Hi, I'm Ayeh
True story, when I was 8yrs old, I would pretend I was hosting a cooking show and would cut vegetables and role play with my grandmother being my audience. So you could say, I've always had a passion for cooking from a very young age.
Whilst cooking was something I enjoyed, I didn't pursue it professionally and worked in finance for my whole career.
In 2018, I suffered a back injury and became mostly homebound, unable to do normal daily activities or work. This was a very hard time in my life and I found the only thing I was able to do and enjoy without too much pain was to cook.
Cooking and creating recipes became the only time that I didn't think about the physical condition I was in and I started to feel like my happy self again. It became 'my happy place'.
In 2020, I started to share my passion for cooking on social media and am humbled by the amazing response I have received. I have now recovered from a long battle of back pain, and truly believe sharing my cooking recipes and receiving such beautiful support has saved me.
I’ve created this site as a continuation of my journey, in sharing recipes that I love to cook, with a focus on healthy eating. I want to show that eating healthy can also mean you are eating delicious food with amazing flavours. I practice eating healthy wholefoods 90% of the time with a little room for indulgence because what is life without spoiling yourself a little 🙂
Over the last few years, my diet has changed immensely with most of my meals being vegetarian and vegan. In saying so, I do occasionally cook fish and sometimes chicken especially for my family, so you will sometimes see these recipes for any non-vegetarians out there.
I hope that I can inspire my love for food and cooking to others along with encouraging you to experiment with flavours, have fun in the kitchen, and importantly find your happy place.