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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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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Epsom Salt Bath / Epsom Salz Bad

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Relax 

My friends are going to think: “Here she goes, Marisa and her Epsom Salt!” and they are right. I am utterly obsessed with Epsom Salt! It got to the point where people tell me about a physical problem and the first thing I ask is : “Have you tried Epsom Salt yet?” Most likely I will become one of these old women with a spray of Epsom Salt in her hands.

What is Epsom Salt?
Epsom Salt is Magnesium Sulfate “… an inorganic salt containing magnesiumsulfur and oxygen.” Epsom Salt takes it’s name from the bitter saline spring in Epsom in Surrey, England.(wiki)

Magnesium Sulfate is known in medical terms to treat Preeclampsia, Asthma, acts as an Laxative, Cardiac Arrests and many more. (1, 23)

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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 Spinning? Was ist Spinning?

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Spin that bike!

The first time I ever participated in a spin class was about 2 years ago and I seriously thought that this was my final hour! I was breathing so heavily that my heart skipped some beats!

To this day, two years later, my heart still skips some beats and my face turns purple on a regular basis! Why am I doing this to myself you ask? Well, because it’s by far the best and hardest cardio for my body!

I know I shouldn’t turn purple, but what can I say? I like to push it 🙂

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