Welcome to The Happy Fig – a space for anyone who loves food and exploring cuisines.

Hi! Iā€™m Matina. I currently live in Vancouver BC and also work in the healthcare industry. I love everything about food ā€“ developing new dishes, experimenting with flavours, incorporating nutritional components, and eating everything of course. I started this blog as a creative outlet, and as I have explored and learned along the way, it has evolved into a true passion project centred around recipe testing and curating my own creations. 

My recipes are inspired by all types of different cuisines ā€“ South East Asian and Eastern European, directly influenced by my heritage, and countless memorable flavours from delicious meals I have had here at home and around the world. My dishes are all seasonal, healthyish (I believe in enjoying life and everything in moderation!) and are suited for the everyday home cook. 

Thanks for being here, I hope you enjoy!

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