I would like to share one of my probably favorite recipes so far. Yesterday I was actually just trying out to make granola myself for the very first time and I wasn’t actually planning to write a blog post about it yet. I just wanted to see how I go but when I was finished I was so surprised how good it turned out. It’s really easy and maybe you already noticed that I prefer easier recipes because as much as I love cooking and baking I feel like it doesn’t always turn out that nice as it looked in the recipe.
Just know that you can use any ingredients you want and just switch it up to your tasting.
3 cups oats
chopped almonds and walnuts
dried cherries and cranberries
→ Combine all dry ingredients and put it in the preheated oven (180°C) for around 10-15 minutes (stir occasionally).
1/2 cup honey
2 tsp melted coconut oil
→ While the oats are toasting, combine the wet ingredients and once the oats mixture is ready, drizzle the honey mixture on top of it, mix it and put it again in the turned off oven for another 5-8 minutes and let it cool off afterwards.
I hope you liked the recipe and let me know if you tried it out and if you’re also such a cereal love like me!
I have seen people talking about “The Opposite Of Loneliness” on blogs and a general enthusiasm and interest in this book so I thought I would also grab this book when one day I was browsing through a book store looking for a new book for me to read. I won’t give you any spoilers but just my personal opinion of this book. First, Marina Keegan was a Yale student from where she graduated in 2012, tragically five days after graduation she died in a car accident. This book is a collection of essays and short stories she wrote and all in all just very different topics, fiction as well as nonfiction, which makes it interesting to read and doesn’t get boring. However some of my favorite chapters were “Cold Pastoral”and “Stability in Motion”.
My go to breakfast is, as the blog post title says, PORRIDGE! It’s such a quick and healthy meal onto which you can add whatever fruits, nuts, eat you feel like. And it’s super cheap as well so perfect for students 😉
As a base I usually add water and some milk to the oats which I heat up in the microwave just because it’s easier and less dishes to clean up than heating it up in a pot. But I guess heating it up in a pot makes it more creamy so if I got enough time I would also grab a pot from time to time. After that I add some cinnamon and honey which makes it smell and taste delicious. Now it’s time to get creative. I think you can never go wrong with bananas and chia seed or some berries.
Porridge fills you up perfectly and gives you great energy in order to start your day!
Any other porridge fans out there? 🙂
It feels so good to realize that the things you might think you need to be completely happy are already there. Just look around you and see the people, moments, opportunities, nature’s beauty, food, new places, feelings and emotions – it’s all there and we are in charge of our own happiness and nobody or nothing else.
Sometimes when we for example buy something new it makes us really happy for the moment which is of course 100% fine and sometimes just what we need and what will cheer us up. But true happiness is already deep inside us and it’s up to ourselves to let it shine out of us, to just smile and to appreciate what life has to offer. We don’t have to wait for something that will complete our happiness because it’s already there and we should embrace it.
I feel like sometimes the things we take for granted are the things that bring most happiness to us.
Watch on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSpqeqAEbFg
29 September 2016
2014 and 2015 will probably be two of the best years of my life. After graduating in summer 2014 my dream came true and I flew to Australia. During my time on the other side of the world I learnt so incredibly much about life, myself and just what actually matters in life. I saw beautiful breathtaking places and am happy to share some moments with you of a place on our little planet I might have fallen in love with.
As I already talked about in a previous blog post a few weeks ago. My sister and I went to Paris to explore the city which I have never been to even though it’s actually rather close to where I live. But I don’t know… somehow I’m always more drawn to the places which are extremely far away and where you have to cross oceans by an airplane to get to. But it was good that this summer was different and I actually took some time to explore Europe a bit more. I hope you guys enjoy the little impression of my time in Paris and please don’t hate on my video cutting and editing skills as it’s all new to me and I’m still learning and trying out 🙂