There are times when I really miss dairy things. Yogurt was way up there for a while, but then I discovered sheep’s milk yogurt and that problem was solved. So now it’s more of the subtle dairy things, like cream cheese frosting or real Italian icecream or caramel sauce. All those contain a lot of refined sugar which I rarely eat, so they are likely to be too sweet for me even if I could have them.
Which is why I thought I’d at least fix my occasional craving for caramel by making a homemade, dairy free and therefor vegan caramel chocolate bar. You’re welcome, world.
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I’m in a mood. Seriously. I don’t even know how my boyfriend is dealing with me today. I’m feeling so incredibly crabby that I can’t even be bothered to think about how to get out of it. It may have something to do with the fact that I am fed up with feeling this tired. I go to bed super early, wake up after 8-10 hours of perfect sleep and feel exhausted and less than motivated. I just have no idea what’s going on there.
At first, I thought it was just because I’ve had a very tireing year. But that school year ended almost 6 weeks ago and I don’t understand why I feel so depleted at the end of my summer break. Any ideas?
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My parents’ garden is dehydrating. Big time. Even though I am trying my best to keep it alive, the tomatoes’ skin is literally burning off and the sunflowers are wilting. I can’t stop it! Which just goes to show: This weather is NOT good. I seriously can’t deal with the heat. It makes me angry and I don’t know how people actually say they enjoy it. I just really don’t like the constant sweating and dehydration going on. In both plants and myself.
Which is why I needed some cooking or baking to get my mood back on track. Why can’t there be “cooking weather” instead of “heat” or “summer weather”?
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I’m back at my apartment, away from home, feeling a little bit lonely. It’s only been a few hours by myself, but I’m already missing my boyfriend, and not because we constantly spent time together the past two weeks, but because of that feeling you always have when you know the person you love is going to come home at some point. You know, that you’re not going to crawl into bed by yourself, or that you’re not going to wake up without a sleepy, drooly kiss or something like that. It might sound cheesy, but those are the things that make life easier for me.
Speaking of things that make life easier: Energy Bars.
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I went grocery shopping at home the other day and met a teacher of mine while waiting in line. I was amazed that she still knew my name – but, then again, her daughter was in the same class as my brother, so I figure it wasn’t such a big deal. And, honestly, if I think of my own pupils I’ve had so far (granted there aren’t quite as many as a full-time teacher would have), I doubt I’ll forget their names any time soon.
Besides sharing the recipe for my all-time favorite remake of a snack, I also want to give you a quick update as to where I’m at in my life. I have no idea how many of you actually find this interesting, but I haven’t shared in a while, so here it goes.
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I know, I know, I haven’t been on top of my game and have seriously slacked out of writing you blog posts. The thing is, it’s not that I haven’t been photographing my recipes or that I haven’t been coming up with any, I have just been to wiped out to write up the posts. I’m truly sorry, but I am in that part of life everybody looks back on and says “It sucked.” So, that’s my excuse, there you have it. And, now that I’m on break, I’ll be back hitting you with new recipes and posts. Let’s just be friends again. 🙂
If you’re not quite feeling that yet, then just wait until you’ve made these new bliss balls. They are a mix of
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I am a little frustrated today. I was practicing my crow pose last week (that’s yoga lingo in case you are wondering what the heck I’m talking about) and fell for the first time ever, and I must’ve hurt my wrist in the process. It didn’t start hurting until New Year’s, but that’s the only way I can explain why my wrist has started hurting. It’s a bummer, because I am super motivated to continue to grow my yoga practice this year. Can’t do that with a hurting wrist, though…because seriously, how can you flow without your wrist? Nearly impossible.
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I just spent an hour trying to reach an office that would be able to explain to me why my doctor’s bills haven’t been covered by my insurance. Once I reached the office, I was informed very bluntly that I was missing one document. After I asked just one question about what that document should look like, I was treated like a stupid person, but you know what, I really can’t feel stupid after having to deal with all the crazy German bureaucracy paperwork stuff. How am I supposed to know what I should send where if there’s a million documents with words on them that I don’t understand?
I do feel a little stupid.
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So I won’t be needing to buy clif bars any more. And that’s pretty amazing, actually, because they truly aren’t particularly cheap here in Germany. But besides that, I am super proud to have gotten around to not only baking but photographing a recipe…something which I haven’t had the energy to do in at least two weeks. (The previous posts I had in “store” for times like this.) But, today I have decided to do absolutely NOTHING to do with school, which is truly awesome, and much needed.
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Every month, women go a little crazy. We know it, the men know it, pretty much anyone in our presence will get to know it. During this time, it’s best to simply go with whatever we say, and, if in doubt, present us with presents or chocolate or flowers, or all of the above. During this time, it’s also best to NOT ignore your own sweet-tooth-needs, dear friends, as I know from my own experience that it won’t end well. I am not sure what it is, but if Aunt Irma is visiting me (that’s an “IT Crowd” reference, for those who of you who haven’t read this post) , I better not deny myself the chocolate I want, or else my mood directly plunges, or I go on the craziest chocolate binge shortly after, which results in my mood being downright deadly.
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