Category archives: Love Your Life

10 Things I’ve Learned since being Diagnosed with a Chronic Disease

I'm sitting here thinking about how happy I am and how blessed I feel to have found my true calling in life. It's taken a long time for me to arrive here, in fact it's been 5 years since I first became 'ill'. Since then, I've learned a hell of a lot about life, health, the human body, emotional and spiritual wellbeing and fooooood. So I wanted to share with you so[...]

Gluten Free Blackberry Apple Crumble

This Gluten Free Blackberry Apple Crumble is soon to become your favourite crumble! It's such a great dish to get the kids involved in making, I love seeing little hands crumbing the pastry together. It's also not just about the end product but the process itself; the foraging, being in nature, enjoying being together with family, friends or furry friends. I've bee[...]

National Arthritis Week 2016

As it’s National Arthritis Week, I wanted to share with you my top diet and lifestyle changes which made a huge impact in managing my Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). The Immune System As RA is an autoimmune condition it is important to focus on the immune system not just the joint aches and pains. As such, one of the most important interventions I made was gut healing.[...]

Happy and Healthy 2016!

The time between Christmas and New Year is a good time to sit back and reflect on the year about to pass and look ahead to the coming year. I don't do resolutions as such because resolutions tend to be unrealistic and in my experience end up being broken within a month. Nor do I believe in detoxing in January -  it's still winter and I certainly don't want to shed my [...]

Slow living in Transylvania

The art of slow living has not been lost here high up in the Carpathian Mountains. I've been away from blogging and the likes for the past couple of weeks , but I've brought back a bit of my transylvanian holiday to share with you. As I was born and lived in Romania until the age of 12, every year for the summer holidays I make the pilgrimage back to my mother land t[...]

Be Kind to Yourself

Lefkes, Paros I fell in love with the Greek island of Paros last week, the turquoise waters and clean sandy beaches, the blue and white houses and the many brightly coloured flowers. The attitude to food was so refreshing, the people are proud of their local and seasonal produce and oh my, does the food taste good! I've brought back a few recipes which I'll make and[...]

My Story

Welcome to my blog, a place where I will share healthy, gluten free, vegetarian & vegan whole food recipes, nutrition tips, lifestyle advice and inspiration, documenting my recovery from Rheumatoid Arthritis. I'm Daniela, a mother of two, wife, photographer, nutrition student and blogger. I'm not a chef by any means, but I love preparing food and am very lucky [...]