Paleo Porridge with Quinoa Flakes

The season has begun. The season when you wake up in darkness and come home in darkness. The cold season. The stormy, windy and snowy season. Some people might be looking forward to spring already but I’m an advocate for honoring the winter season and embrace its beauty. Cuddling with a blanket while watching hours of your favorite netflix show, drinking hot chocolate and having a candle lit up never feels equally good! I’m even convinced that christmas cookies, hot chocolate, cinnamon and pumkin spiced treats taste best when it’s freezing and dark outside, don’t they?
On those winter mornings when you’re bed seems like the only place that can keep you warm and safe, it’s so important to have a comfy, warming breakfast which will make you want (kinda) to get out of bed and tackle your day. This is it.

Superfood Chocolate Cups with Peanut Butter Filling

I haven't created a nice raw treat in quite some time so I was really motivated when suddenly the idea of making peanut butter cups crossed my mind. I used to love the peanut butter protein cups by quest nutrition, but they work with whey protein waaaaaay too much and since being vegan I kinda missed those. Why not make my own 'healthy' treats, I thought!
Making raw chocolate is actually the easiest thing eveeeerrr. To get started you basically need coconut oil and cocoa powder. If you have that and maybe some peanut butter (or any kind of nut butter) at home, get in your kitchen and invest the next hour into something reeeaal good.


So I recently realised how unhealthy my diet has gotten. I was eating a whole bunch of crap on a daily basis (see post on why I did that here) plus I didn’t work out as much as I used to. I did yoga and ballett barre about 2 times a week but (1) the kind of yoga I did was more of a relaxing class than a workout you acually got a sweat from and (2) what remained was a 1 hour barre class per week (which totally kicks my ass every time but it’s still nothing compared to what I used to do).
Like I mentioned before, I kinda got into the hang of a very poor diet. I had heaps of processed foods like toast and bagels and artificial vegan cream cheese or pizza cheese and (really good) vegan pita bread filled with garlicky sauce and deep fried soy meat, etc. I could go on for hours but I do not want to show you the bad things I ate and how I really did not care about nutrients and minerals and all that kind of really important stuff for both vegans and omnivores.
Once I became aware of this whole circle I had let myself fallen into, I decided that it was about time to change that again.

Zesty Breakfast Bowl and Thoughts on Social Media

It's been a while since my last post. That is because I was shocked by Essena Oneill's story and her videos and I had to take a step back and look at me and how used to be consumed of social media. I asked myself what my intention to come here really was. Was it passion for cooking and photography, the aspiration towards fame or the desire of promoting veganism? It probably was a little of everything, but sadly, over the last few months I focused exclusively on having more and more people read my blog and follow my Instagram. I took photos because I felt I "had to" in order to get more followers and not loose the ones I had, I got depressed when my food did not look like I planned it to do and I got annoyed because the lighting in my new apartment isn't the best, unfortunately. I lost my passion and my love. I stopped working out and let myself go a bit. I had heaps of vegan junk food, stopped doing yoga (which I also LOVE) just because i didn't feel motivated to do anything at all.