Yes it’s true…
Back in January, I was contacted by someone from the Food Network. They wanted to use one of my Instagram photos of the Everything Bagel Salad on an upcoming “Recipe Mashup” episode of the show called The Kitchen.
Y’all, let me tell you.
I. WAS. ECSTATIC!!!
Food Network was one of the very first channels I ever watched after moving to the US. And, in a way, it was my idea of the American dream. I mean, getting paid to cook on TV?! That is pretty darn amazing! So this opportunity was a big deal for me!
The lovely woman from the Food Network did forewarn me that there was a possibility that my photo may get cut from the program if there was timing issues.
“Okay”, I thought. “I can handle that.”
I just had to wait for the program to air on February 15.
An entire MONTH away.
So I waited.
And I waited.
And thankfully the DVR recorded the show because we were out of town doing family things and didn’t watch it live.
I know what you’re thinking. If this opportunity was such a big deal for me, then why didn’t I watch the show live???
Because… I had a sneaking suspicion, a gut feeling actually, that my photo would get cut from the show.
And guess what???
Yep, I said it. My photo was cut from the show.
Did it suck? Yes.
Did I feel sorry for myself for awhile? You better believe I did!
But you know what I did instead of waiting for someone else to give me an opportunity to be on a cooking show?
I made my own cooking show!
Just in case you missed it, I am hosting my own LIVE cooking show on my Facebook Group called Get Nourished with Renata.
The awesome thing about this cooking show is you get to vote on the recipes you wanna see me make.
Bored with your current breakfast options? Let me show you a new recipe!
Wanna know different recipes for protein powder? I got you covered!
Renata’s LIVE Cooking Show happens Wednesday’s at 1 pm CST on the Get Nourished with Renata FB Page.
If you’re ready to up your cooking game, come hang out with me on the show.
Here’s what we have made so far:
Chocolate Coconut Chia Seed Pudding
Everything Bagel Salad
Banana Protein Pancakes
And, if you’ve already been watching the show, thank you so much! Thank you for supporting me and helping me to change the way we think about healthy food … that it should always be easy to make and delicious!
Wanna see the Cooking Show up close and personal?
Book a cooking class with me!
I teach personalized cooking classes to individuals and small groups. We work together to build a menu of recipes that you want to learn to cook, and then I walk you through each recipe and the tips to make each dish a success!
I am super excited to announce this exclusive offer. For the first 5 people in the Houston area that leave a comment on this post, I will be offering a 25% discount on a cooking class for two or more people. Cooking classes are also way more fun with more people! So get a group of friends together, and let’s cook!
Wanna find out more about my cooking classes? Check out this page.