Christmas cookies and other good things

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It is Christmas eve day. It is pretty quiet and relaxed around here. No metro to catch, lunches to pack, homework to check or groceries to buy. At least for couple of days. A pause, a break. For my types – I finally have some time to blog (I know this post is a bit late, sorry), clean up and (re) organize around here (in the spirit of my minimalism going on hygge kick), prepare recipes I have been collecting (but had no time to prepare since they require either fancy ingredients or too much time), go for a run with my teenager and hang out with family. Well, also eat too many cookies. Which brings me back to my blog post. Cookies. Christmas or any day cookies to bake. I wanted to share recipes for the two kinds we made this Christmas, so that Santa would not leave our house hungry.
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Best veggie curry (in a hurry)

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It has been a while since I have shared a recipe. Lately, I have not had that much time to think meals through and document all recipes worth sharing. But stay put – plenty more mouth-watering recipes will be coming in the future. Once a week, I make a veggie curry, a favorite during these colder days. Wonderful, flavorful and healthy vegetarian option for lunch or dinner. Anything with coconut milk, please! Continue reading

Weekend food prep

20161002_190747Going back to work after taking almost a year-long break feels great. However, I knew I had to come up with a strategy that would still ensure that we all eat some good quality, home cooked food. For instance, my kids are not fans of school cafeteria food and prefer home packed lunches. I, myself would always rather eat a dish I prepared then a restaurant or cafeteria meal (unless we are talking about a really nice restaurant). Not only is it usually more healthy, but it also saves some $$$.  Continue reading