Welcome to Nomad Ecoplate!
Hey there! I’m Jonah Del Estanislao-Motati, and I’m thrilled to have you here. As an avid traveler and food enthusiast, I’m excited to share my culinary adventures and discoveries from around the world through Nomad Ecoplate. With a special emphasis on exploring the food origins in the countries I’ve visited, I invite you to join me on a remarkable gastronomic journey.
Hailing from the beautiful islands of the Philippines, I’ve embarked on quite an adventurous journey. With ten years of experience as a Registered Nurse, my dedication to caring for others has always been paramount. However, my love for exploring the world and living harmoniously with nature led me down a different path.
For over four years now, I’ve fully embraced the nomadic lifestyle, traveling across the globe with a strong commitment to environmental consciousness. Throughout my travels, I’ve not only immersed myself in diverse cultures but also discovered my true calling: cooking with natural ingredients. The power of food to connect people, preserve traditions, and nourish our bodies and souls has become my driving force.
Nomad Ecoplate is a platform where I strive to share this knowledge and inspire others to embrace sustainable cooking practices while savoring the deliciousness that nature provides. Through my blog posts, I’ll take you on a gastronomic journey, uncovering the secrets behind iconic dishes and traditional recipes. Join me as I dive deep into the bustling street food markets, visit local farms and markets, and engage with talented chefs and home cooks who graciously share their culinary wisdom.
At Nomad Ecoplate, I firmly believe in the power of exploring and appreciating food origins. By delving into the culinary roots of a destination, we can gain a profound understanding of its cultural identity and how its food traditions have shaped the local way of life. It’s an opportunity to connect with the heart and soul of a place through its flavors, aromas, and techniques.
Together, let’s celebrate the beauty of food origins and discover the remarkable stories that lie behind every bite. Join me on this incredible journey, and together, let’s savor the flavors of the world!
Stay tuned for a delightful array of content on Nomad Ecoplate, featuring exciting recipes, immersive cooking class experiences, inspiring food community stories, handy culinary tips, engaging food workshops, and, of course, a whole lot of deliciousness. Let’s fully embrace the beauty of food and its remarkable ability to unite us all!
Get ready to embark on this extraordinary gastronomic journey with Nomad Ecoplate. Together, we’ll create culinary wonders that harmonize with nature and delight our taste buds.
With love and flavor,
2023 : Experience the authentic flavors of culinary origins
In 2023, immersing myself in a Yoga Shala and practicing yoga, meditation, and pranayama proved transformative, healing me from within and reigniting my creative spirit. This rejuvenation inspired me to revamp my entire website, embarking on a fresh journey that centers on exploring the food origins of the countries I’ve visited. I am passionately committed to discovering organic farms and markets that provide healthier ingredients while sharing traditional recipes, whether they are vegetarian or not. Join me as I delve into the rich tapestry of food cultures, celebrating the roots of culinary traditions and promoting a mindful and nourishing approach to cooking.
2020 : Publish My First Story
In 2020, I launched my inaugural blog, delving into the stories of the unsung heroes behind our food—the farmers, vendors, and artisans. I shared my own culinary voyage and the enriching food workshops I co-hosted with a Vietnamese health coach. However, as the pandemic upended our lives, leaving Vietnam and navigating through uncertainty dampened my motivation for writing. The challenges of moving between countries and the inability to reunite with my family for three years weighed heavily on me. Regrettably, I decided to let go of my website during that time, embracing the need for self-care and resilience.
2019 : The Nomadic Journey Was Began
In 2019, my nomadic journey began after my grandmother’s passing. Leaving everything behind, I traveled with my then-boyfriend, now husband, from Thailand to Bhutan. While in India, I discovered my passion for cooking and learned from our Indian hosts. Stuck in Vietnam due to the pandemic, I experimented with cuisines from the countries we visited, using original ingredients and healthier alternatives. Cooking became my therapy, a form of art, and a way to connect with local traditions. Through Nomad Ecoplate, I share sustainable cooking practices, local ingredients, and the joy of culinary exploration.