About Me

Brazilian environmental lawyer-turned-chef…ever since I can remember I was always in the kitchen, watching and wanting to learn how food was made. I come from a big family of immigrants, where food was at the center of everything. We spend hours sitting on the table after each meal just talking and laughing pretty much until it is time for the next meal.Why leave the table when you are going to be eating again soon?
On my mother’s side, her family immigrated to Brazil from Spain, Lebanon and Northern Italy. On my father’s side they came from the German part of Switzerland, and a Portuguese colonizer who married a Brazilian native Indian.
My grandparents are farmers, and I spent my vacations at their farm, watching my grandma make ricotta in a wood fire oven,canning and preserving fruits and vegetables, picking fruits from trees, fishing, riding horses, bottle-feeding lambs that were abandoned by their moms, waking up early to milk cows, moving cattle and just living off the land. My parents also own a ranch and most of the produce, eggs, chicken and meat they eat comes from there. Buying and eating local, sustainable and organic is intrinsic to me.

I love being in nature and animals.

I love to travel. I started early, since my parents always loved traveling and exploring new places and their culture. They would sometimes take my siblings and I with them. Then when I turned fifteen, I began to travel on my own. Traveling is nourishing and fulfilling for me because I expand my mind and discover new truths about life, places, culture, and people.

And I also love the ocean, music, photography, yoga, meditation,tap dance, hiking, camping, art, fashion, and hanging out with family and friends.

Even tough I live in the U.S., English is not my native language, and I am not a writer. So please forgive any misspelling, grammar and writing faux pas.

Thank you for stopping by! Obrigada por passar por aqui!


If you would like to contact me, please send an e-mail to foodnotherstuff@gmail.com

17 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Fer Costa October 29, 2011 at 3:47 pm #

    Cunha!!!! Que fofa!!! Fiquei com vontade de te abraçar! Saudades Bjos!!!


  2. rachelynne August 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    We have a lot in common interest-wise! I teach yoga and tap dance actually. Looking forward to following your blog from now on =)


    • foodnotherstuff August 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

      Hey, that is awesome! It is always great to meet like minded people! What kind of yoga do you teach? I used to participate in tap dance competitions, and teach it too…I have to find some time to get back to it… Thank you for stopping by!


      • rachelynne August 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

        I teach yoga with a friend at my college. We don’t teach a particular kind of yoga, we’re just trying to give a basic understanding of some of the poses and mentalities in yoga. It’s a lot of fun! Glad to meet another tap teacher too!


  3. mars6995 September 26, 2012 at 5:54 pm #


    You have just received the So Sweet Blogger Award for being so AWESOME!

    Please check out my blog for details, post the award on your sidebar and spread the love to some of your favorite bloggers!



    • foodnotherstuff September 26, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

      Yay! Thank you! This is such an honor! Specially coming from your blog! I absolutely adore it!
      Muito obrigada!


      • mars6995 September 27, 2012 at 5:40 am #

        You’re certainly welcome and definitely deserve it! I love your blog, too!


  4. crushland October 8, 2012 at 12:43 am #

    Hi, I love your blog! Very similar to mine where it’s a mix of photography, art and food too. Well done and keep it up : )


    • foodnotherstuff October 9, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

      Thank you for the kind and encouraging words!


  5. getsetandgo December 28, 2012 at 6:20 am #

    Hey, I love reading your blog and have nominated you for The Super Sweetness Blogging Award Award! Please check out my blog for details, post the award on your sidebar and spread the love to some of your favorite bloggers!



    • foodnotherstuff December 30, 2012 at 7:39 pm #

      Thank you so much! I am grateful and honored to be nominate by you, I love reading your blog! Happy New Year!


  6. amoyer2013 May 24, 2013 at 3:42 pm #

    Thank you for dropping by my blog! 🙂


  7. berna March 6, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Carolina! Força no Detox!!! Bj, Berna


    • foodnotherstuff March 6, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

      Obrigada! Realmente nao e facil, mas compensa o resultado! Beijoca


  8. Uncle Spike December 6, 2014 at 3:40 am #

    Hello Carol…

    Here’s a little message from Türkiye to say “thank you”. I appreciate your ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs there are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my little corner of the world tries to offer an eclectic smattering of posts, from basic amateur photography, to sharing my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day to day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also throw in a few of my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff for good measure.

    You are more than welcome to have a look around, stay a while and have a trawl through my small collection. There are plenty of drop-down categories within the menu bar to help in said digging process. Of course, if you have any comments, suggestions or concerns, feel free to let me know – I’m not easily offended 🙂

    Thanks again and hope you have a great day…



    • foodnotherstuff December 18, 2014 at 12:24 pm #

      Thank you Uncle Spike! You have an awesome blog! Wishing you and yours the best in this holiday season!


  9. Rebeca April 22, 2015 at 7:02 pm #

    I love your blog!!❤️


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