My name is Annelina. I’m
25, 26, 27 from Germany and my Motto is: love yourself and do something to be proud of. For me its to color my life and spread a bit color over to you! I believe in the power of plant-based food and everything which comes with it. This blog is a place for me to share simple vegan recipes and the way of how I found a way to a happier and healthier me.
Hello it’s me, Annelina
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, goatweed and 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 to eat our garden. Thank you. No honestly, today I’m really grateful for it. Things like McDonalds 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 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 lowcarb, Dukan, paleo without meat, thinking it was healthy. Then, I started an internship at a Competence centre of nutrition where I learned a lot about health food and about recipe creation. In 2013 I wrote my bachelor thesis in psychology about “emotions and food behavior focused on mood food and chocolate”. This also leads to my passion for HAPPYFOOD. 2017, I released my first cook book 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.
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, seeds, avocado, fruits, chili flakes, fresh mint.
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, body weight fitness, power circle and would love to do pole 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 for 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 behaviour.