Welcome to my cooking website. I’m Ally, a
14 15 16 year old teen living on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. I was born in a small suburb in California, but moved to West Village when I was 12. When my brother left for college the summer of 2016, we moved to a new apartment on the Upper West Side.
Being a teenager in New York City is incredibly unique and I couldn’t be more thankful that I moved here. The people that I go to school with are so shockingly independent and seem to have a sense about the world that is indescribable. I absolutely love my city, my neighborhood and my apartment. The only problem is that my kitchen is one of the smallest kitchens that I have ever seen. Since it is so small, my family and I don’t have much room to store cooking and baking gadgets and I often have to make do with what I have.
My goal of my website is to combine my passion for cooking and photography by posting recipes and photos of my creations weekly. Hopefully the added stories and descriptions that go along with my recipes will also prove interesting. Since New York City is known for it’s amazing, odd and unique foods I will also occasionally post photos and locations of the wonderful foods I find and devour.
Since I have a severe allergy to most tree nuts (except almonds and hazelnuts) and peanuts, all recipes will be nut-free and you will also be able to find quite a few gluten free baking recipes because I find them both challenging and fascinating. My mom is also gluten-free.
In addition to photography and cooking, I am also a competitive volleyball player for All-Star Empire Volleyball Club and an activist/feminist in the NYC area.