How nutty is Nutella? Closer look at the ingredients in the popular spread

IMG_5402I once tried making my own chocolate hazelnut spread just to see if I can easily get a tastier and healthier version at home. After a long ordeal and a pile of dishes hours later I decided once is enough:-) There are recipes for nutty spreads that make it seem like a piece of cake, but that's not what happened. Continue reading

How to survive cold months

_DSC0124It's already March and winter is still here, snow and all. At least here in Finland. I don't know about you, but somehow I always expect at least some hints of spring at this time of year. Wishful thinking, I know:-) I've put together my personal survival guide for cold months. So, whether the cold you're facing is outside, or the common cold has been bothering you, I hope you find this useful. Continue reading

Amazing benefits of hemp

DSC08302Are you craving better sleep? Do you want perfect protein from plant sources? Do you want to balance your hormones? If you haven't included hemp in your diet, you're missing out. Hemp, or Cannabis sativa contains many valuable nutrients and useful cannabinoids. It's a true superfood because of its unique nutritional profile. It's perfect for vegetarians and vegans because it's a source of complete protein. Continue reading

Clean beauty

340px-Gwyneth_Paltrow_avp_Iron_Man_3_ParisWhether you've been gooped a long time ago, or the idea of cleaning up your beauty bag has come to you recently, this is for you. I believe that making changes in our beauty/wellness routines, eating and cooking style as well as voting with our purchases matter. When I started my website in 2007, I wanted it to be a resource for more natural alternatives and information otherwise scattered all over the internet. When Gwyneth Paltrow started her website Goop in 2008, I became a subscriber because many of the ideas were close to my philosophy. It has since become a popular resource for all things clean living. Continue reading

Let’s not talk climate change

seaI have just seen Leonardo di Caprio's documentary Before the Flood and it really shows the current state of affairs on our planet - species disappearing, destruction of rainforests, rising sea levels, icebergs melting, political unwillingness, corporate greed, all the horrific things that we often feel so helpless about. But there's a lot of hope and alternatives. Continue reading