a diversity of plants, movement, rest and the practice of gratitude


sharing plant based recipes and tips on healthful & sustainable living

About me

Hi! I’m Yonca from Rotterdam (my name is pronounced ‘yon-jah’, which means clover in Turkish).

Welcome to my blog!

In a time of youtubers presenting themselves as health professionals; of medical doctors who have conflicting views on what is the optimal human diet; a time of social inequality; the rise and spread of Western diseases; climate crisis and depletion of resources, it is hard not to be overwhelmed or confused and throw the towel in the ring altogether when it comes to making long term changes in our daily lives.

Yet, here I am on this very platform. Another blogger, another human being who believes in the massive impact of taking small conscious steps collectively. I am here to share my personal journey towards a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. A change I gradually found myself making for my personal wellbeing, the wellbeing of all our (human and non-human) siblings, and for the wellbeing of this planet I feel privileged enough to have my human existence on.

Here you’ll find anything from plant based recipes, to zero waste hacks and from our minimalist small space living to our journey to financial independency. As I said before, the power lies in collectively taking (big or tiny) conscious steps. I’m not about perfection, judgement, dogmas or labels, I just try to do a little better each day and share what I learn. I hope this can be a place where you feel inspired by my insights, my fails, my goals and my setbacks.

Love, Yonca


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