Travel as a vegan in Eastern Europe

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It wasn’t hard to travel as a vegan in Eastern Europe. The Mediterranean climate produces delicious vegetables and fruits. Grains, nuts, and seeds are easy to buy in most grocery stores. So if you have a kitchen it is easy … Continue reading

Travel in Eastern Europe with Couchsurfing

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For me travelling is about the people I meet and the connections I make. Plus I acquired an interest in history which was pretty much non-existent before I started to travel six years ago. The Ottoman Empire controlled most of … Continue reading

Vegan Carbonara

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Last November Chris joined me for the first time to a vegan restaurant. One of our dishes was Carbonara. He was so amazed about the similarity to the traditional Italian version that one evening I surprise him with my own … Continue reading

Traditional Mediterranean Hummus Recipe

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I have been writing a recipe book for over a year now. Quite recently I realised that all the photos I took so far are way too small for a printed version. First I was upset about myself. Why didn’t … Continue reading

Why has long-term stress such a big impact on your health and what can you do about it?

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Muhammara Dip

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A roasted red pepper dip with walnuts, pistachio and pomegranate molasses from the Middle East. Sweet, sour, smoky and a little bit spicy. Ingredients (280 g): 2 red bell peppers 50 g raw walnuts, roughly chopped 20 g pistachios 2-3 … Continue reading

Lavender cinnamon semolina pudding with chocolate sauce

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Did you know that you can eat lavender? My godchild inspired me to this recipe. Prepared in less than 10 minutes. Love to surprise my hosts with it. Lavender has a distinctive taste with hints of mint and rosemary and … Continue reading

Food is my medicine

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Have you ever tried black quinoa? The past two years I spent in Central and South America I ate quinoa for breakfast every day. Quinoa has a lot of health benefits and is one of the world’s healthiest foods (protein, … Continue reading

Difficulties during Vipassana, how to meditate and a physical explanation

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In my last blog entry I wrote about what I learnt during the ten days of Vipassana meditation. During my psychology studies, I came closer into contact with meditating for the first time through a friend. Later, I experienced the … Continue reading

Vipassana Meditation – How 10 days changed my life

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After being on the waiting list for six months, I was spontaneously admitted to a ten-day Vipassana meditation course one week before it started. Now a few months passed and it is time to share my experience. I learned a … Continue reading