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Maria L.

I'm a Finn living in Sydney, Australia. My food philosophy is heavily influenced by my Scandinavian background and I specialise in healthy, feel-good food.
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"Fried rice" eli aasialainen pyttipannu by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tähän ruokaan on vaikea antaa tarkkaa reseptiä sillä raaka-aineita ja mausteita voi vaihdella mielensä ja saatavuuden mukaan. Arkiruoaksi tämä "aasialainen pyttipannu" ke ... Read on »
Äyriäistempura by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Tempura tarkoittaa taikinassa uppopaistettua ruokaa. Tein tempuraa tuoreista katkaravuista ja kalmarista. Puhdista katkaravut, jätä pyrstö jäljelle Puhdista kalmari, ... Read on »
Åland's Pancake by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Åland Islands are those tiny islands situated between Finland and Sweden in the Baltic Sea. It's an area that I associate with summer cycling trips, predominantly Swedish ... Read on »
1kertaa2 - A New Textiles Collection Available at Pikku-Kota by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I'm so pleased to announce a new textiles collection available at my online shop Pikku-Kota ! Finnish brand 1kertaa2 has a beautiful selection of high ... Read on »
21 Day Sugar-free Vegan Challenge - Week 1 by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking You know I like a bit of a challenge, yes? Well, this time I’m asking you to join me – so, are you in?? Let’s do a 21-day sugar-free vegan challenge together!  ... Read on »
21-Day Sugar-Free Vegan Challenge - Week 2 by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's the second week of my sugar-free vegan challenge ! How are you guys going? Have you tried any vegan meals yet?  There is certainly no shortage of vibrant, no ... Read on »
21-Day Sugar-Free Vegan Challenge - Week 3 by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's the final week of my 21-Day Sugar-Free Vegan Challenge! Thank you again for your comments and emails, they really mean so much to me. In my previous post ... Read on »
30 by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Today I turn 30. It's a nice round number don't you think? I am expecting much more authority and credibility with this age, but lets face it... 30 really isn't th ... Read on »
5 x Coffee Tables by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking 1. DLM Table by HAY 2. Artek's  Trienna Coffee Table 3. Block Table by Normann Copenhagen 4. Tablo Tray Table by Design House Stockholm 5. Tablo by Normann C ... Read on »
8 sugar-free weeks (and still going!) by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hi friends! As promised, here is a little recap of my sugar-free challenge (so far) - how it all started, how it went and how I am feeling now. These past eig ... Read on »
A day at the National Park - Sydney scenery and wildlife by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I thought I'd share a few photos with you from last Friday when my partner and I spent the day at the Ku-ring-gai National Park less than an hour's drive from where ... Read on »
A Day Out on the Boat by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hello and sorry for the silence! Summer has really hit Sydney and we've spent a lot of time outdoors. Last weekend we enjoyed a day out on the boat with my husb ... Read on »
A Glimpse Into My Daily Diet by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I thought I'd share a little snapshot of my daily diet, although you may have a pretty good idea of it already based on the recipes I've shared here over the years ... Read on »
A Glimpse of France in Photos by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Hi friends,   Hope you are all having a relaxing weekend! As promised, here are some more photos from our honeymoon in France. We saw so many beautiful castles, cathed ... Read on »
A Golden Tray by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking An old wire tray gets a glamorous make-over with some gold coloured spray paint. Such a quick and easy update for my desk!  Read on »
A heavenly union: Matcha Streusel Cake by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have to thank my half German half Japanese other half for most the Japanese influences in my life, including the heavenly matcha. Therefore, what a better way to celebr ... Read on »
A Little Bit of Christmas by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's always hard for me to get into real Christmas spirit whilst in the middle of Australian summer. There's no need/point to burn candles and all the decorations ... Read on »
A Little Bit of Easter by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Just a few simple decorations on our coffee table reminding of Easter.  I haven't cooked or baked a single thing or bought any chocolate eggs. Instead, I'm ... Read on »
A Little Greenhouse and Aunt Hanna's Cookies by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's been a rainy weekend here in Sydney, but when the sun did peek through the clouds I grabbed my camera and went back to the balcony to snap some more photos. ... Read on »
A New Week by Maria L. Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Happy Monday everyone! Read on »