Food can heal us, make us healthy and strong. It can bring us joy and comfort, nutrure us, and strengthen our bonds with the loved ones. 

The right food choices can recover our planet, too.

Our Story

Happy Bellyfish was started by Anastasia Sharova and Srikant Singh, who come from the families of traditional cooks from India and Russia. 

Over the last 15 years, together they lived in five countries: India, Russia, South Africa, Germany and New Zealand. During their stays they observed a worrying trend: despite these countries being so different and far away from each other, the diets of their people were becoming more and more similar, and so were their health problems. 

Driven by their own health struggles, Anastasia and Srikant started exploring healthy eating traditions of their native regions. It was a big revelation, that a lot of modern nutrition advice was correlating with the way our ancestors ate during the times of abundance. 

In the modern world, there is a stigma attached to traditional home cooking. It’s considered to be a time-consuming and difficult practice, that falls into hobby category, while in reality it belongs to vital life skills. With Happy Bellyfish, Anastasia and Srikant hope to change that. 

Anastasia created the Online Healthy Cooking School with the mission to preserve the traditional knowledge, adapt it to the reality of today’s life and make it easily accessible for healthy life seekers around the world. Now, Happy Bellyfish is a growing team of passionate traditional chefs, nutritionists and even farmers, who share the same mission of re-connecting to real food for the health of our bodies and our planet. 


Anastasia Sharova

sugar-free sweets, fermentation, natural superfoods

Srikant Singh

Spices, indian cuisine,
natural superfoods

Alla Sharova


Sheela Singh

indian cuisine

Mirna Bamieh

traditional palestinian cuisine

Natasha Borkowski

organic gardening

Dr. Shivani Sood

ayurvedic nutrition

Ewa Fournier le Ray

mediterranean herbs,
sustainable french cuisine

Our Food Philosphy

We don’t promote any particular diet. We tend to focus on vegetarian food, and our courses are 90% vegan and gluten-free. However, webelieve that there is no universal diet that suits everyone. What is right for your health depends on where you live, your personal body type,  your lifestyle, your age and many other factors. We do our best to provide you with unbiased information about food and nutrition and bring it to your kitchen through our online programmes.

All our courses teach how to use unprocessed ingredients, deriving inspiration from traditional cooking. We NEVER use refined sugar, white flour, table salt, pre-made products etc.In fact, a big part of our work is dedicated to researching and documenting the ways the food is grown and processed, around the world. You can learn more in our Documentary Series: The Origins of Food That Matter.