LOS ANGELES, MY SECOND HOME

I have been to Los Angeles before I met Kerem, but of course it is completely different once you visit with a local. My boyfriend has been living there for 15 years and he knows the place like the back of his hand. He used to live in a penthouse in Downtown but since he spends more time in Turkey now, we Airbnb and rent …

JUICY PLUM BALLS

We were home with Noah and my dear friend Hasan (who is translating this and all the other texts for us) was going to come and visit with his wife Gizem and cute baby girl Peri. We had done the shopping and cooking but wait – we had totally forgotten about dessert! I checked my cupboards and found a couple of things I thought would …

NOAH’S BIRTH STORY

Let me start with the most important thing: my birth was less painful and much shorter than I thought it would be. Maybe the fact that in the first one everything had ended up in a nightmare called Cesarian and that I under no circumstances wanted to have another one, made me take the pain more easily. But I also have to say that I …

YUMMY PROTEIN BURGER

“I cannot stand the smell and taste of eggs”, my follower Can said after I had finished my speech in Akasya. He wanted to know if there is a way to cook eggs so he cannot feel them. I promised him to come up with a recipe because I bet there is lots of moms who cannot convince their kids to eat eggs for the …

HOW DO 30 GRAMS OF PROTEIN LOOK LIKE?

According to me, a balanced diet is full of seasonal vegetables and rich in protein. This way I keep my immune system strong, my metabolism high, encourage muscle growth and accelerate fat burn. If your goal is to to get lean fast, I suggest you work 20-30 grams of protein into every main meal. I know it sounds like a lot of protein but actually …

HOW TO EAT TO SCULPT YOUR ABS

If you want to have that six-pack before summer, it’s time to make sure you are eating accordingly. There is four golden rules that you should apply to reach your goal. I will concentrate on nutrition today, needless to say that you have to do cardio to burn fat and abs exercises to build up muscle. 1) Reduce your calorie intake I am not saying …

GET FIT ON THE PLAYGROUND

Every mom has this dilemma: We want to spend time with our kids once they come back from school but at the same time we want to be fit for summer! Here is a perfect way to combine both – just take your little ones to a park and while they are chasing each other down the slide, you do your exercises on the park …