Category Archives: How To’s

How to keep your pantry stocked – Staples and Goodies

A “my pantry” post is a staple of every food blogger’s blog, so I figure this post has been a long time coming. I have two pantries at the moment, one at home with my boyfriend, and the other in the city I work in. It was quite difficult to “divide” up my cupboard, particularly the superfood section, as I only have one blender, and haven’t really wanted to drive it around in my car every time I visit home.

There is, obviously, no real guideline as to which foods you absolutely need to keep around in your pantry, but I have a few staples that I’d like to share with you, as well as a few goodies I like to have around in case I need a quick snack and don’t want to whip up a batch of cookies (which, you know, rarely happens, but just in case).

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How to BBQ veggie-style (and not feel deprived)

The weather in Germany has been crazy warm and mild, considering it’s November. In fact, last week my boyfriend and I were invited to a barbecue, and I was very doubtful of it being outside beforehand. It turned out to feel like a mild summer night, with around 20°C in the evening! In November!? How weird. But not at all unwelcome, if you ask me…I’m not big on the winter months anyways. Could be because I spent my childhood sweating in a 40°C environment, but I could care less about winter and snow. Especially driving (and digging up your car beforehand) doesn’t sound too appealing to me, and luckily I haven’t had to actually deal with heaps of snow in a long time (we rarely get icy winters at home). But this year, I’ve been warned that I’m going to experience a “Siberian winter”…so 20°C-November, please just stick around as long as possible!

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How To Motivate Yourself To Do Sports

It is getting colder, and with falling temperatures, most people (including myself) start struggling to keep their motivation for doing sports up. I have had 2 weeks of barely working out at all, using the all-time favorite excuse of “not having enough time”, and, well, I actually was in bed with the flu at the beginning of last week. I am usually not somebody who has to fight her inner self to do sports, but I am somebody who has to keep up the habit at all times, otherwise I start feeling extremely unhappy. There is just something that happens to your brain when you don’t do sports at all; the tendency is to always think that tomorrow, everything will change and you’ll get back to it.

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How to Meal-Prep (and actually do it)

Meal Prepping is such a hot topic that I fear it has been overblogged. I have had the pictures for this post saved for quite a while, but a) I felt like a hypocrite posting on meal-prep when I wasn’t working and b) I felt like I would fail at saying anything new about it. Now that I have been working for a whole lot of 2 days, I feel qualified enough to talk about it, and, as for saying anything new: I guess we’ll have to wait and see, right?

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How To Forgive Yourself

This post is for those of you who have ever had a bad relationship with food, or feel guilt after eating certain foods, or feel bad after seemingly having had too much food. It may not hit home for those of you who generally don’t fight with food in your head, so please don’t feel like I’m psychologically challenged if you read this without having had an ED. Like I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I no longer consider myself “sick” in that department, but some of the demons stay with you forever, and this post is going to try to help with that.

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Decadent Whipped Cream Tropical Breakfast Bowl And How To Whip Coconut Cream

So I just told you about the new Tropical Coconut Granola I made, right? The night I made it, I snacked on some larger clusters of it the entire night, really loving its apricot-mango-sourness in combination with the exotic-mild coconuts. The next morning, I still hadn’t had enough, and decided to make myself some decadent coconut cream oatmeal, topped off with whipped coconut cream and the tropical granola!

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All-Natural-Sweetener: The Superpower of Dates

I have mentioned that I use date-cream as an all-natural-sweetener in several of my recipes. Why do I do that? Well, I figure I might as well use a completely natural sweetener for desserts, as I am no fan of artificial sweeteners and I usually don’t like adding too much sugar to my food. I read about using dates for sweetening on several other food blogs, and decided to give it a try:

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The Ominous Flax Egg And Veganism

I am not vegan. Just to clear that up – and those of you who have scrolled through my recipes will have realized very quickly that I don’t follow a vegan diet. Nevertheless, I am intrigued by vegan recipes, mostly because I ate vegan food for one week when I visited a friend of mine (who is vegan) in August, and I have rarely felt so good and “light” in my life.

I am not vegetarian either. As I’ve mentioned in other posts, I am not a big meat-eater, but I do enjoy meat in small doses. I love veggies, fish, and legumes, though, which is why I usually choose vegetarian options when I go out to eat or when I cook. However, with a meat-loving (and meat-needing, he would add) boyfriend in the house, I would get in big trouble if I didn’t add a steak to our dinner dishes every now and then.

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Making Drinking “Just Plain Water” More Interesting

Everybody knows that drinking water is healthy. However, if you are anything like my boyfriend, you don’t like drinking pure water, probably because it tastes so…plain. Personally, I have never been bothered by that. I love drinking just water, but I am guessing that’s really just something you are either used to or not. I don’t think I have to recount the countless reasons why drinking just water is better than Kool Aid, softdrinks or (non-homemade) ice tea, as I am sure that nowadays everyone is aware of the incredible amount of sugar added to those drinks. If you don’t believe me, try making coke yourself!

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The First Hit and Chocolate Whipped Cream Ready To Spoon Out Of The Bowl

Starting another foody blog may seem like a pretty superfluous idea, and the more I think about it, the less I know if I will ever launch this thing…however, if you are reading this, it means I got over myself and actually took the leap. I’ve been told that I spend way too much time in my kitchen, cooking up strange new recipes and overwhelming my family with baked goods and various bread spreads. Why in the world that would be a problem beats me – but I guess that goes back to me having an eating disorder way back when, resulting in my family understandibly fearing any seemingly too obssessive food activity. To calm those of you who may now think I am a psychoblogger trying to get over my issues: there will be none of that, I simply want to share my happiness-inducing food stories, recipes, and pictures, while rambling on about life. Sounds fair enough, right?

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