I’m so glad that you have found your way over to my corner of the internet. This blog is about food and health, since not only am I a food blogger, recipe creator and food stylist, I’m also a health coach. A holistic health coach, with focus on a balanced life. I believe that everything is connected. Let me tell you a little bit about my food story.
Let me tell you a little bit about my food story. I grew up in the south of Sweden in a Hungarian family. I sat on the kitchen counter whilst my beloved nana was either cooking or baking. When there was a bowl to be licked, I was there. When I was three I stole a whole bowl of whipped cream and ate it – all by myself. That birthday was spent at the hospital. My Nana made amazing food and she shoved her love by cooking for everyone. From time to time for an entire army. (I have inherited this from her) and she would always encourage us to take seconds.
I was not interested in cooking at all, mostly I was after the conversations with her and to get a taste of everything. I have always been a picky eater, very determined about what I liked and didn’t. She never made me eat food I didn’t enjoy, and always made special dishes for me for our Sunday dinners. So that I would be able to enjoy food, always. This is hugely connected to me. Food is not just fuel, it’s love. Not only from the person who cooks for me, but for the food. I eat with love and I only eat what I love. But, then I moved away, to Australia
With that said, I moved away, to Australia after upper secondary school. And as much as I enjoy a peanut butter sandwich with bananas and honey, it was not sustainable. I quickly realised that if wanted to continue to eat the way I had been brought up, I needed to learn how to cook.
My dear Nana wrote me letters, on how to cook, and family recipes. And I would call her in panic when something didn’t look the way it was supposed to. She always had patience with me and even with the considerable time difference and the fact that this was before all the smartphones. She managed to figure out what to do without seeing what I was doing.
After failing considerably loads of times, I have cooked some pretty awful dishes in my life. Like going from the pan straight to the bin awful.
But I also developed a passion and love for cooking, especially for friends and family. And just as my Nana this is my greatest display of love, to cook for someone.
Over the years, especially when I had my first child at 23 nothing became more important to me than what we put in our bodies.
I also learned the beauty of cooking seasonally, this is why the blog is called a Scandinavian kitchen story. I really appreciate the simplicity in Scandinavian cooking, few good tasting ingredients. They are at their best when they are in season. Therefore, the recipes are created to fit the Scandinavian seasons.
I don’t want to label myself as anything other than a healthy eater, I do eat more vegetarian food and I have switched a lot of dairy products to plant-based options. For both health reasons and environmental ones. I love food, real food, made with good ingredients and love. I hope that you are going to love what I create as much as I love creating them for you.