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Vegan Recipe #2: Rice & Shine

The first time I give a recipe of mine a name: “Rice & Shine”. I was so hungry for it all day, I had it on my mind and then I just had to cook it right after work. It is a kind of curry with coconut milk, green squash, tofu and rice to tell you the main ingredients right on the start.

Ingredients:

-1 cup of rice (took basmati)

-some tofu

-1 green squash

-1 carott

– 1 can ok coconut milk

-sundried tomatos

-garlic paste

-thai paste (took yellow)

-indian spicery like curry and curcuma

– salt, pepper, chili

Preparation:

Start with the rice, it takes the same time as preparing the vegetables. Take 1 cup of rice for 2 persons, let water boil in the kettle (it is saving energy) and then pour it into a pot, add some salt and the rice.

Now to the main menu: Cut the tofu into pieces and roat it gently in peanut oil.

When it is finished give the cut green squash to the tofu and roast it also, after a few minutes the cut carotts and dried tomatos as well.

Let them all roast in the pan and after a more few minutes pour the coconut milk into the pan, let it simmer.

When it is not as fluid as in the beginning add the spiceries. First I took the garlic and the thai paste and then the indian curry mix, salz, pepper and chili. Attention: Be careful using the garilc and thai pastes, they are very hot!

Let it simmer again, taste it, if it is fine you are finsihed and have a great vegan meal :)

Now drain the rice and add it to your meal.

Special hint: Cashews might fit perfectly to this recipe, but unfortunately I didn’t had some at the moment! (Would roast them gently with the vegetables at the beginning)

Have a good one!

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Vegan repice #1: Special Salad

I always love salads of any kind. And I eat it like all the time as well :) I know, salads aren’t such a special meal but to create it vegan is, for some people, a challenge. So I show you one of my favorites right now.

Ingredients(for 1 very hungry person):

-1 hand full of field salad

-some tofu

-1 small onion

-1 carrot

-1/2 pomegranate

-1/2 Avocado

-sunflower seed

-walnuts

First cut your tofu into pieces and roast it gently with peanut oil (the taste of it fist perfectly to tofu), give it some salt and pepper, when finished lay aside.
Cut the onions into fine pieces and roast them gently, too (you can use them raw as well, but I don’t like it so much).
Cut all of the other ingredients as you like to. Cut the pomegranat into two halfs turn one piece upside down and hammer on it with a knife so that the cores get out (you use them…).

The dressing:

-olive oil

-brandy vinegar

-salt, pepper, some other spices or herbs you like

-mustard (my secret ingredient)

Enjoy your, maybe, first vegan meal!

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To-Do-List for 2012

Hello dear readers,

last year I decided to make myself some aims for the year 2011 I wanted to reach or try to, maybe you remember (check out this post). I stared very fast with working on that list, I sew several dresses for myself, learned croaching, traveled to New York City, saw a unknown german city (ok, this point does not really count actually). I learned and bought a new instrument, the Ukulele.

In the month of may I shot one picture a day abouth green things. I also wanted to risk something and I did… And I failed in that but I tried at least and that is the point (but this year I am not gonna risk anything :P)

I didn’t reach: learning skating on a skate board, rcording my songs in a high quality, get rid of thins I do not need plus getting engaged for charity or something like that.

And last but not least: At this time I am cutting myself a coat I am going to sew in a few days/weeks :D

So I aimed 6 things out of 12, I think it is a good rate, but I can raise this! It is good, having goals over a year you want to reach, it is even better, to write them down and hang them on your wall, so you can see them, and checking them is much fun and motivating, too.

So I was thinking the last days what my ames could be this year, of course I have to take some ames I did not reach last year (it sounds strange saying “last year” to 2011), but not all of them.

The list is quite similar to the old one from 2011, I want to do more for my music, I want to travel (this time to sweden and visit my dear friend Veronica in Stockholm), I want to work more creative and I want to eat more vegan (and show you 12 vegan recipes)

And ending this post like the post one year ago I will show you my last.fm top ten, but I have to admit, that I’m not listening so much music via last.fm or my computer that this list is not really representative.

10. Lykke Li
09. Dredg
08. Thrice
07. Amy Winehouse
06. Portishead
05. Counting Crows
04. William Fitzsimmons
03. Arcade Fire
02. Foo Fighters
01. Beatsteaks

Now as I read the list again it IS representative! I Listened very much to Amy Winehouse after her tragical death, POrtishead after their South Side gig (awesome!!!), and so it was with Arcade Fire. Of course Foo Fighters and Beatsteaks would battle a hard fight, I love both albums, although I like “Wasting Light” a little more. It is such a huge album by Dave and his 4 friends, I can hardly describe what I’m feeling when I’m listening to the album. Each song is really good, but my favorite is “Arlandria” :)

Home is where there’s music.

Oh, I wanted to close the post with these words but now one special song comes to my mind… I simply show you, you probably might know. The first time I heard the song in the “Magnet” Club in Berlin when we were celebrating our friend Lu’s birthday, great evening, great memory plus a great song= perfect <3

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