Welcome to Compelled To Cook, a food blog to elevate your everyday meals. My name is Nicole Bouliane and I’m the human element behind the scenes, working hard to bring you fantastic recipes to enhance your meals, suiting your diet and lifestyle. I believe cooking is an extension of one’s self and a creative expression. Great food shouldn’t be dependant on diet or lifestyle but go together.…in delicious harmony. Whether you eat vegetarian, gluten free, love cheese, or just hate onions, your everyday meals can and should be satisfying, easy to prepare and most of all delicious.

I am compelled to cook and I endeavour to elevate your everyday meals into something wonderful and worth savouring. I am professionally educated in cooking and nutrition from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Journeyman Certified in cooking. I invite you to join me in my culinary and dietary adventure to help make your everyday meals the ones you want to share with family and friends.

Along with a love of all things culinary, I love cats, enjoy hiking, camping and overland travel. I am fortunate to live very close to the Canadian Rocky Mountains and enjoy them as often as I can. You can find my husband Mark and I at http://overlandexplorer.net where we travel in our jeep Gizmo to a variety of adventurous places.



Inspire…others to cook what they love and be adventurous with food
Be informative…about food, cooking techniques and dietary considerations
Challenge…myself and others to be more creative
Have fun…doing what I love
Eat well…because life is too short for bad food

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