I’m happy to be here too – creating, cooking, sharing and caring. And I care a lot. Not just about the way my family is eating, but about the way we all are eating and creating healthy habits. I strongly believe in holistic health. Eating healthy is just one part of the puzzle, but it is an extremely important one. I found my health after switching to a plant based diet and a relaxed way of life, which is more about walks in the forest and baking pies than rushing around.
When I cook, there’s no rush. Cooking is a form of meditation to me. I love the whole process of selecting seasonal produce from the store or local market, creating recipes, experimenting in the kitchen, and later food styling and photographing my creations.
I’ve always been very artistic, but it took me many years to finally figure out how to express my creativity. It all began with creating fun and healthy meals for my two children, and now I’m more than delighted to share my food creations with you. You can read more about my cooking philosophy here.
When I’m not creating recipes, cooking, or photographing, I’m most likely to be found dancing around our house with my kids, adventuring in the Finnish forests, reading nutrition and cook books, or dreaming of the next healthy meal and sweet treat to create.
- a mother and wife
- a dreamer and a doer
- a recipe magician & food photographer
- a marketing professional & holistic health coach – I graduated from Aalto University in 2007 and Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2015
- rainbow colored vegetables and fruits
- Finnish forests & the sea
- my camera (currently Canon 6D with EF 50mm f/1.8)
- learning something new every day
- jumping out of my comfort zone to learn even more
- a zillion notebooks
- a thousand dreams
- too many wooden spoons & bowls (according to my husband)
- forest full of berries (in the summer)
- freezer full of berries (in the winter)
- the best family and friends in the world
Hope you enjoy your time here in the Forest!
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
More stories about me and My Berry Forest:
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May 2017: My first cookbook is out now! Puuron uusi aika is all about wholesome & delicious gluten-free & vegan porridges. It is published by Atena Kustannus and available in Finnish.
May 2017: Porridge talk on the radio! YLE PUHE Nosto.
May 2017: Porridge talk on TV! Huomenta Suomi.
December 2016: three of my overnight oats in Huffington Post: Ten Overnight Oats Recipes That Will Make You Rethink Brekkie
December 2016: Christmas Smoothie Pudding recipe in Kaksplus.fi as part of a blogger contest.
October 2016: Licorice Porridge recipe in Ruoka.fi as part of a blogger contest.
July 2016: I’m honored to be featured in THRIVE Magazine Global Foodie Issue (print and online). Here’s a link to the online article.
July 2016: my fudgy eggplant brownies featured in Trend Hunter.
May 2016: I’m thrilled to be interviewed by the lovelies Hannah and Heather of the fresheatherblog.com You can read the interview here.
April 2016: Metro.co.uk Super honored to be on the list of 20 best vegan Instagram accounts to follow!
March 2016: Lifted.fi Smoothie Series Video and recipe of my Healthy Tropical Smoothie a.k.a Tropical Memories Smoothie.
March-April 2016: If you want to read more about my plant-based journey the lovely Janine from Nuts and Blueberries interviewed me and three other inspiring ladies on our plant-based diets. Here are the links to the different parts:
Nutsandblueberries.com part 1 How do you describe ‘Plant-based’?
Nutsandblueberries.com part 2 Why and when have you decided to live plant-based?
Nutsandblueberries.com part 3 What is your favorite plant-based meal?
Nutsandblueberries.com part 4 What is your tip to other who want to live more plant-based?
November 2015: smoothie-sm.fi Winning the Finnish Smoothie Championship 2015.
October 2015: Nutsandblueberries.com Caramel Apple Pie Smoothie.
September 2015: Stellarstories.fi My interview on the lovely Stellarstories blog.
February 2015: vilmap.com Vilma Peltonen, a talented Finnish photographer and lifestyle blogger did a photoshoot at our house in October 2014.
January 2015: vilmap.com Photoshoot October 2014.
Time is the missing ingredient in our recipes – and in our lives. Michael Pollan