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Greek yoghurt breakfast

Greek yoghurt breakfast

Greek yoghurt for breakfast is good for you for many different reasons. It’s filling, creamy and you can top it with pretty much anything you want. It’s really versatile. And keeps you full the entire morning. Greek yoghurt and gut health Greek yoghurt is full […]

Leftover foods to love

Leftover foods to love

Leftover foods are a constant pickle in our house. It really kills me to see perfectly good food go to waste. Yet I really don’t like to eat the same meal two days in a row. A bit of a pickle huh? And it’s not […]

The mean green super smoothie

The mean green super smoothie

This green super smoothie is my go-to smoothie everytime I want to recharge. It has also served me as lunch replacement if I’m caught up in work. Or to be honest, this green super smoothie is also a good dinner for one companion. When I […]

The best pineapple cake recipe

The best pineapple cake recipe

Pineapple cake has to be one of my all-time favourites. Except for chocolate, like the devil’s chocolate cake pineapple cake gives me a warm, romantic feeling inside. Especially combined with coconut flavours.  This pineapple cake is hard to beat. I think it probably has to do […]

Green kale salad – for your gut-health

Green kale salad – for your gut-health

Green kale salad is often referred to as something bitter and has somewhat of a bad reputation. However, all of this is about to change with this recipe. Green kale salad or green kale, in general, is packed with nutrients and essential for your gut-health. Green kale […]

The art of not giving a damn

The art of not giving a damn

Not giving a damn. How do you do that? That is the million dollar question, isn’t it? How come that some people seem to able to shrug off anything while others seem to dwell on things for a long time? The art of not giving […]

Gluten-free cauliflower pizza with pesto

Gluten-free cauliflower pizza with pesto

Cauliflower pizza has got to be one of the best healthy kale dinners ever served. The crust is wonderfully crisp, tasty and an allergy-friendly option. I will choose cheesy pizza any day of the week. There’s almost nothing that gives me as much satisfaction than foods with melted […]

Vegan Massaman Curry – 1 Pot 30 Mins

Vegan Massaman Curry – 1 Pot 30 Mins

Sponsored post from Le Creuset Vegan Massaman Curry and all you need is one pot and 30 minutes. Sounds good right? I love this dish, and usually, Thai cuisine is not really up my alley. I like to eat it, in fact, it’s what I choose when […]

Skin deep with Nordic superfoods

Skin deep with Nordic superfoods

A lot of times it’s easy to forget about the Nordic superfoods. Up in the big north, we are spoilt with clean air, forests and food that grows wild and is free. Nordic superfoods contain high levels of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. One can call […]

De-stress like the Scandinavians

De-stress like the Scandinavians

Want to know the secret to de-stress like a Swede? Have you ever heard the word fika? With all the Nordic countries being top ten happiest people, the chances are that you have. We are the masters of fika. (Funnily enough, fika, in Hungarian means that […]


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De-stress like the Scandinavians

De-stress like the Scandinavians

Want to know the secret to de-stress like a Swede? Have you ever heard the word fika? With all the Nordic countries being top ten happiest people, the chances are that you have. We are the masters of fika.

(Funnily enough, fika, in Hungarian means that you have a bat in the cave. I always thought that was funny since I’m of Hungarian descent.)

A healthy snack

Anyway, back to the subject at hand. Fika is typically a coffee break with something sweet to eat. However, since we are fika friendly crowd I recommend a healthier version of sweet.

It’s a Nordic lifestyle

Taking regular breaks is also scientifically proven to help you to de-stress. It’s a lifestyle. If coffee and a treat weren’t enough for you to start your fika tradition at work, here are five other reasons.

  1. Movement breaks are essential for you. Many of us have desk jobs and moving about just as little as five minutes every hour is beneficial for our health. It can also help us with restoring motivation and become more creative and productive. Take that walk to the coffee machine and back. Yes even if it’s on a different floor. Even better.  If you have the chance a walk and talk fika is even better. You take your coffee or tea and go for a little walk with your colleague or friend.
  2. It’s social – Ever feel stuck at solving a problem? Just changing your environment and get talking about something else can help you see things differently. We are also social beings and connecting with other people, especially people we like increases our endorphins, our happy chemicals.
  3. Re-charge with something healthy – as I mentioned before, fika is typically a sweet treat, like a cinnamon bun. While I’m a huge fan of sweet treats, I also realise that for many reasons they are not healthy to eat every day. For one it will make your blood sugar crash. Eat something that will stabilise your blood sugar and keep you alert.
  4. A little caffeine helps you focus – There are many studies out there about coffee. One research has linked drinking coffee reduces the risk of Ahlzeimers. I have found that coffee or tea after lunch helps me to focus. Making coffee or tea also takes a little time to prepare. This gives you a short period to slow down, to de-stress.
  5. Laugh – when you take time out of your day to de-stress chances are you will also have a lot of fun. Again, those endorphins are working. You feel good and when you feel good you can’t feel stressed.

 


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The best pineapple cake recipe

The best pineapple cake recipe

Pineapple cake has to be one of my all-time favourites. Except for chocolate, like the devil’s chocolate cake pineapple cake gives me a warm, romantic feeling inside. Especially combined with coconut flavours.  This pineapple cake is hard to beat. I think it probably has to do […]

Coconut layered ombre cake

Coconut layered ombre cake

Coconut layered ombre cake, it does sound delicious, doesn’t it? I made this layered level cake for my niece and nephew’s 1st birthday. However, it turns out the coconut layered ombre cake makes a great Easter cake too. It will surely impress your guests and make […]

Classic New York Cheesecake

Classic New York Cheesecake

Sometimes a classic is just that a classic. This classic New York Cheesecake is one of my most requested recipes amongst family and friends. And every time I want to change it, they all say no. It’s perfect the way it is. Now, I won’t […]

Bakery style white chocolate raspberry muffins

Bakery style white chocolate raspberry muffins

Bakery style white chocolate raspberry muffins with crumble on top, ever wondered how to make them? Me too! I see beautiful mouthwatering photos of muffins and I always wonder, how do people succeed with their muffins? It supposed to be one of those baking skills […]

Vegan pineapple pie

Vegan pineapple pie

I have been cooking a lot of exotic food lately and thus the vegan pineapple pie was born. I love pineapple and to me, there’s nothing as exotic as a pineapple. It makes me think of sunny endless days, good vibes and sunkissed skin. The […]