What I eat in a day – On the road

Today I’ll show you what my bf and I ate during a trip to Mulhouse (France).

For breakfast we had freshly pressed orange juice, coconut yogurt with blueberries and some veggies with hummus. Unfortunately we were so hungry, I haven’t had the chance to take a picture of it.

But I do have a picture of some of the food I bought for the trip.

At first we had a nice cup of tea in the center of Mulhouse.

Then we visited the “cité du train” – Europe’s largest train museum! It was really impressive to see all those different types of trains.

But walking around all the time made us pretty hungry and we enjoyed our lunch burritos! I made exotic burritos with hummus, avocado, mango, peppers, guacamole, coriander. Also we had the rest of the veggies and a cookie for dessert.

For dinner we found a cute vegan organic restaurant! It’s called ” Eve au paradis vegan” at “14 Rue des Trois Rois”.

I had a burger with fries and my bf had a ‘tarte flambée’. Both really delicious.

We spent the night in Mulhouse and searched for breakfast in a French supermarket – really difficult with my ambition for clean healthy vegan food. But it’s always fun to accept the challenge and it’s even more fun when I actually find something. 🙂

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Why I became vegan

This is the first story that I have found. As I write about it in “about me” I have had similar experiences as Annette. Check out her blog: https://broccolilobby.com

Also check out the other stories that will follow on my “lifestyle” page: https://veganhappyplace.org/lifestyle/

The Broccoli Lobby

Like most children I have always loved animals ever since I can remember.
In fact, everyone I knew claimed to love animals, yet we all ate them, wore them and used them for our entertainment. The paradoxicality of this did not occur to me for many years.

When I was a child the Internet was just becoming a thing, so my main source of information was television and the people (society) around me, and so I entered the world of delusion and almost allowed it to desensitize me. But despite all the conditioning I had this disturbing feeling whenever it came to meat. They could not make me go inside the butcher’s shop and there was a period when I refused to eat meat.

Somehow I got back to ‘normal’ but there were some traumatic experiences which further shaped my perspective, for example I bonded with some chicken and rabbits…

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My 3 favorite (raw) cookies!

Those are the rookies-cookies recipes! (www.rookies-cookies.com) They are gluten-free and free of refined sugar and soooo delicious! You can buy them or you can make them yourself with the following recipe:

Apple and cinnamon cookie

  • 3-4 dates
  • 2 x dried apples
  • 20 walnuts
  • pinch of baking soda
  • 2 tbsp date syrup
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp oat flakes

OR

Apricot and vanilla cookie

  • 4 tbsp oat flakes
  • 3 dried apricots
  • 20 almonds
  • 2 tbsp date syrup
  • pinch of baking soda
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 dates

oR

CHOC CHIP AND HAZELNUT COOKIE

  • 3-4 dates
  • 2 tbsp date syrup
  • 1/3 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp chocolate drops
  • 4 tbsp oat flakes

Instructions

  1. Blend all the ingredients in a high speed blender.
  2. Form cookies.
  3. Bake 8 minutes at 180 ° C OR eat them raw.

Songs and series that keep me motivated during studying

I have an exam next week, so I’m learning all day long. I don’t dislike all the studying, but I definitely like my BREAKS more! 😀 So I’m listing you 13 songs I really like and Netflix series I’m currently into. They kind of give me a reason to learn (because then I allow myself to make another break and continue with NETFLIX.)

Songs

FYI: Don’t be confused.I listen to pretty much all genres of music.

This one actually is for studying. I looooooove classic // piano and instrumental music in general for studying.

Netflix series

And I’m desperately waiting for more episodes of:

  • the good place
  • easy
  • atypical

What are you listening to // watching at the moment?

Stolen Lives

I just came across this AMAZING poem. I don’t even want to write a lot.. just read and let it work its magic on you. This is the every day happening sad truth. Thank you Amanda for writing such a meaningful, awareness spreading poem.

think&thrive

Babies in bloodbaths, traumatic blunt force,

innocent blood shed on cold cement floors.

Victims of torture and slaughter and rape,

stuck in a holocaust they can’t escape.

But this isn’t war and it’s not a fair fight,

no Trojan horse showing up in the night.

This is your cheesecake and tiramisu,

the sirloin you eat on holiday, too.

Nuggets, salmon, brisket, and ham,

turkey legs, chicken wings, loins of lamb.

Your cozy wool blanket and sheepskin rug,

the pigs feet you eat while petting your pug.

One life gets loved, another gets stabbed,

and one gets her milk drained out into a vat.

One gets his skin stripped from his bones,

and upholstered to sofas to decorate homes.

His baby is stolen, strung up by his feet,

and butchered apart for his young tender meat.

Mind your dollars and to whom they go,

how they are used best assure that you…

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Homemade wraps

Ingredients for 7 medium Tortillas

  • 220 spelt flour
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 tbsp salt
  • 1/4 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • approx. 800 ml water

Instructions

  1. Mix all the ingredients together. Knead until it becomes an even dough.
  2. Divide the dough into small portions.
  3. Roll out the dough balls as thinly as possible (make sure you put flour onto the surface and the rolling pin).
  4. Put each rolled out tortilla into a medium heated pan (greased with coconut or olive oil). They need about 1 min each side in the pan.

Filling

Fill your tortillas/wraps with everything you want. I filled mine with hummus, shredded carrots, lemon balm, vegan greek cheese.

If you need some inspiration check out my blog posts about:

Letting go of things I don’t need

Currently I feel like I’m drowing in all my belongings. That’s why I startet to declutter. Mostly I said goodbye to my clothes, but I’m also trying to look at all my other stuff with the main question in my head: “Do I really need this?”.

Whether I “need” something or not shouldn’t mean not to enjoy something or not to buy anything at all, but my goal is to own (at some point) only things I really USE. So I still might have a ton of dishes, but if I use all of them, it’s fine with me.
With my clothes it’s quite easy:

Have I worn this? Yes –> I’ll keep it. // No –> I get rid of it.

But with other stuff it’s way more difficult especially when there are emotions attached to the object. But as I said, my goal is to keep and own only things that I need and use. I don’t want to define my happiness through material stuff in order to focus on the really important things in life and to enjoy every moment life gives me.

I already gave a way a looooot of clothes, but the amount of clothes I own seems to be infinitive (even though I never seem to have anything I can wear). So the decluttering is more like a continuous process instead of a “I get rid of all of it NOW”-thing .

So today during doing my laundry I already sorted out some clothes:

I donate my clothes, but I try to sell other stuff (things that are brand new and still quite valuable), so I can save the money I made to use it for travel and real life experiences. I already sold some bags and electronic devices.

As I mentioned in another blog (plastic /sustainability) I’m also in the process of swapping everything possible into more sustainable versions, so I don’t have to spend money on a regular basis if it also would work out with a one-time payment and of course to get rid of plastic in my household.

Letting go of things gives me the feeling of freedown and clears my head and mind. Right now I don’t aim to live a complete minimalist lifestyle, but I’m really leaning towards it.

Top 5 quotes of May

From time to time I collect quotes I really like. Those words have a big inspirational and motivational effect on me. Each month I’ll post what I’ve liked the most. So here are my favorite quotes of May.

@the_higher_self_
@starsouls_
@dominicharrison
@alanapallister
@danielrinaldi

*Trying to please everyonE. 🙂

What I eat in a day 2

The breakfast (fruits with peanut butter) two days ago was really yummy so today I had the same – but this time with berries and watermelon juice.

watermelon-juice

For lunch we had burger (beyond meat patties) and fries – and while I love burger and white bread, my skin doesn’t. So I only ate salad and fries.

Ice berg lettuce with cashews, blueberries, fresh herbs from the garden.

Snacks during the day:

Kala Namak toasts again!
Homemade raspberry ice cream.

I slept til 9:30 am, had my breakfast at 10 am and lunch at 2.15 pm – so together with the snacks, there was no room for dinner. That’s mostly because I tried to chew consciously today. I still had the full fealing of satisfaction but definitely ate less than usual. Conclusion; We don’t need as much food as we think we do (and we can still be happy!).

Check out: health-benefits-from-chewing-well