Welcome to Maninio, a blog where you can discover my Healthy Greek – International food stories and my wanderlust tales.

I am Penelopi from Greece (Nafpaktos), studied Mechanical Engineering in Athens,  where I worked for a few years. I did my first trip abroad (Prague) in 2002 and I totally fell in love with the place. Since then, I did not stop travelling. 

At first, it was around Greece and on 2005 I decided to move to Scotland (Edinburgh) to feed my travel bug and to study for a year. During 2006 – 2015, I worked in Qatar (with a break between – 1.5 years), were in parallel, start reconnecting with my second passion, Food! During my last 3 years in the Middle East, I was deeply involved with culinary, studied a Chocolatier program and I start sharing all my goodies with my friends and colleagues. As a result, I started a part-time catering, offering homemade Greek food and sugar paste cakes for almost 2 years. 

Since then, my travel’s character has changed…wherever I travel I am committed to fulfilling my role as a new “bee” to local food, discovering food trends, best restaurants and culinary experiences around the globe. 

I am transitioning from obesity to a Vegetarian / Vegan lifestyle where all the recipes are my own experiments, things that work for me, things that I learned through my mum’s cooking, my culinary studies/research and through my travels. In addition, I will be posting some creations from my favourite bloggers.  

I am Certified in Plant-Based Cuisine and Vegan Patisserie from Rouxbe in Canada. In addition, I have Certification in Swedish massage from England and in Thai Massage (Level 1) from Thailand and Greece. 

On my blog, you can find anything that involves the healthy living. Food, Travels, Reviews, Wellness and various retreats.

My blog’s name is the name that my niece calls me… Yeah I know, I am a happy silly aunt 🙂

I would be happy to hear your comments, suggestions or anything you like or not.

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