Hi there! My name is Rufina. I am a Toronto-based home cook.
I dedicate this blog to my mother who left us too soon. She bravely immigrated our family to Canada in 2001 in search of a brighter future for me and my sister. She was a generous, gregarious spirit that everyone fell in love with, a Master of Architecture who left her blooming career to dedicate herself to be a full-time mother. She was my best friend and fiercest protector. My life’s goal is to make her proud.
My journey in cooking began in undergrad when years of sedentary lifestyle and only eating processed foods and takeout caught up to me. After a bitter breakup, I decided to take charge of my life and committed to exercise. The cooking soon followed. What started initially as a means for weight loss and a healthier lifestyle became a full-on passion. I started my Instagram account @rufi_eats in 2016 and it has truly been a runaway process since, as I connected with other home cooks from around the globe to inspire me to push my limits every single day. This blog is a way to document some of my tried-and-true recipes and share with the world.