2017/09/15

Curry

This recipe is something I came up with when my boyfriend asked me to make a curry. He wanted to have lentils in there, so that's what I put in there. It turned out very delicious! I hadn't expected that. I was also a little afraid because I had never used coconut milk before and I feared that it would taste very coco-y. Thank God it didn't. 

I don't know if this recipe is authentic, but it tastes very good. 


2017/08/31

Our Trip to Denmark

In this post, I wanted to share a few pictures of our vacation in Denmark with you :) 

Two weeks ago, my boyfriend and I went to Denmark with my mother and my stepfather. They had invited us to stay at the house they rented because they had enough place for us to come along. I was really happy that they did because we hadn't planned a vacation. And it turned out that my father and his wife were staying at the exact same village so I could also meet them and finally introduce my boyfriend to my father and his wife. We had a great time and we all got along really well. 

Now to the pictures: 



The house my parents had rented was part of a resort and the whole resort was pretty close to the fjord. It took you five minutes to get from the house to the waterside. 

2017/08/20

Vanilla Cake with Chocolate Sprinkles

This is a quick and easy cake :) You can use any kind of chocolate that you like, I used milk chocolate with coconut flakes and it turned out delicious! It was very fluffy and moist, I really liked it.



Ingredients: 2 medium-sized eggs
200g / 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
125 g sugar
125 butter
200ml milk
100g chocolate 
5 g vanilla extract

2017/08/02

How to Save Money as a Book Addict

I read a lot. Right now, I'm reading about 11 books each month. And like many other hobbies, reading can become quite an expensive one... 

So far, I've read 88 books this year. If every book had cost about 10€*, I would have payed almost 900€ for books only! But out of these 88 books, I've got 37 books for free, got 6 books in used condition, 5 other books were gifts or I borrowed them, which leaves only 41 books that I bought (but that is still a lot!). Out of the new books that I bought, many were less than 10€ (and about 10 of them were under 3€). And today I wanted to share with you how I save a lot of money while still having more than enough books to read. All of these options are of course legal :) 


1. Books

I don't know about you, but I really like the feeling of having an actual book in my hand instead of some electronic device. And printed books have the big advantage that they can be resold or you can pass them on to family members and friends once you're done with them.**

2017/05/12

Pancakes

Pancakes are great for breakfast. And I can't think of anybody that doesn't like them. But there are many different regional recipes out there, like American pancakes, crêpes or German Pfannkuchen. Pfannkuchen are bigger and not as fluffy as American pancakes while crêpes are almost too thin for my taste. This recipe is for American pancakes. They turn out great! And the measurements are perfect for two persons, or if you're really hungry, you might want to eat them all on your own!


They are also not too sweet which is great because then you don't have to hold yourself back with the toppings! A popular topping in Germany is a mixture of sugar and cinnamon or a king of apple sauce. My boyfriend likes them with honey, I prefer strawberry or rasberry jam. 

2017/05/01

Potatoe Salad

I like potatoe salads, but the store-bought ones usually contain way too much mayonnaise. This recipe is inspired by the potatoe salad that my boyfriend's father always prepares. I've never seen anyone put curry powder in the dressing before! But it tastes very good. 



2017/04/21

Life After Review

Please note: This post was supposed to go online on the 18th of April, but I was having trouble with my laptop and I had to do a complete re-installation of Windows, so it's a little later than I planned. 

Back in January, I received an invitation to be part of the Launch Team for Life After. And now the release day has finally come! I am so excited to share my review with you. 



I really loved Life After. Once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. It is full of suspense and touching moments.

2017/04/16

Happy Easter!


Good morning! I just got up, hid a few eggs for my boyfriend and decorated the living room a bit :) Then I read the resurrection story, cried a little and was then filled with joy that He is risen. 
  I hope you're having a blessed Easter Sunday! 



It's been a little quiet on the blog lately and I want to apologize for that! I realized that I couldn't keep up with the schedule for blog posts that I had decided on.

2017/04/13

Fasting #2 - Preparations

Before starting my vegan fast, I made sure that I prepared myself well. I made a meal plan for the first two weeks and noted down all the ingredients I would need to prepare the recipes. I also bought a few vegan items to try them out and to replace dairy products. In this post, I want to give you a few tips for preparing a vegan time, no matter if you're fasting or if you want to change your diet permanently or if you just want to try being vegan for a short time.  




2017/04/07

Vegangelical Review

When I saw Vegangelical, I was pleasantly surprised that there are some books about veganism and Christianity out there. And because I am currently on a vegan fast, I thought that now was the perfect time to read it!




And when I read it, I was even more surprised that this book was balanced, convincing and not racidal at all(because both Christians and vegans can be quite radical sometimes). I really liked it. 

Sarah Withrow King shows that it is possible to interpret Scripture in a way that not only tolerates, but recommends a vegan diet and that we as humans need to treat animals well. And she also proves that there is no scriptural ground whatsoever to justify violence against animals. What I really liked about the book was that she not only focused on factory farms, but she also gave examples of animal abuse in zoos, circuses, the pet industry and in the fur and leather production. And even though these examples were hard to read, she did not expand them more than necessary to achieve a shocking effect. She rather let these examples speak for themselves. I really appreciated that. 

The writing was good and I could easily understand her train of thought. The biblical concepts she explained did not seem far-fetched but made a lot of sense. There are also a few questions at the end of each chapter for personal reflection and these questions were very good and balanced. 

I would recommend this book to anyone who's interested in a Christian argumentation for veganism. Because this book is very balanced and the author does not try to force the reader to agree with her, this book can be read and enjoyed by vegans and non-vegans alike. 


Disclaimer: I received a free copy via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Just to avoid any misunderstandings: Please keep in mind that this book represents one interpretation among many possible interpretations of Scripture. I recommend it because it was really interesting to read about, but I of course also respect different interpretations. As you might know, I am not vegan except for this year's Lent, so by recommending this book, I don't want to say that all Christians need to be vegan.