Mental Detox Plan

Mental Detox Plan


shopfree me1My Mental Detox Plan

 

Our culture puts some much emphasis on the body that we easily forget the amazing transformative power of the mind. The cleanest of diets does not serve us a bit if we are haunted by negative thoughts and unresolved issues. My new year’s detox plan will therefore be based not on nutrition, but on my thoughts.

Here are my guidelines:

Sweet Chai

Sweet Chai


chai2Sweet Chai

My new favorite chai recipe (with rose water and vanilla)!

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet bliss: the ayurvedic perspective

Sweet bliss: the ayurvedic perspective


sweet ayurveda

 

Back in the days when I counted calories before every bite and my ideal weight was always somewhere I was not, the word “sweet” made nothing but noise in my head. Those were sad, sad, times and I am glad they are finally over.

Autumn recipe!

Autumn recipe!


pearsandchillies

Vata-calming stewed apples

It is cold and windy outside. And as these qualities grow stronger and Vata-Dosha increases, the need for warm, nurturing and simple dishes grows.

Restorative Yoga

Restorative Yoga


be still

As much as I love a sweaty, rigorous and physical yoga practice, I also appreciate the benefits of a quiet, still and internal session. But for such an experience to fully unfold, five minutes of Savasana are definitely not enough.

Liebster Award: discover new blogs!

Liebster Award: discover new blogs!


tasty tale collage

 

Thank you Tasty Tale for the nomination. What a great opportunity to discover new blogs, share my thoughts and have an excuse to write in German! Here I go, so wish me luck!

Guacamole: a simple recipe

Guacamole: a simple recipe


guacamole recipeThe world cannot be wrong. Guacamole rocks! It is not only extremely easy to prepare, making it a healthy snack or delicious side dish, but it also nurturing, grounding and cooling. You’ll find thousands of recipes on the internet but here is my lazy-cook’s version.

Vegan paella: a simple recipe

Vegan paella: a simple recipe


vegan paella sivananda

When I think of paella I don’t think of Spain but of my uncle’s yearly birthday feast and the huge pans my aunt would cook for him with acquired paella-skills only a few Americans can be proud of.