Ladies and gentlemen, I am proud to present to you our new Instafoodie guest – Nadja @peachandpeony!
She has the perfect Instagram account with the great number of 12.1k followers! The way she describes herself in her instagram account is “a 20 years old, chocolate loving scribbler, feminist and university student from Sweden”.
She was happy to answer our interview questions and she deserved to be featured as our new Instafoodie of the week! (You can see all the others here)
Let’s move on to the interview.
Can you tell me a little bit about yourself?
My name is Nadja and I’m a 20 year old chocolate loving university student, violinist, and feminist from Sweden. I’ve been an ethical vegan for about a year now and it’s really one of the best decisions I’ve ever made; for the animals, for the planet, but also for my own health, mind and well-being.
When I first created my Instagram account I never realized it would grow so much, from being just a place where people connect, recipes are shared and inspiration is flowing. I’ve met so many amazing souls through this community, but I’ve also become a better friend of myself, starring to treat my body better after years of disordered eating, anxiety and depression.
What is your biggest dream?
My biggest dream is to simply live, both literally and figuratively. To allow myself to try new things and to trust my intuition. I found that once I dare to get out of my comfort zone and open my eyes (and heart), life becomes so much more enjoyable.
What is your greatest achievement?
My greatest achievement didn’t succeed overnight. Not even over a few. It takes a long time to overcome disorders eating, and the ghosts in my head are still coming back every now and then when I’m stressed or anxious. I think it’s important to let them do so, but to also remember that today, they’re not allowed to rule my life in any way.
What is your inspiration?
I get inspiration from all parts of life. From family members and friends to things that just sweeps by my eyes. One thing I’ve always loved doing is to find a cafe with big windows towards a busy pavement, order a large cappuccino and just sit down and watch people outside. It’s calming, but at the same time amazingly inspiring.
Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
I don’t know at all where I would be in five years. Thinking about how much has happened in only two years from now, I couldn’t possibly predict what would happen next. It would be a dream to open a vegan cafe or to give out a vegan cookbook in the future. Actually, I’ve recently got the idea of combining my vegan cooking and my hobby scribbling and make an e-book, filled with deliciously sweet vegan recipes like fluffy ice creams, gooey cakes and wholesome bars, accompanied with small illustrations. That would be my current goal!
Banana ice cream topped with raspberries and ‘rawnola’ made from rolled oats + dates
Raw vegan carrot cake with coconut cream frosting
Cauliflower and potato curry, accompanied with avocado on sprouted wheat bread
Thank you very much, Nadja, for accepting our invitation to be our featured guest!
Now it’s time to say “see you later food lovers”!
Stay tuned for more.