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Meet Chef Nadia Ahmed of Green Roots Kitchen in Green Roots Kitchen

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chef Nadia Ahmed.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Chef Nadia. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I happened upon clean eating and health education after taking a position as a personal private chef for a family in West University. I had to make vegetarian meals for mom, more traditional meals for dad and meals for a daughter with dietary restrictions. I had to get creative to make deceptively tasty vegetarian dishes and healthier classics that the whole family could enjoy.

That and other similar experiences served as inspiration for Green Roots Kitchen. I founded the health-conscious company in 2013 and made it my mission to empower others by teaching them about the benefits of healthy foods and the infinite plant-based possibilities.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Absolutely not! As with most entrepreneurs, it’s not a smooth road. You encounter many highs and low and question your decision to become a small-business owner all the time. As a mother, student and small business owner, work-life balance can be difficult. Another big challenge is having more ideas than money. When I founded Green Roots Kitchen I had all sorts of great ideas, but soon learned I had to focus my attention on one or two ideas and dial it back on others.

So, as you know, we’re impressed with Green Roots Kitchen – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
Green Roots Kitchen is a company devoted to educating others about the benefits of a vegan lifestyle through cooking classes, specials events, and community engagement. As a vegan chef, I am best known for putting a vegan spin on traditional recipes. Some of my most popular dishes include the artichoke crab cakes with remoulade sauce, creamy mac-n-cheese, and comfort foods.

I am most proud of our recent success. The cooking class are always full, which means people are getting excited about vegan cooking and healthy lifestyle choices.

At present, no one is offering vegan cooking classes in the Houston area, and with the growing number of people transitioning to a plant-based diet, we wanted to bridge that gap. We aim to empower the vegan community through participative learning.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Green Root Kitchen plans to hit the road this summer, offering pop-up cooking classes locally and throughout the U.S. I’m looking forward to connecting with new people and places through food.

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