*Werbung weil Marke im Bild erkennbar* Wie ich die Gartensaison liebe… Frisches, selbstangebautes Gemüse zu leckeren Speisen zu verarbeiten, ist für mich Lebensqualität pur. Außerdem bietet das Ganze Gelegenheit neue Kreationen für meinen kleinen Nachwuchsgärtner auszuprobieren: Wie zum Beispiel die Zucchini Spaghetti mit Mangold-Erdnuss-Soße! Yum! Wenn er das Gemüse zudem nicht nur mit gepflegt und […]
I know, I know – I vanished quite a long time – and yes I´m still alive! The last couple of weeks were pretty stressful and turbulent. But here I am with a fresh delicious recipe. I developed it a few days ago when I was very hungry and tried to be creative to make […]
Last-minute rescue – that´s how I would describe my very last cooking date this year! A few weeks ago two lovely Bulgarian girls and I decided to cook together when they are coming to Berlin in Dezember. They came, they “were silent”, they said that they rather want to go out with me for a drink […]
YES! Of course I include a German recipe in my challenge as well. A very special one – a very delicious one – a very famous one – Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte (Black Forest cake)! Supported by Nina, who loves to make cakes, I thought that would be the easiest of all things we could cook or bake. […]
Two month ago I got a message on couchsurfing from an American woman who told me that she is in love with my blog! Thanks again, Charley! 😉 She said, she knew the perfect Greek cooking teacher for my challenge. She surfed her couch once and told me to ask her if she would cook […]
As I told you before, I´m trying to help stray cats from Romania. We needed more space to get the cats of the streets of Bucarest. That´s why I looked for more people who would agree to foster a cat until we find a new home for the animal. That way I found Anna from Austria. […]
Raw Avocado Soup 1 avocado 1/2 onion, copped 1 handful fresh spinach 1 handful cherry tomatoes 1 teaspoon aniseeds juice of 1/2 orange salt & pepper water
The Romanians and Moldavians share a very similar cuisine so I was really happy to learn another recipe that belongs to that region. My teacher this time was a Moldovan girl named Katya. Yes again – a female cook! 😉 Katya lives in Tiraspol – the second largest city in Moldova. Tiraspol is the capital of […]
Franca contacted me on Facebook. She read about my project and wanted to be the Bolivian part of “vegan international”. I liked that idea very much – as you know – I LOVE the South American cuisine. Veggi Franca lives in Sucre – one more reason why she is perfect to be part of my […]
Although Denmark is pretty close to Germany it was kind of hard to find someone to cook with. I mean many people said “yes – here I am” but then last minute they had no time anymore. That happened like 4 times in a row. I have to admit that I was a bit angry […]
I have a very special connection to Romania. Not only that my boyfriend is half Romanian – two of my cats used to live on the streets of Bucharest before I adopted them. They are the cutest babies in the world! <3 Since the first one came to me one year ago I help to […]
I´m a big fan of the Egyptian culture. I always was! My favorit jewel is a pendant shaped like the famous Eye of Horus. That´s why I really hoped to find someone from Egypt to cook with. Although Egypt is a paradise for vegans and vegetarians I have to confess it wasn´t easy! I wrote many, […]
I´m pretty happy that I managed to cook a South African dish during my cooking challenge year! It´s possible because I met a vegan German girl on a South African website. Yes German – but in the moment Klara is living in Cape Town. Two years ago she made an internship in South Africa to […]
Exotic, hearty, sweet & spicy – that´s how I would describe the Mexican dish we made last week. My Mexican cooking teacher Rosita told me about it as very traditional dish but not vegan at all. When I saw the pictures of it I decided to try a vegan version which was a very wise […]
Deutsche Übersetzung My Algerian cooking teacher is called Caroline. Yes right – she´s not born in Algeria. Originally Caroline comes from Texas. During a long travel trip about 10 years ago she fell in love with an Algerian guy. Now she´s living in two countries. Caroline is almost vegan and loves to cook. One of […]
My last cooking adventure somehow reminded me at my childhood. And I still don’t know why! I think the taste of that yummy dish is similar to something my mother made me for dinner as a child. I´ll have to ask her an figure it out! 😉 But maybe you´ll feel the same way when […]
Today we are going to visit a small island situated in the centre of the Mediterranean, 80 km south of Sicily, 284 km east of Tunisia and 333 km north of Libya —> Malta. I had a nice long talk with my Maltese cooking teacher Paul about the Maltese culture and I really feel as if […]
Deutsche Übersetzung “Do you like tzatziki? Then you will love this dish!” That´s what Corinne told me and after I tried her Albanian dish “Tarator” I´m telling you the same! By the way – I love (vegan) tzaziki! Corinne lives in Paris now but her parents originally come from Albania. That explains why she knows […]
Before I tell you about the Cypriot dish we made I want to take a second to say – I LOVE SKYPE! 🙂 Otherwise I wouldn´t be able to cook with so many people. And I never would make it to my goal of 50 vegans this year! But I´m pretty positive to make it […]
Another Skype adventure lies behind me. It was a very special one. And I´m feeling like a house wife now! 😀 For the lovely country Portugal my Portuguese teacher Maria and me chose sth. different to make. We didn´t make dinner or dessert. This time we made a very special Portuguese jam. It´s called “doce […]
Great Britain is done! I cooked with a woman from England, I also cooked Scottish and now I met that awesome woman from Wales who teached me a lot about Welsh cuisine. When Laura sent me the recipes for main dish an dessert I thought it would be pretty easy to decide which recipe I […]
Although the weather in Berlin gets colder and colder these days a few travellers still are coming to Germany to explore my awesome hometown. So did Amy and Georgina from New Zealand. They are on a trip through Europe right now and last week they visited me in Berlin to cook typical vegan dishes from […]
The dish which I´m going to present you today is definitely sth. I will cook very often in the future. It is one of the tastiest dishes I learned all year. If you like spicy chickpeas and I do – you´re gonna looove this! Promised!
Finally sth. sweet again. 🙂 Jessie from Scotland told me via Skype: “If you want to make sth. really Scottish you should bake shortbread.” And that´s what we did.
Nicola from Macedonia dropped me a message last week because he wanted to be the Mazedonian part in this challenge. And I said – YES, that would be awesome! He even did figure out the dish we should prepare allready. Тавче гравче (Gravche Tavche or Tavce Gravce) – which is not only the most traditional […]
Yay! My first Skype cooking adventure is over and it was a lot of fun. 🙂 Although the connection broke a few times we had so much to laugh about and the food was pretty delicious and very heart warming! My first cooking guest via Skype was Mila from Croatia and this cooking session was […]
For the first time I cooked with someone who is actually living in Berlin. Ruth moved here from Mallorca and it was so nice to meet her. The best thing is that we actually can make plans to meet and cook together again whenever we want because we are living in the same city. And […]
Last month three lovely ladies from Slovenia visited me and surfed my couch. And of course I´m telling you that because we also cooked together. Anja suggested to cook a typical dish of her childhood which is called Žganci. Every child in Slovenia knows Žganci. To me it was sth. very new and I had to get […]
In August a nice Hungarian couple visited us. They did surf our couch and of course as they were veggies – they also teached me how to make the most typical Hungarian dish you can find – yummy Lecsó!
Another country of my favorit continent is part of my challenge: Chile! And it is really one of the countries I wished for to cook with. So I´m very lucky that Jazmín from Chile liked the idea of my project so much that she decided to cook with me. Actually, Jazmín read about my challenge on […]
Yes! Finally, I have found a famous breakfast recipe for my cute, little, international, vegan recipe blog. 🙂 The first time since 24 cooking adventures we made a yummy, healthy and like I already said very famous breakfast from Switzerland.
Komler is quite a short name for this Norwegian dish. But nevertheless it´s one of the most traditional dishes you can find in Norway and the best – it´s (mostly) vegan by itself. So nothing to veganise here.
My lovely Slovak guest Lucia went to a short couchsurfing trip to Copenhagen and of course to my wonderful hometown Berlin. That´s why she wrote me a message and we decided to cook with each other. When Lucia became vegan she “veganised” some of her favorite childhood dishes. One of them is Ryžový nákyp. Usually you […]
Another awesome international vegan cooking fest took place in my cute small kitchen. And I´m so sad that all the food is gone now. But the good thing is – I have the recipes! 🙂
When my Taiwanese guest Ya-Chen came into my flat for a few days it was like traveling to Asia. She cooked a lot with us, for us and I always enjoyed when she was sitting with us to tell funny and interesting stories about Taiwan and her childhood.
My dear guest Zäzilie from the netherlands wrote me because she was traveling to Berlin and liked to meet up with another vegan. Actually that nice Dutch girl was raised as a vegetarian. She never had eaten meat in her life, which I found pretty impressive! What great parents Zäzilie must have.
This time my wonderful “vegan cooking journey” led me to Sweden. My lovely teacher was Leila – a young vegan, Swedish girl, who taught me how it tastes to be a vegan in her country.
Oh it was such a French, such a delicious evening accomponied by jumping and leg climbing foster kittens who also desperately wanted to try the French & vegan cuisine. My French guest Astrid showed me how to make one of the Frenchest dishes you can imagine – Quiche Lorraine.
My Paraguayan kitchen guest Rodrigo wasn´t the first time in Berlin. He just loves the city he told me. “There are so many possibilities for vegans. It´s so easy to be vegan in Berlin.”
In my article “Italian & Vegan: Panforte” I told you allready that my Italian guest Mattia lives in Peru. And because he´s such a good cook I asked him to teach me a typical Peruvian dish as well.
When I asked my Belarusian and vegan couchsurfer Tanya what she would recommend as the typical dish from Belarus she didn´t need to think very long before she told me about – Draniki.
Mattia is that great Italian guy from Peru – so he actually could teach me both – Italian and Peruvian cooking. And much more better than that is the fact that this man used to be a dessert cook in Amsterdam, so he really knew what he was talking about and you actually could see […]
Finnish Suvi (vegan) and her friend Annika (also Finnish, interested and experienced in vegan cuisine) were very funny to cook with. Those Finnish girls came into my kitchen and invited me to experience the very delicious Finnish cuisine. We had a lot of fun making those dishes!!
On Couchsurfing (yes again – I just love this website) Angelina wrote me that her boyfriend is from Poland and as both of them are vegan they would like to teach me a very famous Polish dish – Czerwony barszcz z krokietami which means Red borsch with croquettes.
The cooking with Penny from Cahuita, Costa Rica was pretty inspiring. She and her husband decided to quit eating meat around 45 years ago for ethical reasons! WOW! It´s pretty hard to find someone in Europe who is veggie for so long. You can imagine how impressed I was – I still am! In my […]
I told you some blogs before that my boyfriend and I spent some time in Dominical, pacific coast during our time in Costa Rica but we also went to see the caribbean coast where we stayed in beautiful Cahuita. And that´s where I met Penny.
I told you in my last blog about the wonderful Pakistani evening I had with my friend Laila who is half-Pakistani and a very dear friend of me. We not only made that delicious Pakistani vegan & raw food I introduced you to, we even had a wonderful Pakistani celebration.
The main reason why I went to Costa Rica was to visit my dear friend Laila who recently moved there with her husband. And luckily for my challenge Lailas father is from Pakistan which means that she´s half-Pakistani. So we decided to make a delicious Pakistani meal together. Because Laila is a big raw food […]
A German friend who is living in Costa Rica introduced me to the delicious little green/orange Palm Fruits called Pejibayes which you can buy almost everywhere in Costa Rica. The ticos eat them cooked and peeled or as Palm Fruit Soup – Crema de Pejibaye. As I was faszinated by the taste of that gorgeous […]
When Nina and I travelled to England for the Brighton Vegfest we spend some days in London as well. Our first couchsurfing host was Helen. I can not imagine a better person for our very first couchsurfing experience! 🙂 Helen is such a nice person and she even showed us some beautiful places in London where […]
If I wouldn´t have my challenge this year and if I hadn´t host a lovely guest from Belgium because of that challenge – Nina and me never would have been to the Vegfest in Brighton. But I decided to do that challenge and I met that lovely belgian lady named Nathalie – who told us about […]
Okay, let´s go on with my Oscars Watching Buffet. Last time I told you how to make that delicious raw food bread. Of course you need something to put on it. So let´s go on with the two spreads I made. They are very easy to make. The only thing you need is a blender. […]
Yesterday was a very delicious evening for me. And I am about to give you the next recipe of my Raw Foof Oscars Watching Buffet – Broccoli Hemp Bread. You will need a dehydrator for making it. There are cheap and there are very expensive dehydrators you can buy. I was lucky to get a […]
YES, I am watching the Oscars!!! I am a big fan of good movies! That´s why I love to watch the Oscars every single year although I have to stay up till very late hours here in Germany. For this year I decided to make a delicious & healthy buffet for the show instead of […]
Deutsche Version unten! Who needs a stupid clown when there are avocados and eggplants?? NOBODY!!! Try this out – it´s worth it, I swear!! Avocado-Eggplant-Burger or Burger Delicious
Another Natalie came into my kitchen and that´s not the only common ground she shared with my belgian Nathalie. She´s another mutual friend of my first cooking guest Justin. As my dear friend Justin is travelling through Russia at the moment he was hosted by Natalie and her sister in St. Petersburg. Natalie was planning […]
If you think of Belgium and food – you don´t need long to think about waffels. But there is another delicious dessert Belgium is famous for – chocolate! And that´s the reason why three girls in my kitchen shouted out: “Let´s make something with chocolate for dessert!” My belgian guest Nathalie knew the right recipe […]
Yes, I already had my second cooking date. Last saturday a very lovely lady from Belgium honored my kitchen with a great vegan Belgian beef stew and an awesome but very easy vegan Belgian chocolate mousse. The name of that Belgian lady is Natalie and she´s in Berlin for a week to visit a friend. […]
Shame on me! I promised you the recipe of our delicious canadian dessert much earlier I know. But I have kind of a dramatic cat situation here, including terrible diseases. But we´re working on it so let´s switch back to our fire fighting canadian evening. I think I should summarize the evening for those who […]
It´s done – the first vegan cultural experience is over and it will be pretty hard to put into words as it was different from what I expected – part of it at least. But first let me introduce my vegan guests. I met them on couchsurfing.org. This website is quite new for me but […]
(English below) Okay ihr lieben Leute – es ist soweit! Gerade in diesen Minuten habe ich meinen Blog online gestellt! Denn – das Jahr 2012 hat begonnen! Und damit auch meine persönliche Challenge für dieses neue Jahr. Veganer dieser Welt – wo seid ihr? Jetzt ist der Zeitpunkt gekommen aus euren Schlupflöchern zu kriechen und mir´ne […]