3 super easy and healthy breakfast ideas

Are you a breakfast lover or do you prefer to eat nothing early in the morning? It’s not that bad to start the day with a healthy and delicious breakfast! You are in hurry very often? Try out one of my 3 super easy and healthy breakfast ideas. 5 reasons why you should eat breakfast … Weiterlesen

Foolproof low carb super healthy fruity nut loaf

Are you cookbook addicted as well? I’m working on a big giveaway for you. I want to giveaway some of my favorite cookbooks as well as some favorite products from on of my favorite organic brand. As you read in my latest blog post I’m a hobbyblogger and have less time to publish a new post … Weiterlesen

Falafel Tacos and Broste giveaway time!

*This post is sponsored by Broste-Copenhagen One of the most delicious savory meals I know are wraps and falafel (as well as burger and French fries). I recognized I didn’t share my favorite Taco recipe on my blog yet. So I hurried up and wrote down the ingredients for you. This kind of food really … Weiterlesen

Kill the Beetroot Burger with Tzatziki

Do you adore Burger? Ever used beets in a burger patty? No? No it’s time. I promise you. This will be one of your favorite burger you ever ate. Prepare beetroot patties, tzatziki and sliced avocado. Staple all together on a whole meal toastie. Ready to eat! Food Photography is fun! It’s emotional, it’s life, … Weiterlesen

Creamy Vanilla Chia Pudding with baked Banana

Breakfast Love Are you a breakfast lover? If yes, you should try out baked banana with oats, chia or yoghurt. If not, you should start with this vanilla chia pudding soon. Frying bananas is really simple and so delicious. They are getting sweeter after frying and you can add your favorite spices as well. Ground … Weiterlesen

Vegan pumpkin seed olive cream & my diet and cooking routine

  To be honest! I can’t avoid eating cheese and I don’t want to miss it in my life. But I learned to enjoy other spread ideas as well like this vegan pumpkin seed olive cream. For example nut and seed creams, pastes or dips. Sometimes I feel surfeited by eating lots of cheese every … Weiterlesen

Creamy coconut lentil curry with veggie meatballs

Veggie meatballs? My hubby asked me about the association between meat and vegan / vegetarian Food. He think it’s stupid to bring vegetarian or vegan food in connection with animals. I need to think about my opinion. Vegan or vegetarian food often get names like “Veggie Tuna”, “Veggie Chicken” or something like that. For me vegetarian food has nothing to do with meat. Sure, it sometimes tasty similar but never complete equal. The reason we vegetarians or vegans call our meals sometimes like this is to show people the big range of possibilities in the vegetarian and vegan kitchen. Sometimes the meals looks like a “meat meal” but it isn’t one. I really thought about the name of this new recipe and decided to use veggie meatballs because I’m sure lots of people who haven’t ate a lot of vegetarian or vegan food in the past will take notice of this recipe when they read “meat”. The people were raised by eating meat and some people have problems to change their diet. Names like this helps people to find a way to test new ways of cooking.

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Thank you by the way

Lots of people leave a comment on my last Blog Post about “How to grow your Instagram Following“. I hope people who didn’t use Instagram aren’t upset I talked about this topic as well. For me Instagram is a big part of my life and I want to share my experiences with all these lovely people who supports me at any time. I had the feeling to give something back. So this food blog is more than food and sharing recipes. This blog is a place where I share my experiences about my food journey and Instagram is a big part of this.

I definitely will write down a second blog post about the details of my (food) Instagram growing. Lots of you asked my about the details as well. These details are more about the food Instagram in a special niche. But I’m sure the most of my follower are food lover as well. Not a surprise right. Haha.

About the recipe and veggie meatballs

Back to the recipe. This creamy coconut centil curry with veggie meatballs was a spontaneous creation from me because I need to use my leftover I have at home when I was hungry. I always stock some lentils in my kitchen as well as coconut milk or cream. So it was easy to prepare a coconut lentil curry with some spices. It is such a fast and healthy meal. As you maybe know I’m still experimenting with tofu in my kitchen. By the way you find the best tofu scramble on my friends blog. In this way I also have some different kinds of tofu in my fridge. Herbs in the garden are a standard base as well. I got the preparation tip for these aromatic veggie meatballs from a good friend and decided to try them out as well. Really good stuff ;o).

This meal is full vegan and really healthy because of the high quality fatty acids from the coconut milk. Lentils are such a big source of protein. They are quick and easy to prepare when compared to other dried beans and you can stock them always in the kitchen for a long time to have them on hand when you need them.

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RECIPE
CREAMY COCONUT LENTIL CURRY WITH VEGGIE MEATBALLS

Serve 4

For the veggie meatballs

400g Tofu (natural one)
200g breadcrumbs (I use whole grain)
1 red onion
1 bunch of fresh parsley
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp paprika powder
1 tsp Italian herbs (dried)
2 tsp salt
Black Pepper
Coconut Oil

Preparation
veggie meatballs

  1. Pick up the parsley leaves
  2. Roughly cut the onion and the tofu
  3. Mix all ingredients in a blender or with a immersion blender
  4. Form 12-15 small balls
  5. Heat coconut oil in a pan
  6. Fry the balls over medium heat for 2-3 min each side
  7. Set aside

For the creamy lentil curry

800g canned tomatoes (I use cocktail tomatoes)
400ml coconut milk
120g red lentils
100g cherry tomatoes
2 tsp grated ginger
2 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 bunch chopped cilantro
2 garlic gloves
2 tsp salt
Black Pepper

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Preparation

  1. Press garlic and fry in coconut oil over high heat
  2. Rinse lentils
  3. Add canned tomatoes, grated ginger, turmeric and cayenne pepper
  4. Bring it to boil and cook for 5 min.
  5. Add red lentils and 700ml of water
  6. Reduce heat and let simmer for 35 min.
  7. Chop the cilantro (save a few leaved for decoration)
  8. Once the lentils are soft, add the cherry tomatoes and coconut milk
  9. Simmer for 2 min.
  10. Add chopped cilantro (save a few leaved for decoration)
  11. Taste with salt and pepper
  12. Serve with veggie meat ball
  13. Enjoy

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Walnut Oat Cream with baked Banana

Walnut, Cashew Nut, Oats – mix whatever you want! Welcome simply Breakfast Creams! I already published one of my favorite nut creams, my base Cashew Cream. After eating it for a long time I wanted to try another version of a nut or grain cream. So I decided to mix some of my favorite breakfast ingredients and await the result eagerly.

Walnut, Oat and baked Banana!

What a mouthwatering combination. I love to smell the flavor of the baked banana when I fry them in the morning. It’s only a few minutes of work and the result is so amazing. As you already read in one of my previous posts “Dietary Change” it’s one of the best decision to start with changing little things in your life to change your diet. Start with your breakfast! Prepare this walnut oat cream in advance to have a healthy and tasty breakfast for 3 days. You only need to fry the bananas in time because they are not that flavorful when they are cold. Instead of baked bananas you can use any other fresh fruits like apples or simply unbaked banana.

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Have you heard about the disadvantages of phytic acids?

Phytic acid has a strong binding affinity to important minerals. Soaking nuts or grains is really healthy because oats contains phytic acids. You need to soak the nuts or grains to break it. For more information read this article: Phytic acid

You can also add a pinch of apple vinegar to make the oats more digestible.

Oats are one of the best breakfast ingredients to make you feel full for longer. They are also one of the grains with the highest protein volume.
And they taste very good and are really versatile. You can soak them, cook them or simply add them cold to your muesli.

Vanilla Almond Butter for everything

By the way: I love to top EVERYTHING with my home-made Vanilla Almond Butter. I always stock a jar of it in my house to have it on hand when I need something sweet. Topping your nut cream or your baked banana with this nut butter brings you to another level of taste! I never know it until I tried it out. You find the simple recipe here: Vanilla Almond Butter

So guys, as promised on Instagram here is the recipes for this walnut oat cream you asked for 😉

Walnut Oat Cream with baked Banana

Serve 4

Cream

100g Walnuts
100g Oats
4-5 Dates
1 Tsp ground vanilla
1 cinnamon stick (or ½ tsp)
200 ml water

To Serve

4 ripe bananas
Coconut oil for frying
Vanilla Almond Butter for topping

Preparation

  1. Soak all ingredients for the cream in 200-300ml water and store in the fridge overnight
  2. Mix the cream in the morning
  3. Fry the banana over medium heat in coconut oil
  4. Serve with baked Banana and Vanilla Almond Butter

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The Breakfast Basis: Cashew Cream

I prepare my breakfast in the evening to have less stress in the morning very often. A light Cashew Cream is the base of my favorite breakfast variations. This cream is season independent. You can enjoy it in the summer months with cold fruits or in the winter months with baked banana or hot berry sauce. Whatever you want. The possibilities are amazing! You can store this cream up to 3 days in the fridge in a closed container.

For my it is always really special to discover new diet ideas like this Cashew Cream. You only can discover new ones when you release old habits. Sometimes it is really difficult to release them but it worth it. Trust me. Change is often a possibility to grow in your own way.

Healthy Nuts

Nut are a big component in my daily diet since years. Nuts have such a high nutrient content on a small size. You get lots of vitamins and minerals when you enjoy such a small amount of nuts a day. They are also really filling and a perfect ingredient to make you full for longer. This is really important for me because I’m a 4-times eater and don’t eat between breakfast and lunch. Cashewnuts are used very often in my kitchen. Not only for breakfasts. They are perfect for soups as well or smoothies because you get such an amazing creaminess by adding them. My absolutely favorite smoothie with Cashewnuts is this one: http://nutsandblueberries.com/turmeric-cashew-smoothie-with-lemon/

The fat rate of 40% in Cashewnuts is low by comparison with other nuts like Walnuts (60%). They also contains healthy high valuable protein, vitamin B and folate.

Fresh Fruits

I love to add cherries in my Cashew Cream. I’m so happy cherry season began here in Germany. They are perfect when they are really cold and fresh so take care to use them within a few days. To avoid an attack from bacteria keep the stalk. It protect the cherry.

Favorite Topping

One more high recommendation is use almond butter as a topping. Have you ever made your own one? It’s so easy and bring you to another level of enjoyment. Trust me! I eat it nearly every day. I use almond butter as topping on smoothies, smoothie bowls or simply eat it together with apple slices. I added the recipe as well if you like to try it out. Give it a try. Please!! You won’t be sorry about it. I make mine with ground vanilla and nothing more. You don’t need to add other sweetener because the almonds are sweet itself.

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Recipe
The Breakfast Basis: Cashew Cream

Serve 1

50g cashew nuts, soaked overnight
30g buckwheat, soaked overnight
2 dates
1 tsp ground vanilla
pinch of nut milk (I use my self-made walnut milk)

My favorite Topping
handful of fresh cherries
Almond Butter (Recipe below)

Instructions

  1. Rinse the cashew nuts in the morning
  2. Mix them together with the dates, the vanilla and a pinch of nut milk
  3. You can mix it completely or not if you prefer a crunchy structure

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Recipe
Vanilla Almond Butter

Serve 1 Jar

500g raw almonds
2 tsp ground vanilla

Instructions

  1. Add the almonds and vanilla in a high speed blender
  2. Mix it until you get a creamy nut butter
  3. The time dependds on how strong your blender is (I need 7-10 minutes with my Vitamix)

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