Monday, July 25, 2016

New Zealand South Island food & coffee hotspots

I could easily write a whole bunch of different reviews about restaurants and caf├ęs I visited on New Zealand's South Island, but I thought I'd bundle them all up into one big post. I've written about food hotspots in Auckland and Wellington, and now it's time to focus on the South! A couple of breakfast, lunch and coffee places I think you will like. Although we mostly cooked ourselves since we travelled by camper van, it was nice to occasionally have a tasty coffee instead of freeze dried sachets, and a proper meal made up of more than 3 ingredients! 
New Zealand South Island food & coffee hotspots

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

9 x How to waste less food when eating out

This is part two of my 'How to waste less food' posts. I could tell you how many billions of euros are lost on the tonnes and tonnes of perfectly good food that gets thrown away every year, but I'm sure you're not here to read about the statistics. I'm more about DOING something about the problem, so I'm here to give you my best tips on how to waste less food when eating out at a restaurant. 
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Monday, July 18, 2016

How to make soul bowls / buddha bowls

Soul bowls (or buddha bowls) are definitely my favourite type of plant-based food. They're essentially big bowls filled with a big variety of vegetables, protein, grains and other goodies. You can add in anything you like, and make it super filling or keep it pretty light! It's the ideal dish for summer because it's colourful, light (meat and dairy are often harder to digest) and 100% flavourful! Whenever I don't know what to make for dinner, I'll just roast or steam some vegetables, chop fresh vegetables, add in rice or some other grain and make fresh hummus (though you could cheat with store-bought hummus). 
How to make soul bowls / buddha bowls
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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Ciao VSCO, hello new Instagram planner app

Do you remember this post where I let you in on all my Instagram secrets? VSCO was the app I used to plan and visualise my Instagram feed, but a few weeks ago they decided to change the whole app so it was buh-bye to the whole Instagram-planning-thing. So it was time to look for a good replacement to plan my Instagram feed. Enter UNUM, my hero in disguise. It's not only a replacement for VSCO, it's a much much better one too! Let my tell you why..
UNUM instagram feed planning app
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Monday, July 11, 2016

New Zealand's Best Hikes | Lake Marian, Lake Alta, Hooker Valley, Tasman Valley & Arthur's Pass

It's time for the final and fourth part of my 'New Zealand's Best Hikes' series, which you seemed to really like so far! If you're planning a trip to New Zealand, these little guides will really help you decide which tracks to do or which ones to skip, depending on your preferences. This post contains some of the easier tracks on the South Island of New Zealand, so I think anyone would enjoy these. Check out part one, two and three of this series if you want to read about more beautiful hikes in New Zealand. 


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Saturday, July 9, 2016

11 x How to waste less food at home

I'm one of those people who hates wasting food. It really pains me to see full plates going back to the kitchen at restaurants. That single plate of food took so much love, effort, water, money, fuel and labour to get to its final destination: your table. And without even thinking about it, half of it (or more) goes straight into the bin. Horrible, if you think about it. That's why I'd rather force myself to finish my plate even if I'm full, or ask for a doggy bag. I reaaaally just don't like wasting food, it's too precious ;) But it happens so often that perfectly good food gets thrown away, at restaurants but mostly at home. Watch this video, it's an eye opener. So I'm here to give you some tips on how to be a bit more conscious about it!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Sprints training schedule

I recently started incorporating sprints/interval training into my workout routine, just to change things up a little. Even though I don't run that often, I have noticed that my pace has gotten a bit slower lately. So because I heard interval training is great for making you faster, I decided to finally do it properly! I have a simple schedule I wanted to share with you.
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