After the Oreo weekend, I didn’t panic, but I knew I have to get back on track. On Tuesday I was at 54.9kg and my goal weight to win DietBet is 54.4kg. I also wanted to make this weight loss more sustainable, have peanut butter or nuts if I want to, eat dry fruit if I’m in the mood for some, not be afraid of certain foods. Because let’s face it, if I win my DietBet by eating only low-calorie foods, after I’m done with it I’m going to put the weight back on. And OMG, it worked! 54.2kg on Sunday morning by being moreRead More →

Welcome to Vegan Friday Faves, a new series on the blog. Every other Friday, I’m going to post a new set of 5 different things: one food, one snack or sweet, one beauty product, one cleaning product and one source of information. If you’re vegan or you want to explore the vegan life every once in a while, this might be useful for you. And when it comes to beauty or cleaning products, why buy non-vegan or tested on animals when you can choose a better, cruelty-free option? So here is Set no 1. We also added Episode 2, 3 and 4. Food – LindaRead More →

Week 2 was perfect, and I was hitting all my numbers in myfitnesspal every day to reduce the effects of the weekend to come. We had a house guest, so I knew I’m going to eat heavier meals. Just to have an idea of where I’m standing, I weighed myself on Friday morning. 54.1kg, better than my DietBet goal weight. Wow, all my efforts have paid off! On Sunday morning, after our guest left, I weighed myself again. 55.5kg. What a massive difference after just three meals. And I said bye-bye to my goal weight (for now). I immediately went back to my light meals,Read More →

If you’re anything like me, you won’t be in the mood to eat anything when you have a cold. Which is a big mistake because our bodies need help with fighting the terrible state they’re in. So if you can only eat or drink a bit, let that bit be these foods right here. Garlic Help fight bacteria with this small, but mighty food. All you need is 3-4 cloves of garlic. Mince them, add a few drops of olive oil, a pinch of salt and a bit of water. This will make a great dip or sauce for your food. And because you’re sick,Read More →

We knew that drinks having ginger as their main ingredient are associated with good health, but we didn’t fancy ginger, in particular, so we never used it for anything else other than gingerbread cookies :). We are pretty conservative with foods. Not that we don’t try new ones, but strong spices must be analyzed in detail before liking or hating them, regardless of their health benefits. Eating a vegan diet made us more open to trying new foods, but in general, we remain sceptical by default. Ginger shot experience no. 1 Before one of the classes at the FitMiBODY studio, Andreea was offered a ginger shotRead More →

Our first toe-dip in the raw world was a promising success. We know that the best amount of nutrients are preserved with minimum to none heating, so we believe in the raw concept, although far from religiously. But raw protein-rich foods were something we wanted to try for a long time. So here’s the story of our first try. We used the food processor for this task; we can only guess that you can also use the blender. And that’s pretty much the only utensil you need. Ingredients we have popped in the processor: nuts mix (Brazil, cashew, almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans) – 150g datesRead More →

We’re very excited to tell you that Wren Kitchens reached out to us to take part in the #LittleKitchen campaign. The campaign is all about getting children involved in the kitchen – cooking and eating nutritious, wholesome meals and having fun doing so. This was right down our alley. In a time when fast food consumption is dangerously high, teaching children where food comes from and how easy it is to eat healthily is a simple way to make things better. Update: This recipe made it into the #littleKitchen e-book! Whoop whoop! You can read about the campaign and download the e-book here. We’re crazyRead More →