About

Anthony Valentine
Anthony Valentine

About CukeBook.org:

Cukebook.org is a community of people sharing kidney friendly recipes with one another. The website is open to anyone who is willing to contribute quality kidney friendly recipes to the community. Like other social platforms, cukebook.org will enable you to “like”, “favorite” or “share” recipes with one another. If you like a certain contributor you can also “follow” them. Each person will have their own profile where they can see the recipes they’ve contributed, the recipes they’ve liked & favorited and the people they’ve followed.

Curating recipes from other website or blogs is allowed if you source them properly. When submitting a recipe their is a section called “links” where you can source where the recipe was found. Please do not copy a recipe without sourcing it.

About the creator:

Hello! I’m Anthony Valentine and I have a chronic kidney disease called IGA Nephropathy. I was diagnosed with CKD in April 2017 and unfortunately, the doctors think i’ve had the disease for over 10 years. I’m now 28 years old living with end-stage renal disease and boy has my diet drastically changed…

In 2013 I graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a degree in Culinary Arts & Nutrition, which makes figuring out this whole CKD diet a little bit easier. Having to limit sodium, potassium, phosphorus, protein and sugar has been quite a challenge, and was not a topic covered in school.

During one of my check-ups my Nephrologist mentioned my degree, and my past work in restaurants. He said, “why don’t you write some sort of kidney friendly recipe book”…and I thought, what a cool idea. After all, this is my life now. Since food is a passion of mine, I may as well make the best out of it and try and help others dealing with CKD.

Cukebook.org is a just one stepping stone towards my book and hopefully much more.

– Anthony Valentine