Adzuki Bean Brownies

You may have heard that we have the best chocolate in Switzerland. So it’s no surprise that we eat a lot of chocolate – and with a lot I mean A LOT – more than 11 kg per person a year. As a matter of fact we’re number two in Europe when it comes to chocolate consumption – only the Germans eats more. Even Belgium – the self-proclaimed chocolate nation – only eats around 4 kg per person a year. Maybe their chocolate isn’t as good as advertised… I’m just saying 😉

Anyways, since I’m a big fan of healthy-ish recipes I’ve created a brownie recipe that uses adzuki beans instead of flour and medjool dates and maple syrup instead of refined sugar. Chia seeds, pecans and almonds give them some extra protein. Feel free to pimp the recipe to your liking by adding stuff (like cornflakes or dried cherries). If you do, please let me know how it turned out. Be creative and have fun!

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DIY Yoga Mat Cleaning Spray

Yoga Mat Spray

Namaste to all the Yogis out there! I’ve been practicing yoga for quite a while now and I absolutely love it. Especially since I’ve started having back problems about 5 years ago, it is my go-to sport to keep my lower back healthy and pain-free. Last year I bought a Jade Yoga Mat which I can highly recommend. It is made of eco-friendly natural rubber and comes in an extra thick (8mm) variation, which is perfect for people with pointy knees and elbows like me .

If you work out on your mat, you should clean it after every other session to get rid of the sweat, dust and other dirt. The best way to clean your mat is with gentle, natural ingredients that don’t harm the rubber. This DIY cleaning spray contains tea trea oil and witch hazel wich have antibacterial properties and essential oils to leave a relaxing scent to help you unwind after your workout session.

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Homemade Apple Pie Granola

Homemade Apple Pie Granola

Hello, guess who? After a hiatus of more than four months, I’m finally back. As the weather turned cold, I kind of fell into a state of hibernation and didn’t feel like creating content for the blog. But now I’m back and ready to share with you some epic new recipes I’ve came up with the last couple of months. The first one is this delicious, healthy winter granola made of oats, nuts, seeds, cranberries and apples with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. It’s super easy to make and it’ll take you only about 25 minutes until it’s done. Let me know what you think of this recipe. And while we’re at it: Let me know what kind of content you’d like to read in the future on this blog. Until next time!

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Skinny Pumpkin Spice Latte Recipe

I’m always a bit sad when fall arrives, because summer is my favorite season. But then I remind myself of all the good things that fall brings: colored leaves, roasted chestnuts, the cozy layered fashion, dark lipstick, and last but not least Pumpkin Spice Latte. Since Starbucks introduced this drink back in 2003, it has become one of the most popular seasonal beverages. I created this recipe to have a healthier and cheaper alternative to the original one – with real pumpkin, less calories and all natural ingredients. So snuggle in your onesie, make yourself a cup, turn on Netflix and enjoy fall season! Continue reading

Kinder Chocolate Muffins

Dear friends, please be aware that the following recipe contains a shit load of sugar, fat and chocolate. Basically all the good stuff. As you may have guessed, this is not a healthy recipe. I repeat: THIS IS NOT A HEALTHY RECIPE. Common side effects may include overeating, prolonged cheat days and a serious chocolate addiction – which I won’t be held responsible for. Please enjoy these muffins at your own risk and in reasonable amounts. Also, please share them with your friends and family. They will love you forever. You’re welcome.

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Salted Caramel Peanut Pretzel Nice Cream

Salted Caramel Pretzel Nice Cream

Do you like the combination of sweet and salty? Do you think Pretzel M&M’s are one of mankind’s most ingenious inventions? I see we’ll get along perfectly 😉 If you also prefer your food healthy and dairy-free, you’ll love this recipe. It’s the perfect combo of sweet, salty, crunchy and creamy and my favorite treat this summer.

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A Weekend In Paris

Eiffel Tower

Paris always had a special attraction to me. Mostly because I’m obsessed with macarons, but also because (unlike most Swiss Germans) I love the French language as well as its fashion and food culture. Last June I finally got to visit Paris for the very first time. I spent three nights there with a friend. We did some sightseeing, went to Disneyland and had our taste buds blown away by the local cuisine.

Here are some of my favorite places I’ve encountered as well as some practical tips for visiting Paris.

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