Hello, I am Ali!
I love cooking healthy food and I love eating it even more! Let’s be honest, life is better with tasty food!
My wonderful parents Jose & Marta raised me in a home where homemade fresh & tasty food was always on the menu, and my big (huge) extended family is also full of great cooks. So I guess the love for food and cooking is in my blood.
I grew up in Mallorca (Spain), a beautiful island in the Mediterranean that will always be my paradise. I spent 5 years living in Barcelona during my Uni years, over 2 years working in the UK, and I landed in the big Australia in January 2017, where I am currently based.
Living in different cities and travelling to different countries, has inspired and shaped my cooking style, which I consider to be Mediterranean, with an influence of every place I've been.
Not only travelling has inspired my cooking, cooking also takes me back in time to my travels, special occasions and people.
Other than cooking and travelling, I love nature, sports, music and I work as full-time Industrial Designer.
Oh, and I love going on adventures with my partner Will in our van (Wally). So expect a lot of camping-friendly recipes to cook in the wild 😊
My Cooking Philosophy
My mission is to show you that cooking healthy is fun, improves the quality of your life and gives you the power to contribute to a better planet.
For me, cooking is a form of meditating, with the benefit of a tasty meal at the end!
Is my Zen moment, where I can disconnect of the outside world, listen to some good tunes, and find peace and enjoyment in the process of preparing a meal.
I love cooking fresh food from scratch using quality ingredients, as I know is what makes me feel and function best, and I am always seeking for the healthy version of everything.
I am very conscious on how we shop and eat impact our planet. I like to consume mostly seasonal fruits and veggies, shop in food stores where I can buy from responsible food brands, buy in bulk and avoid using single use plastic. I always make sure the animal products I consume come from animals that have been raised humanely, fed properly and are free of antibiotics.
I am also a big believer the secret ingredient is always love! ❤