Holiday Round-Up

 

Hello my dearest readers!

 

I know, i know, I’ve been absent for quite a time now..

 

but, a girl has to enjoy her holiday, right?

so, here’s a review of my break, and I can tell you, i loved every moment of it.

 

 

To start, a lil pic of a delicious x-mas meal with my family: RACLETTE! a very good choice when dining with omnivores..;)

 

 

here’s some presents I gave to some friends of mine:

Cookies & Muffins IN A JAR!

 

It’s so easy to make, you simply add all the dry ingredients of the recipe you chose and then add a nice card with directions of what wet ingredients to add and how to prepare the yummy treats.

simple, inexpensive and such a pretty gift!

 

 

 

i brought my beloved cookies in a HUGE jar for christmas evening..:)

 

 

 

I had both of my brothers over for some time in my apartment, and we had a great time.

 

Here’s one meal I prepared for one brother and me, the opener of a very relaxed, interesting evening we spent catching up and watching some funny series:

 

“Tortilla-Chilli”

 

I created this meal by using a self-created recipe consisting of spicy tofu, red beans, tomatoes, spices, chilis and, of course, tortilla chips!

 

My brother was impressed and loved the totally vegan meal.

 

For my other brother, who is 7 by now, I prepared vegan hot-dogs, which unfortunately were gone before I could take photos, but just let me tell you that he, although being generally a very very picky eater, inhaled the hot-dogs!

I was so happy he liked them and only told him the meat-less truth after he ate the doggies- he truly loved the vegan food! 🙂

 

 

I did spend a lot of time reading a book I got as a christmas present myself: FOOD REVOLUTION by John Robbins.

A very interesting read!

 

 

 

I experimented with avocados and created some yummy chocolate mousse by adding bananas and cocoa powder. YUM!

 

 

My granny gave me this to make BAKED APPLES.

I added lemonjuice and cinnamon to taste..this thing is so cute!

 

 

 

 

Another thing I did a lot is drawing.

The boyfriend got me some great materials for sketching and I practiced a lot.

I found sketching is very relaxing and balances me somehow.

 

here are some results:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh, and I’ve (again) been quite hamstering throughout the holiday..

 

Enough with the holiday, it’s time to get some work done and find back to my average routine.

That’s why I start every day with some sport and spend at least 2 hours daily with studying for a test I will be having in february.

 

Again, I could use some more holiday…;)

 

 

So, tell me, how has your holiday been?

Yours, S.

 

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waving the old year goodbye

and greeting the new one with a kiss!

wel well, my dear friends. on the first day of 2012, i present you a New Years Survey.

Feel free to use it yourself!

 

 

NEW YEARS SURVEY

What was the best part of last year?

no doubt: going vegan. read more about it here.

What was the worst part of last year?

the reason why i moved out overnight. it was a seriously terrible fight.

What was the biggest surprise of last year?

one day, i was called to an “audition” with some guys who needed a new singer. i didn’t expect much, but life surprised me: i now have the greatest band i could ever wish for: Oh, I Taste The Queen

Name 1 thing you are proud of that happened in 2011!

i got into the university i wanted to get in and survived the first semester! hurray! (i reported here)

Did you find new friends in 2011?

indeed i did:)

Name one new thing you learned in 2011!

i started sketching again! more, i improved:

Your favorite beverage in 2011?

homemade chai-coffe shake! i’m obsessed with this stuff:)

recipe here.

What was the most delicious recipe you created in 2011?

i wanna name 3! all of them loved by non-vegans as well:

1.) these incredible cookies

2.) homemade granola :

3.) my beloved protein bars (careful! highly addictive!):

Which food did you learn to love in 2011?

chickpeas! “never know how much i love you..never know how much i care..” 😉

What have you been doing on new years eve?

enjoyed a chilled evening @ a good friends place

Who have you been with at new years eve?

2 of my best friends, the girlfriend of one of them & my beloved boyfriend

Who do you want to kiss in the new year?

the one i have been kissing in the last year!

Who will you probably end up kissing to see the new year in?

same:)

What was the best song of last year?

unable 2 answer this one!

What was the best TV show of last year?

LOST

What was the best book you read last year?

the kind diet, eating animals & the china study

What was the best film of last year?

i seriously dunno!;)

What change would you like to see in the world next year?

more and more people informing themselves about animals in their diets and the many areas this affects negatively

Do you believe in New Years Resolutions?

honestly, not really. i believe that we can make important changes at any time of the year, cuz there’s always a decision. we need to make every moment count, all year long, learn to forgive ourself and others and eventually simply MOVE ON!

so my dear readers, i also wanna thank YOU!

this blog has a very, very small audience, but i’m happy for everyone of you.

i wish you all a wonderful 2012, filled with love, passion and peace.

yours,

s.