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When life hands you lemons, come to my kitchen

When life hands you lemons (or you bring some from Italy), you definitely want to preserve some of them.

And yes – I brought lemons from Italy. And yes, I know, I can easily buy them in the supermarket down the street, but I always bring food back from my travels. Consider it a practical and edible souvenir.

Today I invite you into my kitchen and together we are preserving lemons. Fun!…

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I stuffed my inner 6 year old with ice cream

I spent last week in Southern Italy, breathing in the incredible scents of nature, taking in the views and enjoying the sunshine. And, of course, I ate.

This time I went with an open head about my diet. Yes, I generally avoid dairy, don’t eat meat and keep away from gluten. Not that long ago I would have stressed and tried to pre-plan and control everything. This time I just…

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Greetings from Krakow!

When I travel I always look for local specialities and my recent trip to Krakow (Cracow), Poland was no different. Only in Krakow you can eat Obwarzanki which have been made there since 17th Century so they must be good!

If you ever find yourself in Krakow make sure you try some; they are being sold from carts all over the Market Square and Wawel Castle. If you are not…

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And so it begins

This is when it all starts. A new beginning, one might say. Which by the way always makes me wonder – can you have an old beginning? But I digress.

Friday was monumental, I didn’t believe the day would come. I walked out of my office for the last time. After four years (and 8 years in the building) I left with a bunch of flowers, presents, memories, experience and…

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Fear? Who is talking about fear?

Six weeks ago I made a big decision, took a gamble, and resigned from my well-paid, secure job. Did I mention the holiday package and a pension plan? And by the way – I don’t have a new, better job to go into. In six weeks’ time (after I finish serving my 12 weeks notice) I will be unemployed.

From a newsletter I’ve just received from Jacob Sokol:

Growth comes from…

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Breakfast challenge – week 6

This is a bitter – sweet week as this is the last week of the challenge. As much fun as it was, t’s time to move on, which doesn’t mean going back to having porridge for breakfast every morning. I don’t think I would be able to do this ever again. I have come up with 41 different breakfasts! Impressive, even if I say so myself. And to think…

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Breakfast challenge – week 5

Week five… I am a little proud of myself for going this far, I have to say. I’ve never knew there are so many possibilities that open up as soon as I step out of the box.

Here are the stars of this week:

  • Coconut milk yogurt with baked figs and toasted almonds
  • Raw bread with humus and tempeh
  • Egg fried millet
  • Quinoa porridge with cooked apples
  • Rice porridge with coconut milk, vanilla and strawberries
  • Chickpea…

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Breakfast challenge – week 4

Week four and still going strong. Interestingly I am having more and more ideas so rather than counting down the days to finish I am actually adding more and more options to my breakfast menu.

I am just looking through my list from this week and trying to decide on the favourite. And hands down it needs to be the hot water oats topped with a fried egg, tomatoes and…

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Breakfast challenge – week 3

This is now getting really interesting and difficult. I still have some “easy wins” planned – easy breakfasts that I sometimes eat anyway but I am quickly running out of my options. I have a list of “planned breakfasts” and I am now around no 25 and really don’t know where I am going to find an inspiration to find another 5-7 different ideas.

Encouraged by my success with egg…

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Breakfast challenge – week 2

Week two was exciting. I run out of all the easy choices (and my rolled oats) so had to look for some new ideas and recipes. Like with most of the meals it is challenging to eat vegetarian and diary free diet, AND avoiding wheat as well. I am happy to report that it is completely manageable, but I do admit it requires planning and some cooking. Most cooking…

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