World-traveling chef, mama, sustainable lifestyle leader, and passionate food educator.

Mafalda Pinto Leite | About
World-traveling chef, mama, sustainable lifestyle leader, and passionate food educator.
About, Mafalda Pinto Leite, World-traveling, chef, mama, sustainable, lifestyle, leader, ,passionate, food educator
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About Mafalda

I believe in celebrating the unadulterated, exquisite flavors and the healing force of raw vegetables, fruits, petals, herbs, roots, nuts, and seaweeds as daily nourishment, beauty tools, and highly effective natural remedies. The recipes that you will find here are tailored for those excited about a new way of living.

They are about embracing the flavor and richness of whole foods and understanding that every natural food has a remedy/ benefit hidden inside it. That what you ingest can and will change your life completely.


Mafalda Pinto Leite is a World-traveling chef, mama, sustainable lifestyle leader, and passionate food educator. A naturalist who is passionate about nature and the profound synergy we share with it. This mother of 4 has been researching, cooking, writing and teaching about food, organic beauty and health for the last fifteen years. She believes that organic food and skincare are the most sustainable choice for the health of both the individual and the environment. An avid beauty chef, she has spent the last fifteen years creating delectable recipes for internal and external consumption from foods in her kitchen and herbs from her garden.

Mafalda attended school for health-supportive culinary education at The Natural Gourmet Institute in NYC. (expertise in the areas of Food Therapy, Culinary Nutrition, Sustainable Farming, Raw and Living Foods, Food Entrepreneurship and Writing for Food Media). In 2000, she graduated as a Certified Culinary Chef and Nutritional Practitioner. Then after 15 years of non-stop evolution, she became a Certified Health Coach in the Institute of Integrative Nutrition.

After cooking school, she did her internship at The Millennium Restaurant (at the time one of the best vegan fine dining restaurants in the world). She moved to Maui, where she worked at an exclusive yoga retreat & spa and then as a chef of Mana foods, an iconic Natural foods store in Paia. In London, she worked for Jamie Oliver at his first restaurant Monte´s and at Books for Cooks in Notting Hill. She went back to New York in search of more in depth knowledge of raw foods, where she worked for Mathew Kenney at the now extinct The Plant and Pure Food and Wine.

In 2014, she created her own online shop, Puro Sumo a resource for potent transformational foods for those seeking beauty, wellness and longevity, to fulfill her own need to have access to the best affordable superfoods in the world through a simple click.


In this fast paced world we all search for balance, the secret ingredient for feeling happy, energized and good about ourselves. I believe that one of the best tools to achieve this is through food. “You are what you eat” is as true of a statement as you can get.

We all know, now more than ever, that youthful looks are directly linked to what we consume, that specific foods like avocado, blueberries, watercress and brazil nuts have a visible impact on our complexion, hair, nails, that they can be anti-aging, promote weight loss and have detox benefits. That foods can make you feel happy and uplifted, can energize and boost your concentration. So why not learn about these foods and recognize them for what they really are – hidden treasures. The beauty of feasting upon foods consciously, of crafting recipes that are delicious but also good for your health.

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