Vanessa Sue Smith

Hi, I’m Vanessa, part-time geek, born in Panama, living in Belgium. Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and, fortunately, also the way I make a living. I’m a down-to-earth hobby cook and I try to keep my recipes simple, using accessible ingredients. Find more of my recipes (vegetarian, sweet, pasta’s, etc.) on my blog:


Recipe: No Coffee Chocolate Frappé for my Valentine!

I like to think that something prepared by you has a higher emotional value than a bought gift in the store. Valentine’s is one of those perfect opportunities to prepare self-made gifts and I couldn’t skip this special occasion to recommend a sweet recipe.

Panama City Market

Mercado de Mariscos: Panama City’s Seafood Market

I try to plan at least one yearly visit to my home, the Miami Beach of Latin America: Panama City. I come back to see my family and friends, enjoy the warm weather and the gorgeous beaches, re-visit and make new memories; but one of the things I look forward to most forward is the food.

Donkey Kong Banana Beignets

Thanks to Donkey Kong, bananas have become one of the most popular foods in gaming history. Ever wonder what did he do with all those bananas? Vanessa reveals the secret.