Sonntag, 21. April 2019

books i’ve read in march ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ’✨

How does the time go by so quickly, I don’t understand. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ It’s April (well, it has been April for a while by the time this goes up) and I’m sharing the books I’ve read in March with you today. ๐ŸŽ‰
In case you’re here for the first time: Welcome. I’m usually trying to keep these short and snappy and sometimes (not once so far) I succeed. I’m not attempting in depth book reviews, but instead share a few thoughts and if I liked a book or not. When I’m on the lookout for something new to read, this approach usually helps me make a decision on what to get and what to skip. So without further ado: These were my March reads – in the order I’ve read them.

Sonntag, 14. April 2019

vegan banana bread ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿž✨

Why, hello there. Thanks for joining me today. Okay, now I sound like a tour guide on a cruise ship. WHICH I’M NOT. But I will guide you through the preparation of this very delicious vegan banana loaf today, how exciting.

I have kind of a complicated “relationship” with bananas. I don’t like them enough to eat one whole banana, just like that, as a snack. Nope. Don’t understand how people can actually do that. I do however like eating them (cut into small pieces) as a topping on smoothie-bowls or porridge – AS LONG AS the banana isn’t ripe. Yes. The banana needs to be greenish/light yellow. As soon it gets slightly brown and soft and, well, ripe – I don’t want to eat it anymore.
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So, whenever I find ~ very ripe ~ bananas in our fruit bowl, they'll either end up in a smoothie or in banana bread. 
I shared a banana bread recipe a few years ago already, but I wanted to try something a bit different and make some changes, so here is my new and improved vegan banana bread.

Sonntag, 31. Mรคrz 2019

current favourites ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒน

๐Ÿ“ everything marked with an asterisk * were pr samples and have been given to me for free.

Wow, am I glad that I’m not doing these posts monthly. It’d be quite a bore, let me tell you. It usually takes me at least three months to accumulate “new” favourites or re-discover “old” things that are becoming favourites (again). But, you know, enough time has passed and I have some new (and old) things to show you. ARE YOU EXCITED??! ๐Ÿคก

Sonntag, 17. Mรคrz 2019

february books ๐Ÿ“–✨

Another month, another book wrap-up. In my very first installment of this ~ series ~ I’ve said I’d wanted to make these posts “brief”. Yeah, guess what they’re not. So, without further ado, here it is. (Like last time, please note: The order in which I’m talking about these books, isn’t a rating, but the order I’ve read them in. Otherwise the very first one wouldn’t make any sense already. ๐Ÿคก)

Sonntag, 3. Mรคrz 2019

fruity muesli bars ๐Ÿญ #vegan

Last week I made some vegan muesli bars to have with my tea in the afternoon. I absolutely love muesli bars, but they usually contain a lot of sugar and not much else that could hold you over for a few hours. And the really good granola bars are quite expensive, so … I made my own! I improvised the recipe and noted it down as I was going along and since it turned out quite good, here it is.

Sonntag, 24. Februar 2019

i'm trying. (really, i am.) ๐Ÿฆ›✨

I try to not think of the goals I set for myself as “resolutions” – I’m not a problem, I don’t need “resolving“. I try to think of them as intentions and little tweaks that are supposed to make me feel a certain way. At ease, content, purposeful, in alignment. I don’t aspire to “be happy” – it’s not a state you can be in anyway. I don’t want to work towards being happy, I’m trying to find happiness in every situation, every day, now. »Life is so precious and it’s way too fucking short, so don’t delay the happy.«