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

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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.
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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:

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

What I eat in a day

Today I was home all day studying. Usually when I wake up I start with learning immediately, thus I eat breakfast later.

So this was the first meal of my day:

I had two small apples, 1 banana, a few dates, some chashews, walnuts and a biiig spoon of peanutbutter 🥜. Also I enjoyed a cup of tea.

After a few hours it was time for lunch:

I had a mixed salad with sprouts.

Samosas and tortellinis.

And for dessert:

Berries with vegan cream.

I ended my day with margarine toasts topped with kala namak (salt that tastes like egg) and veggies.

After all a very successful day full of yummy food!

It would be wrong not to mention the amazing weather:

It’s getting H O T here in Switzerland.

Inspiration for healthy smoothies

Smoothies are yummy and – can be- full of nutrients. So it’s perfect for breakfast or as a snack. Here are some really good smoothie recipes I’ve found. I especially like the green smoothies in the end! 😀

Baam – 7 different smoothies in one video:

Yummy smoothie and a funny video to watch:

Smoothies for athletes:

And 3 different green smoothies:

Something to think about

“If you believe animals matter morally but you are not vegan, you need to ask yourself why your conduct is not consistent with what you claim to believe.” – Gary L. Francione

And with this quote being said I want to introduce you to the world of morality. The reason why I’m a vegan now.

Most people have the following excuses for not being a vegan:

I really liked this comment from “Nell with an N”underneath the video above: “I have been vegetarian for a year and I thought I would crave meat, but please trust me when I say this, THE MORE YOU THINK ABOUT WHERE IT COMES FROM, THE MORE DISGUSTED YOU BECOME AT EATING IT.”

I think this sums things up really good. I really love(d) cheese. I still think the taste and smell of cheese are G R E A T. But the thought of purulent udders and the conditions in which the animals are forced to live in makes consuming milk and cheese disgusting for me. The cheaper the diary products the more it reminds me of the horrible conditions those animals have to suffer from in order for us humans to make money and to be cheaper than the competition.

So I really encourage you to watch the following video. Ed stands up for animal rights and does educational work referring veganism. In terms of morality and veganism he’s in my opinion one of the best youtuber. He makes various videos about veganism, about morality and shows us impressive street discussions about veganism with pedestrians (like the video above).

I don’t think veganism is about being perfect or being the most moral person ever. No, not at all. But I truly believe that it matters if all of us take the responsibility to our actions and make conscious decisions about our lifestyle. Ignoring facts is easy, ignoring feelings is easy, enjoying chicken nuggets is easy, but it’s not easy at all for a chicken to live all it’s life on a space as big as your hand, only to be killed and eaten a few months later.

I want to end this blog with the following question Ed mentioned in his speech:

“Are my taste buds more important than the life of an animal?”

Best breakfast ideas

Here you get a whole week of breakfast ideas:

Annie has given me inspiration for yummy HEALTHY vegan meals and recipes! She eats a whole food plant based diet, I love her videos and I love her food! In this video you can see, what she eats throughout a whole day, but I’d definitely eat all of it for breakfast – or at least for brunch.

I love overnight oats. Here you have 3 varieties of it:

For the fanciness we cannot miss on breakfast BENTO boxes (also the breakfast-ideas look REALLY yummy):

I wish you a very delicious breakfast experience. Au revoir.

Love one – kill the other

Isn’t it crazy that we love one animal and kill the other? Where does our love start and where does it end? Maybe it’s because we don’t spend time with them, maybe it’s because we think it’s wrong that our food could also be our friend (which I think is completely true – so simply don’t eat your friend) or whatever it is that makes people LOOOVE cats&dogs and KILL all the others. But let’s face it. They are all the same.

It is completely up to you if you want to support this:

Or if you let them have this life:

Choose wisely. Make a connection to what you eat. Your food was someone. Your food was born. Your food is just as smart and playful as your cat or your dog.

Homemade Bread

I never make bread with exact quantities of the ingredients, but I simply follow my basic recipe and adapt it: if the dough needs more moisture, then more water or oil is added, etc.

Ingredients

  • spelt flour (ca. 500-800 g)
  • 1 fresh yeast cube
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp vegetable broth
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • water

Instructions

  1. Pour all the flour into a big bowl.
  2. Also add the vegetable broth.
  3. Now dissolve the yeast cube with a bit of warm (not hot!) water and add the sugar. Pour it in the bowl.
  4. Now mix it a bit and then add slowly luke warm water to it. Start with only a bit, knead look if it needs more water, add a bit more etc.
  5. Knead knead knead until it gets smooth.
  6. Let the dough rest for at least 45 min minutes. (the longer the fluffier the bread will be). I sometimes let it rest in the oven at 80 °C .
  7. Now knead it again. If you want to you can now add chopped up nuts, dried fruit, dried tomatoes and basil, banana (but if you add banana, don’t use vegetable broth, use regular salt. But in this case it would be less salt, more sugar. 1:2 ratio).. whatever you want to. You can either make buns (And then maybe freeze some of them to always have homemade bread at home) or you can make one big bread.
  8. Bake it at 200 ° C for about 25-40 (buns) or 45-55 (bread) minutes.