Welcome to A Cup of Coconut, a blog in celebration of all of things naturally delicious (plus those things not-so-natural but still delicious, like podcasts and feather-soft pillows). I’m Tori, and among these pages I’m hoping that you will find ideas, thoughts, and stories that will inspire you to enjoy real, wholesome food. I’m no expert, but I love food. Talking about it, reading about it, creating it.
Especially eating it.
In the ten years (!) that have passed since finishing high school, I have kept myself busy embracing my inner nerd at university, globetrotting with my lovely friends, and working a wonderful array of jobs to get myself to the point where I can call myself a qualified nutritionist. Six years later, and here we are! 2016, you shall be an exciting year indeed…
Photo by Chris Kennedy. Half finished coffee by me. Bruised knees by my lack of coordination.
For full disclosure (gotta love transparency) and perhaps for anyone interested in pursuing a career in nutrition, here is a quick overview of the path I took in gaining my degree. I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (with a Major in English Literature) in 2008, at the University of Western Australia.
After working for a couple of years (and realising that perhaps English Lit majors are not always the most useful…), I spent six years completing a double science degree in Nutrition and Health Promotion at Curtin Univeristy, Perth WA. While only a four year degree, I drew it out a bit longer, only studying part-time for two years while living in England. At long last, at the end of 2015, I handed in my last assignment, sat my final exam, put on my PJs, and slept for a week*
(*Actually this is what I wished I could have done. Instead I subjected myself to five weeks of running around like a crazy person, but that is a story for another time.)
I hope you enjoy reading A Cup of Coconut. Thanks for stopping by! Have a look around, take away some ideas, and let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you!
* As a disclaimer, the information provided on this website is for general information purposes only. If you are seeking personalised nutrition advice, I do encourage consulting with a legitimate practitioner. In Australia, that includes Registered Nutritionists and Accredited Practicing Dietitians, both of whom hold university science degrees.