Hey…I’m Safira. Welcome to my little place on the net.
Tiffin and Tea was born at a time when I was really struggling with my mental health. At the time my daughter was 3 and my son was 4. I was mentally and physically exhausted and in the midst of all of that, I discovered that baking and cooking had a way of relieving my anxiety.
The name just felt like a natural fit. We loved tea and I used to pack a tiffin for my husband to take to work with him. I also associated a tiffin with travelling and that is something I wanted to do a lot of.
People were always asking me for recipes and I thought a blog would be the perfect place to share them. The blog is focussed on feel good family food. I genuinely believe that anyone can cook and I share both easy and slightly more complicated recipes here.
The food here is inspired by global cuisine, there are some lovely bread and indulgent dessert recipes thrown in too because I believe that food is there to be enjoyed. Sometimes we eat Kale and Chicken and other times we eat a Cheesy Casserole.
This space has adapted as I/we have evolved. This is how we eat now and it is how our way of eating has adapted over time as a result of learning about what works for us.
Other things about me.. I have studied Tibb/Natural Medicine as well as Energy Healing/Breath Work/RTR. I will occasionally write about these things too. Wellness means different things for different people. I have written on and off about some of what I believe in/what has worked for me, over the past few years but am starting a separate newsletter for that side of the site very soon.
I am also building up a photography portfolio and will be adding some tips and tricks to the site shortly. I haven’t had much time over the past couple of years to spend time styling and photographing and as such a lot of the photos I am taking at the moment are very similar but I am carving out some time to work on that this year. I would love to know if photography and styling tips would be of interest to you!
You may see the odd picture of days out and nature. My love for nature comes from my dad.. I find myself talking to my own children about the beauty of nature all the time and watching random programmes about penguins with them, just like my dad did with us. (Currently I am listening to my dad talking to my 4 year old son about the rotation of the Earth and sunsets).
Please feel free to email me. I love hearing from you.