My love of food, cooking and searching for new recipes comes from my mother Irene an excellent cook who is always reading cook books and food magazines, she can whip up a dinner party for 12 with flair and fantastic food in no time at all, and still does!

I too have always loved cooking for family and friends. In my culinary studies I learned to cook with meat, poultry, butter and cream. But times have changed and so I have I – to a much healthier plant based diet. My passion for keeping healthy and delicious on the same plate has evolved into one of Toronto’s great food blogs, LoveThyCarrot. 


My background in photography has helped inspire me to make food look good enough to photograph. 

Love Thy Carrot is dedicated to all things that are good to eat. I want to share with you my love of healthy, fresh cooking. Here you will find recipes and photographs - of food that I love, my family loves and my friends love.

I also want to thank everyone who has shared their recipes with me.

Real food made with love, Marla


I am a certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition