March 28, 2014

MENU


Don't you just love these bottle grinders from Danish design company Menu? I love the new "Nude" colour and I think they look perfect with grey, light wood and marble. 

Don't forget to check Menu's new catalogue for more beautiful design!



March 27, 2014

Bionade


It's been a very warm start to autumn here in Sydney and on most days it still feels like summer. Humidity has been similar to what we usually get in February and that has made days feel even muggier. Hence I gladly accepted an offer to review and taste test Bionade, a refreshing organic soft drink that's been a best seller in Europe for quite some time and is now making its way down under. 

I must admit I was a bit hesitant first and I thought this drink would be way too sweet for my liking. I haven't been able to drink sugary soft drinks for ages and those sweetened artificially don't suit my gut at all. However, I was really pleasantly surprised by Bionade; it is not overly sweet and it also isn't overly carbonated. There are four flavours currently available: Herbs, Orange & Ginger, Lychee and Elderberry, all of them which I really enjoyed, but if I had to pick a favourite it'd probably be Lychee. So glad I have Bionade to get me through these warm and humid autumn days! 

What is Bionade?

  • 100% certified organic in both raw materials and production
  • contains 40-60% less calories and sugar than conventional soft drinks
  • gluten-free and vegan friendly
  • non-alcoholic
  • free of colourants, preservatives and artificial flavours 
  • made in Germany and fermented like German beer, just without alcohol
  • contains water, sugar, malt from barley (2%), carbon acid, calcium and magnesium carbonate



March 22, 2014

Hallway


I needed to do some serious decluttering in our hallway. There is ample storage, but somehow everything always ends up on the table. I love the clean look and I hope it will last!

Have a nice weekend!



March 14, 2014

Muuto Favourites


Here are a few of my favourites from Muuto. Wish you a dreamy weekend! 

March 09, 2014

Nutritious Meals for Busy Mums (and others, too!)

After becoming a mum I quickly realised that time spend cooking meals (or in fact doing any other tasks around the home) was very limited. Not wanting to negotiate healthy meals, I dug through my recipe archives and found some nutritious meals that are quick and easy to prepare. Of course there are days when toast and snacks will have to do, but these meals don't take that much more time to make.

Here are some of my favourites:



Skin Beauty Salad

  • Bonus: Includes good fats and protein
  • Short cut: Use organic, tinned chickpeas
  • Make ahead: Soak almonds over night
  • Keep in the pantry: Organic chickpeas, tahini, almonds




Soba Salad           

  • Bonus: Can be eater warm or cold
  • Add on: Tofu or tempeh for protein
  • Keep in the pantry: Organic soba noodles (I like this brand)




Cauliflower Curry   

  • Bonus: Quick to prepare, filling 
  • Make Ahead: Store the spice mix in an air-tight container and just add other sauce                       ingredients before preparing
  • Keep in the pantry: Spices, sesame seeds, almonds, coconut cream, coconut oil


  • Bonus: Filling with low GI carbs and protein
  • Short Cut: Use organic, tinned chickpeas and quinoa instead of freekeh
  • Keep in the pantry: Organic, tinned chickpeas, quinoa, hazelnuts (or use any other nut!), apple cider vinegar, tofu (or tempeh)


  • Bonus: Quick and easy to prepare
  • Short cut: Use tinned beans
  • Keep in the pantry: Organic black-eyed peas (or replace with chickpeas or other beans)
  • Bonus: Super quick and filling snack, easy to prepare with whatever is available
  • Keep in the pantry: Pure protein powder (brown rice or pea are my favourites)
  • Bonus: Easy and delicious snack
  • Add on: A scoop of protein powder
  • Keep in the pantry: Almond butter, chia seeds, spices, raw cacao powder

More Recipes Here