Today we’d like to introduce you to Yvonne Jones.
Hi Yvonne, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
Nappy Girk Kitchen’s (NGK) philosophy is to extend knowledge of affordable cooking skills to high-risk populations of women, men, families, youth, individuals on a budget, and individuals who want to obtain cooking skills.
NGK will empower men, youth, women, and families to a better way of cooking at home.
NGK educates its participants with affordable recipes through home-based cooking videos and face-to-face classes. NGK published a cookbook titled Nappy Girl Kitchen Recipe Book.
You can search the recipe book on google. The book can be located on Amazon, Kindle, Google books, Xlibris, Barnes and Noble, Walmart, Vitalsource, eBay, Betterworld Books, Alibris, Thrift Books, Ecampus, Booktopia, Wordery, LinkedIn, Mightape, Dymocks, Bokus, Waterstones, Fnac, Can’t stop hip-hop, Flipkart, Gandhi, Ceneo, Donner, Ndibrary, Rakuten, Wheelers, Hugendubel, Kinokuniya, Libroworld, Biggerbooks, Kobo, and Feebee.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It has not been a smooth road as far as financing is, I am the only funder for NGK. I wrote an entire proposal to partner with an organization. I have never heard anything back from them. I submitted for grant funds about two weeks ago. It takes a bit of time for an answer.
I am in the waiting process to see if the funding pulls through. If not, I will keep pushing, As far as writing the book it was only to show high-risk populations they can use what they have to make something great. I wrote the book myself and took the pictures on a $40 dollar phone.
The recipes are simple. That is what I do, simple cooking on a budget. If the food looks fancy it was either purchased on a huge budget or free from a pantry. The cooking is what I love the funding has been the obstacle.
Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Nappy Girl Kitchen Recipe Book is located online for anyone to obtain cooking skills and learn in a safe place (home) and feel confident to feed their families at home while building long-lasting relationships. NGK recipe book is designed to help people achieve the goal of affordable delicious meals at home.
I specialize in simple recipes on a budget. I am known for my book and for being a career coach supervisor in my community. What sets me apart from other authors is that I have been homeless with two children. I know what it feels like to not have the funds for expensive food.
I created an environment that brought my relationship close with my children and family through cooking. I am most proud to see my book in several different countries and languages. Nappy Girl Kitchen brand is for regular people like myself. I am not a chef.
The recipes and my recipe page on Facebook are designed for families to reunite and share recipes all while building trust.
Can you tell us more about what you were like growing up?
I have always loved talking to people and getting to know them (outgoing).
But my biggest interest in food was how my mom and grandmothers, aunts, and uncles made foods that were so cheap, so tasty. I wanted to master the art of cooking simple homemade meals. I did that as my children were growing up.
It took some time and I am still learning new cooking techniques every day. I love watching people eat my food and enjoy it!
- Facebook: Nappygirlkitchenrecipe Group