Photo by Laura Braun
Welcome to Nirvana Cakery, my creative outlet for all things I love.
I am Hana, Czech girl, hippy at heart, rebel and a dreamer, mum and wife in my early forties, happily married to a Portuguese man and living in London with our 8 year old son.
I trained as a Ceramic Designer and Yoga Teacher and there was a time when all I wanted to do was work with clay and do yoga. Then life happened, motherhood happened, my priorities have changed.
Where I have truly found myself in these past few years is in my kitchen. It’s through wholefood, baking and cooking that I have found the connection back to me. Maybe it’s motherhood, maybe it’s age, maybe it’s my need of coming back to my roots…
I have grown up in the countryside spending most of my childhood running in meadows, fields, forests, swimming in lakes, gardening, cooking and baking. I was very much in touch with nature and very conscious about our connection to all living things. We lived a very sustainable life, growing most of our food, composting, recycling…
Then I came to live in London and I lost that part of me, part of me that I have slowly started to rediscover over the past few years, a way of living in harmony with myself, nature and flow of Life.
Nirvana Cakery blog was born out of my own personal needs and also those of my friends and our children and the struggles that we are facing as modern woman. How we feel in our bodies, our energy levels, our connection, and our wellbeing as well as our children’s.
Photo by Laura Braun
On this blog you will find lots of baking recipes, because baking has always been my meditation. I use only wholesome ingredients and minimal natural sweeteners in my baked treats that everyone can enjoy. I also love making raw cakes and quite few of my recent recipes are raw. And to keep the balance you’ll also find plenty of plant-based dinners and savoury snacks.
For the past five years I’ve been on a journey to heal some health issues resulting from hormonal imbalance and I’ve been changing my diet as I’ve been exploring ways to return back to perfect health. My diet at the moment is 95% plant-based, gluten-free and the recent recipes on this blog reflect these changes.
I’ve also started thinking different way about food; we have chance several times a day to fuel our body the best way we can and by listening to our body, we all know which food feels good to us. I love to eat with seasons and you will find me every Saturday at my local Farmers Market stocking up on seasonal veggies and fruit.
With my blog I would love to inspire everyone who would love to join me on this journey.
I believe that it’s through the conscious choices that we make and the food we eat that will positively impact our health, the health of our family, society and our planet.
Wishing you much Love & Light on your journey!