ABOUT

by Tina Diep

tina b-wI LOVE FOOD and better yet I LOVE TO COOK.

I can thank my Vietnamese roots. Vietnamese people use a great amount of time cooking and eating, traits which they have learned from their families. Everyone seems to know how to cook, and they are adept at picking fresh and quality foods from the market. Food is a priority in Vietnam – if you eat well, you live well.

I was born in Denmark, and in my mind I am a true Dane. Danish people cook a lot as well, but they prefer to spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table. I consider myself Vietnamese from a culinary standpoint and Danish from a cultural standpoint (and I use to live in New York, which is a Mecca for foodies).

My mum is a great cook, she taught me how to chop vegetables and how to just randomly throw things together and somehow get an awesome meal. She makes cooking seem like art, and she is my inspiration for DiepLicious cooking.

My husband loves food as well and he has a great appetite. Cooking for him is a real joy. He has a great interest in everything that concerns health, and loves to point out specific foods and why they are good for you to eat. I will share his knowledge with you. He makes my cooking more challenging, but also a lot healthier.

I have not been able to keep up with my food blog since my first born back in 2015. Finding the time to blog was not always there. I do however still love to cook which inspired me to start Hungry Bird Eats. When my son was 3 months old I discovered his whole body full of hives. It was a matter of 2 minutes from when he was exposed to nuts to having this crazy allergic reaction. When he was 1 year old I got him tested for allergies and discovered that he was allergic to soy as well as most nuts. Finding food without soy was actually much harder that I thought and it became hard to find something that he could eat. From that moment I started making my own snacks for him and that turned into my new passion of making snacks. Hungry Bird Eats began in 2017 and I today I am selling knækbrød or as I call it Nordic eats. My main focus has been in the company and unfortunately this blog has been standing still since 2015. I hope to get back into this again and be able to inspire each one of you there to cook and not be afraid of tossing things together for a meal. 

I offer you one Golden Rule: to enjoy food fully, always taste the food even if you don’t like it. For me it takes a couple of tries to get to know the real flavor.

Enjoy!

Tina Diep

 

5 comments

Darya August 14, 2013 - 4:42 AM

Just discovered your blog via Simply Start Cooking. Lovely recipes, great pictures, healthful, varied food. Great blog!

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dieplicious August 14, 2013 - 7:20 AM

Thank you that means a lot to me. You made my day 😉

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Alisa December 6, 2013 - 1:39 PM

We just wanted you to know that we’ve selected your blog as Foodista’s Food Blog of the Day for Saturday December 7, 2013. Your blog post for carrot,beet & arugula salad will be featured on the Foodista homepage for 24 hours.

We wont post any of your recipes on the feature, just a thumbnail-sized photo associated with the link and a snippet of what the post is about. It will be a clickable link so the readers will go directly to you to read more and check out your recipes. Besides posting your blog on the homepage, we will also be posting shout outs on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We also have a badge for you that we give out to our featured blogs. I can see you dont use badges for your blog, but just in case, send me an email so I can email you the link 🙂

I really enjoyed going through your posts and recipes and can’t wait to share it with the rest of the community. Hope you have a great weekend! Cheers!

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Mary Ann August 10, 2015 - 2:24 AM

Great blogI Dscovered it while looking for a healthy pizza recipe. Have tried it and loved it ! Since then I’m hooked with your blog! 😉

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Tina Diep September 4, 2015 - 6:53 AM

Thanks Mary Ann, I need to get my blog started again.

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