How do you find out you have cancer (and how I discovered mine)

We’ve all done it. We’ve felt unwell, then we’ve tried to structure all the symptoms we were feeling. When you put it on Google, results were: cancer. Or pregnancy. Even though Google rarely gives you a reliable diagnose and we all know we have to stop doing it, we don’t. I know it, I still do it. 2.5 million people in the … More How do you find out you have cancer (and how I discovered mine)

I had cancer (and we need to talk about it)

I’m 29 years old. I had thyroid cancer. It was removed a couple of months ago, together with my entire thyroid and a couple of limph nodes, in two surgeries last October/November. Then the remaining tissues are being completely destroyed right now – I write from the hospital room. Why am I saying this? It’s because we need to talk … More I had cancer (and we need to talk about it)

Tomato & Basil Chicken with herbs couscous (low iodine diet safe)

Cooking doesn’t need to be too complicated. Take Mediterranean food, for example: it isn’t about the complexity of ingredients or spices… it’s mainly about their freshness and their quality. I guess the same applies to home cooking in my home country, Brazil. I don’t remember mom using loads of spices, sauces or seasoning. Basically, the good … More Tomato & Basil Chicken with herbs couscous (low iodine diet safe)

Don’t Move South, they say…

As soon as I moved to London, I heard “Don’t move South”. Even worse, “don’t live on the Northern Line”. All the cool kids want to live near Shoreditch. In Hackney. London Fields for the run, BoxPark for the booze. Bikes, beards and freshly-brewed craft beer. Here is the truth that they didn’t tell me.