About Me

My name is Helena, I am a recipe creator 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.

Where I Started

I started my food journey a long time ago when I watched my Mom cooking. She taught me everything I know today, and I am eternally grateful to her for all the cooking skills and secrets that she passed along.

When I met my husband, I tried my first macaroon… I LOVED macaroons so much that at some point I decided to learn how to make them.

So 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. And because buying online was not an option, I decided to make my own almond flour as well.

I bought a little chopper, almonds and… made my own almond flour. Then… well, let’s just say that I prepared enough macaroons to feed a small island. It felt really 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 at home has changed my spending habits and has been a great impact on my life ever since. My husband’s life, too 😉

Love Is The Main Ingredient

I cook my family’s favorite recipes and I 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.

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

Well, this is me… Would you like to tell me a little bit about yourself now? Send me a message or find me on social media – search for @HelenaRecipes (links below). See you there or in one of my delicious recipes!