Welcome, So nice of you to stop by! 

Friends call me Ana. I live in the eastern parts of Europe with my husband and our two cheeky boys.  Although my background is Law and Contracts, my heart goes to all things Food, Wellness & Healthy living. So, the majority of my free time is spent in the kitchen or hiking with family in nature.  

About Shine Little House

Shine Little House had many faces throughout the years. First, I started recording my food creations on a free blogging platform  10+ years ago, when I was learning how to cook in my tiny dorm ”kitchen”.  I needed a place where my recipes can live and be shared with family and friends. A free digital platform was the perfect fit.  Then however, law school and early career kicked in and my hobby got set aside for a few years.  Nevertheless, I continued recording the successful recipes in a notebook. 

When my 1st boy was born I felt the need to start sharing recipes in a digital form again. So, I swallowed my fear of building a website and ”Shine Little House” was born. 


Since I’m an European girl my recipes carry a local European zest. We favor healthy & intuitive  eating, so no specific diet is featured on the blog. However, if I can summarize our way of eating in one ”diet” that would probably be the Mediterranean Diet. So, You can find many recipes from places like Eastern Europe, France, Italy, Turkey, Greece and so much more. 

However, fear not, the ingredients are always accessible and  simple, so anyone around the world can prepare them.  All recipes are tested (several times) and approved by my closest family (and my biggest critics actually!) . 

I strive to feed my family real foods – foods as close to their natural source as reasonably possible (unprocessed or minimally processed). Foods that are rich in nutrients and support good health and vibrant well-being. A journey of a lifetime!

To add some color, I also write about wellness and travel and even sometimes share home decor ideas. 

Thank you for visiting, commenting and sharing!  I hope to see you back soon 🙂


If you wonder where to start, well, it all begins with good breakfast, so why not check out our favorite Wild Berry Muffin Recipe! Or alternatively make our Authentic French Crepes Recipe. It’s a keeper – straight from my french mother-in-law’s recipe notebook.  Or if you are in for a savory bake, definitely try this one bowl Oatmeal Bake with Feta and Yogurt

I’d also recommend cooking our Skinny Honey Glazed Carrots recipe (vegetable side meal) that can be paired with an Easy, one pot oven bake trout. It’s ideal quick meal on weekdays. 

For dessert maybe try our Heavenly Coconut Macaroons (only 3-ingredients and super simple to make). They usually disappear within an hour. Or the Best Walnut Cookies (gluten-free and only 3 ingredients). 


Check out our brand new ETSY STORE  – ShineLittleHouse

It’s full of useful and beautifully designed printables (such as recipe cards, templates, art and wellness digital downloads. 

A bit about me

I am a lover of positive affirmations, power naps and mindful living practices. I enjoy doing yoga and running (when I have time that is).

Coffee is not my friend. I used to drink considerable amounts until I realized how bad my PMS symptoms were getting due to the daily consumption of the ‘’black gold’’. I gave it all up in just a day. Ever since juicing and smoothie making has become my ‘daily dose of medicine’.


Stay Connected

I love it when you drop me a line via e-mail or ping me on Social Media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook).  If you want more ‘pinnable’ ideas be sure to check out my Pinterest Boards.

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With Love and Gratitude,