CASHEW TURMERIC SMOOTHIE

Hi guys. Nothing but colds and shivers from within and all around me lately. It is freezing outside so that the one whole week of staying at home in bed wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. In order to get rid of my ear infection, inflammation, migraine and tinnitus I had to stay home and rest. I always thought of me as quite the chilled person and everyone always tells me that I must have such a relaxed life and state of mind since I am a yoga teacher and practice so much. Mm let me get this straight, yoga is a wonderful tool to both strengthen and relax the body and mind. But “even” yoga teachers or lets say I guess everyone no matter what their job is, gets stressed out. Yes, maybe the meditation and breathing exercises shield me from little stress factors but the big ones like overworking for a long period of time, cold and rainy weather, alcohol, lack of sleep, poor food choices, conflicts etc. …they get to me. Big time! And because I thought I had figured out how to rest and recharge (=chill) I was yet too late to listen to the signs of my body. To rest accordingly is a mastery. Now that I had time to lie low and stopped fighting my sickness the healing could begin. I assume it is no wonder that I am not a fan of antibiotics and so forth so I am relying on healthy food to replenish me, lots of sleep, tea, soups, warmth, essential oils and turmeric. I love it for its anti-inflammatory actions and it adds a beautiful golden color to everything (fingers, clothes and wood boards too!).

This smoothie combines some of my favourite ingredients – cashews, vanilla and turmeric. Trust me it does your body and tastebuds good. Stay healthy & meet me on the instaverse!

CASHEW TURMERIC SMOOTHIE

Serves 1

1 ripe banana
1 cup cashew mylk
1 tsp coconut oil
juice of half an orange
2 pitted medjool dates
1 tbsp cashew butter
1 tsp bee pollen
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
a small pinch of sea salt + black pepper
amaranth pops and coconut chips (optional, for garnish)

Place all of the ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until completely smooth and creamy, fill in a glas or bowl and enjoy!

INTERVIEW LIZ SMITHERS

INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN • INTERVIEW SERIES

With this series I am sharing my absolute admiration and honor of beautiful empowering women whom I feel deeply inspired by. Each is unique but they all share one important quality – living what they love with authenticity. I am impressed by their courage, passion and success.
Connecting & supporting each other is a theme close to my heart and through this space I will share their beauty and creativity with all of you.

Get empowered and inspired – Time for girl crushes & intriguing details!

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What a babe! Liz Smithers, the next fabulous women of my INSPIRATION-Interview Series, is the mind behind elikeaton. It’s a healthy lifestyle website where you can find all sorts of alchemy, recipes, musings, stunning pictures, products and wisdom. She wants to help you “steep in your journey to high-vibrational living”. I stumbled upon Liz (based on Kauai btw) on instagram and was hooked ever since. Her company creates spirited food rooted in plant chemistry + elevated apothecary staples. Their newest addition are bioactive nut butters.

You can find alot on the internet, but not your own personal wellness recipe

I love the honesty and sensuality of her words and imagery. It has a way of saying: Just enjoy the heck out of your life with every cell and every breath. Be free and feel sexy, share it, own it!
I am deeply inspired and grateful Liz for your sparkly work you share with us.
Read all about her passions, rituals and adaptogenic love affairs in this interview.

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YOU ARE…Liz Smithers

PATH OF SERVICE…elevated lifestyling

YOUR MISSION…to provide convenient, eccentric, and mystical products in the form of language + substances to help pave the path to expansion of consciousness.

WHAT LED YOU TO HERE…An extremely debilitating case of negative self talk, substance abuse, and body shaming.

A TYPICAL DAY…MCT coated matcha-moringa lattes + yoga clients all morning. TRX or Ashtanga practice before I create in the kitchen. Photograph my creations and then get lost in my computer fort he rest oft he day until my boyfriend comes home. Researching, emailing, masterminding, blogging, brand building, reading over and over again the benefits of an adaptogenic-based diet.

WHAT DOES BEING A WOMAN MEAN TO YOU? Being flawlessly imperfect and owning it. Not being afraid to shake your shit and stand up for what you really believe in. Knowing how to cook a high vibrational 5 course meal from scratch.

EXPRESSION OF CONSCIOUSNESS & SUSTAINABILITY? It is something that takes practice. You become what you practice. If you practice conscious living, mindfulness and positive thinking, the way you brush your hair and speak to your clients will be just that. Sustainability is a side benefit of conscious living!

WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR? I am grateful that i experienced struggle early on and that it came out of nowhere. I was very protected my entire life and grew up in a home that was very much provided for. I had all of the „things“ that one could want growing up, except for awareness of my body + mind + the actions that followed. When I hit my twenties, life caught up to me fast and the things my parents DIDNT teach me I had to teach myself. I was forced to humble myself as my ego was shut down when I realized that there was more to life, compassion + self love, than having „things“

IDEA OF HAPPINESS? Making raw cheesecakes + drinking strong medicinal mushroom lattes dancing to The Lumineers with sun or beach breaks in between ☺

PHILOSOPHY ON FOOD & WELLNESS? It cant be something that you find on the internet. You can find alot on the internet, but not your own personal wellness recipe. Reaching high vibrational living is in my opinion, rocket science. Its hard man, and can slip away easily if you let it! I flushed animal products from my system years ago and I truly believe, as long as you supplement with substances that offer a whole different prism of potency, you are just fine leaving the piglets + calves in the pasture……I tend to follow Ayurveda most closely when I feel like I have hit a wall and need some guidance so there is a little ghee and eggs in my diet but fort he most part I function best off of lots and lots of fat + fruit, minimal protein, and activated seeds + nuts + grains. I think I love coffee as much as I love my family so probiotic rich drinks + foods are a must as the acid in coffee really can rip up my system. I also keep my coffee consumption to a 3-4 times a week minimum because of my vata body constitution. Coffee will send me off my rocker if I let it!
I exercise pretty much every day. Im addicted to movement and bodies are supposed to be in motion. The stress of not being able to move literally sends me into a swollen state of discomfort. Its MESSED UP. ☺

HOW DO YOU CONNECT NATURALISM & THE MODERN WORLD? Insert natural things, thoughts, and foods into our modern life. Dont hold back any opinions you have, stay raw. And eat LOTS of raw. I am huge on food. Its the most direct way we can flood ourselves with what we want to eventually become. The more you eat foods from the forest, not the factory, the quicker youll move into a synchronistic state of pure harmony. If you have someone over for coffee, blend some pine pollen + raw honey into it. Use kombucha over soda water for mimosas on the weekends. Bring plants inside, especially if you live in a city. Dont be afraid to walk around without shoes on.

WHO/WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
This ones hard, Im easily inspired by people. If you want to feel good about yourself, hang out with me because I will shower your work in compliments! I have noticed a dramatic shift in peoples overall compassion for others within the last few years and I truly think its because millenials have switched up the game and let their creative power FLY. Now everyones experiencing a surge of inspiration and realizing they are capable of innovation too. Its beautiful.
WHO inspires me? The Savana podcast, my childhood best friend Ellery, my dad (he has put so much faith in what im starting!), Nitsa Citrine, Taline Gabriel, the beautiful hippie chicks who cashier at health food stores, Beyonce, Victoria Secret models (no shame!), my mom + sister as a collective unit because they are the same person and set my selfish tendencies straight sometimes!, Frida Kahlo, The Jungalow, Amanda Bacon, Regina Ferguson, Mary silcox.

MOST IMPORTANT…
Personal growth? Cutting out the attachment to material goods.
Lesson learned? You cant take without asking.
Adivce given? Stick to your word. I struggle with this as my schedule fils up quickly.
Advice for women? Dont ever let negative self talk patterns strengthen themselves. Catch them before its swallowed you. You are beautiful in your own way.
Advice for success? Dont stop.
Advice for your younger self? Start looking inward, not outward for answers.
Quality in a woman? Confidence. Its something no one can deny you of.
Relationship Advice? Maintain separate lives.
Thing you always carry in your bag? Citrine + quartz.

RITUALS…
Daytime? I binge on adaptogens.
Nighttime? Sesame oil massage.
Beauty? Make a steaming hot pot of water and fill it with whatever herbs you can find from your garden (rosemary, sage, mint). Add cloves, cinnamon, rose petals, literally any plant foods. Cover your head in the pot with a towel and steam open your face until you have sweated everything out. Make a paste of Moringa powder, avocado, sea salt, and honey and apply to face. Let mask sit for 10 minutes and then wash off and follow with coconut oil + rose oil to moisturize.
Medicinal? I make a paste of Chaga, Cordyceps, and Reishi mixed with colostrum, + honey and eat it like pudding. Multiple times a day!

 

NOURISHMENT…
…for your soul? Eat what you crave.
…for your heart? Allow yourself to be sexy, vulnerable, and expressive.
…for the mind? Eat LOTS of fat.
…for your body? Make sure you move every day and massage yourself often. Feel your skin with your hands. Have lots of sex.
…for your spirit? Dont try and follow some sort of spiritual path that someone else is. Let yourself define your own concept of what spirit is. Definitely dont be afraid to express yourself. Oh and take part in shen building exercises and meals……lots of Pearl powder, matcha, reishi, and good conversation will nourish the spirit. The spirit just wants to believe.

FAVOURITES…
Breakfast? Organic apple slathered with ELI KEATON BIOACTIVE BUTTER (coming soon!) + a matcha latte (i dont eat much for breakfast!) Usually have a coffee around 11 am too ☺
Lunch? Some sort of large greens salad with toasted nuts of ANY kind and garlic tahini dressing
Dinner? THAI HOT curry please with pecan crusted tofu wedges.
Snack? Dry roasted sweet potato fries or frozen mango ☺
Recipe? Dumplings by Emily via thisrawsomeveganlife
Treat? Dates stuffed with almond butter + a little coconut oil ☺
Drink? Alcoholic: Mexican mojito (tequila) non alcoholic: raw coconut water
Restaurant? Currently Caffe Coco here on Kauai
Skills? Knowing how to take a good picture or build something!
Kitchen appliance? Oh m gosh. My vitamix.
Book? Any book that has to do with Chinese medicine, self discovery, or Ashtanga yoga
Music? I love anything from Trampled by Turtles to Wu Tang clan to Stevie Nicks
Movie? Prooooobably The Great Gatsby.
Quote? I think that little by little Ill be able to solve my problems and survive –Frida Kahlo
Artist? Mary Silcox. Shes an all around artist of music , paint, and fashion. Based out of Richmond, Va.
Place? My moms kitchen
Element? Earth
Country? Spain
Way to move? Ashtanga yoga
Herb? Pine pollen
Plant? Spider plant
Beauty Product? A good sea salt scrub for face + body
Clothing? Flowy, tight waisted, cotton, leather clogs

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MEET LIZ

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All Pictures via elikeaton.com

EATING FOR HORMONAL BALANCE PART 1

HORMONAL BALANCE //

My food journey has shown me that healing and feeling your very best is a process. My body knows what is best for me and yours does too – We just need to listen. It can take time and only with regularity and patience a connection occurs, which brings change. The subtle signals want be adressed before the not so subtle signals appear (think everything that you can see on the outside of your body and a noticeable change in mood/character). Books can be a nice company on your journey towards health and hormonal balance. But in the end it is essential that you do the soul & root searching yourself. It is more about activating and acting out the intuition. Hormones are shaping our everyday life and actions, emotions and organs.

This step helped me to go deeper in my layers and shift my health from the deep roots – and slowly onto the surface. Here are my favourite 5 eating tips for hormonal balance:

1. EAT PLANTS
Loads of them. In form of sprouts, greens, fermented kraut, herbs, seasonal veggies, legumes, fruit. Broccoli is a good one for women. When I feel exhausted I add spirulina or chlorella into my smoothies, to give me that extra kick of vital minerals and vitamins. Plant goodness combined: Corn Turmeric Wraps.

2. NOURISH
Food is energy. I try to balance out my meals with cooked, steamed and alive foods. Fresh herbs, sprouts, micro greens, fresh greens, sauerkraut paired with veggies, some grains and a protein like chickpeas, tempeh, lentils, beans, eggs, feta etc. I developed a balanced mindset through and with it, and a relationship which nourishes more than the hunger. It goes beyond. I work with that energy, I put love and good intentions into cooking and preparing my food. My heart, mind and body come into balance, senses and cells are nourished. Feel the love and warmth with a Healing Kitchari.

3. DIGESTION
Alive foods like fermented sauerkraut, yogurt, tempeh or Kombucha are essential parts of a healthy diet as they are an active support for our digestion, support our immune system, clear up skin, regulate weight & boost a happy mindset. Sauerkraut is also high in iron, folic acid, fiber and probiotic bacteria – Which makes it a superfood for women and mamas + supports a balanced hormone system and digestion.Love for good bacteria & enzymes! But also fiber rich foods like sweet potato, figs, avocado, berries, coconut, pear and peas. In the mood for a Probiotic Smoothie?

4. GOOD FAT
This is a game changer. I consciously eat more fat than ever. And it serves my hormones, mind (our brains consist of 60 percent fat and need good fat to function well) and energy levels. My favourite sources of good fat are avocado, ghee, coconut oil, linseed oil, walnuts and almond butter. A good treat are these Tahini Maca Chocolate Blondies.

5. ADAPTOGENS
Take care of your endocrine system with adaptogens. I love reishi, ashwagandha and maca. There are so many more out there with wonderful benefits. What I love about these three is their ability to calm and regulate. It is exactly what my nervous and hormone system needs. Try out my Pumpkin Spiced Reishi Latte. 

// Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and only share my routine as an inspiration not a prescription. Please go see a medical professional if you’re really ill and seek advice. 

 


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INTERVIEW EMILY VON EUW

INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN • INTERVIEW SERIES

With this series I am sharing my absolute admiration and honor of beautiful empowering women whom I feel deeply inspired by. Each is unique but they all share one important quality – living what they love with authenticity. I am impressed by their courage, passion and success.
Connecting & supporting each other is a theme close to my heart and through this space I will share their beauty and creativity with all of you.

Get mesmerized, empowered and inspired – Time for girl crushes & intriguing details!

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Oh if there is one lady in the whole universe who I would fly over for my wedding someday to create the most amazing cake(s!) it would be Emily (…and of course because I want to finally meet this awesome canadian girl who started a raw-cake revolution and inspired me to give it a try back in the day) Emily von Euw is the brilliant creator of the award-winning blog This Rawsome Vegan Life and three cookbooks. Around 5  years ago I started reading her blog and was intrigued by not only the simple raw cuisine but also her raw unique touch to it. Honest & authentic –  is what first comes to mind, when I think of her work.

“I aim to be aware of my privileges as much as possible, consider their potentially damaging effect on others, and try to minimize that.” 

Emily wants to eat and share food that makes us feel good. A simple message which aligns with her mission of veganism and activism, symbiotically with the earth. If you have not yet been on her rawsome-web-world, I encourage you to do so because who does not want Fudgey Chocolate Peanut Butter Slices in their life? And those? Or how about some Chocolate cookies smooshed with raspberry cream? It is a healthy dessert paradise to say the least! Read all about her journey, wisdom, body-image and mission in this honest and beautiful interview. So grateful for you Emily & all that you do! You are a rockstar!

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YOU ARE… alive (I think), tryin’ to minimize suffering in the world through my lifestyle, and breathing.

PATH OF SERVICE… makin’ yummy vegan recipes for the world (via my blog, www.thisrawsomeveganlife.com and my cookbooks which you can find on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Book Depository and where ever books are sold)! Also getting more into speaking up on gender issues.

YOUR MISSION… HELP PEOPLE LOVE THEMSELVES AND FREE ALL THE NON-HUMAN ANIMALS!

WHAT LED YOU TO HERE… that question is impossible to answer, because I do not understand how the universe works!! But basically every second of my life has led me here, and in alternate universes I would be on a different path. I am really glad this is the world I am in though, because it’s pretty great. Anways I guess a more appropriate answer is: I loved baking, then I decided to go vegan because it’s just the smart thing to do, so I re-created my baked recipes into raw vegan treats. I also always liked photography and writing, so when my parents told me I should put my recipes on the internet, I got over my lack of computer skillage, made a blog and put all my interests together.

A TYPICAL DAY… wake up, drink a litre of water, do computer stuff ‘til I get hungry. Then I make a smoothie or oatmeal or just eat a bunch of fruits and go to the gym with that energy. Pump it out. Lately I have been really into lifting heavy with the barbell. Get home and eat more fruit or oats. And keep drinking water (I try to get in a gallon a day). Then I make a recipe for my blog or work on a cookbook (although I FINALLY finished my third one a few days ago so now I am takin’ a break). I consider this my “work”. Hah. I love to hike, bike, listen to records, go to the farmers market or grocery store, or check out events in my area like art/music shows; so then I will probably spend the rest of the day doing that. Then I make a giant dinner of rice, veggies or whatever is in the house and watch a movie or documentary. Banana ice cream will definitely get in there somewhere, at some point.

WHAT DOES BEING A WOMAN MEAN TO YOU? I don’t know if I really like identifying with that word these days. I prefer to think of myself as simply a human being instead of allowing my body to be placed into a binary system (of males and females). This way of thinking gives me more freedom to express myself however I want. But in some sense I definitely still resonate with the word “woman” because I am alive in a world that still recognizes sex/gender as a very important aspect of who you are, and thus I have shared experiences with many other women. To me it means I am still a second class citizen compared to specific male groups in my culture, but these days the sexism is very subtle so often it goes undetected. But looking on the positive side: it means I am a tough-ass organism who is emotionally-aware, compassionate, and the source of human life. It rocks.

EXPRESSION OF CONSCIOUSNESS & SUSTAINABILITY? The thing you have to remember is that you can never be the perfect vegan/eco-concious person/saver of the world. The only thing you can do is IMPROVE everyday and become more aware and make more responsible changes. Sure, I call myself vegan which means I am living a “cruelty-free” lifestyle but I don’t know how the guy who worked on the banana farm I got my bananas from is treated. And don’t get me started on non-food purchase choices. It seems like buying a bra from Victoria’s Secret is an innocent, fun thing to do. Nope, they use child labour. And frankly there was probably some BS involved in the process of me getting this Apple laptop. So simply being a citizen in a more developed country (and most likely less developed countries as well) requires you to make seemingly innocent choices that actually have really shitty effects on a lot of different factors (people, planet, animals). I just ate some veggie sushi with Jack – yum – and we had to throw the styrofoam in the garbage; it’ll take a bajillion year to decompose. I am not trying to bum everyone out, and it’s not like I am constantly living in a depressed state over this, but we need to recognize it! So we just gotta keep making better choices and consider all those involved as much as possible. I feel it’s our responsibility. If we are gonna buy that bra, we should be responisble for knowing how it got there on the rack. We cannot trust companies to do this. ANYWAYS: I TRY to be live sustainably and conciously by being vegan, buying clothes/shoes almost exclusively from thrift stores or else rawganique.com (organic, sweat-shop free threads!), buying lots from the farmers market, biking places or taking transit, using organic simple ingredients on my bod (like oils, apple cider vinegar, fruits and oats), using eco-friendly, locally-made cleaning products. Let’s also keep in mind I have the ability live like this because of a lot of luck: I am white, female, living in a more developed country, financially-comfortable, able-bodied, educated, and all those other priviledges we lucky folk tend to take for granted.

WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR? All the cheap sushi in Vancouver. The veins in leaves. My cat/lover, Dante. My human/lover, Jack. My BODY. Tahini. Papaya. Spring water. Sunshine on my skin. Sweat. The barbell. Mariah Carey. Herman Hesse. Organic cotton. Oh my gosh and the concord grapes that are gonna be at the farmer’s market soon.

IDEA OF HAPPINESS? Kinda just all the stuff above brought together in an off-the-grid house in Keremeos, BC. Still haven’t been there but they grow organic fruit everywhere so.

PHILOSOPHY ON FOOD & WELLNESS? Eat whole foods. Preferably local, organic and colourful. Wellness is a holistic concept that involves food but so much more: mindfulness, self-love, exercise, hydration, relationships and longevity. meditation will help everything.

HOW DO YOU CONNECT NATURALISM & THE MODERN WORLD? Define naturalism?

WHO/WHAT INSPIRES YOU? Vegan ladies I follow on IG who are killin’ it in the gym everday. People who Rich Roll interviews for his podcast. Hercules & Love Affair.

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MOST IMPORTANT…

Personal growth?
Growing in self-love everyday. I used to have a serious eating disorder and I don’t think you ever really recover because it’s a mindset more than anything else BUT I have learned to love myself as I am, most of the time. Letting go of stuff (including gender restrictions, clothes I don’t wear, objects I don’t need, people who don’t inspire me). Going harder in the gym. Wearing mostly organic fabrics. Shaving my head.

Lesson learned?
Get to know yourself and find others who inspire you, then work to take something useful from all those people and work it into becoming a great version of yourself. Do not stop improving. Do not apologize unless you really mean it. Buy a Diva Cup (for yourself or for someone with uterus who you care about). Do not lower your standards for anyone. You are better than that.

Adivce given?
Eat whole, colourful plant foods all the time and drink lots of water. Sweat and breathe deeply every day. Meditate everyday (even if it’s just 5 minutes, all you gotta do is go somewhere quiet, breathe deeply, and repeat a word (ex. Om) over a few times until you kinda zone out but also feel really peaceful).

Advice for women?
Get a Diva Cup. Shave your head. If you wear makeup, get it organic and natural (although FYI you’re already a babe, you don’t need makeup). Don’t take no shit. Consider dating or at least making love with another woman, it’s very gentle and sweet. Lift heavy weights with good form and get STRONG. That’s how you get confident. Don’t worry about the thigh gap. Do a sexy photo shoot with yourself. Throw away magazines that have skinny, 12 yeard old-looking models posing in weak, inferior ways. Check out plus-size models and realize that is how MOST OF US look and it’s fabulous. By that I mean most of us are plus-size or larger and these skinny chicas we see on TV, movies and mags are a minority body type. Human bodies are not beautiful or ugly, they’re a spectrum of different, unqiue shapes, sizes and colours. Embrace the one you have because no one else gets to live in it. Just my opinion. I am all about self-love and strength. Don’t care about what your body LOOKS like, care about what it can DO.

Advice for success?
Do you. Do it strong. Do it better than anyone else is doing it. Share the shit out of it on social media.

Advice for your younger self?
Don’t waste time with people who don’t make you happy most of the time. Don’t buy crap you don’t need. If I am 15 or younger: go vegan now!

Quality in a woman?
Sensuality, fertility. Strength and perseverance during Menstruation Week. Mmmmhhhm.

Relationship Advice?
Do not lower your standards. Do not settle. Demand exactly what you want in bed (or wherever you’re doing sexual things). Buy some good quality dildos and organic vegan lube and use on each other. Role play. They need to make you a better person or else get out of the relationship. They also need to allow you to keep being yourself, don’t let them complete you; be a complete person who loves another complete person.

Thing you always carry in your bag?
Organic vegan lip balm, my glasses, my debit card, my phone, water. I SHOULD always carry reusable bags but I keep forgetting.

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NOURISHMENT…

…for your soul?

…for your heart?

…for the mind?

…for your body?

…for your spirit?

Eating clean, mediating, having sex, working out, taking baths, petting Dante (all-in-one answer).

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FAVOURITES…

Breakfast? Green smoothie

Lunch? Fruit

Dinner? Veggies, greens and rice with tahini.

Snack? Dates or fresh fruit.

Treat? Vegan pizza.

Drink? Water or pineapple juice.

Restaurant? Axum Ethiopian. Get the veggie combo. Or sushi. Avocado roll for life.

Kitchen appliance? Vitamix.

Book? One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garica Marquez

Music? At the moment… R. Kelly – Ignition (THE ORIGINAL, not the remix).

Movie? I really liked the feminist vibe in Mad Max. Also really like Bram Stoker’s Dracula… Les Triplettes De Bellville… Oh and The Shining.

Quote? BE HERE NOW.

Artist? Michael Flomen

Place? The house in Wells Jack and I are stayin in right now.

Way to move? Dance.

Herb? Basil.

Plant? Maybe the olive tree. But I love them all.

Beauty Product? Apple cider vinegar. All my food.

Clothing? Organic cotton thongs (from rawganqiue.com)

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MEET EMILY

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All Pictures by Emily von Euw via ThisRawsomeveganlife

SALTED CHOCOLATE COOKIES w/ CASHEW BUTTER

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This is for you! Another quick & cozy recipe for those winter days when all you want is a warm cookie and a nice cup of tea. Todays cookies are a healthy hippie-dippie version of my moms oat cookies from back in the day. But they still bring back memories from childhood because the taste of oats paired with a sweet and salty note is the same in both our recipes. I always liked their consistency and their flat shape. We had really cheesy christmas cookie-boxes filled with loads of cookies and next to coconut macaroons, butter cookies and chocolate goodness, the oat thins have always been my favourite. And now I created my own which soon became a new favourite. If you are in the mood for hippe-dippie cookies with delicious ingredients like vanilla, cashew butter, coconut oil and dark chocolate – these are for you! Make ’em, bake ’em!

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SALTED CHOCOLATE COOKIES w/ CASHEW BUTTER

1/3 cup coconut oil / 80 ml Kokosöl
1/3 cup rice syrup / 80 ml Reissirup
1 Tbsp water / 1 EL Wasser
1 tsp apple cider vinegar / 1 TL Apfelessig
2 Tbsp cashew butter / 2 EL Cashewmus
1/2 tsp ground vanilla / 1/2  TL Vanille, gemahlen
2 cups oats / 220 g Haferflocken
1 Tbsp chiaseeds / 1 EL Chiasamen
1/2 cup coconut sugar / 60 g Kokosblütenzucker
1/2 tsp sea salt / 1/2 TL Meersalz
2 tsp baking powder / 2 TL Backpulver
1/2 cup dark chocolate / 60 g Zartbitterschokolade

Preheat the oven to F.  Prepare a baking pan with parchment paper.
Melt the coconut oil and combine it in a small bowl with the rice syrup, water, acv, cashew butter and vanilla. Transfer oats and chiaseeds into a food processor or blender and mix. In a bowl combine the oat-chia-flour with sugar, salt and baking soda. Mix in the liquids and stir a few times. Chop the chocolate. Make sure the dough is not too warm when you add the chocolate. Spoon 14 balls of dough onto the parchment paper. Leave some space between them as they will spread a lot. Bake for 15 minutes. Let them cool a bit & Enjoy with a cup of tea.

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Den Ofen auf 175 Grad vorheizen. Ein Backblech mit Backpapier auslegen.
Geschmolzenes Kokosöl in einer kleinen Schüssel mit dem Reissirup, Wasser, Apfelessig, Cashewmus und Vanille vermengen. Die Haferflocken und Chiasamen in einer Küchenmaschine oder einem Mixer zu Mehl verarbeiten. Das Mehl in einer weiteren Schüssel mit dem Kokosblütenzucker, Salz und Backpulver mischen. Die flüssige Schüssel zum Mehl gießen und gut umrühren. Schneide die Schokolade in kleine Stückchen. Achte darauf, dass der Teig nicht allzu warm ist, wenn du die Schokolade unterhebst. Mit einem Löffel 14 Kugeln auf dem Backblech platzieren, etwas Platz dazwischen lassen, die Cookies breiten sich sehr aus. Für 15 Minuten backen, danach auskühlen lassen. Mit einer Tasse Tee genießen!


I do hope you enjoy the quick winter recipes I get to share with you here.  Let me know if you give any a try by tagging your Instagram photos with #heartybite Let’s connect!