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Hi there, I’m Lauren!

I cook, bake and photograph food from my kitchen in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. My kitchen is where I love to spend my time and wanting to share my inspiration prompted me to start Half Cup Measure. 

Here you’ll find a celebration of food, from simple seasonal recipes to more indulgent treats. For me, eating well means enjoying every meal I make and sharing this magic with family and friends. I love to cook and bake from scratch, discover new ingredients, and learn new techniques.

Want ideas and inspiration for what to make? See Recipes

A Little About Me

I live in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada with my fiancé Mauricio and my beagle Elliott. We moved to Vancouver Island in 2018 and love to spend our free time outdoors, biking around town and exploring all the nature trails the island has to offer.

I have a degree in public relations and work in corporate communications. Before that, I went to school for and worked as a baker and pastry chef. I even did an eight week stint at a bakery outside Vienna when I was 16! My passion for food comes from my parents and I’ve loved being in the kitchen since I was a kid.

Over the years I’ve also started implementing more sustainable practices in my home and kitchen. I want to encourage people to reduce their waste and take a more mindful approach to cooking. I’m always learning, so I hope you’ll enjoy following me on my journey.

Things I love: coffee, donuts, cookbooks, plants, mid century furniture, travel

Places I’ve lived: Calgary, Las Vegas, Toronto, Vancouver

Where You Can Find Me

I’d love to hear from you! Say hello or send your questions or comments to me at

Instagram at @halfcupmeasure
Pinterest at @halfcupmeasure