Vegan & Gluten-Free. Healthy & Delicious!

Currently based in Stroud, UK, but will travel to anywhere in the world.

My name is Maria-Carin Gala and I am the head honcho at Gala's Organic Kitchen. Where all the food is always vegan and gluten-free, refined sugar free, naturally dairy-free and most importantly: delicious and nutritious. I live for vegan food and inspiring you to cook for yourself! I’ve dedicated my life to it in fact, but I am open to eating adventurously and am not a purist. It doesn’t matter to me whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, omnivore, carnivore or pescatarian, or if you’ve never cooked a meal for yourself before: you’re welcome here! 

This is the place for you if you want to reduce meat, dairy, gluten and sugar. If you want to discover new and exciting recipes. If you’re suffering from food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities. If you’re battling with finding your optimum weight. If you want to help fight climate change. If you want to expand your experience of cooking and help bring about positive social change by getting together with others to create and share nourishing food. Or if you just want to feel great in your skin!

I offer personal chef services and cooking classes, workshops and cooking demos.

My first COOKBOOK is coming out so soon! Subscribe to stay in the loop!

My mission is to inspire you to cook for yourself.

Contact me to find out how I can serve you, or check out this website for some instant real good food inspiration.

I look forward to hearing from you.



I’m a passionate foodie with a weakness for cake and anything bread-like, animals and our planet. Since I moved to Australia in 2002 I have been on a healing journey of wonderful wholefoods, yogic movement and meditation, plentiful dance and everything in between. Picking myself up again and again, I know how difficult it is for all of us to change our habits. Using food as medicine is one of my greatest passions, but it’s got to taste good. Real good!

In December 2015 I unexpectedly departed Australia for Germany as my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer, which did in fact result in her death only 10 months later, well, as things turn out differently in life, I am now living in the UK.

The food I create is delicious and nutritious. Vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free. I don't claim that a vegan diet is the one-and-only diet for everyone, because in my opinion there isn't just one diet for all. Every body is unique. I grew up 100% vegetarian, but have been trying all kinds of foods lately. Having said that I believe adding more vegan and gluten-free dishes into anyones life is always beneficial, especially for your tastebuds, your beautiful unique body, the animals, and even the planet! The planet…

I had suffered from pesky food addictions and overeating. Downing buckets of ice cream and entire bars of chocolate along with Coca Cola, despite being vegetarian was not exactly healthy! Back then it would have been mighty helpful having really yummy and inspiring, manageable recipes like these to support me. Dishes that make my hips jiggle and put a smile on my face. Recipes that teach me the know-how of how to be creative in the kitchen with what’s at hand. I know taking one step at a time towards one’s goals actually works. Step by step, or bite by bite.

I wish that you may have fun manoeuvring your way through your food desires, fall-backs and successes and it’s fabulous to know that even if a dish didn’t turn into a gourmet explosion, at least no animals were directly harmed in the making of it, and it will nourish you. Don’t fret, when you make my recipes, you will be making wholesome and delicious food that will want to make you lick your plate!


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Here you can find a fine selection of very organic videos and that I have been lucky enough to have Trevor Brown create improvised, multi-instrumentalised, delicious music for. Check out his work here. 

But there have also been other contributors for marvelous music to cook to, such as Misha Mullov-Abbado! Click here to find out more about his jazzy world class talents.

music to cook to

Here’s a series of short compositions, created for the lovely Galas Organic Kitchen, as speed composing and producing exercises. They were all created in between 1 and 4 hours of receiving the video, often while I was on tour using random kitchen implements or found instruments.

Yummy videos on YouTube

I hope you enjoy them and get overwhelmingly inspired to do nothing else but run to the shops to gather all the ingredients you need to make one of these recipes.

Maria-Carin is a magnificent chef. The magic she creates with her love and devotion to nourishment on every level
and the genius way she works with each season’s fresh offerings makes her one of my favourite Kitchen Witches! — Jane Hardwicke Collings, Founder of The School of Shamanic Womencraft.


Currently I’m based in Stroud, UK, but will travel to you.

In February and March 2020 I will be available in Australia!

Do you need help with cooking daily-life, healthy foods for yourself and/or your family?

Are you short on time? Do you not know what to cook? Do you not want to cook?

Do you need help with vegan, gluten-free and refined sugar-free recipes? Do you have food allergies?

I’m happy to help!

I come to your home and cook for as many people as you require, usually foods to last for 5 days, or meals can be frozen too.

Contact me to find out more, I look forward to hearing from you.

Maria-Carin has a very rare ability to transfer her knowledge of all things sugar, dairy, gluten and grain-free into tasty morsels in the comfort of your kitchen. Her knowledge, communication skills, engagement with sourcing, preparation, cooking and ability to share are second to none. She is a real asset to anyone seeking an in-home chef who fits like a glove. Phillip Reichelt, Sydney, Australia.


I offer cooking classes either in public kitchens or in the comfort of your home.

Don’t hesitate to ask if I’m available in Stroud, or if I’ll be anywhere between the UK and Australia. Contact me.

Scrumptiously more-ish vegan delicacies with a multicultural twist. Love of cooking and tasty flavours are the main ingredient, while never losing sight of good nutrition. — Lena Pflüger-Prasarntree.


Do you need help with cooking vegan, gluten-free, healthy and delicious recipes?

Do you want to change your cooking, your pantry, your life?

Do you just need me in your kitchen?

We can organise Zoom or Skype calls to help you get your wholefoods cooking hat on. Your self-love and nourishment bazzaz.

Find your next steps in changing your cooking to a more plant-based and real-foods, finger-licking, practical and fun diet.

I’ll provide you with recipes and all the tips from my life time of experience! (Oh, there’s a plethora!)

I look forward to hearing from you.


Vegan& gluten-free Cooking Classes

Vegan, vegetarian, carnivore, pescatarian, herbivore, omnivore, whatever, everyone is welcome!


Explore different ways of creating meals that nourish and nurture.

Overcome your cravings, calm your mind and be inspired by the deliciousness of healthy food.

Perhaps you are transitioning to a more plant-based diet and want to start incorporating these awesome foods into your daily life.

All recipes are vegan, gluten-free, refined sugar-free and mainly organic using seasonal local produce except of course cacao and some other wonderful exotic ingredients. 

When if not now? Now is the perfect time just like you are!

You can either contact me directly or sign up to my newsletter to be notified of upcoming events.

I love Gala’s cooking classes! I’ve done three or four of them now and keep coming back because they are the best fusion of taste, healthy conscious eating and light hearted spirituality that I’ve found. Something about Maria-Carin is very present in the whole experience; she’s a really clear, pure and friendly human being and it radiates through her cooking. On a practical level what she shares with you is brilliant because her recipes are very accessible and work very well when you get home with the copy she provides and give them a go yourself. A bunch of her recipes are in my regular repertoire now and people love them!
— Jeremy Godwin, Sydney Buddhist Centre.

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Gala’s Organic Kitchen’s first ever Cookbook ‘Lick Your Plate’ is coming out very soon!

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In the meantime….


Edgar's Mission, a not-for-profit sanctuary that provides a safe haven for over 450 rescued farmed animals in Australia.

They've created a vegan healthy and delicious cookbook, excitingly featuring 3 of Gala's Organic Kitchen's favourite recipes.

If we could eat healthy, nutritious and delicious food without harming others, why wouldn't we? More and more people are waking up to a better way of living, one that is kinder to animals and more in sync with the planet, gentler on the mind and better for our health. Here, 50 generous chefs from around Australia share their secret recipes for cruelty-free cooking.

All royalties from the sale of Cooking with Kindness go to Edgar's Mission, a not-for-profit sanctuary that provides a safe haven for over 450 rescued farmed animals.

Ordering from Australian and New Zealand click here.

International customer can order their copy here!O




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