Hi there, I’m Myra! The chef, recipe creator, photographer, and writer behind The Cooking Spoon. Here you will find delicious recipes for the everyday cook, mostly healthy with the occasional naughty.  I’m so happy you’re here.

I first started food blogging back in 2016. I was born in The Netherlands but raised in Spain where I attended an American High school and later an International college. I also lived in New York for several years and in Germany, every country being an culinary adventure. It was throughout that journey that I fell in love with cooking and eating, and especially creating new recipes.

I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled all over the world, Asia probably being my favourite, where I learned thru culinary classes and eating to expand my taste pallet and cooking skills.

I now live in the beautiful country side of the Netherlands where I develop recipes, take photos, and write.

I’m a mother to a beautiful and amazing daughter who is always willing to try new things with me. I think it is my duty as a mother to show her as much of the world as I can, so we are always planning new adventures.

Also, I have an obsession with food ingredients, I love scrolling thru specialty websites to see if I can find new and exciting ingredients.

Summed up-I’m an adventure seeking food lover who is so glad you’re here. Stick around and have a look. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.

The Cooking Spoon is delicious, healthy food that for everyone can make. Thank you for being here.