Kitchen fun

Spices - Cinnamon

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According to Ayurveda, an ancient Indian medicine, spices have a very important role in maintaining our balance. They have powerful healing powers as well as impart flavors and wonderful smells at mealtimes. What happens is that many people do not know how to use them, nor know the benefits of each and how to prepare them with the food. With this in mind, I[...]

Spices - Turmeric

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According to Ayurveda, which is an ancient Indian medicine, spices have a very important role in maintaining our balance. They have strong healing powers as well as impart flavors and of course, they smell wonderful! What happens is, that many people do not know how to use them, what the benefits are or how to prepare them with food. With this in mind, I de[...]

Ravishing Chocolate Brownies (that are so good for you!!!)

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I have a serious love for all things chocolate and when I started to really take care of my health and wellness I was not too sure on how I would cope without the chocolate fix!  When I look back on my "relationship" with chocolate it was at times simply out of control!  I would eat chocolate when I was happy, when I was upset, when I was bored at work and n[...]

Raw cocoa balls

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It’s been a whole week of rain here in southern Brazil. The sky is grey, days are so wet and cold I almost forgot we are only three days from spring! On days like these it’s easy to tempted and go off diet, but I also have a great desire to go to the kitchen and prepare something tasty and cozy. Today was the day to make an intuitive and nutritious recipe t[...]

Tomato soup with home made garlic butter

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Recently I found this urge to learn how to cook new stuff. I'm a terrible cook, not like 'oh well that's not amazing but I'll eat it' no seriously terribly horrible. But since I will have to start thinking about taking care of someone else than myself I decided I would start to cook something nice and healthy (and new) every week. Fabien (the boyfriend red.[...]

Tzatziki - Healthy and Fresh

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I thought it would be nice to share a nice and delicious recipe with you guys, one for tzatziki! This Greek 'sauce' goes great with anything really but especially with some spicy meat, or just some toasted bread. I just made some myself to go with some oven fries, spinach and some gyros. What do you need? 1/2 lemon 1/2 cucumber 2 parts of garlic [...]

Banana and Raspberry Chill Out Muffins

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Sunday afternoon coffee and cake.  One of my favorite German lifestyles that I wrapped my arms around instantly when I moved there from Australia!!  It was the date with friends that you never missed.  It became part of your staple diet.  It was what I myself was always looking forward to every week - the girls, a hilarious chit chat and "Kuchen" (apple, plu[...]

Sejuice me! Summer Slow juice recipes

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I wanted to incorporate more healthy food in my daily diet, so I decided I wanted to make more vegetable and fruit juices for myself. Juicing can be done with various kitchen appliances like a blender or centrifugal machine, but for multiple reasons (which you can all Google) I bought myself a new kitchen centerpiece: a slow juicer. (Slow)Juices are very co[...]

Gezonde banaan-havermoutkoekjes

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Havermout is lekker, makkelijk, vult goed en is super gezond. Ik heb er heerlijke gezonde banaan-havermoutkoekjes van gemaakt! Het recept is heel makkelijk en binnen 30 min klaar. Havermout wordt voornamelijk gegeten als ontbijt. De koekjes zijn daarom ook heel lekker en handig als ontbijt maar ook tussendoor als snack zijn ze heerlijk! Wat heb je nodig?[...]