Thursday, 1 September 2016

"Stump Kitchen"

Here in Edmonton, there's a delightful young woman named Alexis Hillyard who hosts her own very funny YouTube cooking show in her apartment's teeny-tiny galley kitchen. She specializes in making vegan and gluten-free fare. But what I like most about her is the fact that she is not slowed down one bit by having only one hand. She's got a great attitude, a wonderful sense of humour and is just loaded with personality!

Here's an intro video if you want to see more!



And this next video is my all-time favourite episode where Alexis and another stump buddy named Molly make sushi rolls! It's a little longer to watch but well worth the time to do so!



We should ALL have such joie de vivre!

43 comments:

anne marie in philly said...

THAT is strength of character; wonder how many times alexis was told she couldn't do something because of her missing hand? YOU GO GIRL!

Marie Smith said...

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing! Love it.

mxtodis123 said...

Fantastic. Awesome woman. Thanks for sharing this.
Mary

Bob Slatten said...

Love that! So many people can set so many lesser obstacles slow them down. They need to see this.

DEZMOND said...

it is lovely when people are unstoppable. One of our golden medalists at this year's Olympics suffers from epilepsy and it did not stop him to win.

Elsie Amata said...

Both women have rockstar personalities! I love it! Thanks for sharing this!

Sylvie D said...

That is so inspiring

Mark said...

She's definitely awesome for not letting something like missing a hand stop her. I'm not sure what it says about my cooking skill that I can barely cook with two hands though.

Snap said...

Magical inspiration. Go girls, go!

Dawn@Lighten Up! said...

Wow - those are awesome! I love people who have a sense of humor about themselves!

AntiquityTravelers said...

OMG that is amazing. and yes I would eat at their sushi restaurant ... it looks delicious! I am the worse trying to work that rolling mat

lgsquirrel said...

Couldn't stop smiling while watching the videos. Their positivity was infectious. Thanks for sharing.

Miss Val's Creations said...

How inspiring and fun! And I thought rolling sushi was difficult with 2 hands!

Francie M said...

Yes I have to say they make it look easy!! And fun. Thanks Debra!

Suzie Ridler said...

She is amazing!!! Thank you for letting us know about her. :) Talk about an inspiration.

A Beer For The Shower said...

Ha! That's awesome! I love when someone can have such a great sense of humor about something like this and turn a negative into a positive.

LL Cool Joe said...

Great to see someone laugh when they cock up. She seems fun.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Wonderful!!!

Adam said...

Some people are just too talented

John M said...

They are such inspiring women!

mrsduncanmahogany said...

Now THAT is living life!

Birdie said...

OMG! They are awesome and so funny! Love this.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

This was awesome! Both young women are pretty amazing. And lots of fun. I couldn't stop smiling throughout both videos!

Kay G. said...

You know my Richard has to eat gluten free so I thank you for this!

Rosemary said...

Great characters - love the way she used her stump to squeeze the juice from the lemon - sometimes stumps can come in very useful it seems.

greekwitch said...

That was so inspiring! Thank you. Happy September sweet girl!

Cheryl said...

I adore people that have such wonderfully positive attitudes even though they have some type of adversity. Makes the whiners of the world that have so little to actually complain about look small.

Susan said...

She is absolutely wonderful. And I love her tea cosy.

Magaly Guerrero said...

She has the power of awesome! And so do her friends. I'm so with her, humor is a great ingredient to make life worth living and to brew a good time.

Thanks for sharing this, Debra!

Margo Ayotte said...

Thanks for sharing this Debra such a powerful woman and fun to boot.

bj said...

these two cuties were a joy to watch...thanks, Debra

Magic Love Crow said...

She is brilliant! I love her! I love them both! I have to start watching her! I love her sense of humour! Thanks so much for sharing this Debra!!!

Missy George said...

Awesome and inspiring..Fun to watch..Thanks for sharing

klahanie said...

Hey Debra,

Comedy cooking at its finest. Happy cooking ,eh.

Oh, and enjoy your Labour Day weekend.

Gary :)

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Great video - we should all be inspired by it. It is a wonder what we can do - with our without differences in our bodies.

Jim said...

Very inspirational! Love this gal!

Guillaume said...

I might show this to my wife who is vegetarian.

dbs said...

"Disarms people." lol She's fantastic!

The Captain said...

It's amazing to see the human spirit and puts certain things into perspective. It's always wise to look past the disability and look at the person.

JACKIESUE said...

I've thought about doing a video of me making cake balls..the jokes alone would make it a hit.

The Happy Whisk said...

I cannot view this video where I am right now but I will for sure come back to it. Thanks for posting it. I love stuff like this.

Fundy Blue said...

These were great! And inspiring! It shows you how being a handicapped person is really just being an ordinary person. My first husband was a quadriplegic, and he always used humor to breakdown awkward situations. He always told little kids who asked why he couldn't walk that he fell off his horse. Like Alexis and Molly, he could make you see pass the disability to the wonderful person who had it. Thanks for sharing!

Alexis Hillyard said...

I can't believe that it's taken me this long to find this post, but I wanted to thank you for posting the blog article about my show! Happy eating and happy stumps to all!

For a link to all my episodes, plus another one with Molly, check out my YouTube Channel! I'm also on FB, Twitter, and Instagram. Here's my website which gives some of the backstory: www.stumpkitchen.com

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDa7IzZX_Lb882M4qZc6nzg/videos