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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Photo: Anna Pelosi Do you have difficulty relaxing and calming the mind? Do you react easily frustrated and moody? Do you often have an upset stomach? Frequent colds and infections? Restless nights? Increased use of alcohol? Grinding teeth in the … Continue reading 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

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