In autumn figs and plums are my absolute favourite fruits. I had loads of plums in my freezer because I needed to store them well when I had to go to hospital for a few days. Therefore, I decided I need to make something out of these beauties. Of course, a compote would have been an option, but I wanted something more spectacular. Well, to be honest, a chia-jam isn’t that spectacular either and really simple, too. But it turned out really delicious, similar in taste as compote, but different in consistency and usable for lots of different meals. I hope you’ll have fun cooking and trying!
I thought at the beginning of the new year it’s time for one further basic recipe, in order to stock up your ideas for yummy everyday meals. I don’t know what you think but I’m a huge fan of cashews. You can’t only munch them right out of the bag, but also make cake layers, desert creams and nut butter out of them. I’ld like to show you the latter today. You’ll see, there’s hardly anything easier than this!
Since I got my results from the kiweno test, I’ve been avoiding all kinds of dairy products and eggs. This (temporary?) change from a plant-based to a vegane diet makes me feel amazing. Still, I sometimes feel like having something nearly similar to yoghurt. I did some research and experiments and what I got was vegan, fermented coconut yoghurt! This might sound difficult to make yourself at first, but it absolutely isn’t!
By the way: this is a favourite recipe of Frühstückerinnen!
As I shouldn’t use almond milk anymore, as I’m slightly intolerant of almonds, I’ve started using hazelnut milk instead. And guess what? It tastes much better than almond milk. I couldn’t imagine this before I’ve tried it the first time. It’s just as easy to make as any other nut milk and is used in any cooking and baking you’ld normally use dairy milk or another plant-based substitute.
Now that autumn, and with it school and uni, has already started, it has become a rather important issue again what our lunch boxes should look like on work days. The most classical thing might be the good old sandwich, but still, even this shouldn’t taste all the same every day. Therefore, we have to bring some variation into our spreads. During the last year, so since the beginning of me blogging, I’ve learnt how simple it actually is to produce your own spreads, that are a hundred times healthier, because less artifical, than bought ones. I don’t only mean making hummus, but a huge range of other spreads, too. The general principle is always the same and this is what I’ld love to write about here. So, grab your blender and let’s go!
Today is the first official day of the new semester at the university of Vienna. It’s the same for most other Austrian universities. This means: getting up early, attending courses, learning, writing exams, doing research, studying scientific texts, analyzing works of literature, writing papers, searching for topics for my thesis, writing essays, and so on, and so on. Of course, this doesn’t have to mean that one is stressed all the time. Time management always is the warp and the woof, no matter when. Some might disagree in that point but where most of the students will agree with me is, that breakfast has to be prepared quickly. This is the reason why I thought I should share the quickest breakfast option with you right at the beginning of the semester. My answer is: oatmeal. I don’t mean cooking grains freshly, but to take a huge portion of grains, to mix them and to form a flour out of them. All you have to do in the morning is to cover this flour with boiling water. For me, this is just the perfect solution and I’m curious about what you think of it!
I have to admit that when I was a child, I liked nutella. I used to have it on toast with butter. Yes, you read that right. I don’t know how I could have consumed nutella with butter, but it’s true. The older I got, the less I liked this spread, as I don’t really like the taste of chocolate in the morning and I’ld rather have something savoury or fruity the rest of the day, but nothing like a chocolatey spread. Still, I wanted to create a recipe for a healthy nutella, as I dare to say that my sister is kind of a nutella-addict and I wanted to produce a healthy version of this spread for her birthday. It was great fun making this and I need to say, that it’s really delicious. Above all, it consists of natural and healthy ingredients only, making it absolutely guilt-free.
One of the most essential things for a student is snacking on brain food such as nuts or dried fruits. I’ve stopped buying sweets, except very dark vegan chocolate of which I can’t get enough, so I’m busy making my own sweets. This is a recipe suggestion for protein bliss balls, containing hemp protein powder, nuts, dried fruits and healthy raw cacao powder. They are absolutely worth a try, picking you up while studying and fuelling you with loads of energy.