in the kitchen
My name is Adina Yaakov, and I love anything to do with food. From dining out to farmer’s market runs, making menus to recipe developing, food photography to watching cooking channels, I am passionate about food.
Growing up in a health- conscious home, I’ve been eating mostly whole wheat bread and lots of fruits and vegetables for as long as I can remember. Children don’t fall far from the tree. You can explain how healthy vegetables are till you’re blue in the face, but unless you show it by example, it won’t encourage children to eat well.
After getting married and having three children, I pursued a degree in health and nutrition from Brooklyn College. I am currently a Dietetic Intern and on the way to becoming a Registered Dietitian. I strongly believe in health at every size, and everything in moderation. My food style includes anything with lots of fresh, seasonal produce, herbs and spices. My passion for health, cooking and food photography led me to start up a social blogging page on Instagram @OnceUponaThyme__. I currently write the monthly recipe column for a local magazine, Community Magazine.
Pizza. Everyone's favorite food. Besides for the endless possibilities of toppings available, the fact that you don’t need to eat pizza with a fork and knife is always a plus. I think of pizza dough as a blank canvas. With art, anything can go. Any flavor combination can be translated into a pizza form. Do you crave honey mustard and onion pretzels as much as I do? I’ve got a pizza with that flavor profile for you. Do you love all food that screams fall? Then you’ll love the Sweet Potato and Kale- Seeded Crust Pizza with Turkey Bacon. More of a chicken fan? Try the Roasted Pepper and Chicken Pizza with Sun Dried Tomatoes for a flavor you won't forget. Although there are a few components and steps to prepare these recipes, it will be well worth it in the end.
was born, raised and lives with her husband and children in Brooklyn, New York. Adina’s 3 children gladly substitute as her sous chefs whenever necessary by preparing, peeling, or chopping produce with kiddie gardening gloves to protect their fingers. A Dietetic Intern and future Registered Dietitian, Adina can be found on Instagram as @OnceUponaThyme__. For questions, comments or collaborations, please contact Adina at @OnceUponaThyme__.