• Travel report: green Croatian countryside

    MY LAST VACATION WAS GREEN, SUNNY & DELICIOUS, in the lovely mountains of Croatia. COUNTRYSIDE ALWAYS SURPRISES ME BY HOW SELF-SUSTAINING IT IS. You would think a city is developed, but then you realize that villages and countryside are really the main sources of food and that cities (and their supermarkets) would be nothing without them. IS IT STRANGE THAT THE FIRST THING THAT FLEW INTO MY MIND just now is: how did they have food on Star Fleet – I mean they didn’t have a meadow or anything on board? Although I do remember an episode where there were some Star Fleet staff in a sort of garden room,…

  • Healthy Groceries List (Free Printable)

    Hello world! IT’S JULY, SUMMER TIME, AND I DEFINITELY DON’T FEEL LIKE DOING A LOT OF COOKING. Especially on days it’s really hot, I hardly even feel like going out of the house, again, into the heat of the streets just to get to a crowded supermarket and get all sweaty, again. But, I found it helps me to have a few delightful healthy summer recipes at hand. Something that is easy to make, super-low-effort, I-could-do-this-with-my-eyes-closed kind of thing, but full of flavor of course. It’s also not bad to, when I have a plan of summer meals, also get all those groceries in the same run. The the rest…

  • Which healthy supermarket products contain sugar?

    IT’S TOUGH TO BE ME. I’m stuck in supermarket isles for hours just reading all the product labels. But, just because I am always holding up the traffic, doesn’t mean you have to! Read on for label information on sugar content in random products. First, Some Science! LET’S SAY YOU MAKE ALL THE ‘HEALTHIER’ CHOICES IN A SUPERMARKET, how much sugar are you still taking in? Probably more than you were hoping for. ON THE PACKAGING, IT OFTEN SAYS something like: “4 grams of sugar (5% of Recommended Daily Allowance)”. I’ve got no idea where this information is coming from, because as far as science (that I know of) is…

  • Spanish Sunday: Gazpacho & Paella // Photo Report

    !HOLA GUAPOS Y GUAPAS! Here’s some inspiration from my family’s lovely Spanish style Sunday supper. For pretty pictures of gazpacho and paella, you’ve come to the right place. Feast your eyes and be inspired! GAZPACHO SPANISH STYLE TOMATO SOUP – SERVED COLD PAELLA SPANISH STYLE RICE, CHICKEN AND FRUITS DE MER DISH COOKED IN A TRADITIONAL PAELLA PAN Have your own healthy summer recipe? You can submit your own recipe here.

  • herbs and spices kitchen organisation DIY

    Herbs & Spices Storage DIY

    Our kitchen drawers have been suffering from my increased interest in flavors, gluhwein, herbs and spices. They have been getting more and more (over) stuffed with various glass containers, metal cans and plastic bags of packaged seeds and aromatic spices, and of course: all the powdery, sticky mess that comes with it. Fortunately, I came across a Belgian blog with an excellent DIY tip for organising spices – and immediately applied it myself. If you want to organise your herbs and spices you can do the same! You will need: washi tape pen or marker glass jam or spice containers: sealable (choose size, amount and form that will fit nicely…

  • 25 Ways to Develop Type 2 Diabetes!

    Welcome to the ‘Sarcastic Post of the Month’. Living a healthy lifestyle helps to achieve good health and happiness but, it cannot guarantee it. Still, leading an unhealthy lifestyle definitely increases the risk of poor health and severe disease. Here are things everyone can do to maximally increase their chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes. 25 Sure Ways to Develop Type 2 Diabetes 1. Never eat a salad for lunch. You’re not a goat. 2. If you do make the mistake of getting a salad, add copious amounts of mayonnaise. Life is short. 3. Binge eat sweets, ice cream or gulp down pure sugar when you’re sad. You deserve it.…

  • Foods to Eat to Maintain a Healthy Weight + Prevent Obesity

    The holiday season might be a strange time to write about limiting calorie intake but, you don’t want to wake in January 20 pounds heavier than you were last year. Obesity is the dangerous future for all of us unless we take active steps in maintaining a healthy weight. I like to start every year fresh with some good New Year’s Resolutions. What about you? For those of you who are into detox during the holidays, I found a cool and tasty way to do that here.   BMI & OBESITY The World Health Organisation definition of obesity is based on a person’s Body Mass Index, which is the weight…

  • How to Look Your Best this Christmas & NYE naturally!

    I LOVE WINTER TIME AND ALL THE HOLIDAYS IT BRINGS. What I don’t love are the magazines targeting the female population, trying to convince us that we can only look like a million bucks this holiday/Christmas/New Year if we spend a million bucks on glittery make-up (which we won’t wear on any other occasion), clothes (which we’re supposed to fit into after eating Christmas dinner), hair products (that are so hot right now) etcetera etcetera. Boo! This is not true. NOT TO SAY THAT I DON’T LOVE GLITTER, because I do. But to claim that beauty comes from the outside is wrong on so many levels. Sure, it won’t hurt…

  • Groceries List (Free pdf)

    A SIMPLE, YET THOROUGH LIST to have with you at moments of need, inspiration, support – or as a grocery list for your supermarket! Scroll down for PDF. FREE PDF BELOW! THIS LIST CONTAINS PURE, CLEAN, HEALTHY INGREDIENTS. Using this list during grocery shopping could help you: * save money at the supermarket, distracting you from expensive, non-nutritious foods * get healthier by leading you to affordable, healthy choices * lose weight by distracting you from unhealthy choices: with this list, you don’t even have to go past the soda and/or junk food isle anymore; avoid it altogether and leave the supermarket feeling happy and proud! Breakfast Plain yoghurt or…

  • Feeling stressed? Eat this!

    “A nutrient-dense diet may help amp down stress” – writes a blogger at National Public Radio today, in collaboration with Harvard School of Public Health, and I am loving what I am reading. Feeling stressed and need to eat to feel better? No problem! Just, instead turning to unhealthy fats and carbohydrates, turn to these amazing foods to help ease your stress: 1. Eggs 2. Dark, leafy greens 3. Pumpkin seeds 4. Fish rich in omega-3 5. Flax seeds 6. Dark chocolate The article is called Food-Mood Connection: how you can amp up or tamp down stress, you can find it on the NPR website.