Ok, ok, Summer is over, but who says we cannot eat summer granola in Autumn, too? To be honest, I really did not find any time to upload a new video earlier than today. But here we go: A new vlog is waiting for you on my Youtube channel! We are making homemade granola with coconut, apricots and mangos – my all-time favourite granola, and I actually wish I could send you some of its delicious smell through your screens!
There is no doubt about the fact that Autumn has arrived, and you know what? I love it! For many years Autumn has been my favourite season, not only because I find it the most cosy one. There’s more to it – think delicious fruits and veggies, for instance! Late summery plums and a stack of vegan pancakes with chia seeds make a perfect breakfast in bed and a wonderful beginning of Autumn!
As long as I can remember, sleep has sadly been a challenge for me. Whilst I was scared of going to bed and falling asleep as a child, later, when I moved to Berlin as a student, I remember being most scared of noises both in- and outside the house I lived in. I don’t quite remember the time when my difficulties to find sleep turned into an actual disorder, however, it is a fact that, for quite a few years so far, I struggle to sleep – sometimes more, sometimes less. I am currently stuck in a “bad“ phase, and since I think about sleep a lot anyway, I thought I finally want to write about it, too. Perhaps to give those of you, who have similar problems, tips, and to help others to better understand what it means to suffer from insomnia.
If you are anything like me, you will love the fact that the current weather allows us to spend as much time outside as possible. I actually end up not only exercising, reading and eating outside these days, but also take my laptop into the garden whenever I can, hang my washing outside, and even leave the house to do a quick phone call, or my nails. Yes, I’m THAT excited about summer! If you don’t have access to a garden or balcony, there must be at least a local park in your area I bet! Do you like picnics? Then I suggest you make these delicious vegan summer rolls, and take a book, friend or your partner with you and enjoy summer as long as it lasts!
As most people are aware of, being a student has its benefits. Sleeping in on a Monday morning, meeting friends for coffee on a Tuesday afternoon, or visiting a yoga class at 11am on a Wednesday – you know what I mean. However, I tend to jam-pack every day with as many to dos and tasks as I can, and have only just recently started to remember myself that I won’t be a student forever. So, I told myself that I should, whenever I can, enjoy my free time to the fullest! It’s summer in London, and I want to explore the city in the sunshine as often as I can. One of the first stops on my route is Camden – not my most favourite neighborhood if I am being very honest, yet there are some places worth a visit!
Wowzaz! Now this is what I call a vegan berry tart! I would go so far to say it has all the delicious things the healthy sweet lover could ask for in a tart: a delicious almond-based crust, a layer of crunchy dark, dark chocolate, a sweet vanilla custard filling, a colourful range of summer berries, and on top of all that whipped coconut cream. Did I mention the tart is vegan and free from refined sugar? Now, get your baking essentials ready and the oven hot, you may want to bake this tart whilst berry season lasts!
Like other people get excited about their summer holidays, a pair of new shoes, an invite to a rooftop party or a visit by a good, old friend, I get excited about the summer produce. Honestly, to me there is (nearly) nothing more beautiful than the variety of berries, pip fruits, aubergines, courgettes and tomatoes one can find at the farmer’s market these days. Speaking of tomatoes: Here is a brand-new recipe for you. Easy as A-B-C, quick and utterly delicious. Vegan tomato avocado salad with toasted sesame seeds and coriander – voilà, for you!
In need of summer? Gotcha! Whether you will be heading towards warmer sceneries soon or have, like me, already been away for a while and are now suffering from those post holiday blues (anyway, yes, also if you are on holidays right now), I’ve got something for you: deliciously creamy soba noodles with mango and cucumber slices, seasoned with a chili and lime vinaigrette, and perfected with crunchy honey-glazed prawns on wooden skewers. You ready? Check it out!