Hi, I’m Jana

And I’m just a girl, standing in front of a fridge, looking for something to eat.


Below is an image of me, Vincent, and our cat, Poefpaf. Vincent likes eating my concoctions (not as much as I enjoy his) and the cat likes to watch us cook. 

I enjoy cooking almost as much as I enjoy eating. If eating was a viable hobby, it would be mine.

When I first started this flog (food blog), I had been awarded the “Master Chef” award for two years running at our annual work year-end function – a highly coveted accolade. Thus I considered myself qualified to present my scrumptious recipes to the world and so Jana Cooks was born. 

I started flogging (food blogging) purely for personal fulfilment in the hope of someday having compiled my own virtual cookbook. And perhaps a little bit to inspire someone out there to dive stomach-first into cooking a great meal with whatever ingredients the fridge has to offer; much like I do every evening.

The recipes you’ll find here are all for dishes that Vincent and I (and sometimes our friends) devoured that previous day; so it’s kind of like I’m giving you a glimpse into my stomach – if you’re into that sort of thing. I try to stay away from carbs, but Vincent loves them. So you’ll see a variety of both kinds of dishes here. Generally, we consider ourselves “healthy eaters” seeing as neither of us has a sweet tooth. Sorry, dessert lovers, you’ll have to go elsewhere!

I always relish a good glass of wine while cooking. It’s bad luck not to. In some of my posts, you’ll see what I’ve paired with my cooking ritual for the evening.

I hope you find enjoyment through my adventures in the kitchen and try a recipe or two. Let me know if you do; I love getting feedback and experimenting. I believe adapting a recipe is like editing a book – exciting and absolutely necessary.

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Disclaimer: Everything on this site is entirely my own concoction and/or opinion, not endorsed by any legitimate organisations or brands. Where credit is due, it will be given.