Hey, I am happy to see you here and going through my recipes. I am a runner, with a Master’s Degree in Sports and Exercise Science and a mother of 3. My goal has always been to provide my family with nutrious homemade food that doesn’t take too long to prepare. Speedy meals are the key to fit your own daily training routine in!
But life isn’t just about cooking nutritious healthy meals, right? We all have our traditions and special occasions that call for something special. So it goes without saying that the blog has a dedicated section for desserts too.
I hope you find recipes that inspire you. Let me know how you get on!
About the blog
Since I was a teenager I have been writing down recipes and saved magazine and newspaper clippings onto a folder to save the recipes I want to make or those I like. I had a food blog when the children were small but it wasn’t the right time for me personally to do food blogging. When I home schooled our children in Lanzarote it was a part of our oldest child’s home economics to prepare meals and we had a blog for that too. I have also shared some recipes in Finnish for runners on Time-to-Run Suomi website.
So sharing recipes has been there at some lever for more than 10 years. I have been contemplating this new blog for a while and now it feels like the right time to start.
One of the reasons I decided to start sharing recipes again was that I realised everyday cooking had become one of my pet hates. I could no longer think of what to cook and what to buy from the supermarket. I absolutely dreaded my weekly food shopping and preparing the family dinner. I realised something had to change and that change had to come from me. So, I started planning my food blog, started experimenting with recipes and invested in Spotify Premium. Listening to good music lifts up the spirits every time and it works while cooking too. So, this is what I have been working on and I feel happier about cooking again.
I have done and still do my best to provide the family with quick, healthy, nutritious, versatile meals that fit our budget and everyone enjoys. But sometimes it just sounds like a bad joke. Especially when one in the family doesn’t eat meat, one is mostly vegan, one is off carbs, one definitely wants meat and one is just allround fussy. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? But homemade food is something I have always taken for granted and is something I hope to pass on to my children too, so I will keep going and delivering. Our meals have become more vegetarian and vegan over the years but I will include our meaty favourites here too.
Some of the recipes you find here have been with us for years like the traditional Finnish Cinnamon Buns but I will be sharing newbies too, like these chocolaty Black Bean Fudge squares. Most ingredients you can get in any supermarket but of course there may be some variations between countries. If any recipe has an ingredient that I think may be difficult to get abroad I will try give an alternative that will work just as fine, like quark can be replaced with Turkish yogurt in the Simple Bake Cheese Cake recipe. Also it was difficult to decide which measurements to use for an international recipe site. I am used to working with decilitres for most things but I don’t think they are used commonly elsewhere. I hope you can manage with millilitres and grams! You can find good tools for conversions on the internet if necessary! The temperatures I use are always in Celsius.
This blog is about the food we eat and enjoy. I hope you can find something here that inspires you to cook and perhaps try something new! Let me know how you get on!