Hey…I’m Safira. Welcome to my little place on the net.
Blog – 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.
I had learnt very little about cooking before I got married. I just about knew the basics. I found that not knowing how to cook had so much shame attached to it and asking for help wasn’t always met with kindness..
Over time I learnt how to make a variety of dishes and I really began to enjoy the process too. People were always asking me for recipes and I thought a blog would be the perfect place to share them.
I have found that like me, some had never had the opportunity or desire to learn to cook or bake. So when they did want to learn, I wanted them to have a safe space to learn at a pace that suited 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.
Food Inspo – 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 and moderation is what works for us. Sometimes we eat a Chicken Salad and other times we eat a Cookie Dough.
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.
Self Love/Healing -I have studied Tibb/Natural Medicine as well as Energy Healing/Breath Work/RTR. Healing and Spirituality is an area of huge interest for me and I occasionally write about these things too. We have some great resources coming soon! You can sign up to that side of the site via Letter’s of Hope.
Please feel free to email me. I love hearing from you.