thoughts

Love Coffee and Be Present

I believe everyone who knows me also know that I am always down for a cup of coffee. It’s about time to tell you why am I so obsessed with it. Do I just love the taste of the coffee so much or am I just addicted to it. Well, maybe it’s both ?!?
There are different kind of coffee drinkers:

  • the ones who grab it from Starbucks/Coffee-In/R-Kiosk/The Coffee Bean
  • the ones who go sit down in a coffee shop
  • the ones who take it with them in the morning while in a hurry
  • the ones who drink it at work just to keep they’re eyes open
  • the ones who absolutely need it as a motivation to get out of the bed

Should there be only one option? Absolutely not, I am all of those!
But for me, it is something more than just a drink. It is something that will allow me to sit down and just enjoy being in the moment, to be present. Even if I grab a coffee from Starbucks, I will go find a quiet corner to be on my own. Plus, coffee has all those extra values, like: caffeine, to keep me awake and a good taste.
Drinking coffee is like a ritual I have created for myself, I look forward to it every single day. I enjoy drinking my coffee from a mug/pretty cup, the prettier the mug/cup, the better the taste and the valuable the moment is.( another way to think about this is if you’d rather drink your wine out of a glass or straight from the bottle) Drinking coffee from a mug/pretty cup allows to enjoy it more and create a zen moment for myself.
I feel like in those busy days we all have, we forget to breathe, to feel ourselves being present and do a little evaluation check, where am I/why am I here/What to Do.

There’s a guy in this coffee shop sitting at a table, not on his phone, not on a laptop, just drinking coffee, like a psychopath.

— Jason Gay (@jasongay) September 22, 2015

Drinking coffee is the cheapest therapy for me. Paying a few euros/dollars every day is totally worth it. This is my experience about slowing down my day, my year, my life. Writing down my values, what I appreciate, what I have scheduled; or just stare at this cat (down below) my lovely co-worker drew for me 🙂


Rushing the things we love isn’t making us any happier. Maybe instead of trying to handle everything, we should take the small steps every day to enjoy the ride this life has to offer.

What do you do when you feel rushed? How do you deal with the world that gets faster and faster every day?

Food

Buckwheat Flour Blackcurrant Cupcakes


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These cupcakes are totally improvised, the dough is too thick, the dough is not sweet enough, in the making process the most asked question in my head was What to Do. What could I possible add from the fridge to make those cupcakes not a waste of time.
I don’t want to brag about myself, but heck yeah, those cupcakes turned out to be DELICIOUS.

Ingredients: 

  • 4 eggs
  • 200 g Farmers cheese / kohupiim (in Estonian)
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar (I used coconut sugar)
  • 100 g butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 200 g buckwheat flour
  • Soy milk
  • Halva
  • Blackcurrants

For glaze:

  • Farmers cheese paste / kohupiimapasta (in Estonian)
  • Peanut butter
  • Honey
  • Blackcurrants
  • Freshly squeezed lime juice

Instructions: 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F/ 180 C and set ready the muffin pin 
  • Mix up eggs, farmers cheese and sugar. Then add the melted butter.
  • Combine buckwheat flour and baking powder in a different bowl.
  • Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture.
  • Chop in some halva
  • If it’s too thick, add some milk ( I used soy milk)
  • Scoop dough into a muffin tin and put some blackcurrants into each cupcake.
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  • Bake for 20 minutes
  • Meanwhile time for cleaning aka snack time . Some for me
    … and some for the doggie
  • Once 20 minutes have passed, check the cupcakes with a toothpick. If it comes out clean, they’re ready 🙂
  • Cool cupcakes completely

For the glaze:

  • Mix up the farmers cheese paste, peanut butter, honey, blackcurrants and squeeze in some lemon juice.

Once the muffins are cooled, just decorate with the glaze.
For decoration, I also added some cinnamon and chia seeds.

Enjoy!



Have you ever baked anything with buckwheat flour? If so, what did you make?

Food

Almond/Hazelnut Flour Chocolate Chip Muffins

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Yummy in My Tummy!

These are super easy to make and you need only about 10 ingredients. I am not jealous at all and I am happy to share this Almond/Hazelnut flour chocolate chip muffin recipe with you. FYI, I made kinda mini muffins, so I got 12 muffins. I like mini-muffins because then it’s just the right amount to eat at a time (and also not that many calories at once).

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup almond flour (I used 1/2 cup almond flour and 1/2 cup hazelnut flour)
  • 1 cup dates, pitted
  • 1/8 cup of water
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (adjust however you like)
  • sprinkle of cinnamon

Instructions: 

  • Preheat over to 350 F/ 180 C
  • Combine almond/hazelnut flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  • Place dates and water in blender and pulse until combined. Add in eggs and coconut oil; blend until smooth. Pour date and egg mixture over flour mixture and stir to combine. Add in chocolate chips and gently stir.
  • Scoop dough into a muffin tin. Sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely and enjoy.

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I definitely ENJOY those muffins.
My Blog, my Muffins, and Me:

Let me know if You’ll make those and how they’ll turn out? 
I’m excited to hear what kind of muffins are your favorite?  Feel free to share any recipes with me, I’d Love to try out new things.

Thought

Be Crazy

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Really?
That’s what you’re telling me?
That’s all you got?

To be honest: YES. We’ll it’s not all, but it’s important.

Don’t be afraid of being crazy. You learn by doing, some things we do are crazy (or even stupid), but if we learn/get a lesson while doing it, then they’re GOOD crazy.
(Me quitting a job in Los Angeles and moving to Estonia. GOOD crazy. How do I know? I am happier here. Simple as that)
One good way I have discovered is that when I am confident in my doings (even if they’re crazy/stupid) and I get feedback like “This is so stupid”. Well, do I care? No. Why, you may ask?
Because I already know that it was stupid. I am comfortable with that 🙂

I believe that my heart desires of doing stupid things, it makes me feel free, it makes me happy. And if I can make others happy/smile doing my crazy things. Then IT’S A DAY WELL SPENT.

I appreciate people for their honesty and individuality. I get comfortable with people who are a little stupid/crazy, just like myself. I like those kind of people, because they are not afraid of being silly, being their-selves.  If you are like this, I LIKE YOU.

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So I encourage you to find your own kind of crazy to enjoy this Valentine’s day with. (Or just make them go crazy 😀 )

Here you go. Here’s me with a mustache. A solid example of me being silly/crazy.

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How would you evaluate this topic? Do you feel free of doing a little crazy things around others? (I am pretty sure we all do some crazy things when we’re alone)
Share some craziness with me 😉

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Walk

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Saturday afternoon and the weather is like this. Cannot get any better! (Who am I kidding, I am a typical Estonian and there’s always something to complain about: WHERE’s THE SUN)

Why I walk you may ask, I give you a couple decent reasons.
I walk to burn calories and to move my body. It is the cheapest form of exercise. No need for a gym membership, no need for work-out clothes. Walking is doable in any clothing.
I walk to energize and inspire myself. I have discovered that a lot of good ideas happen throughout my walk. Luckily I have my phone with me, so I can take some notes.
I walk, so that I could see people and say “Tere”/”Hello” to them and it’s a fun experiment actually. I found that 3 out of 5 will say “Tere”/”Hello” back to me and they smile afterwards. That makes my day and gives me an opportunity to make their day brighter. (My own small way to change the world and give some positivity to it). OR maybe they’re just thinking who the f* am I.
I walk to be alone. Don’t get me wrong here, I like people and communicating. But sometimes I need some alone time. Just me, myself and I.
I walk to take pictures and share some of them.
I walk so that I would have an excuse to put headphones on and listen to that freakin’ good song I found yesterday.
I walk to go to the Famous chocolate store in Estonia. KALEV. And buy myself  a chocolate bar, cause I deserve it. OH. Since it’s Valentine’s day month, they let you do a discount card for FREE. If you want to get 5% OFF from every purchase, go buy some chocolate THIS MONTH 🙂
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I walk to get a compliment by Fitbit: GOOD JOB you accomplished your goal for the day.
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I am curious to know why do You walk? What inspires you to get out of your warm home? Kindly leave a comment below 😉

Walk DONE, Chocolate half-way Done. Until the next What to Do’s

                             GO WALK !

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Start a Blog/First blog post

This is my very first post.
To kick start this blog, first I will give 10 absolutely random facts about me:
1. I LOVE coffee
2. I wear a FitBit 24/7 to see how many steps I take and how many calories I burn daily
3. I have watched all the episodes of FRIENDS
4. I think and overthink about almost everything
5. I love baking
6. I’d rather shower in the morning than in the evening
7. I love sweet potato fries
8. I have never had a cat or a dog
9. I believe that everything happens for a reason
10. Sometimes I’m motivated and sometimes I’m not. And it really depends upon the five Ws – Who, What, When, Where, or Why

We’re off to a good start. Follow me around to see What to Do next.

Cheers,

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