Did you make any promises to yourself on New Years? What I've learned from last year is to make realistic plans, and that life style changes take a lot of time. Last New Years Eve I said that I would drop my body fat down to 4-10%. This definitely didn't happened and now I was … Continue reading Year of wellbeing
One of my childhood favourites was my Isoäiti's (Grandma's) cabbage rolls and now being a plant-based eater, I wanted to take the challenge on and create my own version of them as close to the flavour that I can remember. The challenge in this case was the fact that grandma uses beef mince as the … Continue reading Finnish style Cabbage Rolls
Was I the happiest girl today - I found a vegan doughnut cafe in Brighton and really close to my work. The cafe is called Glazed and it's next to the Level Park. There aren't many doughnut cafes around and specially not vegan ones, so this is super! The Cafe has such a nice vibe … Continue reading Glazed Doughnuts
One part of our holiday was to visit Helsinki, the capital of Finland. I used to live in Helsinki the last few years before moving to New Zealand and it was so lovely to be back in town. The city is full of great food, art, interior design and the list goes on. Food and … Continue reading Helsinki, Finland
Wellington is originally from Ireland, so this isn't really a Scandinavian dish but I've always wanted to create my own version of it. What makes your Christmas? For me it's always been pastries, heavier food and wine... Have chocolate for breakfast, who cares it's Christmas right?? It was so exciting to go to a supermarket … Continue reading Vegan Mushroom Wellington
This year was really special for me, I had the opportunity to spent Christmas eve with my family and this weekend have another Christmas in the UK with my boyfriend’s family. In Finland everything was covered in snow and the coldest we experienced this year was -19 degrees!! So cold... It was so beautiful and … Continue reading Christmas in Finland
Happy weekend everyone! Just having my morning coffee in my pyjamas, favourite bit of the week. No need to rush anywhere and I can start planning what we'll have for breakfast. Our Saturdays are all about food, chilling and occasionally going out with friends. Yesterday I finished work at 11am. Fridays I only work for … Continue reading Motivation or Discipline?
My first go with sweet potato gnocchi - not perfect and needs improving, but it's tasty! Gnocchi has simple ingredients, you'll only need some flour and baked sweet potatoes. I saw an episode of Jamie's 15 minute meals and thought "that looks fun!" I wanted to make tonight's dinner vegan, so I used milk-free butter … Continue reading Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Where are you spending christmas this year? I am starting to get pretty excited about the holiday season.. I am off to Finland on the 22nd for a white christmas, escaping the rain in the UK. We always have christmas feast, but this year is going be a bit different for me. I tried to … Continue reading Are you getting excited for Christmas?
This year I decided to make a plant-based cheese cake with roasted almonds, vanilla and lemon for Finland's independence day. I am not a great baker so cheese cake was the easiest choice! Getting more practice and confidence, one day I can hopefully claim to be a great baker hahah. If you've just started exploring … Continue reading Vanilla Cheese Cake – Finland 101 years