Allie GibsonAuckland, North Shore, NZ
Illustrator | Adventurer | Cat Servant
Originally from the UK, Allie now lives in Auckland, New Zealand, where she practices illustration and design. She enjoys exploring traditional and digital mediums to create interest, texture, and colour and having fun with hand lettering and playful characters.
When she's not fulfilling her duty as a cat servant, Allie likes to indulge her passion for adventure and learning. She has travelled to over 35 countries across six continents, hiked through beautiful remote regions, and discovered many kind-hearted folk and fascinating cultures.
Travel enlightens our minds and enriches our understanding and acceptance of others.
Recipes By Allie Gibson
Winter is definitely marmalade season in NZ and this year our citrus trees have given us an abundance of lemons, mandarins, grapefruits, limes, and oranges.
I love the idea of marmalade, although I rarely eat it myself because it's too sweet for me, and I enjoy making jars as gifts. It's also lovely to illustrate ;o)
This Mixed Berries & Coconut Cream Pie is a delicious, super healthy summer treat and a Christmas special in New Zealand (when it's our summer holiday).
It's dairy-free, gluten-free and refined-sugar-free, so it must be totally guilt-free LOL!!
This Auld Reekie Recipe (Scots name for Cock-a-Leekie) pays homage to my dear dad, as it was his favourite soup, and to my Scottish ancestors. In Scotland this soup is traditionally served on Burns Night and in the ‘olden days’ an old cock rooster would have been used, but today chicken is more readily available. ‘Auld Reekie’ is also the nick name for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, and goes back to the days of the coal and wood fires that used to create a plume of reek (Scots word for smoke) over the old city and castle.