, vanilla beans/vanilla extract
  • My favorite fruit: peaches and cherries, but I also love bananas!
  • My favorite vegetables: baby spinach, eggplant, or zucchini
  • My favorite dessert: chocolate lava cake, frozen yogurt with toppings
  • My favorite spice: cinnamon
  • My favorite herb: sage, basil

You can also follow me on Twitter at @_cindywei and connect with me on LinkedIn (http://www.linkedin.com/in/cindyweikinesiology).

I hope you’ll stick around!

Creative Blogger Award // Liebster Award

Keep flying, friends!


221 thoughts on “About Me

  1. SO nice to virtually meet you!
    I live in Ontario too (Toronto) and would love to connect with you in person some day as we seem to have a lot in common such as our love for food, adventure and travel! Oh and I am a 19 year old blogger too! It would be great to do a collaboration perhaps/meet up and go on an adventure! Loving your blog by the way ❤

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    1. Honestly in love with your blog! I’m actually moving to Scarborough in mid-September and will be living there until the start of 2018, so it would be really neat to meet up for coffee or tea. Let’s stay connected!

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      1. Sounds perfect! Let’s stay in touch. What is the best way to reach you? Email/facebook etc? Let me know 🙂
        Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thank you! Yours is pretty awesome, too 🙂 Aerial silks is such an awesome workout and I love the sense of community that it builds. Any plans to go back?
      Thanks for checking out the blog, by the way!


  2. Oh this chair is to die for!!! Cutest little thing I've ever seen 🙂 I just stumbled into your lovely blog and I can't wait to look around :)Always love to meet a fellow Canadian blogger! myosgseofgigules.bloghpot.com

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  3. Wow! You’ve got quite a blog here. How wonderful! I too have lived in many countries, and also lived in Toronto. I’m looking forward to following your many interests.

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  4. Nice to meet you Cindy! I’m so glad I found your blog.
    We have some things in common, so I was so excited when reading your posts! I’m also 19, and we both share a love of yoga, travelling and cooking (and spinach and aubergines…). I am really enjoying reading through your posts and excited to see more. All the best.

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  5. I love your story and checked out your Nepal adventure. My cousin, Joe Niemczura, is a nurse and teaches critical care nursing in Nepal. He has written books about Nepal and blogs. Perhaps you might like to see his site and read more. The Hospital at the End of the World is his first book. Enjoy your studies and journey in life. There are many adventures to be had. My book is A Past Worth Telling, and I am a fellow blogger as well. Happy writing!

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  6. Hey Cindy!

    LOVE your blog!
    I had no idea you had a blog and I found it since you included my site in one of your posts! (so sweet of you btw!)
    Let me know when you get home from school, maybe we can get together and eat some yummy food 🙂


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  7. Adding another comment – WOW! the pictures of Nepal were fantastic! It looks like you were well taken care of there in terms of housing and food – oh the food! I had a student do a similar thing back in the 1980’s – he lived on a roof top of a poor person’s house and took treks up into the mountains to make money, eventually saving a Sherpa from altitude sickness (!)

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  8. Thank you so much for following my blog! I love my foodie followers, and am honored! Looking forward to reading about your living in Nepal, somewhere I’ve always wanted to visit! Stop by any time!

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  9. Thanks for the Follow. Reading your About is fascinating–and nearly wore me out. My wife is a yoga person, and an ice skater–at 73. I’m mostly a 76-year-old sedant. I do some gym, but my physical degenerative spine limits me to walking and some gym apparatus. We both love to eat! Your recipes are yummy. (I have some good eats posted in some of my previous blogs.) I am definitely a chocoholic, and am three years sober/non-alcohol (of my own free will, no AA membership). I shall look forward to your blog postings. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Thank you so much for visiting Chlohemian :)! I have to disagree with you on the favorite spice, cinnamon… mine’s nutmeg… but I’m 100% with you on the herb, sage. I’m really looking forward to exploring your posts.

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  11. So happy to have your visit and follow!! Your blog is beautifully put together. I will be dropping by occasionally! MerryChristmas!! Congrats on your university endeavors and all your achievements. My son is on a scholarship full ride to Auburn University in Alabama. He flys home to Seattle today.

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    1. What a crazy coincidence! I have 🙂 I go to the St. Jacobs Market every other weekend with my Yoga Teacher Training friends, and have visited the Kitchener Farmers Market a couple times as well. Amazing place! There are always great things to do in Waterloo. Have you been to Red House or Bhima’s Warung?


      1. No, I haven’t visited K-W in the past 15 years. Probably due for a visit next yr. or so. I probably will be shocked by the amount of change and new LRT. You have to realize as a student I worked at Conestoga Mall when it opened. Beside it were cornfields! I assumed every Ontario city had Mennonites after I left K-W. No, it doesn’t.

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      2. The LRT is scheduled to be done in another 3-4 years, I believe! Cornfields because Conestoga Mall?! WHOA! It’s funny because now every inch of Waterloo is filled with student housing.


      3. Hmmm. In speaking with 2 employees here in Calgary who still have family in K-W, the rail line should be done by end of 2017. The big question if Bombardier trains will be delivered…

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  12. You are so full of life and energy! Great to read about your accomplishments and dreams! You are a distance from home… I was in Vancouver for a short visit—two hours! Someday I hope to return.
    I enjoy your variety of topics in your blog and I can sense your passion for learning! Best to you, Cindy! Happy Holidays!

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  13. Thanks for checking out my blog! We have another connection, as my spouse is from KW. We have been here in Mexico over 10 years. I live to cook and he loves to bake. Next week i will post three of his recent cookie recipes, one is a banana bread cookie! I guess its nutritious…lol. Happy Holidays!

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  14. What a lovely well written blog you have! I wish I had your energy and creativity. I was amazed at your aerial skills as I never got that fit till I turned 50. Though probably not capable of the aerial maneuvers even then.

    I’m so glad you came to visit me.
    Thank you!

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