Cold, rainy, windy …Yuck! It is simply nasty at the moment. But good food always can improve my mood, so instead of going out for a run and work on my fitness I go to the kitchen and work on my waistline:)
Chickpeas provide protein, spinach contains iron and potatoes make you feel full – a perfect dish for a rainy day indoor athlete.
Recipe: Chickpea-Spinach-Potato Curry
That sour red thingy – is it a US cranberry or a German Preiselbeeere?
Well, there are differences between them, like their size and how they grow.
But hey – those are all just outward appearances. What counts are the inner values! And here, they are very similar. Both offer a lot of antibacterial benefits, help against cold and bladder infections; and both are best enjoyed cooked as a nice cranberry jam (or Preiselbeerkonfitüre).
So here comes a quick recipe, but be warned, there is a lot of sugar in it:)
Recipe: Cranberry Jam
Sometimes the stimulus to cook a new recipe comes from an unexpected direction.
Cleaning up the uppermost shelf of my wardrobe, trying to tighten und lash up our winter blankets while standing on a wobbly stool (Attention: DO NOT TRY THIS!) I managed to give myself a full blown punch on my left eye. It really hurt and my eye started to swell (well, at least I did not knock myself out). My husband sprinted to the kitchen and came back with a bag of frozen peas to put on. You see, a green diet improves health:)
But what to do with those half-defrosted peas? Helene Holunder has a wonderful recipe in her book “Meine Familie isst vegan” (My family eastes vegan), to make good use of them.
Recipe: Pea-Soup with Mint and Coconut
Its time for a green smoothie which is not green:) Today’s breakfast is a love potion for your body – in bright red.
Beetroot offers a high concentration of Betain and stimulates the liver. Your body will be able to more easily detox from all those toxins. The minerals in pineapple help to fight hyperacidity and basil has an antibacterial effect, in case you caught some mean cold while partying.
Recipe: Red Love Portion
Not everything always works out as expected, sometimes things just go bananas and a bit nuts. Just make the best out of it – turn it into a banana-bread and enjoy the ride!
Most of us love the sea. The salty air, this light “fishy” breeze makes us feel happy and recharged. We walk the beach, watch the fishes happily swim along and if hungry we thoughtfully gaze at the seaweeds – could we, should we, can we dare to eat 🙂
If you are missing a bit of sea breeze in your life right now ( or if you try to go vegan, but love a fishy taste) this pasta- salad is a good start. I recently did discover Seamore, a company selling algae products. Some of my “former-fish-addicted-now-vegan” friends can’t get enough of their algae pasta and bacon which I did use for this recipe.
Recipe: Foursome Pasta Salad with a touch of Seabreeze
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Every single year my friend Bea bakes a vegan birthday cake for me and also one for my husband’s birthday. Every single time a different one. Every single time her cakes are not only super-tasty, all vegan and organic, but they always are true eye candies. I even have created a Facebook album just for all her creations.
This year’s cake was especially pretty with it’s blueberries, coconut topping – and a filling of avocado, peanuts and raspberries.
Bea’s Birthday Cake for Daniela – 2017