Cooking as a Mindful Experience

Have you ever heard the word mindfulness? The NHS describes mindfulness as ‘paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you’. When was the last time you did that? Is there something that helps you keep focus on the present moment? For me, cooking is one of them. Opening the fridge, seeing what’s available or what I’ve left to use, making up a dish and starting chopping, boiling, frying. Experimenting with flavours, trying to recreate a dish from my childhood or my favourite meal from a restaurant. It’s fun, it’s easy and it’s something I can do every day. Being mindful is not only about meditating, or sitting still for a number of

Hi, I'm Valentina and this is Zz.

I create simple, rustic looking recipes that require very little time and ingredients to make

- good food for everyone to enjoy.


Everything you will see here is vegan and made from scratch.

Zz gets to try every dish and approves what goes on the blog!


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