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monday vegan green smoothie

monday vegan green smoothie recipe:   banana 2 tbsp hemphearts 1 mango 2 cup kale half a cucumber juice of 1/2 lime fresh ginger (as much as you can possibly handle!) 1/2 cup of cilantro 2-3 tbsp of almond butter 1/2 tbsp of matcha 1 tsp moringa 1.5 cups of coconut water (you can also … Keep reading 

absence makes the heart grow fonder

Been in the far away land of thesisizing and I managed to plant an 88 pages elephant seed which hopefully will grow into something amazing.

Now it’s a bittersweet mood around the house. The stress to complete the master thesis has been lifted, but now a sudden sadness has replaced the stress. Sadness that my 8 hours/day writing routine is no longer here. There is something about writing a scientific paper and your mind being constantly occupied with details and connections. I probably haven’t slept properly in over two months but it felt good to have a passion and a goal. Continue reading

aloha

I have taken a bit of a hiatus from blogging but recently I was reminded how important it is for me to share and keep up regular posts. I guess part of the reason is lack of routine – or maybe that’s just an excuse. I was recently talking to a dear friend and I asked how do I get back into it, and she simply said, “write about your most recent wow moment”. Continue reading

matcha !!!

My personal preference to coffee has changed significantly since I have met my matcha friend! I have stopped drinking coffee for over two months now and I am not going back.

I feel fantastic, alert and most importantly matcha is a super food powder. You can literally do anything with the tea powder: make tea (the traditional Japanese use), ice cream, cake, smoothies, lattes, cookies, or martinis (less healthy but hey, better than other syrupy options…) Continue reading

more tokyo

The hustle and bustle of the fish market early in the morning was impressive. Everyone was driving these electric carts, very closely resembling a golf cart without a top, loaded with fresh fish, herbs and vegetables on their way to be delivered to their customer.

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“This place was a liability, with signs no one can read, people shouting, carts honking, and no proper lanes for pedestrians to follow, it was surprising to see no one got hurt. But what a sight. Once we got away from the busy entrance and continued to make our way into the market it started to dawn on me that I would have a field day photographing this beautiful energy. They say that when you get lost capturing a specific moment or feeling through the lens of a camera it somehow takes you away from being present and enjoying your surroundings. I personally disagree, if anything I was more alert to the presence of a man chiselling away at a frozen tuna the size of a small car. It made me alert to this man’s relationship to the knife as it pounded the iced tuna. Zooming in on the rubber boots at this particular moment grounded me and allowed me to make sense of all the chaos in the fish market”. 
 

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chicken leg roast in a slow cooker

We have been super lucky to receive the best cast-iron pot ever as a wedding present and it is one of our treasured cooking tools. I can honestly vouch that Le Creuset is probably the best, especially for slow cooking. Do any of you have another favourite slow cooking pot?

The recipe below requires a good pot or slow cooker and super fresh produce to get the maximum flavours out of each item. My way of knowing where fresh produce can be found is head to my local market and talk to the farmers and shop based on what the seasons have to offer! Continue reading