Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Travel Diary | London, Baby! (2007-2015)

reading time: ca. 6 min


Oh London, how i love thee...

I have been to this beautiful city 10x more often than to the capital of my home country, but somehow London makes me feel at home. 

The first time i felt like a stranger though. This colourful, crowded city can be quite overwhelming, and i was just 16 years old at that time (2007), travelling on my own for the very first time. I was a tourist at first, but after three months of living and going to school in Kings Langley (i keep wanting to say King's Landing now - thanks Game of Thrones, haha!) and going to London and it's countless museums, statues, towers, bridges and castles every weekend (as well as Watford, Windsor Castle, Brighton, Oxford...), i fell in love with the city. We even went to see the famous Les Misérables play in Soho!! Such a great performance.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Matcha + Chocolate Ice Cream (raw, vegan)

reading time: ca. 1 min



Quick ice cream without ice cream maker

Preparation time: 5 mins + 3 hours freezing time
Main ingredients: banana, cacao, matcha
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo, raw food, and delicious "even so"

Good morning!

It's my brother's 21st birthday today, and what better way to celebrate than with a huge bowl of ice cream? Exactly!

Also, we're in London. Which is almost as good as ice cream.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kiwi Ice Cream (raw, vegan)

reading time: ca. 1 min

At first i was trying to find a quote on love or happiness or life in general, but then i thought: 
why not use my own words to describe my feelings?




Quick 2-ingredient ice cream without ice cream maker

Preparation time: 5 mins + 3 hours freezing time
Main ingredients: banana, kiwi
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1-2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo, raw food, and delicious "even so"

I know, i shared a lot of chocolaty dessert recipes for Valentine's Day (and my boyfriend and i shared most of them the week of Valentine's), but we actually didn't make anything fancy for V Day. Like i said: Why show a sign of love on a mandatory date instead of giving each other something whenever you feel like it? It's about what comes from your heart after all, not your brain, isn't it? 

But maybe i'm too idealistic.

Anyway, we ended up sharing a huge overflowing bowl of Kiwi nicecream. It was wonderfully fresh and tart, and the perfect way to start the day! We made this again the day after because we were pretty much into it, and this time added fresh strawberries and a bit of Matcha green tea powder. Perfect combination! Especially the sweetness of the strawberry was a nice addition :)

Day Zero Project: update 14

Don't dream it - be it.  
(Rocky Horror Picture Show)

The Day Zero Project.

101 tasks in 1001 days.

Update 14


Starts: June 19, 2013

Ends: March 16, 2016


Tasks achieved so far: 44/101


Sunday, February 15, 2015

Curry Coconut Rice Stir-Fry (vegan)

reading time: ca. 2 min




Preparation time: 30 mins
Main ingredients: rice, coconut, tomato, turmeric
difficulty level: easy
serves: 2-4
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and delicious "even so"

This awesome rice recipe was created not just by me, but mainly by my beautiful boyfriend who will stay anonymous here but who named the Curry Coconut Rice Stir-Fry "a la Fredo" ;)

Rice (formed into a little hill by using a round ice cream jug) with coconut curry veggie stir fry (carrots, red bell pepper, red onion, chickpeas, scallions, ginger, coconut milk and some herbs and spices).

Friday, February 13, 2015

Raw Love Parfait for Valentine's Day (vegan & gluten-free)

reading time: ca. 1 min



Did you know that parfait is French for "perfect"? :)

Anyway -

This is super last-minute, but it's also super easy and quick to make, so here's another dessert recipe for Valentine's Day that requires only avocado, dates or bananas, cacao and fresh fruit such as pomegranate, strawberries or raspberries!

I call it "Raw Love" not only because the ingredients are raw, but also because they are said to spark romance and enhance sexual desire. A truly sexy combination of raw chocolate/cacao, pomegranate, banana, avocado (which derives from an Aztecan word meaning "testicle" hahah!), honey (symbol of procreation, Birds and bees ring a bell? ;)), cinnamon, Maca and chili flakes - all of which are supposed to have aphrodisiac qualities.

Dark chocolate for instance causes a spike in dopamine, which induces feelings of pleasure, Bananas with their phallic shape trigger testosterone production, and Chili peppers stimulate endorphins (the brain's feel good chemicals), speed up heart rate and make you sweat, which all mimic how you feel when you're aroused. Cool, isn't it? Or should i say: hot.

So get a spoon and feed this to your loved one ;)

Sunday, February 08, 2015

Love Brownie for Two + Chocolate Sweet Hearts (raw, vegan & gluten-free)

reading time: ca. 1 min




Are you still looking for a nice meal to share with your partner on Valentine's Day? 

Personally, i don't really like those "love merchandise" events because there shouldn't have to be a date to remind us of giving and showing love, but i do like making and sharing delicious food, so here's what i made my boyfriend yesterday for our monthly anniversary today. It's a huge Love Brownie for Two, two smaller brownies, some cacao covered truffle balls and a dozen frozen chocolate hearts

The ingredients are a sexy combination of raw chocolate/cacao, nuts, figs, banana, avocado (Aztec: "testicle"!), honey, cinnamon, Maca and chili flakes - all of which happen to have sensual, aphrodisiac qualities. Total incident of course ;)

Friday, February 06, 2015

Raw Nutfree Fudge Brownies (vegan & gluten-free)

reading time: ca. 2 min

Time to celebrate! What? A) My Dad's birthday. And B) i finished my last exam today! No idea how i performed, but what's important now is that i have semester break until April!! And lots of time to write blog entries! (and also term papers, but let's focus on the blog entries for now...)

Anyway. 

It's always a good time to celebrate when you get to eat brownies! 

Right? 

Right.

:) 



Sunday, February 01, 2015

Winter Breakfast in a Jar II

reading time: ca. 1 min




WINTER BREAKFAST in a Jar II

Preparation time: 10 mins + overnight refrigeration for best results!
Main ingredients: oats, orange, avocado, cacao
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1-2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, raw food, and delicious "even so"