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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ideas for Vegan Cookies

vanilla almond biscotti vegan
vegan vanilla almond biscotti
I had a quick cooking baking session on Sunday, which I´m probably going to share with you over here in a couple of days. Anyway this kind of got me in the mood for more delicious cookies and it´s Christmas time so I may be excused from consuming way too much sweets. This time of the year is also all about gifting and truthfully spoken, homemade cookies are always a great thing to go for as a gift. Actually a lot of my friends are vegetarians, vegans or at least try to keep a healthy diet, so why not try some new things, like vegan cookies. 
I browsed the web, mainly pinterest, for some inspirations and what I found I instantly needed to share with you guys.

oat thumbprint cookies vegan & gluten free
Oat thumbprint cookies
vegan chocolate peppermint cookies
vegan chocolate peppermint cookies
whole wheat graham crackers
whole wheat graham crackers

orange spice cookies vegan
vegan orange spice cookies
gingerbread cookie dough balls vegan
gingerbread cookie dough balls
vegan & gluten free gingerbreag men
vegan & gluten free gingerbread men
candy peppermint oreos vegan & gluten-free
vegan & gluten free peppermint oreos
lemon meltaways vegan
lemon meltaways     

vegan almond butter snickerdoodles
almond butter snickerdoodles
pecan pie cookies vegan
pecan pie cookies
vegan almond crescents
almond crescents
vegan gingerbread quinoa breakfast cookies
gingerbread quinoa breakfast cookies
vegan no baking coconut cookies
no baking coconut bites
vegan & gluten free banana pecan shortbread
banana pecan shortbread
vegan dark chocolate peppermint bites
dark chocolate peppermint bites
gingersnap cookies vegan
gingersnap cookies
vegan almond linzer cookies
almond linzer cookies
vegan white chocolate macadamia nut cookies
white chocolate macadamia nut cookies
vegan pumpkin coconut sugar cookies
pumpkin coconut sugar cookies
Well let´s get the baking started!
You can find more vegan recipes here.


Monday, December 15, 2014

Fancy Christmas Tree Ornaments

In the last post we already got a look at a few inspirations decorating your tree´s. Now let´s take it up a level with some adorable, absolutely individual Christmas tree ornaments, I gathered together, based on different topics.

Fast Food

christmas fast food ornaments
1. pretzel & popcorn ornament, 2. hot dog ornament, 3. hamburger ornaments  , 4. ketchup ornament, 5. french fries ornament

sweet tooth

christmas sweets ornaments
1.macaroon ornament, 2. M&M´s ornaments, 3. cupcake bakery ornament, 4. cream puff ornament, 5. cake slice ornament


1. Hawaii ornament , 2. Mardi Gras ornament, 3. Texas ornament, 4. Miss Liberty ornament, 5. Hollywood ornament 

fancy animals

1. fancy flamingo ornament, 2. fancy poodle ornament, 3. fancy dinosaur ornament, 4. fancy frog ornament, 5. fancy duck ornament

I personally absolutely love the fast food ornaments. Which ones are your favourites?


Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Christmas tree decoration ideas
picture from pinterest
Once again around this time of the year I´m really craving for a Christmas tree and still haven´t bought one...Well on my account, it´s kind of a mess carrying a huge tree up to the third floor...
If you ask me, Christmas tree´s are awesome and Christmas decorations only are completed if there is a beautifully decorated tree.
So here´s a little inspiration for all of you who at least already got themselves a tree, but still are looking for some new ideas to decorate. Some of you might even be already looking  up stuff for next year, as it´s always a good thing to buy Christmas decoration in January, when everything is on sale.

 rustic & shabby chic
 Perfect for those of you who still like to keep it on the traditional side.
sepia coloured christmas tree
picture from pinterest

black & white christmas tree
picture from pinterest
Scandinavian inspired christmas tree
picture from pinterest
driftwood rustical christmas tree
picture from pinterest
marine blue & white christmas tree
picture from pinterest

pastel colours
Although a little bit artificial looking, a absolute must for all of you who are into pastel colours right now. Personally those are my favourite ones.

blush pink christmas tree
picture from pinterest
light blue christmas tree
picture from pinterest

pastel colours christmas tree
picture from pinterest
pastel decorated christmas tree
picture from pinterest

pastel pink christmas tree
picture from pinterest

fancy tree´s
Those tree decorations and colours are for the crazy and gutsy one´s among you. With these ideas your tree certainly will be topic number one this Christmas.
Rainbow christmas tree
picture from pinterest
purple christmas tree
picture from pinterest
aquamarin & silver christmas tree
picture from pinterest
aluminium christmas tree
picture from Martha Stewart
green decorated christmas tree
picture from pinterest
crazy color christmas tree
picture from pinterest
Most of the ideas I found were from pinterest. I just love to browse this site for new inspirations on whatever topic.If you as well are a pinterest fanatic and find some time besides decorating your home for Christmas, stop by on my pinterest page and follow me.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Sunday: Classic Banana & Strawberry Smoothie

smoothie with banana and strawberry

Yesterday was the last day of our smoothie week and I hope you all managed to keep this little challenge up. Sunday's should be easy going, don't you agree? That's why I decided to make myself a simple an quick smoothie on the last day of this challenge. This also might be due to the fact that I'm a lazy person, especially on weekends. Anyway this is the perfect smoothie for a Sunday, as you probably already have the ingredients in your fridge.

What you need:
  • 1 banana
  • 1 handful chopped strawberries
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 - 2 ice cubes 
Wash your strawberries, chop them into little pieces, as well as the banana, pour all the ingredients in a bowl and mix everything by using a blender. 

Again a very sweet smoothie, but bananas and strawberries are definitely always a good way to go for.
I hope you guys enjoyed smoothie week. Maybe some of you are even incorporating this in their daily life? I for myself have to agree, that it was fun to do for one straight week, but I'm honestly not gonna keep this one up. I'm just not enough of a morning person. I don't like getting up early and I am absolutely not going to do it for a smoothie. Besides that, I'm a slow drinker and a smoothie takes me like forever to drink. But it really was fun for a week and it made me feel a lot healthier.


American Pie's Bring Back Memories

American Pie movies - so funny
film poster from wikipedia
I know, I know the American Pie movies aren't the most intellectual ones, but they so do remind me of the time when I was a teenager. The times we taped silly movies on video, like Scary Movie, Black Friday and of course American Pie. Those films were really big then, especially the first and the second one.
I literally spent the whole weekend watching every American Pie movie that exists. And besides the fact that they aren't profound at all, I still think they're so funny. Doesn't funny sound good to you?
If you haven't seen these movies yet and you don't mind silly jokes and a lot of awkward scenes of teenagers exploring their sexuality, you should give them a try. If your answer is no to all of the above only watch them if you were a teenager when they came out. Just for the good ol' times.

I added a filmography of all the American Pie movies down below, including the trailers.


                                                              American Pie (1999)
                                                               American Pie 2 (2001)
                                           American Pie Presents: The Band Camp (2005)
                                           American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006)
                                           American Pie Presents: The Beta House (2007)
                                          American Pie Presents: The Book of Love (2009)
                                                     American Pie The Reunion (2012)