One of the best things that happened to me thanks to my blog is that I am able to write a monthly food column for the customer magazine of German supermarket chain “Globus“, called “Mio“ magazine. I have been writing the column for almost two years now, and after one of my photos already made it to the cover last year, I am once again beyond happy to be on the cover! Uhm, well, not me – my photo, of course. Get the recipe for my mum’s incredibly delicious cinnamon stars below.
If you follow (health) food blogs or read food magazines and cookbooks, you may be familiar with the series “What I eat in a week“, where people break down what they, well, eat in, well, a week. So why not do something similar for a workout routine? As I already announced that there will be a lot more about fitness happening on the blog as of now, I thought this would be a good start: my workout routine – or: How I exercise in a week. Read below what each workout is “good“ for, and how you can include one or the other session to your own workout routine to become fit, strong, healthy and happy!
Ok, ok, my colour obsession has been taken to a new level here, I’m sorry. Well, actually I’m not, because these tiny picture-perfect potato and ricotta gnocchi are happiness on a plate! I believe that happiness goes hand in hand with sunshine, and as it’s November – meaning there sadly is not much sunshine involved – we might as well use all kinds of methods to make the days brighter, hence happier! So, let’s indulge in today’s recipe: homemade gnocchi three ways – with carrot, beetroot and spinach, served with sage butter and parmesan cheese.
If you’ve ever been to a yoga class, or actually are a regular yogi, then you will agree with me that the idea of yoga is a lot more than impressive postures and strong yet flexible muscles. Surely practicing yoga consists of increasing strength and flexibility, however, the “yin“ part of it, the silence, the calm, the rest and self-reflection, is as essential as the physically challenging part (“yang“) for the holistic concept of yoga.
If you’re caught somewhere between the challenge of accepting that winter is here on one hand, and the need to make summer last longer on the other, then I’ve got something for you today: a delicious vegan breakfast that is vanilla-y and coconut-y (like summer, you know?), but which is also made with cinnamon-y sweet, soft and warm caramelised figs. Vegan chia pudding with caramelised figs – for anyone that is, like me, indecisive about whether to be happy that it’s cosy out there, or whether to just rebel against the cold.
If people ask me how often I practice yoga, I struggle with the right answer to give. Every day, that’s for sure, although I only visit classes once or twice a week. However, also a few minutes of yoga in the morning, a few at night, and some breathing exercises and stretching throughout the day are considered yoga. It’s not only and all about a sweaty 90-minute rocket class! Whether you’re an advanced yogi or at beginners level, I am showing you some simple yoga exercises for every day today, which you can do at home, or even in the office, to feel re-energised, relaxed and liberated. Namaste!
It’s November, and if you want to know my honest opinion: I think the year has nicer months available. I’ve always had a hard time falling in love with grey, cold and wet November. If a holiday is not an option to escape the cold, I make sure I spend as much time outside as possible to get my daily fix of vitamin D, and to eat plenty of colourful nourishing foods. I believe the day cannot start any happier, more energising and awakening than with a beautiful Açai bowl. So here’s a new recipe for you!
It’s Halloween weekend, and although I’m not celebrating this year, I have dealt with a solid amount of pumpkins. It’s no secret that I love all kinds of squash and pumpkin more than most other seasonal produce, and after reading that in the UK only, every year 18,000 tonnes of pumpkin flesh are wasted around Halloween, I think it is in fact very appropriate for me to post yet another pumpkin recipe, to give you lots of inspiration for the use of the delicious flesh. Here you go: buttermilk spiced pumpkin waffles with caramelised apples – perhaps the ultimate pumpkin recipe!