Hi everyone! Welcome to my blog, Alphafoodie! I’m Samira Kazan, the person behind this mostly plant-based food blog where I create fun rainbow-inspired, healthy recipes.
A few years ago, whilst at work, I was finding that I had no time to eat breakfast. As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So I made an active decision to improve my breakfast routine.
I started my journey experimenting with all sorts of weird and wonderful ingredients. I found myself falling in love with breakfast and food in general! What began with me sharing my food creations on Facebook with family and friends, turned into the birth of my Instagram account in 2016.
Within a year, my smoothie bowls and rainbow-inspired recipes had grown my account beyond belief, and I realized that it was becoming more than a hobby. I was really passionate about exploring new foods and knew it was something I wanted to spend more time focusing on. Since then, it has been an absolute whirlwind of amazingness!
From being featured in Vogue, The Times, and Entrepreneur, and appearing on TV, I never knew people would be as passionate about food as I am!
Through my work, I’ve had the opportunity to meet the Royal Family and host international workshops for brands like Google, Pinterest, and Duty Free.
I’ve had great pleasure collaborating with some of the coolest brands like Disney and Fox Productions creating fun, unique, and creative content, and creating my own tea set with Royal Albert.
I had the honor to participate in the amazing cooking competition “Crazy Delicious”. We had the greatest jury in the face of Heston Blumenthal, Niklas Ekstedt, and Carla Hall. The set was completely edible and the winner (I) brought home a Golden Apple. The show is on Channel 4 and Netflix Worldwide.
Throughout it all, I’ve loved continuing to experiment with rainbow-inspired ingredients and recipes. More recently, I’ve become absolutely DIY obsessed in my bid to become more sustainable and just for fun! Who knew it was so easy to make homemade versions of so many store-bought items? From Nut & Seed Milks, homemade Butter, Natural Yogurt, Rose Water, and Cheeses – just to name a few! You can check out all my DIYs here, I’m uploading new ones weekly!
Over the last few years, people have become much more fascinated by the aesthetics and visuals of food. It’s lovely to be able to inspire and be inspired by others to incorporate healthy, beautiful elements into dishes!