To celebrate and honour the summer solstice I would always choose a big comfortable picnic outside, at best having a bonfire, invite some friends, prepare delicious food, enjoy the sun together & be present! It is a nourishing experience to eat, drink & have fun in nature. To find a good spot under a beautiful tree, to feel the grass under your feet and to create the most comfortable magical little nook in the garden or park. I try to let my life happen outside more. I believe it is important to curtail some expectations to find joy and wholeness in simpler things. To really feel & understand the meaning and love behind a gathering! It is a good practice in life to be happy & satisfied more easily. Do small things with great love!
Despite living in the city, I have several parks or friends with gardens to choose from. But the weather is very unpredictable here in Germany, so when a good day has come I am enjoying & taking advantage of it down to the last d e t a i l and minute!
I don’t expect everyone to get as excited as I am over a gathering in nature, doing handstands and eating quiche. Maybe you enjoy it subconsciously, but it’s nice to ask yourself sometimes what makes you come alive & then to go out and do that!
For me it is exactly this feeling of simplicity, gathering and sharing. To spread some love & wholesome nourishing food.
I updated my event section on this blog to make my dream of miraculous gatherings come true & to nourish you with healthy foods that make you glow from the inside out! Take a look, a lot of exciting things will happen soon! Or maybe come over to meet to sip some magical green juice together!
The quiche tastes good warm, cold & on the next day. I talked about abundance of fruits in my last post and here I dealt with the abundance of rich sun ripened and tasty tomatoes. I try to eat as many of them as I can in the summertime. A leek quiche is what I always connect when thinking of quiche in general and what I have always loved the most since my childhood. I remember a good friend of the family who made the best quiche and everytime my mum took me, my sister and brother to her house I asked for this quiche ( and I wanted to watch Mary Poppins every single time, I obviously sticked to what made me feel good as a kid ). Then one day she showed my how to prepare the quiche. To be in the kitchen, watching & smelling the process was really magical for me as a little girl. I value those memories and for this reason I recreated my beloved leek quiche. Somehow a dish tastes extra special when you connect it to happy memories right?
TOMATO LEEK QUICHE
makes 1 large quiche or 6 small ones
1 cup rice flour
2/3 cup almond flour
4 tbsp cornflour
1 tsp himalaya salt
6 tbsp coconut oil
6-8 tbsp ice cold water
1 tbsp maple syrup
1/2 cup rice cream
1 tbsp flax seeds
1/2 tsp grated nutmeg
2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp himalaya salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp yeast flakes
2 generous handfuls of mixed ( sizes & colors) tomatoes
1 handful fresh spinach
1 large leek stalk
In a large bowl, sift together the flours and the salt, then mix in the water and coconut oil. Use your hands to form a dough ball, wrap it in clingfilm and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
In the meantime you prepare the veggies and filling. In a small bowl, mix together the rice cream, flax seeds, nutmeg, rosemary ( leaves chopped ), salt, pepper and yeast flakes. Stir until combined and set aside. Wash the veggies thoroughly, chop the tomatoes in halves, the spinach and leek in thin stripes. When the dough is ready, prepare the tart form with a baking sheet which covers the bottom and take some coconut oil to spread around the sides. Again use your hands to press the dough into the bottom and up the sides evenly. Add the leek, spinach and at last the tomatoes, then fill up the quiche with the prepared cream. Bake for 40 minutes at 375 F / 190°c. Enjoy!
– You can read the recipe in german/ Auf Deutsch könnt ihr das Rezept für die vegane Tomaten Lauch Quiche bei makeyourselfmove nachlesen!
Since the summer solstice just happened and this recipe is well suited to celebrate & honour this wonderful event, I recommend you do this! However you like. Summer solstice is the day of longest light. A time for renewal, healing, manifesting, letting go, shifts, to make bonfires, stay up late to greet the dawn, move with the cycle of nature & it lets us remember that this season is short. The truth of its passing away brings us back to be more conscious and to appreciate the seasons preciousness!