About me



Let me introduce myself, my name is Annapina and I have recently moved to England from my home soil in the south of Italy. I am from a small village surrounded by fresh food. My home village is on the outskirts of Naples, which is well known for being the home of pizza. But not the pizza you can find in England, the pizza you can eat and still feel light, with a lot less calories, and tastes great! Which I will show you how to cook!!


My passion is food. I love to cook, I love to prepare, I love to eat, I love to taste, smell and touch food, and it is important to me that I can do this whilst being healthy, after all we all want to look good, feel good, live long and be happy. My inspiration for writing creating this blog comes from my experience since living in England.


What I found when moving here, was that it is very different environment and culture to what I have experienced before, and that food was to a lot of people, a necessity rather than a joy. And I want to bring some of the joy I get from cooking into your lives and spark some passion for food!



About Happy Cooking, Healthy Living

Happy Cooking Healthy Living has been created in 2013 to bring some happy energy and enthusiasm into cooking healthy meals in everyday life. This blog aims to change the mentality of people. A diet can be seen as an endless losing battle, with only boring, tasteless food available and a struggle to maintain week by week.


With this blog you will find out how you can create gorgeous meals from easy recipes, and still be healthy and feel light! All these recipes come from my life experiences, family influences and a long process of researching and experimenting, resulting in great tasting meals and using the least amount of calories!


Come with me and take a journey which can kick start a love affairโ€ฆ Food is a passion, if you havenโ€™t found it yet, itโ€™s never too late!! Find out how easy cooking can be, and not only will these recipes make your friends and family smile, they will make you healthier too! I have got the cooker on, and some delights in the oven, why donโ€™t you join me and change your life!!


A presto


  1. Stephen -  January 12, 2014 - 1:30 pm

    Hi I’m a fan of the hairy bikers and would like to say that your website looks amazing and I’m looking forward to trying your recipes. I would like to start eat healthier this year so that I can lose weight, but in the past I have thought that eating healthy meant eating boring foods. Your recipes have given me ideas that I could eat healthier and still enjoy my food. Your website is proof that exciting foods and healthy eating can go hand in hand.

    • Annapina -  January 12, 2014 - 1:59 pm

      Thank you so much Stephen!! Let me know if you try and make any of my recipes ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Guglielmo -  January 13, 2014 - 3:41 pm

    Sei grande!!! In bocca al lupo!!!

  3. Olena@iFOODreal -  January 13, 2014 - 7:08 pm

    Hey Annapina. Nice blog and I love your healthy recipes! So European which I am.:) Good for you! I can’t wait for a real pizza recipe. My neighbour from Sicily says the same about American pizza.

    • Annapina -  January 14, 2014 - 11:19 am

      Hi Olena! so glad you like it ๐Ÿ˜‰ real pizza recipe coming soon!

  4. dina -  August 6, 2014 - 11:55 pm

    annapina, what a pretty name! glad to have found your site. i look forward to reading more. i’m curious what town you are from outside naples? my family is from a town in the outskirts of naples too.

    • Annapina -  August 7, 2014 - 2:45 pm

      I’m from Sarno ๐Ÿ˜€ where are you from exactly? Do you live in Uk too?

      • dina -  August 8, 2014 - 3:50 am

        i’m from nyc in the us. my grandma was from casoria, just outside naples.

  5. Maggie -  September 2, 2014 - 2:22 pm

    Hi Annapina, your blog looks great! I love Italian food and I LOVE pizza! I share the same feeling, that I can eat pizza everyday ๐Ÿ™‚ I make them at home sometimes, but they are not as great as the delivery ones. I will keep follow your blog to learn more Italian cooking!

    • Annapina -  September 3, 2014 - 12:01 pm

      Thanks Maggie! I Love your blog as well and I am gonna try some of your recipes for sure ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m gonna find you on Pinterest so I can save some recipes I like ๐Ÿ˜‰


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