Welcome to my blog which has been the place for me to share the inspiration from my kitchen and my love for healthy food and lifestyle.
Why do you blog?
I started this blog because of practical reasons. Quite often I found myself in the kitchen creating new recipes. Then sometimes I wrote them down to my notebook or some random papers which were everywhere. So, when I wanted to make the same thing again, then those papers were gone and time has passed … I had to start all over again.
In addition, there were many people asking me some of my recipes. Quite often I was in trouble, because many of my “recipes” were just in my mind or feeling and I couldn´t really tell the people how many grams or cups of something I used. So, one day when I was looking for my random sheets to give someone my recipe, I understood that these endless notes are useless when I need them. So, it was easier to write them down properly for myself and everyone who can get some inspiration or help out of my recipes.
Who is behind healthylaura.com?
I´m Laura Kuklase, law student from Estonia. Right now I´m studying law in University of Tartu (Master´s programm). However, in my free time I hide myself in the kitchen, where I go creative and try to develop new recipes. I also love photography! Well, at least I try to make nice photos. All photos here I have made by myself. In addition, when I have too much food ready to eat, then I go for a run or play some tennis. In the winter time I might go skiing or snowboarding. Sometimes I even dance or do some yoga. During my childhood (about 10 years) I spent endless hours in ballroom dance classes.
I love travelling and hiking in the nature! It inspires me all the time. I have collected some of my travel and nature pictures here.
What is your food philosophy?
I am healthy foodie who likes whole foods. For me all the ingredients should be as less processed as possible. I always look for natural ingredients or grow the ingredients by myself. In my recipes I use as much superfoods as possible.
I don´t count calories. Instead of that I look how my body reacts to food and I just try to listen to my body. In my menu I usually look how the body digest the food I eat and the amounts I eat. I´m not a vegetarian, vegan or gluten intolerance. Also, I´m not in a raw or paleo diet or any kind of diet. However many of my recipes are just like that.