Body & Mind

- mens sana in corpore sano

The no excuse training programme

Clew tries out a 20 minutes training programme from Lifestyle Optimiser: Exercise can be as simple as this 20 minutes programme! Do it at least 3 times per week – and there is no excuse for not doing it!

2 x chickpeas

When I think chickpeas, I think hummus. And I’ve never actually made anything else but hummus with the chickpeas I buy. But last night I did a quick google search and found a new easy recipe – for roasted chickpeas – and I knew I had to try it!

The pancake layer cake

Great food is all about the presentation. If you have friends over and serve pancakes – that’s nice! But if you surprise them with a stacked pancake layer cake they will be impressed! The extra effort is so small – but the result looks amazing. You don’t even have to be very talented to manage […]

Expat issues: Aging parents

Ana McGinley with advice on how to deal with your aging parents when you live abroad: Every year the number of people embarking on exciting expat assignments increases. For many expats this excitement is dampened by the loss of family we leave behind. They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it is […]

Grain free breakfast

You are probably aware that slices of toast, croissants or Danish pastry aren’t the best options for a healthy breakfast. However this does not mean that a good, filling and healthy breakfast has to be boring! The following recipe is one of the most loved recipes on my blog – and the most common breakfast […]

The Luxembourg Food Academy

Attention all foodies: The Luxembourg Food Academy is launched! This non-profit organization aims to teach and inform people of all ages about food, nutrition and cooking, and to promote food education with a focus on regional, seasonal and sustainable food. The Luxembourg Food Academy hopes to be a fun and informative platform that makes people aware of the impact […]

From diapers to dating

We parents need support – from family, friends, other parents or professionals – as our children pass from diapers to I-will-only-wear-pink to I-have-nothing-to-wear (so-I-slam-the-door) to the time they will actually wear nothing with a partner. Underneath there might be other, more serious layers. For expat parents, away from their own country, culture and family, it […]

Click for a doctor

Doctena.lu, online booking for medical appointments in Luxembourg, quickly became a success and is now expanding: From the start in September 2013, the ambition of Doctena has been to make medical appointments easier through an online booking tool, that patients in Luxembourg rapidly embraced.Today, the patient can choose from 60 000 available appointment slots with over 150 practitioners covering […]

Trend food: Kale

Every now and then specific foods get hyped as super foods, starting a trend where you almost drown in recipes. Right now kale seems to be on everybody’s mind and I keep getting asked where and why to buy kale. So here we go.

A delicious vitamin C boosting exotic salad

Winter is here and it is common to feel tired and slightly depressed during the cold and dark time of the year. Also – it is the flu season and colds come and go around us. We’re told to boost up on C-vitamin but sometimes you just don’t feel like eating another orange or clementine. Here […]