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Hi! My name is Daniela. I am the ‘Rebel Chef’ behind  the stove and lens which feed into Rebel’s Kitchen. : )

My goal with Rebel’s Kitchen is to bring you inspiring recipes which are healthy, tasty and easy to make. Let’s break the mold a little and turn ‘healthy eating’ into happy eating. Life is too short to eat bad food – or to feel bad about food. I want to be a part in helping you to feel 100% excited about what you are eating and cooking.

The Recipes

Nowadays the hot topic seems to be about what people do not eat.

This is often for very important reasons, such as intolerances, deep seated health issues, or in protest against cruelty to animals. To speak to this, I develop some recipes specifically with a vegan slant, or a gluten free slant, in order to make it easier for you the reader to follow your eating needs.

As this blog is a reflection of what I practice around eating, there are also a variety of non-exclusion based recipes. The common theme is a focus on nutrient density, whole foods, and plants. As a part of a diet which is rich in these, I also include a portion of less nutrient dense recipes, such as pasta, pizza etc. Because I believe that if you are eating well, then having something which is not a superfood once in awhile, is ok too.

What I Personally Eat

I follow an inclusion based diet, where I eat a little of everything, but with a focus on incorporating nutrient dense foods into my diet and recipes. As far as meat is concerned I cook it at a minimum frequency. This is to ensure that I avoid contributing to the  need for big meat farms and all of the wrongs that goes along with them.  I believe that one can get adequate nutrition without supporting this horrific setup. I prefer to pick mussels at the beach or to cook eggs from our chickens, rather than handing over money to the massive breeding and keeping of animals in the dark.

As far as diet and weight are concerned, I have finally come to a place where I can eat basically anything, because of making food and recipes which are overall healthy and nutritious. And I never pick up weight! I also never have to overthink food or worry about anything related to it. Healthy recipes and ingredients are a joy to be involved in, and I want to share this joy and happy eating mindset with anyone and everyone.

So if you want to reach out, for anything, even if it is just a chat or some support in getting healthier and happier – please do! In the meantime, may this blog inspire you, soothe you, and make your day healthier and happier in some small way. : )


A Little About Me

My partner and I live on a farm with my folks in the Garden Route of South Africa. Originally I was born in Namibia and prior to moving here my parents and I lived on a small Wylo boat. The three of us were yachties and spent most of the sailing years in the Caribbean.

Right now we (N and I) are looking to build a tiny (ish) house!

Besides recipe creation, my great love is kitting. I have recently discovered meditation, I love beer, coffee, lilac hair, windy days and good podcasts.


Thank you for visiting Rebels Kitchen, and for taking the time to read this About. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you feel like saying hi, have recipe requests, cooking questions etc etc, or just need a to hear a friendly voice. Some days you just need to know that there are people out there who care and are friendly- even if you have never met them. : )

You can find me on Facebook at  @rebelchefskitchen

Twitter at @Rebels_Kitchen_

Instagram at rebels.kitchenpics

And finally Pinterest at Rebel’s Kitchen

For now dear blog reader,

May your anchor be tight,
May your cork be loose,
May your rum be spiced,
And may your compass be true.

-Old time sailor good wishes-