- Disciplined approach to health, diet, art, self
- Phiner’s ethnicity is legion, her expertise in world cuisine, health and fitness is international and knows no bounds.
Phiner Dike Jelden’s ethnicity is legion, her expertise in world cuisine, health and fitness is international and knows no bounds.
Phiner Dike’s life has indeed been an odyssey. Sustained by an uplifting faith and disciplined approach to health, diet, art, self and the world, she believes people can be well by doing the right things in life.
Phiner has been a frequent guest on cooking and fitness segments for the Discovery Channel and all the local network affiliates: (ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, PBS).
She was also featured in the media TV.
Phiner’s guest appearances are always accompanied by her trademark good food and wine to share with her host and audience.
She was also featured in several print publications, including the USA Today.
Phiner has also written 2 cookbooks and a juice book and has sold thousands of copies primarily through her own efforts.
Phiner launched an hour-long weekly radio show, covering topics that ranged from business, arts, entertainment, food, and fashion to international politics, skillfully fielding a full spectrum of guests and callers.
My life as a fine foodist. I absolutely LOVE to cook fine food, and I love to eat. Fine food is the equalizer of our human race. No matter how rich or poor, it is a central method of communique. Please, join me on my quest to enjoy life, culture and the art of humanity via my stomach.
I execute my craft with great love and hospitality and this is something very special. It is a rare find, and priceless to experience! Food is very spiritual to me, hence I know the importance of excellent health. And that’s what I set out to do – help others find health, through quality, fresh, nutritious foods. We are what we eat. It is my life’s work.
My parents were the most disciplinarians folks that my siblings and I know of. I’m the oldest of seven children and to be the oldest means you have to be the best by setting a good example to your younger siblings. My parents were one of the most industrious people that I know. I learned my hard work principles from my parents. My father was an architectural engineer while my mother owned a supermarket, which sold nothing but the best quality produce ever.
My love of cooking began at the tender age by helping Mary, our chef who was one of the best cooks ever!
My mother made sure that my school work was completed before I could cook for the family on Mary’s off days. In our family’s household, my parents made sure the following exists: love, kindness, compassion, weekly mass attendance (we are devout catholic and nothing comes before God in our household), morning and night prayer, admiration for others, respect for self and others, good food, very clean house, gratitude, work ethics, morals, values , pure mind and Faith in God.
We did not make time to speak ill of others or lies about others as my grandmother says that causes Alzheimer’s disease. My parents chose our friends at early age, making sure they came from a good home like ours. No party-going was allowed without my parents coming along with me!
There’s no greater joy in life than doing good to help others. I believe this is why no one in my family ever gets sick!
My parents believe that the only way to be healthy is to have a package of eating good food, exercise, living a clean lifestyle, doing good to others so that the good Lord will always direct our path of Life.
Books by Phiner Dike-Jelden
- Juicing for your Soul: An Invitation to Health and Longevity
- Fat Be Gone
- Nigerian Cooking: Epicure Delight of the Rich and Famous: Stay Slim and Healthy Forever