Coconut carrot soup with ginger

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This is one of my favourite soups. It is sweet, spicy, creamy, and a bit salty. Turmeric contains compounds with health benefits (e.g. anti-inflammatory, antioxidant). The most important is curcumin. Curcumin is not well absorbed into the bloodstream. Black pepper, … Continue reading

Creamy Banana Oatmeal

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This is my breakfast since years. It is very easy to prepare, nutritiously balanced, and filling until lunch time. Since it doesn’t require any plant-based milk and is very adaptable, it is easy to prepare almost everywhere in the world. … Continue reading

Kimchi

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Kimchi is spicy, fermented cabbage flavoured with garlic, ginger, and chillies which I learnt to love when I spent some time in Seoul. Most Koreans eat a little kimchi with each meal or at least once a day. It is … Continue reading

Ajvar

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A delicious roasted bell pepper and eggplant spread that we discovered with delight on our trip in Southeast Europe. Grocery stores have countless varieties. The best Ajvar we ate in a family in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It is sweet, sour, salty, and … 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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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

Burnout while travelling

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I was exhausted from travelling. Waterfalls, volcanos and mountains simply didn’t impress me anymore. I started to envy people who have their own place they can call home. I missed having my own kitchen with a well working blender and … Continue reading