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Carina Pereira

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Carina Pereira, born in ‘87, in Portugal. Moved to Belgium in 2011, and to Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in 2019. Avid reader, changing interests as the mods strikes. Whiles away the time by improvising stand-up routines she’ll never get to perform. Books are a life-long affair, audiobooks a life-changing discovery of adulthood. Selling books by day, writer by night. Contact

I live with a conundrum: I absolutely love cookbooks because of how pretty they are, but I rarely ever buy them because sometimes the recipes overwhelm me. There is rarely ever a time in which I pick up a cookbook, leaf through it, and don’t realise I am only going to make about half of the recipes. So, unfortunately, I rely much more often on online recipes than I do on cookbooks.

This, however, comes with another issue: I much prefer to follow a recipe that is written down than having to navigate a website page filled with ads, videos relevant to other recipes, pop-ups, and such. So when I find a recipe I like online, I always take note of it on paper.

A few weeks ago, I was looking for a proper recipe notebook to keep the many recipes I scribble down on random blank pages, and I found so many cute ones. I wanted to share them with those of you who may or may not like cookbooks but definitely would love a notebook to keep your favourite recipes organised and neat in one place.

Below, there are several options to choose from, and they are all gorgeous.


Photo of a leather-bound journal that closes with two claps and has text and image engraved on the front

Let’s start with this beauty. A bunch of pages for all your recipes and a gorgeous cover. $59

Photo of a leather notebook with a leather strap closing it and some text  engraved on the cover

Another leather bound, but this time with a leather strap closure. $53

Photo of a leather notebook with kitchen tools and text engraved on the cover

There is no closure on this one, but the cover engravings make up for it. $27

Photo of a leather notebook that closes with a clasp with text and drawing engraved on the cover

This one is for those who prefer larger notebooks with more details. $43

Photo of a leather notebook with a strap that closes it, a writing feather and key hanging from the strap

This one also holds a lot of recipes but has a few more details in the clasp. $32


Photo of a yellow notebook with the word recipes on the cover

A spine bound together by springs makes it easier to write on. And this yellow colour is just beautiful. $24

Image of a white notebook with lemons painted on it and the text recipes at the centre

For all lemon fans out there. It’s definitely my favourite scent. $24

Photo of a green notebook with a cover showing the measurement and some kitchen tools and spoons

Not only do I love the colour on this one, but I also love the measurement equivalents on the cover. $22

A notebook with a wooden cover and flowers engraved on it

This one and the one below both fit in the same category. I find it very simple but pretty. $17

Photo of a big recipe book with two big springs on the side bounding it together and drawings engraved on the cover

This is an option for those who like to splurge a bit. $50

Wooden Cover

Photo of three identical wooden recipe notebooks with a round spine and an elastic to close them

The cover on these is completely made of wood and closes with an elastic. $39

Photo of a wooden notebook with text and some flowers engraved on it

Another that is generally simple but has a special touch to it. $54


Photo of a woman holding a recipe notebook binder with a cover of painted shelves with kitchen tools

I absolutely love the cover art on this one. $35

Photo of a binder with three rings and an engraved cover

And this one is just extremely cute. $22

Photo of a binder with two rings and images and text engraved

Darker wood works really well with this design. $53

A Pinch Of Everything (But Mostly Fabric)

Photo of a simple recipe notebook in beige with the word RECIPES at the centre

This one is a special choice for everyone who prefers that classic, clean look. $95

Photo of a recipe notebook with a personalised text at the centre and drawings of cake and bread around it

This has a cute interior, and you can choose from so many colours! $39

Photo of five recipe notebooks with different colour placed on top of each other, a personalised text in the centre

Perhaps one of my favourites, simple but super neat. I’m in love with all the pastel colours, to be honest. $39

Photo of a recipe notebook with a wooden cover and a leather spine and claps standing in front of a vase of flowers, the cover has flowers at the corners and text in the middle

And to finalise: a variation of materials, with an exquisite cover. $50

Although all different, one thing these notebooks have in common is that they can be personalised to your taste and with your name! Good luck choosing just one!

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