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recipe // healthy lunch bowl

February 21, 2016

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As much as I love both cooking and baking, there are days when I am happy to be able to just throw a few things together to create a delicious meal in no time. Lunch bowls have proven to satisfy this need for me as they are not only quick in the making, but also look and taste so heavenly good that I love making them in varying versions lunch or dinner during the week. Although I do love them all, there is one combination that I always get back to! A rainbow-colored lunch bowl that does include everything your body needs to get sated, plus numerous vitamins, protein and healthy starches. The “recipe” (as far as it is one) is super variable, I also love topping it off with pulled chicken or steak slices as a protein source instead of scampis!

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Food Diary #glutenfree

August 13, 2015
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breakfast bowl with homemade granola, coconut rice milk, red berries, coconut splinters and chia seeds

Due to my thyroid’s disease I decided to change my diet and go gluten free for real. That was two months ago and today I can definitely say that I will probably never go back to old gluten habits. I have to admit, I had expected the diet change to be super hard, but surprisingly it wasn’t after all. Since I had reduced my wheat intake during the weeks before (e.g. I quit eating bread a long while ago) it was not too much of a struggle. Of course, it is always easier to stick to a diet when you are at home and able to use your own well-known ingredients which is why I was a little scared about eating out on our trip to France, but it is all manageable and a lot easier than I thought. Most of the people to whom I mention my gluten free diet, react astonished asking if I can still eat anything at all. And I can: All types of fruit and veggies, meat and fish, potatoes, rice and lots more. Also, if I need to I just exchange wheat flour with buckwheat flour which is even tastier than wheat if you ask me! Even supermarkets usually offer a variety of gluten free products such as pasta, that are a perfect alternative for occasional wheat cravings. Those of you following me along on instagram might recognize some of the following meals:

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oatmeal with fresh strawberries and chia seeds


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recipe // spinach ricotta lasagna

May 21, 2015

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In my opinion there are only a few things that beat a good lasagna. I also believe that it does not always have to be the classic version. In fact, there are veggie variations that I love even more than the good old meat lasagna. One of those would be this super delicious ricotta spinach lasagna I made a few days ago. It is actually pretty easy to make in no time which is why I am positive that it will appear on my plate a lot more often in the near future…

You’ll need:

  • 1 can of sliced tomatoes
  • 150g spinach (I used frozen spinach)
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove (pressed)
  • 250g Ricotta cheese
  • a few slices of any cheese you prefer for the top layer (I used gouda)
  • Lasagna sheets
  • 100ml vegetable broth
  • salt, pepper

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recipe // amaranth bars

May 7, 2015

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As much as I love all kinds of fruit and vegetables, sometimes my inner sweet tooth gets the best of me (mostly right after lunch) and I start craving some candy. Although I hate giving in to these cravings most of the times I actually do – and I make myself believe that that is okay, as long as it is all limited and not too unhealthy. Recently though, I finally found my perfect healthy go to snack which is also super easy to make: Amaranth Bars. The ingredients are quite similar to those I used in my homemade granola recipe and can be adapted to your taste easily.

You’ll need:
– 3 tbsp honey
– 1 tbsp coconut oil
– 1 handful sunflower seeds
– 1 handful rolled oats
– 100g Amaranth

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recipe // homemade granola

April 11, 2015

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For me, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. There is nothing like fresh bread rolls, a variety of fruit, juice, tea and/or granola in the morning! In fact, I cannot remember a single morning on which I woke up not being hungry. While I enjoy having an extended breakfast or even brunch on weekends, unfortunately there is a certain lack of time during the week when I get up early. Here is where the granola comes in: added to plain yogurt, topped with fresh fruit it does serve as a perfectly quick, healthy and sating breakfast. Since the processed ones sold in the supermarket mostly contain lots of sugar I prefer my homemade granola:

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