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I have tried a 7 day cleansing diet: here’s what happened

A couple of weeks ago I was click-bouncing and I found this page, suggesting a 7 day cleansing diet. Rules are simple: no gluten | no diary products | no sugar | no coffee | unlimited veggies&fruit | measured and light protein foods In addition, one should drink plenty of water. I tried the diet… Continue reading I have tried a 7 day cleansing diet: here’s what happened

expats · food · multicultural families

Tiramisu, you won’t believe how easy it is

Tiramisu is my emergency dessert. Even thought it's marketed as a special treat in Italian restaurants, it's one of the easiest to prepare. The main ingredient, mascarpone cheese, is internationally popular nowadays and you find it in many shops. I want to share with you my family recipe and I guarantee you can produce this… Continue reading Tiramisu, you won’t believe how easy it is

expats · food · multicultural families

Why Italian people freak out about food

This is not a parenting post, but I feel it's something that will resonate with most of my readers, surely with those who know at least an Italian person. And by saying Italian I mean real Italian, every second-generation Italo-American is excluded - you allowed pizza with pineapple to spread in the world like a… Continue reading Why Italian people freak out about food

food · parenting · sustainability

Should I feed my kids insects?

Recently a nation-wide big bakery started selling "cricket bread" in Finland. This is not the first attempt to introduce insects in the local diet. Recently the local food authority has allowed some insects to be sold as food and it seemed some products were just ready to explode. It's common knowledge that insects are food… Continue reading Should I feed my kids insects?

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How ResQ Club is giving us back our family quality time

Our life is constantly on the run. We're full-time working parents, juggling three cultures in our family. We could probably write a full handbook of parent hacks, but today I want to share one of our favourite with you all. ResQ Club is an app which allows you to buy unsold meals from local restaurants… Continue reading How ResQ Club is giving us back our family quality time

food · health · life · sustainability

The stress of grocery shopping

Be advised, this post will mostly be a rant. In the past few years I grew more and more disappointed about grocery shopping. We are far from being a green family, but we are shocked by the amount of waste we produce and by products' tracking and origin. I was standing at my local grocery… Continue reading The stress of grocery shopping

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Hidden vegetables recipes for your picky eater

After getting kid number two, I understood one thing: I have to pick my battles. When E. joined us, he would refuse almost any fruit or vegetable. I was fighting to teach him more important things and I couldn't battle on food as well. Beside that, it was a war I could not win against… Continue reading Hidden vegetables recipes for your picky eater

favorites · finland · food · reviews · travel in finland

July favorites: new bag, nature places & more

I cannot believe July is over already! The past month really flew. Weather was definitely nicer than in June, but still a bit disappointing. In any case, we did all in our power to enjoy it fully. I'm ready to share my favorite things, places, and more which I discovered in July. New bag for… Continue reading July favorites: new bag, nature places & more

expats · finland · food · life · sustainability · travel in finland

Strawberry season has started

Last summer was awful for Finnish standards and I was completely bummed out when I found out we were late for strawberry season. Yes, last year we barely ate strawberries and only from supermarket. We drove to several farms on that day and everyone told us they had only jam or juice left, but no… Continue reading Strawberry season has started