Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sweet and savory Lentil Pancakes (vegan & gluten-free)

reading time: ca. 2 min

Preparation time: 30 mins
Main ingredients: lentils, water, turmeric
difficulty level: easy-moderate
makes: 7 pancakes
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and delicious "even so"

This is a more "oriental" take on pancakes because it contains lentils, turmeric, cinnamon and in my case plums. They were a bit on the dry side, but nevertheless quite tasty, and the best thing is, you can eat them either sweet or savory, which ever way you prefer!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Curried Vegetable Stir-Fry (vegan)

reading time: ca. 1 min

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

To me, this is the perfect late-night summer dinner because it is spicy and satisfying, but also very light because it mainly consists of vegetables with a moderate amount of fat (to help digest Vitamins A and E) from the coconut milk.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Raw Veganism & My Eating Disorder (#Moretothepicture)

Vincent van Gogh

Even more artistic, if you ask me, is to love yourself. 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Travel Diary | Rügen Island

reading time: ca. 1 min

I'm baaack... from my weekend trip to the sea ⛵️ You might not even have noticed that i was gone - because i scheduled the posts over the three days that i was absent -, but i actually spent the first May weekend in a sunny but terribly touristy town called Sellin on the island of Rügen (or Rugia) in the Baltic Sea. Yes we did have free wifi in our apartment and yes I did post here on my blog during our trip - but i thoroughly enjoyed my stay on Rügen Island - even though it's also good to be back home with my nana ice cream and ma bundles of bananas ripening by the window :)

Rügen Island is a fascinating place to be. It holds both sea shores and forest, sand and rocks, earth and water. And it's quite beautiful if you go to the right places - a.k.a. far off the chalky white tourist villas. Like this stunning black lake in the middle of the woods.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Raspberry + 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, raspberries
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo, raw food, and delicious "even so"

After whipping up a pretty bowl of Matcha + Chocolate Ice Cream, i just HAD to make Raspberry + Chocolate Ice Cream, which is more or less a combination of my beloved Raspberry Swirl ice cream and Chocolate ice cream, and it also contains a bit of matcha powder, but shhh!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

May Essentials /15

reading time: ca. 1 min

This month's basics and new discoveries are a wild mix of fashion, food and fun (at least for me, haha!). But let's take one at a time. First, fashion.

Back to Black 

This is not so much a new discovery than a rediscovery. 

I love these boots! And i love to wear black, even though it makes my skin seem really pale, but black is so handy! It's timeless, slimming, fits every occasion and every colour. I love it :) 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Dark Chocolate Avocado Brownies (vegan & gluten-free)

reading time: ca. 1 min

After making "healthy vegan brownie alternatives" using kidney beans and sweet potato, i just had to make them with avocado. Also, i have made several delicious dessert recipes using avocado for chocolate pudding, so Chocolate Avocado Brownies were the obvious next step, right? 

Friday, May 08, 2015

Raw Vegan Gluten-free Caramel Fingers

reading time: ca. 1 min

This recipe was - except for minor changes - adapted from the wonderful Emily whose GOOEY CARAMEL CHOCOLATE BARS with BUCKWHEAT i saw on her blog and had to re-create and share!

I'm not kidding when i say these are dangerously delicious! Especially the caramel layer is super addictive, and i couldn't keep my hands off it whilst preparing it the night before... whoops. Anyway, most of it was still there the next morning when i took it out of the freezer to take some pictures of it. Ah, the tragic life of a food blogger, not being able to eat the food unless it has been recorded on camera for the blog beforehand ;)

Now lift the curtains for... drum roll...

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Tomato Ginger Chickpea Curry (vegan)

reading time: ca. 1 min

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

This is another delicious curry recipe "a la Fredo" (meaning: made by my boyfriend, and no his name is not Fredo ;)

Anyway, this time we used legit Yellow Curry paste! The basic ingredients are cooked rice (formed into a little hill by using a round ice cream jug) with fried veggie curry (carrots, chickpeas, ginger, red onion, lettuce, broccoli, parsley root, curry paste and some herbs and spices). Now that's homemade cooking!

This was a total Sunday's leftover medley, and since we didn't have any coconut milk, we used tomato juice/pulp and a little soymilk instead. Hence the omitted coconut milk, this recipe is super low fat! And very rich in vegetables, ergo rich in minerals.

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Peanut Butter Jelly Ice Cream (raw, vegan)

reading time: ca. 1 min


Talk about a huge jar of awesomeness! Isn't the vegan lifestyle restrictive?! Yeah... ;)

As a child, i used to love a slice of bread with butter, peanut butter & jelly on top! Yes, both butter and peanut butter, haha! 

Anyway, fortunately peanut butter is vegan (i use organic, salt-free and oil-free peanut butter such as this one - the only ingredient is roasted peanuts!), so there's no reason why i shouldn't still enjoy my PB & J, right? 

And what sounds better than PB & J? 

PB & J ice cream!

Friday, May 01, 2015

Day Zero Project: update 15

Schaffe, strebe, aber lebe. (Accomplish, strive, but be alive) ~ Franz Haniel

The Day Zero Project.

101 tasks in 1001 days.

Update 15

Starts: June 19, 2013

Ends: March 16, 2016

Tasks achieved so far: 58/101