Some of my favorite food experiments captured on Instagram. Even thou it is summer now, I am posting some pictures form this spring, a big thank you goes to my parents for supplying us with the produce from their garden.


Roasted white asparagus with balsamico, feta and pepitas salad. White asparagus was one of the first local produce. Spinach and lettuce from the garden.

IMG_20130624_191327Homemade quinoa flatbread with peanut butter and fresh strawberries from my parents garden. Try the flat bread, just grind the quinoa, add salt and enough water to create pancake like consistency. Quick a so good for you.


Making nettle goncci. Nettle grows allmost anywhere like a weed. Making a nettle tea is probably an easier way to get the health benefits than making gnocci from scratch, but hey look at these!

IMG_20130504_193943Warm salad – morales, white asparagus, leek and lot of butter. These morales grew in our office atrium in a fresh mulch this spring. What a bonus : )

IMG_20130606_221901And all time favorite green smoothie, this time with spinach from my parents garden. Thanks for the supply of the earth goodness.


washi cranberry cashew bites

cranberry cashew bites

Quick, vegan and delicious treat, ready in just few minutes, any time you need that little something to satisfy your cravings.

– 1/2 cup dried cranberries, mix in food processor with
– 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, maple syrup, agave nectar or coconut oil
– 1/2 cup cashews, grind
Mix all together and make into balls.

Next time I make these, I will try to dip them in melted chocolate before I eat them all.

The inspiration for Lukas’s 3rd birthday was literally flying over my head for months. We always love watching the changing sky in the evening, when the fluffy clouds start turning purple at the sunset. And there is not a nice sunny day without some hot air balloons flying above our heads in our city. You can see at least three on regular bases. So we had a nice family celebration between clouds and hot air balloons.

The decorations were handmade. I made the cloud garland with the thought of using it in Lukas’s room afterwards. So no waste after this party. Every hot air balloon had cutout photos of some family member in the basket. This was such a personal surprise and everyone really loved peeking in. We had to include Lukas’s favorite food sushi and popcorn, that actually sort of look like clouds. The cloud coconut cookies were fun to make and I shared the recipe in the previous post.

Using my favorite coconut cookie recipe I made these cloud cookies for a birthday party we had couple of weeks ago. More photos to come.

100 g sugar + 150 g butter — mix together
1 1/3 cups of shredded coconut + 2 eggs + 1 1/3 cups of all purpose flour — mix together
Combine all together and make small balls, put next to each other to create a cloud. Bake at 180C for about 10 min. Super easy and quick … and yummy.

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