I just wanted to make a very short post about my favourite recipe when I don’t have that much time for creating anything special in the kitchen…

This is also appropriate if you are on a tiny budget and cannot afford any „extraordinary“ food.

Quinoa with vegetables and feta (optional)

~ 2 persons

Ingredients:

– 150g quinoa
– onion, garlic
– olive oil
– sunflower seeds
– vegetables: you can choose any vegetables you like e.g. zucchini, broccoli, bell pepper, carrots and peas
– feta
– salt, pepper, basil, rosemary, thyme

Directions:

Cook the quinoa about 20 min. or according to the packing instructions. Cut your onion and garlic in small pieces. Then roast the onions, garlic and sunflower seeds in a non-stick pan together with olive oil. In the next step you add the vegetables and your quinoa with a bit of water so that it becomes not too dry. Let it roast a little bit and season it with salt, pepper, basil, rosemary and thyme (be careful with tyhme because it can affect the taste very much) and other spices you like e.g. cumin.

I topped it with feta and some white sesame.

Enjoy!

 

Today I want to share with you my favourite recipe for delicious, vegan and sugarfree muffins 🙂

Blueberry-Banana Muffins

~ 12 muffins

Ingredients:

– 200g dates (I use ’soft dates‘ from Lihn)
– 400 ml water
– 100ml oil  (sunflower oil)
– 1 tblsp almond mush (‚weißes Mandelmus‘)
– 250g whole-grain spelt flour
– 1 tblsp baking powder
– 1 tblsp rice flour
– 2 chopped bananes, handfull of blueberries
– cinnamon, vanilla powder
– any topping of your choice (cacao nibs, nuts, seeds, granola etc.)

Directions:

In a bowl add dates, water, oil and the almond mush and mix it with a immersion blender (‚Pürierstab‘) until the dates are fully reduced to small pieces. Then add all the other ingredients and give it a good mix. Taste if you need more of the spices and then fill it into muffin cake pans.

I also added some granola, but you could also top it with cacao nibs, nuts, seeds etc.

This is going to be my first post about fashion… but mhmm actually you can also classify it to the health topic. However, my alltime favourite products for skin care and hygiene in general are produced by the company LUSH. All of the products are handmade, organic, produced without animal testing and most of them are also vegan. Aaaaand they smell AMAZING and helped me a lot with my extremely dry skin during the cold months.

Due to the fact that I have the best friends in the world (yes, I hope my girls are reading this as well – I love you) and of course the most amazing boyfriend (I usually force him to read my posts so I guess he will be reading this too – I love you), I got a lot of new stuff on my birthday last month.

I admit that the stores smell a little…. intense, but all of the stuff is made out of natural products. They do not include any artificial additions except preservatives for longer defensibility.

If you are interested in this products and want to try it, I recommend buying the body cream: Sympathy for the skin. You will love it! It smells of banana, vanilla and cacao butter… extremely delicious.

Apart from that I want to share with you my everyday face care routine:

Step 1: Make up remover from Clinique

Step 2: from 9 to 5 (cleanser – Reinigungsmilch)

Step 3: Angels on bare skin (Peeling) – every second day, depends on your skin

Step 4: Breath of fresh air (facial toner – Gesichtswasser)

Step 5: Celestial  (moisturiser – Gesichtscreme)

I know that those products are more expensive than others, but my motto is….

„Your body will be around a lot longer than that expensive handbag. Invest in YOURSELF!“

P.S: this does not mean we shouldn’t treat ourself with handbags, but let us say that there should be a balance 😛

I love smoothies! 

Nowadays smoothies are literally on everyone’s lips. Why? Because they are super duper healthy, quick to make and combine different fruits and greens in one jar. There is a wide range of smoothies… for example Green Smoothies, Fruit Smoothies, Yoghurt Smoothies….

I want to share with you my favourite recipe for a Green Smoothie with some extra power in the form of „Spirulina„.

This microalgue counts (as well as chia seeds) as a „Superfood“. Spirulina contains about 60% of protein and many important minerals. In comparison with chia seeds they have a specific taste and can also change the color. For this reason I only take a very little amount and add lemon juice to minimalize the taste of its own.

I often drink it after my workout because like I said before it contains a lot of proteins so it serves as a kind of „natural protein shake“ ;).

Green power Smoothie

  • Spinach or corn salad (‚Vogerlsalat‘)
  • frozen banana (this will make the smoothie more creamy, you can also take normal bananas)
  • kiwi
  • mango
  • lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Spirulina (less or more – depends on how you „like“ the taste)

Mix everything in a high speed blender and enjoy! 

You may ask how much you should put in…. I really cannot say this exactly, because I take what I have and it depends on how much of the juice you want to make. Just take the amount you want and if you like it sweeter or more green than just add what you need.

I use the organic spirulina powder from „vegalife superfoods“, which I got at a local vegan supermarket in my city (Vienna). I am sure you can purchase it from the internet or in your health food store. It is quite expensive (I think I paid a bit less than 20€ for 200g), but you do not take very much of it so you’ll have it for a long time. 

Have a nice evening guys 🙂

Foto 28.06.14 17 11 39 (HDR)A few days ago I shared with you my favourite pancake recipe… I know that the most of us are very busy especially during the week and don’t have the time to prepare and cook that kind of breakfast in the morning.

So I want to show you what I really love to eat on weekdays – it is quick & easy, extremely delicious, and packed with important nutrients!  Beitrag ansehen