Coconut Bowls & 100% rye pastries. 

When I first saw coconut bowls I absolutely loved them, love at the first sight for sure. I was also hyped by all those smoothie bowls everywhere!

Of course is nothing wrong with a smoothie bowl but I think I started following a Social Media trend completely forgetting what I really like and what my true style is. Don’t get me wrong, smoothie bowls are brilliant and I do enjoy a lot of them, especially the green one with spinach! It’s just, they’re everywhere!

I live vegan lifestyle 80% of the day I think. Sometimes I enjoy pastries (wheat free of course) or cheese and eggs. So why not to share with you my non-vegan recipes! All my ingredients are organic, eggs from farms I know chickens have a normal life, same with cheese, only from locals!

Coconut bowls are not for a sole use for smoothie bowls in my opinion. They’re amazing for everything you want. Sustainable tableware which looks great, and is out of ordinary.

I decided to take some pictures featuring coconut bowl in a bit different way, in a style which I love the most. Majority call it a mystery light food photography. Call it any way you want, I call it rustic  😊

People may wonder why everyone is so hyped about coconut bowls? Some are hyped because these bowls are just adorable, aren’t they? But behind the cute coconut shell bowl is a bigger mission, sustainability. Every year millions of coconut shells are burned as waste, Coconut Bowls reclaim them and turn them into the food safe environmentally friendly products you can eat from!

I used my coconut bowl to put the cherries which I later used for my pastries. I think it looks as cool as a smoothie bowl ☺️

Recipe for pastries:

– 3,5 glasses of white rye flour

-200ml milk (I used almond milk)

-14g instant yeast

-2 eggs

-120g melted butter

-vanilla extract

-2/3 glass of sugar. I normally don’t use sugar but xylitol kills yeast so is not appropriate. Here I used Demerara and 65g of vanilla white sugar.

– cherries. I used preserved cherries, you can use fresh or frozen. Remember to unfreeze first, and get rid of the excess of water.


 

 

Declutter Your Life. Skin Care.

Hello!

It took me a while, decluttering. But I think I’m in a good place at the moment, not perfect, but definitely, not horrible.

I would like to share my 5 tips on how to declutter your skin care/beauty products. In a different version: a video.

Enjoy!

I also have a little list for you, which you can print, or do whatever you want. Just a little reminder 🙂

Declutter your skin care

30 days with New Wash

Hello!
Sorry for a slightly longer break!
As you may remember I decided to do a full 30-day challenge with a New Wash and then just post a final post because I had days when I had to use hair modelling products (weddings and stuff), so eventually, I needed to use a clearing shampoo. But I did test it for a long time and here are the results.

As I said earlier, the shampoo smells amazing and my hair a super soft after, and scalp itching is completely gone. yes, that is true.

But:

  • If you have bleached hair and your goal is to have it silver or white, everyday washing is not healthy plus the toner washes out quicker.
  • Unfortunately, my itching came back, with a bit of a buildup of dead skin on my scalp.

But:

  • If you have natural hair or dyed to dark colours, this is a shampoo for you.
  • If you don’t have scalp issues, or your issues are minor give it a go as it may actually heal the problem.
  • Extremely useful in summer, because in a heat wave even bleached hair needs to be washed every day.
  • Saves money, as there is no more need for a conditioner.

 

Well, as you can see, my hair looks slightly damaged and dry. And they normally don’t, when I wash it every third day with my silver shampoo.

 

 

 

HOWEVER, if you guys use oils as your hair treatment, New Wash is a must! It is just the best shampoo when it comes to washing off the oil! When I use Black Cumin Oil overnight I need to wash my hair twice in the morning, I use New Wash as my first product and then my regular shampoo. This method works best for me because I don’t need to use a strong shampoo twice.

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Aromatherapy

City life can be stressful, especially when you don’t really like that city life but you don’t have a choice at the moment. But there is always something that can help you to relax and completely forget about the overcrowded tube and lack of nature around yourself. And that’s…

AROMATHERAPY

 

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It helps me a lot. Because of fresh lavender smell, I can manage to forget that I am not in the forest near Camelot but in my own bedroom, or bathroom. I normally use my secret heavy weapon: lavender essential oil in my lovely diffuser, a lavender scented 100% vegan candle, dry lavender hanging from the curtain rods, and lavender Fresh Skin essential oil on my duvet. Yes, a lot of lavender. And this is not the end.. I have a lavender bubble bath and a lavender bath oil from NYR (ok, this one ‘just’ contains lavender). Wait, I also have a lavender tea (Pukka Night). Ok, I’m turning purple already.

 

Of course, you don’t need to use lavender only, and the fact I’m obsessed with it, it doesn’t mean everyone has to be. Another great soothing oil is eucalyptus oil, that helps to purify your interior and helps you with early spring nasal infections.

But what aromatherapy actually is?

To save you googling, I found some facts about it for you to read:

‘Essential oils have been used for therapeutic purposes for nearly 6,000 years. The ancient Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans used them in cosmetics, perfumes, and drugs. Essential oils were also commonly used for spiritual, therapeutic, hygienic, and ritualistic purposes.

More recently, René-Maurice Gattefossé, a French chemist, discovered the healing properties of lavender oil when he applied it to a burn on his hand caused by an explosion in his laboratory. He then started to analyse the chemical properties of essential oils and how they were used to treat burns, skin infections, gangrene, and wounds in soldiers during World War I. In 1928, Gattefossé founded the science of aromatherapy. By the 1950s massage therapists, beauticians, nurses, physiotherapists, doctors, and other health care providers began using aromatherapy.

Aromatherapy did not become popular in the United States until the 1980s. Today, many lotions, candles, and beauty products are sold as “aromatherapy.” However, many of these products contain synthetic fragrances that do not have the same properties as essential oils.’

Source

Why lavender is good for? As everyone probably knows, lavender helps with sleeping, but healing insomnia is not its only benefit. Lavender bath can relax your muscles after a hard cardio or heavy gym session, it can also be a relief after a stressful day at work or school. What else? Caught a cold? Feeling tired? Try lavender essential oil in a diffuser or vaporiser, I’m telling you, you’ll feel better!

If you’re interested in some more info click here. 

Time for eucalyptus. It is known for centuries for its wound healing qualities. It is highly antiseptic oil and helps wounds to heal quicker and prevent microbial infections to develop. As I mentioned before is also excellent in respiratory system problems like asthma, blocked nose, etc.

Peppermint is antiseptic and antimicrobial, but also very calming. I think it’s great to blend lavender (lol) with the peppermint, such a great smell!

I gave you examples of these three because I use them, but there are so many essential oils and all of them have unique benefits and smells. Click here to explore.

I recommend: 

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NYR

Natural Remedies

Relax Time!

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I would like to share this post again, because WINTER IS COMING. 

Plus I would like to share this great info with you, all in a nutshell!

Please include attribution to Positive Health Wellness with this graphic.

Aromatherapy Facts, Benefits and Uses

 Source of the graphic: PositiveHealthWellness 

British Heart Foundation Dechox

Hello Everyone!

This post is about me being on #dechox!

I recently joined British Heart Foundation and their DECHOX action to support research.

Here is my personal Just Giving <– Click here to donate and be one of the supporters!

I really encourage you to do it! It’s a great commitment and you can help to fight heart diseases by helping to fund research!

Let’s start dechoxing together!

 

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If you think dechoxing might be daunting, have a look on my Vegan Waffles Recipe! Sweet, but chocolatess and sugarless.

Comment down below if you are interested in chocolatefree recipes to help you survive #dechox.

 

 

Veggie Rolls

Time for a vegan recipe!

I always thought these are very time-consuming. But when I tried making some, I completely changed my mind, not only they are not time-consuming but also they are delicious!

You need:

Rice paper. I prefer bigger size.
Veggies! I used: peppers, avocado, rocket, radish, carrots, cucumbers.
Water.

Chilli sauce:

One chilli pepper.
Olive oil or rapeseed oil, it’s up to you.
Cider Vinegar.
Salt and pepper.
Garlic, one clove.
Water.
Tomato sauce.
Something sweet. I added some date syrup.
Black sesame (optional)
Soy Sauce. I always use Kikkoman Gluten Free

Preparation :

Chop chilli and garlic in super small pieces and fry a little bit. Then add a little bit of tomato sauce, then water, spices, sesame (optional), sweet stuff, and vinegar. Stir it and keep checking the taste, and keep adding things if you need to 🙂

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Check out my other vegan recipes: Sibberi Citrus Drink , Vegan Waffles.

Simple things you need to know before going to Crete.

Hello!

 

If you have been following my Instagram, it might have told you a little bit about my trip to Crete. Of course, nothing of it wouldn’t be complete without a whole post and me sharing, even more, photos! I must admit, the trip was absolutely amazing. We spent six days there and certainly that was not static. Drove about 350 miles and walked around 50 miles. Car rentals are extremely cheap, we got a deal for four days and paid only 120 euros! Dealing with locals was also very easy and pleasant – Crete seems to be a place without any red tape, so paperwork was cut down to the minimum. Loved it.

If you want to book it I can recommend OnTheBeach . Everything went smooth and without hidden costs or other surprises.
Oh, and one more thing. Be prepared for Cicadas! Lots of them. Everywhere.

 

I found some time to read and I really recommend this book! -> A Little History of the World.

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Vegan Spelt Waffles

 

I decided to make vegan waffles!. At first, I thought I will fail in making them, but surprisingly, not only that did not happen, but they came out better than non-vegan waffles! I swear they are super crispy and really tasty!

If you feel like making some,  I present you a recipe that I came up with. I found many vegan waffles recipes but I wasn’t entirely sure about them. You can experiment with it as much as you want. That’s what I did. I was just following my intuition. 🙂

The recipe:

  • 2 cups of all-purpose flour. I used white spelt.
  • 4 tbsp of oil. I used rapeseed.
  • 3 tbsp of vegan cream. I used Oatly and I recommend it!
  • 1 tsp soda or baking powder. I used gluten free corn baking powder.
  • Vanilla
  • Sweet stuff (mix and match): Xylitol, Stevia, Agave Syrup, Maple Syrup or Dates, it is entirely up to you. I used Stevia and Agave Syrup.
  • Water. You need to be careful with it. Add as much water as you need, the dough should be thicker than a pancake dough, but not too thick.
  • Add some seeds, if you want. I added chia.

Tip. You can also add a mashed banana. If I had one, I would do that 🙂

Mix it all together. As I mentioned earlier, the dough should be thicker than a pancake one but not too much.

Fry this in a waffle maker for about 5 minutes. Take a peek now and then to make them just the way you like them.

And you’re done!

They are extremely easy and tasty. We had them with sugar-free apricot jam and Choc-Shot by Sweet Freedom.

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Let me know about your experience 😉

Cheers!

Marianne

 

 

FARMDROP DISCOUNT 🙂

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Hello!

 

I know, I changed the name again. It’s a bit silly but I think I finally found the best one! The previous one – gone and forgotten.

But this post isn’t about my thoughts regarding blog names. I want to share my Farmdrop experience.

What’s Farmdrop? It’s an online organic food shop. I decided to try them because I am really unsatisfied with the food quality in all the big markets like Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, etc. If I buy tomatoes, they can stay two weeks in the fridge and even mould is not interested in eating them… Not even to mention me. Don’t count my boyfriend in, he eats everything. Friday morning, a lovely van arrived. Perfect time (I was texted the day before what time the driver may arrive, look at the screenshot below), an absolutely lovely deliverer unpacked my shopping, and the van… it was gorgeous! So, first impression? Great. Christmas came early this year, in August, so to speak.

What is more, everything smells extremely fantastic, like from my mum’s garden.  And if it says a bunch of beetroots, it means it’s a very big one. Artichoke? Massive, my friend. The quality is brilliant, I couldn’t ask for more. Will order every week.

Have a look:

 

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I just want you to know, this post isn’t sponsored. I chose to do it because I think healthy habits are extremely important and I am really disappointed with food quality in supermarkets.

If you are interested-> Farmdrop