Photos That Make Me Smile #52

I think nowadays we all need a little bit of a pick-me-up and something to make us smile. Don’t know where you are whilst reading this, but I hope you’re healthy and staying safe while the world is going through such unexpected and rather scary times. In light of everything going on at the moment,…

Recipe: Homemade Teriyaki Chicken

Staying at home when Jonas is at work means I have been experimenting and making new meals for dinner for the both of us. I try and think outside the box and create something I haven’t before, or simply instead of buying a store-bought sauce, creating it from scratch and putting my own twist on…

Falling in Love with Santa Monica

Last weekend Jonas and I finally got the chance to explore our surroundings a bit. You may think, that since we have been in California for a month, we must have visited tons of scenic places by now. Sadly, that isn’t the case as we have been super busy with moving in, buying furniture, buying…

Recipe: My Mom’s Exotic Thai Soup

I’m sure most of you have a specific recipe you think of when you think of your Mom. I definitely have a few in mind, but one that our entire family always loves and asks for whenever possible, is her warming, somewhat spicy and exotic Thai Soup. Since Jonas and I absolutely love this soup…

Cyprus Travel Vlog!

Hey everyone, if you read my last post and enjoyed some photos from my recent trip to Cyprus with my dad before the holidays, you’ll be happy to hear I uploaded my travel vlog video this morning on Youtube! I spent some time yesterday putting it together and I must say- it’s so nice to…

The Beautiful Island of Cyprus!

Right before Christmas my dad and I went to Cyprus! He went for work and I went along with him as I had never been to this beautiful island and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see a new place. I also got to meet up with my dear friends Martha and Haris who moved…

Recipe: Lemon, Poppy Seed and Blueberry Cake

Are you a fan of lemon cake and feel like baking this weekend in preparation for December? Then you’ve got to try out this delicious and slightly healthier version of a Lemon and Poppy Seed Cake featuring some Blueberries too! It’s very easy to make, is nice and rich in flavour and super moist- perfect…

Recipe: Classic Tomato Bruschetta

Italian Bruschetta is a staple in most households. Perfect for summer barbeques but also as a starter in the winter, when you want a dose of freshness to accompany those heartwarming main dishes… Mix up any toppings you like, such as goat’s cheese, figs, anchovies or even some cured meats, or stay traditional with a…

Make Your Own Pumpkin Spice Mix

It’s fall… which to lots of people out there, it’s Pumpkin Spice season! Whether you’re a Starbucks fan and can’t imagine your fall without the famous Pumpkin Spice Latte, or a home decor enthusiast who loves their festive scented candles…. Pumpkin Spice is all around us. Sometimes it’s hard to pass up the occasional pumpkin…

Recipe: Autumnal Pumpkin Bread

For many, autumn brings around a wave of joy and inspiration as the season is a sign of vivid change. The air becomes crisp and light, University and Schools are back after a long summer’s holiday and the leaves turn golden brown and red, filling the streets with splashes of color! With autumn also comes…

Recipe: Protein Packed Shelled Hemp Salad

Even if the weather is starting to cool down, there are always ways of enjoying some salads in the fall season. My favorite and easiest way to do so is to make them a bit more filling, packed with protein and healthy fats by incorporating some nutrient-rich shelled hemp seeds. Technically a nut, hemp seeds…

A Weekend Back In The UK

Hey everyone, so this past weekend Jonas and I went back to the UK for a few days. If you didn’t know yet, Jonas has been doing a PhD at the University of Surrey for the last 4 years and after submitting his thesis in July, he had his viva examination this past Friday. Needless…

Cream Tea at the Tea Terrace in Cobham

If you’re a fan of all things girly and chic or are looking for a cute day out with friends or children- you will love the Tea Terrace in Cobham! About a month ago Jonas and I got invited to go to the Tea Terrace and enjoy a traditional English Cream Tea. As we were…

Recipe: My Post-Workout Chocolate Shake

Recently I’ve been obsessed with the Chocolate, Peanut butter post-workout protein shake I have been having almost every single morning. It’s a refreshing option for anyone looking to satisfy their chocolate cravings with a hit of some healthy carbs, fats and protein. Well balanced and filling- it’s my go-to post workout shake that refuels me,…

Nutrition 101: Pistachios

Let’s talk about a very beautiful, specific type of nut that most of you food and dessert lovers out there probably know about… Pistachios. They aren’t just a beautiful and delicious nut that makes the best ice-cream, macarons or crunchy topping on a salad, avocado toast or smoothie bowl, but they’re also one of the…