I admit I’ve been having my troubles with vegan baking endeavors… One of my grandmothers used to have her own bakery, so she was a baker by trade. Whenever we visit her, we are served delicious homemade cakes. Since going vegan, I have been trying to bring baked vegan goods, but was always a little ashamed because they couldn’t keep up with her cakes in the slightest. I have tried a few vegan cakes, muffins and brownies and apart from this raw-vegan cheesecake (which technically doesn’t count as baking), I was never happy with the result. Never!
When you hear “oil pulling” for the 1st time, you most likely will not be able to imagine what it is, how it’s done and most of all why! I was similarly clueless when I first heard about it. But stumbling across it several times and having heard experiences from multiple people, I wanted to try it myself.
I’m a true smoothie-lover. Most of the time I make green smoothies because I use every opportunity to incorporate more healthy greens into my diet. But this one particular morning we had some coconut milk, apple sauce and blueberries left over and I ended up with the best smoothie I’ve ever made. I kid you not. I was super impressed, so I had to share the recipe! 🙂
I know, I know. Christmas is over… BUT winter is not and I think winter is gingerbread season! It just got really cold here in Germany and I am more than ever craving those hot chai teas and warm breakfast pancakes!
Okay friends, here comes a classic Franconian dish, which I used to love before going vegan. Franconia, the part of Germany I am from, is a region in the north of Bavaria (which is in the south of Germany). “Sauerbraten” is a hearty and opulent meal, which you would eat on Sundays or holidays like Christmas.
When I think of prunes, I always have to think of Louis Litt from the show ‘Suits’ because he likes to drink his “prunies”. This warming winter breakfast incorporates prunes in a different way, but I’m sure Louis would enjoy it equally!
There is something about Indian food that I find extremely comforting. Just having a big pot of warm curry with rice and some naan makes me pretty happy, especially on these colder days. We have had about a week of winter with snow & colder temperatures here in Germany, but it has gone back to fall now with about 8°C and rain.