Welcome to Alexa’s Cuisine!
Hi, I’m Alexandra and I live in Canada with my husband and our two daughters. I’ve been a food enthusiast for as long as I can remember and have been culinary trained in Romania. I currently work as a certified logistics professional in healthcare with a background in accounting and business management.
I started this blog as a way of sharing my recipes with my family and friends who live around the world.
The recipes you’ll find here are inspired by the people and places I lived in or visited. Romanian and European cuisines with international influences are the inspiration for my cooking. You’ll find a collection of flavour-packed classic comfort food remakes, as well as healthy plant based recipes. I am a real food lover and I find cooking relaxing. Baking is truly my first love but I also love experimenting with soups, stews, salads, snacks, smoothies and healthy dishes.
My hope is to inspire you to try something new in the kitchen!
Here’s my story…
I was born and raised in Romania, and later in life I moved with my family to Toronto, Canada.
My relationship with food started when I was very young, maybe 6, when I used to watch my mother and grandmother cooking and baking delicious authentic Romanian dishes. Memories that I will always treasure. I started paying attention to the ingredients they used, tasting their dishes, and started experimenting and recreating those recipes on my own. Growing up eating only traditional Romanian cuisine until I was 18, I had to face the challenges of eating foods rationalized by Communist Party which inspired me to be creative in the kitchen with the limited ingredients I had on hand.
After attending culinary school, I started working in a hotel with one of the best chefs (Pista and Maria) and pastry chef (Nicu) where I was exposed to cooking and baking from elegant, sophisticated creations to weddings dishes. They were my mentors and I attribute my success to them.
Later I pursued University education in Business Management, MBA in International Economic Relationships and afterwards a Logistics Designation. After 6 years I traded working in the kitchen with an office and slowly climbing the corporate ladder. However during all these years, passion for cooking never faded.
Above all I always loved sharing my creations with family and friends who determined me to share the love for food with all of you reading my blog.
This blog is ever-changing, evolving and growing. Most importantly, it’s a place where we can all connect, be inspired, and celebrate our love for food.
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More than anything, I just want to say thank you so much for being here!
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