I'm Joana Correia but I write under the pseudonym of Ondina Maria. Born and raised in lovely Porto, Portugal, where I currently live and work, I'm passionate about food (both cooking and eating), traveling, photography, writing and reading, interior decoration, music, yoga, art and architecture, jewelry and antiques.
I'm the creative mind behind "Coentros&Rabanetes", my first food-blog, and I have recently decided to begin this new project, "Maria Nabiça", dedicated to the healthy (I try!) seasonal food I enjoy cooking and eating nowadays. Apart from my new recipes you will also be able to find some of my all-time favorites originally posted at Coentros&Rabanetes.
In this new project my recipes are mostly ovo-lacto-vegetarian and gluten-free though meat and fish are welcome once in a while - nowadays this is called Flexitarian Diet but, in fact, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Diets I grew up with are the basis for this way of living, as eating is always associated with an active and social way of living! So, enjoy food (preferably plant-based), family and friends, sports, work and you will be happy!
Join me in my culinary adventures, I really hope you like my work and I do appreciate you being here!
I use a Canon 600D with a Canon 18-55/3.5-5.6 lens and a Canon 50/1.8 lens. My Instagram account photos are taken both with iPad Mini or iPhone 6.
All photographs and content on this blog are my property and may not be used without my permission. Any content posted that is not of my authorship is properly identified.
If you want to use some of my photos on your personal blog or website, please contact me first. For commercial use, prints, and/or freelance work please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
All the opinions expressed are personal and honest.
When writing about restaurants, I pay for my meals and never reveal I'm doing a review.
All products mentioned are what I use at home. I only advertise what I consider to be relevant for the recipe and for my followers. If you want to send me products for testing or revising, they might not be advertised on the blog unless I consider them appropriate and in accordance with my personal beliefs, as well as appropiate to the blog's content.
Invitations for events, workshops and showcookings are welcome as long as they are reasonable (meaning I will not work for free, unless for charity purposes).