ANNI KRAVI/ ANNI S.K.K.
I’m a 20-something business school graduate, foodie and entrepreneur living in Helsinki, loving pretty much all things wellness (so much that I’m currently studying my second degree in nutrition at IIN). I like early mornings, traveling, yoga + sports, design and graphical stuff…Most importantly, I’m a passionate cook and a total health nut.
My Instagram account @anniskk together with this site are spaces that I’ve created for sharing inspiration on healthy eating, exercising and wellbeing for you to explore. These spaces are also my visual diary…I want to inspire and encourage also you to start experimenting in the kitchen, get creative, have fun with food, move your body, love lots, sleep enough and feel amazing afterwards.
After blueberryboost, I’ve founded DATE + KALE, a plant-based, health food and wellness concept with Richard McCormick. Our first deli location will open in Helsinki late 2016. For more on the recipe side, check out my first print cook book that will be published in UK, US and Australia in January 2017.
ABOUT MY FOOD PHILOSOPHY.
I’ve been transitioning to a plant-based diet and lifestyle for quite some time, from quitting red meat over ten years ago to leaving out also poultry 1-2 years back and now eating only plant food at home with the exception of bee products. From time to time, I do still include some fish, eggs or dairy when eating out if it’s sustainable and organic. Because I created this site a couple years back, you may still find a couple of old recipes that are not completely veggie.
My food choices have always been mainly health-related (although the environmental and ethical aspects are growing bigger and bigger in importance all the time once I’m becoming more aware). When applying to university some years back, I went through a very stressful period in my life which reflected straight to my physical wellbeing – I was suffering from constant stomach pains, digestion problems, skin issues, food intolerances and couldn’t sleep. Although I had always eaten quite healthily, that’s when I started to really pay attention to what I was putting in my body, quitting refined sugars and processed foods and replacing them with real foods: veggies, fruit, legumes, nuts, seeds, grains and so on. This way of eating is what still makes me feel best today.