Meatballs filled with Avocado

March 9 - this coming Wednesday is officially the (US) national meatball day! What better way then to celebrate this day with a new recipes for meatballs? I've thought about going vegan once or twice, quite frankly, I was a vegetarian for almost 4 years of my life (note, that I simply did not like the taste - typical teenage-syndrom everyone goes through I guess). When looking back at it, and despite the reoccuring veganism trend I see ...

Chocolate over Chocolate

  Chocolate over chocolate over chocolate - can you believe it? I never used to be a huge chocolate fan, mostly because my stomach didn't take it all too well. Then I discovered lactose free chocolate and almond milk: my whole world has changed. I absolutely love chocolate now - I still don't indulge in it daily, though love treating myself from time to time. Speaking of treating, I decided to treat my family last week ...

Chipotle Summer Salad

Chipotle! Oh, it's when I hear that word I already start drewling and simultaneously digging up my memories from San Diego & LA from three years ago. Time passes way too quickly - really in the mood for flying over to LA again, to explore some more of that city and eat myself through all the wonderful restaurants and coffee houses. But I don't want to dwell in the past, so instead, I've made my ...

Why and How to Stay Hydrated

Water. You would think there is nothing special about it, yet, it is the one thing our bodies cannot live without. I admit, I barely used to drink water - yes, a glass here and there but I was a sucker for Coke Zero and all other "calorie free" soft drinks. Several months ago, I stopped all of it. I completely live off of water now (and the occasional alcohol, which I am not counting ...

Gluten- & Dairyfree Banana Bread

Good morning folks and happy Wednesday! Some of you might have seen me sharing my 'in the making' baking picture of my Banana Bread on my Instagram. I love banana bread - I used to make banana cake all the time actually. Then I wasn't allowed to have any gluten and my old recipe fell into dust. I've been thinking of making a similar recipe the past weeks on a constant now, so this past weekend I ...