My name is Farwin Simaak, and I’m the cook, photographer and the voice behind Love and other Spices. I live in Brampton, ON, Canada with my twin sons and husband.
My blog reflects how I approach cooking. It’s a bit of love and spices. I believe when you put the passion into cooking you can turn simple meals into something that your family will love and cherish.
What you’ll find in my blog is simple, easy, fresh meals with loads of flavour.
Simple meals that are easy and fast to cook at any time without sacrificing the taste.
My recipes are budget friendly, made using everyday ingredients and healthy for you. I have a major sweet tooth, so definitely there will be treats. It’s all comes down to moderation.
Born and raised in Sri Lanka, I moved to Middle East after my marriage. I have lived in Qatar, Dubai and Ireland. Love and other Spices was started when I was in Dubai because of my passion for food and photography.
I learnt to cook from the ladies in my family; mum, grandmother and my aunt. The use of spices and coconut is abundant in the cooking I learnt from them.
Today, the recipes on my blog are influenced by my Sri Lankan heritage and travels to Middle East and Europe. I’m fascinated by how different cusines use simple and mostly the same ingredients and create something that tastes amazing and yet different.
I want to show you how to make vibrant recipes made with everyday ingredients, spanning cuisines from around the world as well as classic comforts. Delicious recipes with the “wow” factor that are simple to make and cost effective.
I’m so glad you stopped by Love and other Spices, and hope you’ll continue to come back and hang out.