Protein-Packed Vegan Salad

Photo by Nuraan Ackers

The question I get asked most of the time when I say we (my toddler and I) are vegan is: where do you get your protein from? I am sure this is a very common question most vegans get too. The truth is that there is a general belief that we need a high amount of proteins to be healthier and have energy. While I am aware that protein is important for us, evidence also shows that its importance has been overestimated, especially animal derived protein. There is also a general misconception that protein can only be obtained from animal sources too. Read More

Tips to help your child eat more fruits and vegetables

This is a topic I often get asked about and to be completely honest, it isn’t always an easy one to address. I know how hard and discouraging it is for us parents to deal with a fussy child. I know how bad we feel when we spend time cooking a nice meal and your little one refuses to eat and the food ends up all over the floor, rather than in their mouth. So, in this post I want to share with you some tips that have worked for me and I hope they can help you too. Read More

5 Tips for a more Minimalist Christmas

A few years ago, I decided I will do my best to care less about material things and focus more on things that are meaningful, like spending a nice time doing something interesting. Since I became a mother this feeling became even stronger. I want my son to learn to value more the time he spends with friends or in nature, rather than watching videos, for instance. Also, my family and I live in a very small flat which means we have to be creative and selective of the things we have. Read More

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie

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If you follow me in social media, especially Instagram, surely you have seen how much my little one and I love smoothies. We drink a natural, organic, home-made smoothie almost every day. I would say we have a smoothie 98% of the time. My little one has been having a smoothie pretty much since he started weaning. We have it for either breakfast, mid-morning or lunch. Read More

Chocolate & Pumpkin Spice Cake

Photo by Nuraan Ackers

Halloween is nearly here. A most loved festivity for kids and… some adults too. I didn’t grow up celebrating Halloween, nor was I used to the changing seasons, but since I started to live in the northern hemisphere, these two things are now aspects I pay attention to. Especially the changing seasons. I find that the transition from summer to autumn is the biggest change of all. It goes from bright, relatively warm afternoons/evenings to dark, rainy afternoons/evenings. Read More