Equinox, 23.09.1990 and I was allowed to see the world. Since then I have been living in Germany with the motto: Love yourself and do what you can be proud of. For me its to color my life and spread this color over to you! I believe in the power of plant-based food and everything which comes with it. Since the first of January 2014, I am vegan.
This blog is a place for me to share simple vegan recipes and my way to a happier and healthier me.
and a little bit about myself…
I was raised in a really healthy way. My parents taught me everything about healthy and wholesome living. I just kind of went right into a whole food and veggie kitchen using whole grains, organic products and eating complex carbs. In warm seasons, I found dandelion, weed (today I know it was goat weed) on my plates. I would have loved to eat a chocolate pudding but instead, dad made me eat our garden. Thank you. No honestly, today I’m really grateful for it. Things like McDonald’s was a NoGO so I first met it with 13 on a Birthday Party.
After moving to my own apartment, I started to begin my own diet. I took the contraceptive pill and that made things go bad. I gained weight and did get digestion and concentration problems. This was a turning point. I tried various diets as low-carb, Dukan, paleo without meat, thinking it was healthy. Then, I started an internship at a Competence center of nutrition where I learned a lot about healthy food, about recipe creation, and the MOODFOOD Theory. In 2013 I wrote my bachelor thesis in psychology about “emotions and eating behavior focused on mood food and chocolate”. This also leads to my passion for HAPPYFOOD and to focus on the Mood Food Theory. At the end of 2016, I completed my Master degree in “Event – Sport – Health / Marketing Management”.
2017, I released my first cookbook called “Buddha Bowls” which is available only in German yet. In May 2017, I moved to Berlin to work as a Social Media Marketing Manager. January 2018 I become a full-time Blogger. It feels like all my dreams come true without even knowing about them.
Oh and I finally did my Yoga Teacher training <3.
If you are still curious, here is a sneak peek of an Interview Mealz:
When creating recipes what do you always keep in mind?
That it has to be simple for recreation.
Top 3 foods you can’t live without
Carrots, Bananas, Potatoes.
Favorite toppings on a salad?
Nutritional yeast, sesame seeds, hummus, dates.
What do you eat when you get a sweet craving through out the day?
Dried apricots or a date stuffed with a raw cacao bean. Tastes like chocolate, soo yuum.
Are you active? If so what fitness regime do you follow?
Yes, being active is my other passion. I love YOGA, TRX, and functional fitness. Also, I love running to clear my mind.
If you could give advice on someone adapting to a new healthy life style what would it be?
My advice would be to try a sustainable plant-based died for a certain time period and become aware of the benefits or disadvantages. To stay positive through your new goals and always keep in mind, that you are doing this for you and not only for yourself but also for your children and the planet.
Do you plan your meals in advance?
If YES – why? If NO – why?
Because I can’t plan my appetite.
How does planning your meals in advance help?
It helps with your weekly food shopping. Also, it furthers if you want to make a special recipe or if you are following a diet and want to control your food behavior.