Recipes

Lentil Balls with Wild Garlic Sauce

Hi everybody

I hope you’re all enjoying spring. Spring is my favorite season of the year. I love how everything is starting to grow and live again. Furthermore, I really enjoy those sunny days that are not too hot yet, but still refreshing. Among others, nature offers us wild garlic that has the potential to transform any dish even if you add only a small amount thanks to its strong flavor. Today, I show you how I use it in a super creamy white sauce that tastes awesome combined with homemade lentil balls.

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    Hotel Swiss in Kreuzlingen

    We were invited to a 5-course gourmet dinner and to stay a night at the Hotel Swiss in the town of Kreuzlingen near Lake Constance. The Hotel Swiss is the first and only 100% vegan hotel in Switzerland. This applies to the food as well as the textiles and the personal care products in the bathrooms. On Friday evening, the operator and top chef Raphael Lüthy and his team offer the mentioned 5-course gourmet dinner, where individual courses can also be ordered. We were curious of we could expect.

    Here is our Hotel Swiss dinner review. Continue Reading

    Recipes

    Soft and Moist Veggie Muffins

    I use my muffin cups very often. Since we travel a lot, we need snacks that can be easily transported. Sweet muffins with all kinds of flavors of fruits, spices, and nuts are excellent. But sometimes we need something salty on the road. Thus, the idea of ​​vegetable muffins has arisen. They are perfect as a salty snack, as a lunch on the go for example with a lentil salad, as a hearty breakfast, as a starter with a green salad, as a party snack for children as well as for adults or as part of a picnic. You can enjoy them either warm or cold. They are healthy and completely plant-based, have a perfectly moist consistency and taste delicious. For a gluten-free version, you can use brown rice flour. That works very well. Depending on the season, you can vary with the vegetables. In summer, for example, the leeks can be replaced by zucchini. The following suggestion with carrots and leeks is our favorite and fits in the beginning of spring. So start baking! 🙂

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    The Oh She Glows Cookbook
  • How to Change the World
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    10 Thought Leaders Share Their Wisdom About How to Change the World

    If you are like me, you ask yourself the question how we can make the world a better place for all of us. In other words, “How we can change the world”. I’ve connected with 10 extraordinary people, activists, entrepreneurs, “polar bears” and book-writers, who all contribute in their way to change the world. Their answers were surprising, interesting and inspiring.

    Even though I do not agree with all the answers, they all enrich my view of the world and lead me to think and go new ways. I hope they do this for you too.

    Here 10 ways to change the world.

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    Vegan Culinary School: Sustainable, Healthy and Tasty Cooking

    Learn how to make sustainable, healthy, nutritious and delicious vegan dishes in our new 6-part semester course.
    The enormous variety of vegan and at the same time sustainable food
    Tips for a healthy diet, partly based on the Ayurvedic nutritional teachings
    Cooking concepts for everyday life and creative ways of using them
    Introduction to many new and familiar ingredients of the vegan cuisine and their preparation
    Practical shopping tips
    Cooking and creating main dishes, desserts, side dishes, appetizers, breakfast, snacks and beverages.
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    Seven Spoons
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    Why plant-based (vegan)? Part 2 – Beyond Local

    Sustainability is on everyone’s lips. This is reflected in the acquaintance, who increasingly ditches meat, in the advertising of well-known sugar water corporations as well as in the growing alternative offer of the large supermarket chains. We are aware that we only have this one planet to live, and we adapt our lifestyle to this realization in both small and large. This includes things like the renouncement of unnecessary plastic waste or deliberately rare flying. But how far the influence of our diet reaches, how much lies in our hand and how we can change the world with our food choice, we’re usually not aware of.

    An increasing number of people are choosing to consume fewer animal products such as eggs, milk, and meat, or choose to completely go without animal products. The reasons for an increased plant-based and vegan diet are manifold. Two years ago, we published an article on the reasons for a plant-based vegan diet. There we have explained our personal point of view.

    In this article, we now take a closer look at the global context of a plant-based diet. Here is the second part of our answer to the question “Why plant-based (vegan)?”.

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    Black Bean Brownies
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    Cookbook Review “Gesund Backen ist Liebe” & Black Bean Brownies

    It has been a while since I last wrote a cookbook review. I actually wanted to write one a month ago, but then I spontaneously decided to get personal and share some thoughts on how to deal with one’s shadows with you. I would like to thank you very much for all the dear comments! As promised, the review of our latest cookbook comes now. This book was only released in December 2016. It is full of irresistible baking recipes, from which I have tried the black bean brownies. Although I already had positive expectations, I was surprised by the result. Wet, sweet, chocolatey. You can find the simple recipe below.

    Here is my review of Veronika Pachala’s “Gesund Backen ist Liebe.
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    The Green Kitchen
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    Your Guide to Sustainable Travel

    As you may already know, Lisa and I are currently living and working in Portugal. Last week we arrived here by bus. I love to get it in contact with the local population in other countries, to get to know other cultures and to taste the local cuisine. Traveling is always rewarding.

    We try to make our Western lifestyle as sustainable as possible. The question of sustainable travel comes up again and again. How can we design our travels to make them as sustainable and environmentally conscious as possible? Should we fly, go by train, bus, or just not go away at all?

    Without spending several hours researching the various travels, it’s difficult to know what would be the most sustainable travel option for a planned trip. I know that some of you have the same questions running through your heads. Therefore I went through various studies and measurement methods to compare different travel options and to find out how sustainable travel works.

    In this article you’ll find a ranking of the most sustainable travel modes and learn why flying is sometimes more ecological as traveling by train and in what way an electric bike has a similar ecological impact as walking.

    Here the results of my research to how to travel more sustainably. Continue Reading