About Jugo Feed

Hi there,

Welcome to my food blog. I’m Elen!

About Me & My Blog

I’m 35 years old, and I’m French. I have two children, and I’ve been married for 10 years.

I don’t have any particular background or food degree but I’m incredibly passionate about food.

Cooking and baking have been my passion since childhood, influenced by my father, a cordon-bleu chef, and my mother, an excellent pastry chef.

I’ve always enjoyed watching my parents in the kitchen. My father has a natural gift for good food. When he’s in the kitchen, you always have the impression that you are in a restaurant.

And as for my mother, her desserts are the best for me!

Cooking and baking have therefore become a real passion for me. I get up cooking, I breathe cooking, I dream cooking.

I also challenged myself to pass the pastry CAP (a professional certificate) as a free candidate in 2018. In the evening, after work, I read the technical sheets and started preparing desserts.

I also joined a Facebook group of mutual aid and sharing of tips to pass the CAP alone.

3 months after the beginning of this adventure, I became pregnant with my second child. Unfortunately, the pregnancy is difficult, I have to stay in bed. And therefore does not allow me to continue my project.

Today with two young children and a full-time job, it is difficult for me to prepare it again. Yet, thanks to my learned skills, I practice and perfect myself by cooking for my friends and family.

Baking with my daughter
Baking with my daughter

Chassure en pâte à sucre

Framboisier

Tarte à la framboise

(Sorry for the quality of the pics, they’ve been taken with my phone!)

In 2022, I decided that it was about time to start a food blog. This is how jugofeed was born.

In this blog, you’ll find various copycat recipes, whether from famous food chain restaurants, renowned chefs, or popular food blogs. I’ll also make more traditional dishes or desserts.

Since I’m writing this blog in English, and that’s not my mother tongue, ignore the spelling or grammar mistakes 🙂 I’m still improving!

Fun Facts About Me

  • I played recorder for 20 years. I was so passionate and won several local prizes.
  • I’ve always lived in a mountainous region near a border, be it Spain, Switzerland, or Italy.
  • Before working in the IT field, I was a lawyer.

I’ve decided to work closely with food experts in nutrition. Thanks to a great collaboration, we’ve been featured in many popular media and publications. Here are some of them:

Meet The Medical Reviewers

Expert Consultants

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Stephanie Small, MS, RDN, LDN

Stephanie Small, MS, RDN, LD is a registered dietitian, business owner, and nutrition researcher with a passion for effective and accurate nutrition communication.

Stephanie owns Stephanie Small Coaching, where she works with recreational and professional athletes by providing an evidence-based, weight-neutral coaching model. She is also currently pursuing her Ph.D. with a research focus on improving breast cancer treatment and survivorship health outcomes using lifestyle interventions.

Stephanie speaks and writes frequently on nutrition-related topics with the hope to minimize the spread of nutrition misinformation and developing educated consumers.

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Grace Koeppen, RDN, CD

Grace Koeppen, RDN, CD is a registered dietitian nutritionist that is passionate about helping others find balance in nutrition and wellness throughout all phases of life.

She does this by guiding others in building a nourishing diet, cultivating body intuitiveness, and encouraging stress-relieving daily rituals and habits.

Grace enjoys developing recipes and educating others on food and nutrition through freelance writing and working with clients in her private practice, Nourished By Grace.

In her free time, Grace can be found reading murder mystery books, creating herbal tea blends, or taking nature hikes with her dog and husband.

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Natalie Kravat, RDN, LDN, MS

Natalie Kravat, RDN, LDN, MS is a registered dietitian that is devoted to helping others find a love for healthy eating as well as being successful in reaching health goals. She has a passion for using whole foods to create delicious and convenient recipes and teaches others to use their creativity to do the same!

Natalie graduated from Arizona State University in 2019 with a Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences, where she received extensive training in nutrition research. Her personal research focused on Intermittent Fasting.

Currently, she works with a variety of individuals on a daily basis through nutrition consulting and education. Her main clientele has goals in weight loss and lifestyle change. She uses strategic goal-setting and building new habits to help her clients reach their goals.

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Joanna Briggs RN, BSN

Joanna Briggs RN, BSN is a registered nurse passionate about healthcare. Her ultimate goal is to help others be informed and live the healthiest version of themselves.

Joanna graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Arts in English then went on to Xavier University to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Most recently, she worked through the COVID-19 Pandemic as a COVID Intensive Care Unit nurse.

Currently, she writes in various formats on healthcare and medical topics in hopes to improve patient knowledge and self-advocacy.

Editors

I’ve also hired an editor to correct my English and check that my info is accurate.

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Clancy Whiteside

Clancy Whiteside graduated from York University’s Writing program in 2014, and now works as a freelance writer.

She has over 10 years professional writing experience, and 5 years of experience as a content writer at marketing agencies.

When she isn’t out walking her dog in the woods she’s at home cooking (and writing all about it!). Weekends are spent experimenting with new recipes and testing out new cafes and bakeries.

She’s also an avid traveler and spends her summers roadtripping and camping.

Enjoy My Recipes

I hope you’ll enjoy my creations and my recipes. Don’t hesitate to comment on them and let me know if you tried them.

If you’d like to contact me, feel free to check my contact page. I’d love to answer you!