Marlaina’s Kitchen originated when I was working full time, running a weekend theatre school and was heavily involved in the community. But wait, there’s more… I was also the president of the Multi-Ethnic Council, directing and choreographing numerous shows, raising three children, and helping with my husbands business… phew! The idea for making food quick, easy and tasty was born and quite frankly I’ve not looked back nor do I want to.

Cooking for me is a way of life. I believe that there is no right or wrong way to do it…. just your way. This is my way. I’m not a chef, I’m just passionate about food. My family love all of my inspirational dishes, which actually stem from them.

I love to be adventurous in the kitchen. What’s the worst that could happen? If it’s all turns ugly just pick your self up and carry onto the next recipe. I love to create but can’t stand being in the kitchen for hours on end, so I make amazing, taste-tantalizing dishes in a fraction of the time.