Sophie’s (Birthday) Cake

A few days ago we celebrated my daughter’s birthday, it always comes too soon! Just like Joey in “Friends”, it seems that agreements with God on the subject of time can’t be made…what a pity. Yet, time has a funny way of playing in our head. Looking at the photo below I can feel that…

Wild Rice & Creamy Cauli

Yesterday I felt like preparing a warm, cosy meal for Sophie using wild rice. Something filling and creamy but light at the same time. Some people refer to wild rice as an aquatic grass, some as a grain. To me it’s a nutritious food, rich in fibre, anti oxidants, folate, phosphorous, manganese, zinc and magnesium. It…

Creamy Cashew Cookies

So the three of us are on our way to yoga and swimming which means we are going to be out most of the day. Whilst sometimes is nice to have a snack outside, the ingredient list of the prepacked options available at the counter usually put me off. This is further restricted by a…

Magnesium, The Underrated Mineral

An estimated 70-80% of people have low levels of this essential mineral. 
​This is a staggering number, as a deficiency of this nutrient opens the door to a myriad of health problems.

More On Gluten..

What is Gluten? Simply put, gluten is the name for the proteins found in grains that lend elasticity and shape, binding foods such as bread together. ​Did you hear people talking about gluten 20 years ago? I certainly didn’t. In fact not even 10 years ago! ​I was aware at that time that there was an autoimmune…

Which Diet?!

Why There Is No One-Size-Fits-All Diet.
It’s time to listen to our body and recognise our bio-individuality.

Struffoli, Christmas honey balls

Struffoli, the official Christmas treat of my childhood. I come from the south of Italy and it is not officially Christmas until struffoli are on your plate 🙂 This traditional dessert can be made in different ways and I assume, depending on the region, presented also in different forms. A true Italian delicacy and a…

Chocolate Chunkies

What’s the time?? I woke up way too early, even for breakfast! It’s December and it’s still dark outside. Our Christmas lights are visible from my kitchen window. No other lights are on out there. Of course not! I am the only crazy woman who, out of all days, had to be up at 5…

Cosy Wakame Soup

Since I can remember I have always enjoyed food, better in company, but also alone. Food is nourishment, is love, happiness and for me definitely comfort ♥ Comfort food doesn’t have to be prepacked and full of sugar to make me happy. For a great part of my childhood I was lucky enough to have my…

2 Ingredient pancakes

Nothing easier than these pancakes! Literally a few minutes and you get gluten free, dairy free, paleo, nutritious pancakes! I enjoy mine with blueberry syrup on top, I do this by warming a packet of fresh blueberries in a pan, on low heat, until they start to bubble and release their sweet juice..yum! I pour the…