Vegan Shepherd’s Pie / Veganer Shepherd’s Pie

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Before winter is over…

As you know my love for comforting dishes is endless and so I figured I have to serve you my favorite vegan and gluten free recipe before winter is over.

Originally the British shepherd’s pie is made with ground beef but I figured there must be a way to make this healthy and delicious! The flavors of this recipe are amazing, personally I cook this in a big cast iron pan but I am sure the recipe works with a normal pan as well.

Serve it either in four single serve baking dishes or bake it in one big baking dish. I like to use the single serve dishes just presentation wise. I arrange them on a big wooden tray with a small side salad. Guests love it!

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Healthy living in the US

California, a health paradise!

I did a very similar article with Swiss products a couple of weeks ago, it only makes sense to do the same for the country I live in!

In diesem englischen Artikel geht es um amerikanische Produkte und deshalb gibt es den auch nur in englischer Sprache. Nächste Woche gibt es den Blog dann wieder auf beide Sprachen. Vielen Dank für Dein Verständnis!

Eating the right, healthy products is crucial in a clean lifestyle! It can be so confusing to actually choose something that is good for you. Just because it says it on the package, it doesn’t mean it’s true!

Let’s get started with my most used products there are!

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Superfood Smoothie

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Superfood, what is that?

We didn’t have a smoothie for a while and because of that I decided to serve you a real superfood treat this week!

I get a lot of questions about superfoods lately, be assured that I try to incorporate superfoods into all my recipes. The term ‘superfood’ however is a made up term by the marketing industry and it seems as though a lot of foods are being considered a superfood by now. In my book a superfood is mostly raw but more importantly vegan. If I get asked the foods coming to my mind are:

 Spirulina and Chlorella
Quinoa and Amaranth
Chia, Flax and Hemp seed
 Goji Berries
 Raw Sauerkraut
 Coconuts
 Raw Cacao
 Beet greens, leaf lettuce, spinach, kale
 Broccoli, brussel sprouts

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Get clean or die trying!

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What is a clean lifestyle?

It has been four weeks of sport, detox and yummy but healthy recipes! I hope some of my ideas inspired you to take a step towards a healthier you!

I get a lot of questions from you about how much you need to workout, how clean you have to eat and so on. I know it is hard in the beginning, everything is new, Quinoa, Chia seeds, Coconut water… All these things seem foreign to some of you.

Clean eating
I do eat very clean, no meat, no gluten, no dairy and I try to keep processed foods to an absolute minimum. If I do consume processed foods, I make sure they are ‘healthy’. My favorite processed foods that I consume on a regular basis are:

 Canyon Gluten Free Breads
 XOXO Dark Chocolate (guilty pleasure)
 Lundberg Brown Rice Pasta
 So Delicious ice cream and yogurts (guilty pleasure)

That’s basically it, the rest I cook and bake myself and that’s my first rule: Eat anything you want. just cook it yourself!

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Quinoa Burger

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A healthy Burger, it’s possible!

A nice juicy burger! Doesn’t get much better than this, right? But wait, it does get better because this one is juicy, gluten free, meat free and with this basically guilt-free!

I was never a big fan of veggie burgers, I found them to be either too dry or too moist. To me a burger patty has to be crispy on the outside and juicy in the inside. I know how hard it is to stick to the clean lifestyle and to say no to a ‘real’ burger but little treats like this one makes it so much easier! (I hope)

I recommend the Canyon Gluten Free Buns, they are seriously yummy and not the average dry gluten free bun! Add whatever ingredients you like, personally I add Avocado, little mayo, organic Ketchup (what are GMOs), red onions, lettuce and tomatoes. For a super healthy, low calorie burger, leave the buns, mayo and ketchup out and enjoy with a small salad instead.

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Overnight Oats in a Jar / Overnight Oats im Glas

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As easy as 123

If you are not familiar with Overnight Oats, then this article will simplify your breakfast life, I promise! 

This is such an easy, healthy and delicious breakfast that does not include cooking or washing dishes except for one jar!

Personally I prepare this jar of deliciousness the night before and I grab it form the fridge the next morning.
This is a very filling breakfast so I usually enjoy it half an hour after my green smoothie and after an exhausting workout.

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What is Quinoa? / Was ist Quinoa?

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Quinoa

There is not one week without me eating Quinoa. It’s not like I love the taste so much but I truly love what it does to my body!

Quinoa is a crop harvested in South America and is considered a superfood and 2013 was officially voted “International Year of Quinoa” by the United Nations General Assembly.
Because of all the amazing health benefits the NASA is considering the crop for long-duration human occupied space flights and every single dietitians or nutrition scientists I know, is raving about it! (1)

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