Hi! My name is Mima. Thanks for following my blog! You know me as a food blogger, but that’s hasn’t always been the case. I graduated with a Criminal Justice to work in the federal government field, but my passion is food. I am married to an amazing husband and have two wonderful boys, who fill my life with so much joy. I was born and raised in Sierra Leone, West Africa, but my parents are original from Lebanon, which is located in the Middle East.
I have always been passionate about food. When I got married, I moved far away from my family, and didn’t know the first thing about cooking. I taught myself to cook out of motivation to experience the same flavors I experienced growing up in the kitchens of my mother, aunt and grandmother.
Right after I got pregnant with my first baby, I experienced crazy cravings which varied from one day to the next. As a result, I started teaching myself how to cook. I applied my cooking skills to specialty foods and sweet treats, which I craved, and this started my daily cooking creations! With each dish or dessert, I came up with a new idea or concept, and my passion grew.
Thus, Cookin' with Mima was born!
Now I want to share my passion for food and cooking with my readers. I want them to find confidence and skill in themselves through my recipes by making them simple and easy to follow. Good food doesn’t have to be difficult, and anyone can learn how to cook. I love to give back to others, because I’ve lost it all before and know what it’s like to have nothing.
I love hearing and learning from my readers to give them more of what they want to see. I enjoy seeing how readers worldwide cook with me, and encounter new flavors and foods! My followers on Instagram are incredibly engaged, and I love seeing the meals they make for their families from recipes I’ve created! I never thought I would be where I am today having over 2.3 million followers on Instagram and working with all the amazing brands I’ve had the opportunity to work with. But I’m happy this is where my journey has led me and can’t wait to see where it takes me next.
I would love to always hear from you, so do not hesitate to contact me at any time!