Oatmeal cookies for a better day


It is said that it is better not to connect food with emotions. Nonetheless, I cannot find the answer for one of the most startling questions: how are we supposed not to connect food with feelings, when it actually has the power of making us feel just so good and, analogically, so bad, too? In my opinion, almost everybody needs comfort food from time to time and almost everybody has their own 'type'. However, disturbingly often our comfort foods take form of fat-dripping and salt'n'sugar caloric bombs, which, in the long run, do not make us feel better at all. This is the reason for which I have developed an interest in creating healthy (and still delicious) alternatives for our everyday cravings. 

Today I want to present to you one of my favourite cookie recipes (and not only mine). These cookies are surprisingly multipurpose, as you can actually eat them for breakfast, snack or dessert, you can take it to school or work, use it as a gift for your best friend and give it to your kids without feeling like a bad parent. Moreover, they are extremely easy and fast to make, so even if your baking skills are not a Master Chef level yet or you have a busy schedule (and I bet you do), you are still perfectly able to make them.

What are your favourite comfort foods? Which one of them would you like me to 'reformulate' next? Or maybe you have your own healthy recipes you would like to share? I cannot wait to read your experience with the subject!

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Don't obsess if you mess


Everybody makes mistakes. EVERYBODY. (Yeah, my brain is not fully convinced whether this theory is true or not - where is freaking scientific evidence?! - but deep within my subconsciousness, I know it to be true after all). I am sorry to say so, but we are really not perfect, regardless of how much we try to be. Of course we can argue on various definitions of perfection right now, but let's just assume it is - I like this one - "the action or process of improving something until it is faultless." 

“Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.” 
― Salvador Dalí

As a clever guy Salvador Dali once said: “Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it”, and these are the true words of wisdom. We tend to create a completely unattainable image in our minds which we can strive to achieve for the rest of our lives. Why such a long time? Because, just as Dali pointed out, we will never reach it. Moreover - I'll quote another knowledgable man - "If you look for perfection, you'll never be content" (Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina). Which basically means you will be unsatisfied with yourself and other until you die. Not such a pretty scenario, I guess.

“If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.” 
― Leo TolstoyAnna Karenina

Why am I reflecting on this topic, anyway? Well, that is because I am undeniable expert in it. I perfectly know how it is to feel that I didn't do enough and that I could have done so much more and so much better. And I also know just how much it doesn't matter at all only a few days later. That is why I think it is better not to strive for perfection. The amount of stress related to that is not worth the effect at all. Causing self-destruction to oneself, mentally as  well as physically, will not make life of this person better. Now when I'm writing this I see how true it is. Of course, it is not that easy to change firm thinking patterns that we learned throughout the years. However, it is by all means possible. All that is needed is some time and motivation. I think I am going to need a lot of both, though.


The Best Brownie In the World


This is not a recent post, as I made this cake months ago. Originally, it was featured on a different blog, which I ran with my high school friend. I did not intend to post it in here, however, today I decided to share it with you. These days are not easy: they are short, dark and cold. Great famous people are dying, leaving us heartbroken. And Valentine's Day is just around the corner. So, as you see, I felt obliged to help you survive through these times of sorrow. That is why I present to you, in my humble opinion, The Best Brownie In The World:


cake batter:
  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 225 g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 0.5 vanilla extract
  • 275 g fine sugar 
  • 135 g gluten-free flour*
  • 0.25 tbs salt
  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • alternatively colourful sprinkles


Preheat the oven to 160 degrees.

Break 200 g of chocolate and melt in a saucepan with butter. Don't heat up too much, take it off the cooker after melting.

In a separate bowl, whip eggs with sugar and vanilla. Add the melted chocolate and combine with eggs and sugar mixture. Add flour, salt and stir once again.

Pour the dough into a baking tray 20x30 cm size coated with butter or covered with baking paper.

Place the tray in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes, take it out and leave to cool down.

Melt 200 g of chocolate with 1 tbsp of butter in a saucepan, cover the cake with it, alternatively add the sprinkles.


New Year, New Me, blah blah


This post will be a little more lofty than usually, as - even though I toss "New Year, New Me" crap to trash - I am still in a pretty reflective mood right now.

This year I decided not to make any resolutions I would forget after a day of hangover (although there was no hangover this time). What I mean is that I wish to focus on my inner state rather than on the external aspects of life, such as weight loss, money etc. (I'm not saying they're not welcome...). I have to admit I wasn't in the best health condition lately and it brought my attention to the issues I neglected for years, with suppressed emotions in the lead. I believe that everything that happens to us is the elongation of our inner - often subconscious - state. Here are the things I am aspiring to this year:

  • be in contact with my emotions
  • be aware
  • be gentle for myself
  • let the things that block me go
  • let control go
  • embrace the uncertainty
  • be grateful
  • love
I am not claiming that I will achieve all of the above at once, as it involves changing my habits, which is a rather long-term process. I intend to be proud of myself for even small steps taken towards the direction I chose. Basically, I want to open for what life brings and stop trying to control everything. I want to be true to myself, as well as trust my intuition. I believe that this is the best thing I can do for myself (and others in my surroundings) at the moment.

What are your New Year's reflections and resolutions? Can't wait to read them!

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