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About Me

My name is Helena, I am a recipe creator, food photographer and contributing writer to food-related publications.

Whether it is an appetizer, main course or dessert, you can make it healthy and delicious without spending too much time and money. And here is why.

When I Started

I started my food journey in 2010. That was the year I met my husband and… tried my first macaroon. I LOVED macaroons so much that at some point I decided to learn how to make them at home.

One day I set myself on a mission to find all the ingredients for it. Big problem: I couldn’t find almond flour in my town, there was just none. Well, I decided to make my own almond flour as well.

I bought a chopper (didn’t have one at that time), almonds and made almond flour. Let’s just say that I prepared enough macaroons to feed a small island. And It felt good.

Little Epiphany

That was the moment when I realized that I could make anything at home, have more than one go at my favorite dishes and budget my food adventures better.

Cooking changed my spending habits and has been a great impact on my life ever since.

Love Is The Main Ingredient

I mostly share Ukrainian recipes that have been my family’s recipes for generations. I also explore Portuguese cuisine made with authentic Portuguese ingredients. And I occasionally share recipes from other cuisines that I enjoy along the way, such as French and Italian, for example. 

Most importantly, all of my recipes are filled with ♥, because love is the main ingredient.

This is me. Would you like to tell me a bit more about yourself now? Send me a message.