Hi! I’m Marisa, otherwise known by my nickname, Miss Marzipan; professional art director, recipe creator, stylist, visual communicator and food photographer.


  • a grateful mama of 3 lovely little ones
  • a “real food” enthusiast
  • a foodie creative
  • a life-lover
  • a native anglophone living in Stockholm, Sweden
  • a low-sugar sweet-tooth
  • a dedicated veggie-lover
  • an explorer who seeks the creative satisfaction of ‘doing it herself’
  • a believer in the power of kindness

I truly believe that every aspect of everyday life can be beautiful, whether we make it so with a sprinkle of homemade magic, or simply shift our perception to see the extraordinary beauty in ordinary things and events.

Thank you for visiting! May your days be filled with child-like enthusiasm and your dreams be sweet…

❤ MM xx






As you will notice if you trawl the archives of this blog right back to its inception, all the recipes here are plant-based. Many have a health-focused leaning, be it on organic/seasonal produce, or gluten-free, or sugar-free… or a combination. Since the very first tentative steps I made in the kitchen as a child, I have always preferred to cook and eat veggie food, and I first went vegetarian back in 1992.

Today my husband is vegan and my diet is plant-based*, partly out of sheer convenience and partly because I enjoy it. (*I am eating 100% plant-based right now with a view to continuing if I can make it work and everything checks out health-wise with my thyroid condition, etc.)
I also embrace a “real food” philosophy as it’s simple, makes sense and has been health affirming for me.

You’ll hopefully find some different recipes here. What you wont find is judgement about the way you personally choose to eat. I’m here to share what I have been cooking myself, and what I love… and in doing so, hopefully provide a little inspiration to others. ❤

*I am happy to stay in touch to the best of my ability, but it’s getting rather busy around here 😉

175 thoughts on “WHO IS MISS MARZIPAN?

  1. You have a lovely blog with extensive heart and soul within. Your passion and benevolence is seen on every post. I feel very fortunate to be part of your community. Us givers have to stay together 🙂

  2. thank you for very nice compliments you gave in on my blog! yours is lovely! I can see you had the idea of what it should look. I feel very comfortable here, like with my friend! that’s amazing:)

  3. Thank you for liking my post on finding a doula! Grateful that I was able to read your story. I find your outlook inspiring. What a great way to not wallow in self pity. Your children are/will be truly blessed because of you.

    • Oh, thank you! How sweet of you! I sort of feel we have two choices when things go “wrong”- get better or get bitter. So I try to stay on the positive side, at the same time being honest enough to acknowledge any pain/hurt I might be experiencing. I really appreciate the encouragement. And it’s lovely coming from someone who works so closely with women, supporting them through such amazing experiences! All the very best to you and the women/babies you support 🙂

  4. Thanks for your comment, i’m glad someone can undstand my Cakewreck-a-phobia! Hope my posts keep entertaining you and good luck with the rest of your pregnancy 🙂

    • Ah, of course I understand it! I think deep inside every baker is a tiny Cakewreck-a-phobe ;). I look forward to following your journey too! And thank you for the sweet wishes 🙂 x

  5. Thank you for your question about a molasses substitute…I hope the substitutions I offered solve your problem. Do any of your grocery stores sell North American products?

    • Hi Susan! Thanks for your responses- they are all good suggestions! There are some larger supermarkets here that have an “American” shelf… they might stock Marshmallow Fluff, cans of pumpkin puree, some candybars, packet mix pancakes, etc. I don’t recall seeing molasses, but there’s a big baking culture here and I am sure it can be purchased somewhere (even if online). Dark syrup is available everywhere, so that seems a good substitute, perhaps 🙂 Thanks again! 🙂

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  9. Hi please forgive me but what does the abbreviation dl stand for in your recipes please? I found decilitre in google but wasn’t sure. Being an Australian, all we do is throw another shrimp on the barbie LOL. Best wishes,

    • Oh yes, no worries 🙂 It means deciliter which equals 100 ml (so 1 tenth of a liter). 1 Aussie cup is 2.5 deciliters (250 ml) if I am correct 🙂 It’s a very easy metric measurement to work with, especially as “cups” means different things in different places, but 100 ml is always 100 ml 😉 All the best 🙂 x

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  11. Thanks, Miss M, for stopping by foodforfun’s cranberry cake:-) Love your take on DIY. Am hopeless in all areas outside of food, but very much admire those of you who can turn straw into gold. Many congrats on your growing family!

  12. Thank you so much for nominating me for the Sunshine Award. It means a lot to me. I was actually reading your blog this morning. Do you have a baby yet??? I couldn’t figure out the timing of all of this! High-risk pregnancies are scary!!!

  13. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking it so that I can have this chance to discover your wonderful work. Your blog is so lovely and it is my great honor to be able to connect with you. Expect me to drop by often. I am following 🙂


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  16. You my dear Miss Marzipan, have been nominated for The WordPress Family Award. Congratulations on an outstanding blog! I’m guessing this may not be your first, with such a lovely and inspirational blog. Nevertheless, I wanted to add your name to the list making your blog known to some of those in my circle 🙂 I enjoy your posts and look forward to them. Participation is optional of course. If interested, please visit: http://tohealthblog.wordpress.com/the-wordpress-family-award-2013/

  17. I was just reading an old post at my blog and saw a message from you there and though, “hey, I should stop by” I’m sure you are busy being a mom and all the wonder an love that it brings. Hope all is well with you and your loved ones 😀 Cheers, Boomdee

    • Hi Boomdee! How sweet of you! We have **just** returned from over 3 months away… and I have **just** got myself a new computer (old one was giving me grief 😦 )… so I plan to be around WP again now. Hope all is great with you!! MM xx

  18. Oh what a beautiful blog …you write from the heart…finding joy in the little or simple things as do I. The trick is to actually look and see what’s around us.
    Came across you from a near countrywoman…table of colours
    Greetings from Alexa in Sydney , Australia
    Blogging at http://www.Alexa-asimplelife.com

  19. I have just found your blog and love it! Your photos are beautiful. I would love to go to Scandinavia too! It looks like such a beautiful place! I am looking forward to reading more from you!

  20. Hi, Miss Marzipan (:D I adore your nickname). Your blog is Amazing. You are one of my biggest ispiration when I need an idea for a vegetarian mostly vegan meal. My best friends eat vegetarian and sometimes I really need an idea for not making Always potatos and beans 😀 I also like how you write and you have awesome photos. I hope one day my photo skills will improve at your level.
    Best wishes,

    • How lovely you are, Cat! Thank you so much for your kind words and encouragement. Sending my best to you ❤
      PS I am glad you like my nickname (it's one that has been with me in some variation or another since I was 10 years old 😀 ) x

  21. Marisa, what a beautiful blog you have! Thanks for sharing your recipes, life and story with us! You rock! A big kiss to your 3 little ones!

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