Kalila Sangster

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New York
University Of Edinburgh
Vegan Desserts, South Asian Food, Food Facts And History
  • As a lifelong vegetarian, Kalila is an expert in inventive meat-free recipes and is always on the lookout for the latest plant-based products.
  • She ran her own cafe in Guatemala for two years, giving her hands-on experience creating exciting dishes using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients.
  • As a foodie passionate about travel, she has eaten her way around more than 30 countries across six continents and is constantly inspired by the power of food to connect people across cultures.


Kalila started writing professionally in 2019. Initially specializing in finance and business for Yahoo Finance UK, she started writing for Mashed in 2024 to follow her passion for food. Born and raised in the U.K. in a mixed-heritage Pakistani, Mauritian, and Scottish family where eating together was a daily ritual, she learned the joys of cooking and sharing food from an early age. She now lives in the U.S., where she enjoys cooking at home with her partner, trying new restaurants, and baking for friends and family.


Kalila studied ancient and medieval history at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. She also completed a year studying abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France.
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