Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Travel Diary | Thailand, pt. 2 (Koh Phangan)

reading time: 3 min

Sawadee kah, everybody!

Via domestic flight, bus and the ferry from Surat Thani we travelled to one of the islands in the Gulf of Thailand: Koh Phangan, the sister island of the larger Ko Samui to the south and the smaller Ko Tao to the north

The name of the island derives from the word ngan, meaning "sand bar" in the southern dialect, for there are many sand bars offshore. Accordingly, Koh Phangan is famous for its Full Moon Party at Haad Rin Beach and as a backpacker destination. However, my boyfriend and i preferred a relaxed lie-around-on-the-beach vacation over hard drinking and partying in the moonlight.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Red Lentil Rice Burgers (vegan & gluten-free)

reading time: 2 min

My new nickname is "burgerina". Partly because i dance around happily while i make my burgers. And partly because what else would be the term for a professional burger eater?!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Happy Earth Day!

reading time: 2 min

Dear fellow Earthlings,
it's  E A R T H D A Y  today, and to celebrate me and my boyfriend went to the river where we planted our baby tree exactly one year ago (still don't know if it's a beech or a hazelnut tree though, lol). Not only my hair has grown since then, but also the tree (here's what it looked like last autumn). I'm so glad our tree baby made it through winter, it's budding at the moment and i cannot wait to one day wrap my arms around its trunk

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Travel Diary | Thailand, pt. 1 (Chiang Mai)

reading time: 4 min

I've been travelling again. It feels like it was only yesterday that we went on our 3-week trip to South Africa, but me and my boyfriend already went to another continent in the meantime: Asia. To be more precise: Thailand. And yes, there's elephants!! :)

FYI: I've decided to split up the photo diary into three parts, corresponding with our three stops (Chiang Mai, Koh Phangan and Bangkok), so the other two parts will be posted over the next two weeks.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Ferrero Raffaello Balls (using millet!) | vegan & gluten-free

reading time: 1 min

It's my boyfriend's sister's birthday party today, and to keep things short: i needed a snack/dessert to replace the birthday cake that i wouldn't be eating. And a few days ago i stumbled across the 3-ingredient "Ferrero Raffaelloballs by Agnieszka @biegiemdolodowki on instagram that sounded sooo genius and incredibly healthy - i just had to try them as soon as possible!

Since Agnieszka didn't give any measurements on how to create her delicious looking truffles, i had to come up with my own recipe. #fromscratchwithlove

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Homemade Muesli

reading time: 1 min

I love making granola and muesli in my oven! It always smells so lovely, of roasted nuts and cinnamon and sweet fruits, like Christmas almost

But the taste is even better! Roasted, slightly caramelized raisins, soft but crunchy figs, banana chips, nutty almonds... you don't even need to bake the ingredients, this could be a RAW recipe, but if you ask me, roasting brings out the flavours so well, I wouldn't wanna miss it!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Maisy ❤ March 2016

reading time: 3 min

That moment when you get so sucked into a book it's like you've been zapped into it - and you stay up until your eyes won't stay open any longer - and when you've finally reached the last page you feel sad and empty inside because your beloved companions have left you - 

Yeah. That's what happened when i started to read Eon(a).

Read: Eon / Eona (Alison Goodman)

Friday, April 08, 2016

10-Minute Chocolate Rum Truffles (vegan)

reading time: 2 min

Raw vegan, gluten-free, non-dairy Rum Truffles

[This is a no-bake recipe that will only take minutes to make!]

Preparation time: 10 mins
Main ingredients: dates, nuts, chocolate, rum
difficulty level: easy
makes: around 8 - 12 truffles
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, soy-free, raw food

Surprise post! Are you ready for some rum balls?

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Fluffy Fig Ice Cream (raw, vegan)

reading time: 1 min

Quick 2-ingredient ice cream without ice cream maker

Preparation time: 5 mins + 3 hours freezing time
Main ingredients: banana, figs
difficulty level: easy, fool-proof
serves: 1-2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, paleo, raw food, low-fat

I'm back home from Thailand, and spring has sprung! The sun is out, flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the time for some soft ice cream has come.

Why have i never thought of making nicecream using figs?

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Millet Oatmeal with Caramelized Orange Ginger Compote

reading time: 1 min

Preparation time: 15 mins
Main ingredients: oats, millet, sugar, orange, ginger
difficulty level: easy
serves: 2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, low-fat