Last updated on 10-Mar-2021

Hello everyone and welcome!

My name is Hellen and I decided to write this blog as a way to talk about delicious food, to document our travels and experiences, and to share favourite places and happy moments.

“Viva” means “to live” or “be alive”, and it’s also an exclamation of “cheers!”, so the name of the blog refers to finding joy in living, and I believe everyone deserves more of that.

One of the ideas for VivaHappy is to share my “adventures” in the kitchen. I love to cook and to try new recipes. Here I’ll share recipes I try and tweak or develop myself. Join me as I explore, learn and improve.

My husband and I were both born and raised in Brazil, then lived in Toronto, Canada (where we met) for over 20 years, and are currently in Lisbon, Portugal. We love to eat and to experience food from different countries/cultures, and we love to travel.

I hope to make you smile and inspire you to try something delicious or fun with every post. Thank you for going on this journey with us – and VivaHappy always!

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