Good eating. Good living.

Welcome to my cozy corner! This site is all about good eating and good living. Discover inspiration for tasty food, self-care and relaxed parenting.


My healthy eating recipes are either a healthy tweak on a naughty-but-nice meal favorite or my own ideas for nutricious food. Mareike’s Cozy Corner, however, also features soul food, as I strongly believe that in order to truly live well, we need to allow ourselves to indulge without regrets. Healthy living is about body AND soul and therefore we should treat ourselves sometimes. Since life is more than just good food, this site also aims to give you hands-on inspiration on how to handle living with your tiny tribe (aka being a parent) and DIY wellbeing tips for a happier and healthier you.


New on Mareike’s Cozy Corner

  • Zoodles with bacon alfredo sauce
    Let’s be honest, pasta is amazing, but the real star is the sauce. Hence why “noodles” made from vegetables such as zucchini or carrots are so wonderful, as they lend…
  • Sweet caroline oh oh oh! Healthy sweet potato brownies
    Since North Carolina is home to most of the sweet potatos that you can buy in grocery stores (over 70% in fact), I thought it’s more than fitting to give…
  • French toast cupcakes with bacon
    Breakfast is THE most important meal of the day as it sets the tone and mood for anything that follows. Even my 2-year-old daughter and her buddies at her daycare…

Recipe of the week

Article of the week


Be a homemaker. Be someone who enjoys creating a cozy lifestyle that relaxes mind, body and soul. No matter where, how or with whom you live, if you transform your little patch of the world into a place filled with good food, joy, love and laughter, then you are a homemaker. To all of you homemakers out there, Mareike’s Cozy Corner is for you!

Food for thought

Discover ideas for HEALTHY EATING and SOUL FOOD. Eat and live healthy all while enjoying the tasty side of life. These recipes focus on easy and mostly quick-to-prepare dishes that provide you with great nutricious value and taste.

Healthy Eating Soul Food
Zoodles with bacon Alfredo sauceFrench toast cupcakes with bacon
Sweet potato browniesCostco’s chicken bake
Avocado mash potatoesGerman potato salad from the Rhineland

Love yourself fiercely and treat yourself kindly

Parenting is an exciting yet daunting endeavor. Browse through useful tips on how to navigate being mom and dad. Mareike’s Cozy Corner aims to support first-time parents to figure out their priorities as a family and how to make smart decisions for raising a little one – from money and soul saving hacks, to practical tips on how to keep your cool.

The healthier we are as moms (mentally and physically), the better we are able to take care of our munchkins, therefore Mareike’s Cozy Corner provides tips for moms to nurture our bodies and mind in the year 0 (the year you became a mom) in “Mom’s Health”.

ParentingMom’s Health
Metro Compact City Stroller reviewBoosting vitality and fighting inflammation
Reindeer christmas cards with baby feetLifting your baby without wrecking your spine
Shoe shopping guide for babies and toddlersMindfullness: Roll the dice for mental wellbeing