About me

Hi, I am Silvia and I am so glad you are here!

Welcome to Garden in the Kitchen, where passion for food meets creativity in the kitchen! I’m Silvia, and I invite you to join me on a journey of flavor exploration and culinary adventures.

My love affair with cooking began in childhood, watching my grandmother craft delicious meals from scratch using the freshest ingredients from her garden. Those early memories ignited a spark within me, fueling my desire to delve deeper into the art of cooking and explore the endless possibilities that the kitchen offers.


Let me whisk you away on a journey to my roots – picture this: a small village tucked away in the green lush landscapes of Brazil, where farms sprawl as far as the eye can see. That’s where my culinary adventure began! From the early days, I was immersed in a world of simplicity where freshest ingredients were just a stone’s throw away. I learned a thing or two about the magic of cultivating your own food. There’s something truly special about tending to your garden, watching those seeds blossom into a riot of colors and flavors. There’s a certain kind of joy that comes from plucking a ripe tomato or snipping a handful of herbs, knowing that they’re destined for something truly delicious. From salads to hearty stews, every dish became a celebration of those humble ingredients, lovingly nurtured from seed to plate.

Moving to the US

In 2001, I embarked on a new chapter in my life by moving to the United States. Eager to embrace the American lifestyle, I quickly adapted to the fast-paced culture and the tempting allure of the American diet. However, as I dove headfirst into this whirlwind of change, I soon found myself grappling with unexpected challenges – both physically and emotionally.

After a period of introspection, I was drawn back to the values instilled in me during my upbringing – the importance of nourishing my body with wholesome, plant-based meals and the significance of reconnecting with my inner self. It dawned on me that food wasn’t just sustenance; it was a powerful expression of love, a means of nurturing both body and soul.

This ignited a spark within me and the desire to share my newfound wisdom and passion with others, to offer a guiding hand to those navigating similar journeys of self-discovery and transformation. Thus, Garden in the Kitchen was born.

About my work

Today, I am proud of having created a brand that champions the notion that healthy eating can be both joyful and effortless.

Online Publicaitons

At Garden in the Kitchen, diversity is the spice of life, and my readers are treated to a vibrant array of culinary delights spanning seasonal sensations, festive feasts, and everyday nourishment. Whether you’re embracing a gluten-free, dairy-free, or soy-free lifestyle, seeking healthier alternatives, diving into Mediterranean flavors, mastering the art of meal prepping, or indulging in the flavors of my beloved Brazil, there’s something here to tantalize every palate.

From the simplicity of weeknight dinners to the extravagance of holiday spreads, each recipe is thoughtfully curated to bring joy to your kitchen and nourishment to your body. So, dive in, explore, and discover the endless possibilities that await you at Garden in the Kitchen.

At Garden in the Kitchen, I pour my heart and soul into crafting recipes that embody the principles of health, vitality, and balance. Rooted in the belief that food is medicine, my creations are designed to nourish the body from the inside out, offering a harmonious blend of flavor and nutrition.

Let’s embark on a delicious journey together, where health, flavor, and convenience converge to create moments worth savoring.

Bom Apetite!

Silvia Dunnirvine

Founder, Garden in the Kitchen