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Hungry Happy Healthy by Dannii Martin Book Review

Today I want to tell you about a wonderful book Hungry Happy Healthy by Dannii Martin. Why do I like it? Keep reading to find out.

Hungry Happy Healthy by Dannii Martin Book Review

The first thing you notice is a really beautiful design and gorgeous photos. I find that it is tricky to make food look delicious on the photos but HHH gets a big A+ from me for the photography.  After browsing it for  a while, I just had to go grocery shopping.

Hungry Happy Healthy by Dannii Martin Book Review photographsAs for the contents, you  get a bit of everything. The author’s story which I found very encouraging, and which is suitable for any life area, not just weight loss. Danii also gives some useful tips on how to re-organize your cupboards and how to plan your meals which I loved, as I just moved to a new place and am planning everything.

One more thing that I also appreciate is the fact that all the recipes are easy to follow and don’t require hard-to-find and expensive ingredients. Even if you are not a master chef, you can totally make it work.  And it is not a book

Recipe Of The Month: September 2014

I wanted to try this recipe for months, if not years. And I am not being dramatic here 😉

People were raving about it, and I was always afraid that I may not like it, but little did I know. It is as good, as everyone says it is. So what salad am I talking about? The  already cult watermelon and feta one. I have seen  quite a few variations but decided to try the basic one:

Recipe Of the month Makeup4all watermelon, feta and mintMy photo doesn’t give it justice but I was too hungry to do all the styling etc

So, what do you need for it?

My Greek Holiday Photos

I know that a lot of you always ask me to post personal posts from time to time. So here are some photos from my summer holiday. Several years ago I did a feature about beauty only. But this time I’ve decided to cover some other aspects, too. Some scenery photos, food, books, and cats, of course. Just as I like it 😉

This year I was in Greece, and it was absolutely wonderful. Of course, I have tonnes of photos, so here are just a few, to give you an idea of how it was like. Oh, and can I go back, please?

I did not want to go to a very touristy place, so we’ve chosen a small local village with the beach that had a view of Olympus. I can totally tell why the gods lived there, the whole area is magical and special in every way possible.

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Although for me a holiday is beach, food and a book (don’t judge), I’ve made an effort to visit some other places, too.  My favourite has to be  a small village – P.Pandeleimonas. We were there on a rainy day, but it was still absolutely breathtaking…

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Greece holiday makeup4all old vilage

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How could I not include a photo of

Series Of The Month: Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

Today I want to tell you about the series that rocked my world recently.  Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown”.

Anthony Bourdain Parts UnknownIt is basically a show about travelling and food but it’s not that simple.  Anthony visits the places which are not very touristy, and talks with the locals, often chefs, about very interesting topics, from the countries culture to some political and economical issues; their stories are often fascinating.

 

While travelling and meeting amazing and, often inspiring people, Anthony also shows us local food. Which is  so good, that it

Clean and Lean Diaries. Part 1: The Beginning

As promised, here is the non-beauty post for the weekend.  And it will be part one out of four of my #CleanAndLean diary!

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First things first. WHY?

  • To be honest, for me it’s not about loosing weight, God knows I’ve struggled gaining weight. Yes, that can be a problem from some people, too.  I used to be very skinny when I was younger, and nothing would change that.  Plus I was always into sports [when I was younger], and there was a time when I would train with a coach for 2-3 hours at least 3 times per week.
  • Being healthier is a great reason, but  not the main one for me. The thing is that I eat pretty healthy already. Yes, I do have a pizza or ice-cream occasionally. But I am not a die-hard doughnuts or double cheeseburgers addict.

What is it then, you may ask?

I will be honest here, I