My struggles with intermittent fasting.

I have been practicing intermittent fasting since January, and I think it’s time to share my opinion on this oh so controversial subject. I remind you I am no doctor/dietitian/anything of the sort. Just me. early retired me, plenty of time and enthusiasm, a genuine interest in healthy nutrition, preferably vegan (for me) but not […]

Why I’m trying to avoid pastries and baked goods

I love freshly baked bread, buns, quiches, brownies, if it has yeast and sugar, even some salt is acceptable- I stand in line. Or used to. I don’t actually need to stand in any line since I love spending time in the kitchen and baking is not rocket science. I beg all offended artisan bakers […]

6 Healthy simple vegan snacks+frugal tips

Am I the only one to finish breakfast and start planning lunch? Am I the only one that eats breakfast at 8 am and at 10 starts wondering what I’m about to eat next- and ultimately start wandering towards the fridge? I never worked from home, and since my early retirement, this constant semi-hungry feeling […]

My summer diet-useful tips here!

Summer is here- And where I live this means temperatures are around 30+celsius( 86+ Fahrenheit)- and this is considered “spring”… So no way I can keep eating the same way I did during the winter- You get the point. For breakfast, I used to have homemade rice milk, heated in a pan, with flax seeds, […]

The whole truth about early retirement.

I think someone should tell the absolute truth about early retirement. And I think that someone is going to be me. Don’t get me wrong- I am not bout to tell you I regret taking the step and retiring at 50. au contraire mes amis– I truly believe I made one of the best decisions […]

13 days as a dhamma server in a vipassana course: what?? ( no preaching or missionary wisdom included)

Yep. I spent almost 2 weeks preparing food and cleaning the kitchen&dishes for more than 100 people. No payment. sure- it wasn’t easy- but I enjoyed myself immensely, and moreover- I shall share my tips on how to – just in case you decide this is an adventure you would like to experience. Mind you […]

Preparing for early retirement: last month at work

So,  early retirement is getting closer and closer. If nothing changes- my due date is at the end of this (short) month- February 28. Being a walking irony that I am, the minute I wrote a mail to everyone at work announcing my retirement and inviting them to a modest toast on the 28th, someone […]

How I cheer myself up every morning-11 useful tips!

I believe in depending on myself only. I do everything in my power not to ask for help- any kind of help- from anybody, and aside from stuff like electricity and plumbing -and of course car repairs -I can think of a few more but trying not to let you zzzzzz away- I believe you […]

8 great simple+natural home remedies for winter time!

Winter time. I am fully aware that some people are not winter fans. but I certainly am. As a garden owner- the sound of rain makes me happy, as a fireplace owner- temperature drop makes me happy as well. Winter does have its downsides, that is true, but careful preparation and awareness can minimise those […]