My "to food" list

März 30, 2020 by Sarah Moniri

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Hello! I hope you are all well & healthy! For the ones who have to stay home : this post is for you! 

I think a great distraction / hobby is to cook & bake everything I always wanted to do! Maybe a thing or two also appeal to you :)

  1. I'm planning on baking some bread! This low carb version seems interesting and this one looks out of a sweet english novel. Let's see how it goes. 
  2. Grain Free Granola sounds like a healthy version of my daily granola intake. I think I will make this very soon. 
  3. I want to bake 1 cake a week! I love cake but want to keep my sugar intake as low as possible so once a week is a pretty good deal to me. This vegan chocolate one sounds good. Or this mole cake.
  4. I always wanted to make vegan Ricotta. Now is the time to do it!
  5. Those tortillas look so colorful and fancy! 

 

You can find more to food ideas on my Pinterest! Enjoy. 

-xo, Sarah. 

TAGS: meal ideas, my to food list , student cuisine

Cheap, Vegan Meal Ideas

März 23, 2020 by Sarah Moniri

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The economy is crashing and I have the feeling/fear that after the corona situation is more under control, people won’t pay much attention to the environment anymore. 

PLEASE, don’t do this mistake. The Climate crisis is an equal threat as corona. Try to keep the small changes you have made alive! Eating vegan sometimes (yes I know the word vegan scares people away but don't be!) won’t make a big change to your wallet but a huge one for your environment. 

So today I want to show you a more budget vegan diet! I will make recipes for those ideas in the future:

 

  1. Burritos. Just buy the bread, some beans, some not too pricey veggies like bell peppers and you have yourself a tasty, cheap meal. 
  2. Mashes potato with a mushroom gravy. Potatoes are always cheap and delicious! My family loves potatoes and makes everything with them. 
  3. Pasta with tomato sauce. The best and simplest. 
  4. Rice with Cauliflower Curry and Chickpeas. I will post my recipe soon here! It’s so good and won’t cost much. 
  5. Chili sin carne. Just canned tomatoes plus beans and you can find textured soy for three dollars everywhere!

 

Hope this helps a little! 

Xo, Sarah. 

 

TAGS: cheap, cheap meal, cheap vegan meal ideas , meal, student meal

How to balance a healthy diet with a busy schedule

März 9, 2020 by Sarah Moniri

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Hello you!

I know that many people don't care about a healthy diet but I just feel so much better when I eat clean. Every time I have busy or long days I find it to be a bit difficult to stay on my regular diet path and it's easy to start eating sweets here and there. Please note that giving in to your sweet tooth is noting to feel guilty about and constantly denying cravings is also not a way of living. But for me it's enough to have 1-2 "cheat days". Let's di g in: 

  1. Download the daily dozen app - this app is from the author of the "how not to die" book and provides you with a great overview about the nutrients your body needs daily. It’s not a must have but definitely helps!
  2. Make your food colorful - even when I’m taking food to Uni I always add (e.g) to my granola lots of frozen berries, some hemp seeds and bring some cucumber and bell peppers in an extra box. I’m a volume eater so having a few healthy snacks with me helps to get healthy trough he day. 
  3. Bring Veggies and Fruits - Like I already said: It doesn’t take long to bring an apple & banana or slice even some fresh veggies. I love snacks and just feel better when they are light and simple. 
  4. Simple but Special - whenever Leonie eats , let’s say, Oatmeal. She doesnt just eat Oatmeal! She adds a million spices, she drizzles some seeds & nuts on top of it, she adds an apple or berries….it always looks like a food experience!  
  5. Easy and fast meals - On busy days Leonie and I love to simply make a salad, some potatoes and a meat alternative like the albert lupine patty. Finding easy and fast healthy meals is the key to make a healthy living easy. 
  6. Don’t stress too much. If you don't feel like eating an apple and rather a juicy chocolate cake then don't eat the apple. Its really all about the balance. 

 

- Xo, Sarah.

TAGS: food, healthy, how to balance a healthy diet with a busy schedule , student life

Falafel Salad (halfway homemade)

März 2, 2020 by Sarah Moniri

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My roommate / bestie Leonie is the main cook of our household and really has the best ideas (+ It always tastes good !!). Like every student we wanted something quick and easy but still healthy. Okay, only the quick and easy part is agreeable with every student out there. My cousin makes the best Falafels and parsley salad but this one comes pretty close. Let's dig in!

 

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TAGS: falafel salad , food, studentfood, studentlife, vegan

Meatless Monday: Protein Guide

Dezember 9, 2019 by Sarah Moniri

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Hello friends, 

For everyone who has been following me on instagram knows that I am trying to show people veggie/ vegan alternatives. One initiative is that I post a meatless monday recipe every monday. Some of my male friends try to eat more plant-based and asked if I know what kind of foods contain high amount of protein. So today I created a little protein guide: 

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I hope this will help everyone out there! Please remember that reducing a little is better than doing nothing at all! 

- xo, sarah. 

TAGS: meatlessmonday, protein guide, vegan, vegetarian

Vegan Thanksgiving Ideas

November 26, 2019 by Sarah Moniri

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I am not from America but Leonie and me love to host friendsgiving ( you know - food and drinks, what do you need more). So here are a few vegan TG recipes if you have no idea what to do : 

  1. Vegan Meatloaf ! Never tried it but I will try this before Christmas. 
  2. A vegan cheese plate served in a form of a turkey? Count me in! 
  3. This Winter Salad as a starter sounds amazing.Or maybe a Kale Salad, or even a falafel salad
  4. I LOVE vegan Mac and Cheese. Try this one but my favorite is this german recipe
  5. Brussel Sprouts with Pomegranate is a beloved favorite. 
  6. Vegan Creamy Mashed Potatos- yuuuuuuum. 
  7. Pecan Pie Sticky Pie so everybody will feel extra full, ha!
  8. We did this Cobbler last year and everybody loved it. 
  9. Or this Sweet Potato Creme Brulee
  10. Omg! Vegan Tiramisu??

Hope this will help you to have an amazing meal! 

-xo, Sarah. 

TAGS: food, thanksgiving, vegan, vegan thanksgiving

Leonies Vegan Carbonara

November 25, 2019 by Sarah Moniri

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Hi friends!! As you know : today is Meatless Monday so I want to show you a nice meat replacement recipe!

  1. 80 g Cashews / 2/3 cup ( set into a water bath overnight). 
  2. 2 TBSP Yeast Flakes 
  3. 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
  4. 1 glove of Garlic 
  5. A pinch of Salt 
  6. 150 ml/ Half a cup of Water 
  7. 100 g / 3,5 Ounce Tofu 
  8. 200g / 7 ounce Pasta 

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Start by cooking the pasta! In the mixer, combine the cashews, yeast flakes, garlic powder, salt &pepper and Pasta Water. Mix until its a smooth paste. 

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Heat up your pan over medium heat, add the garlic and tofu (small pieces)  and sprinkle some salt so it's baked nice and crispy. Add the creamy sauce and your dish is basically. 

 

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Yummy!!

- Enjoy, xo Sarah. 

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High Protein (veg.) Lasagna.

April 23, 2018 by Sarah Moniri

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I'm constantly on the look-out for plant-based protein so this Vegetarian Lasagne is the perfect fit. It's also a good excuse to eat pasta, cause pasta is life. If you think differently or don't need an excuse - do it anyway - it's gooooooood. 

  1. 450 gramm / 2 cups TPV(soy meat) 
  2. 250 gramm lasagna sheets  
  3. 2X Onions 
  4. 2X Garlic cloves
  5. 2X Cans of tomatoes 
  6. 300g/ 3 cups Parmesan or Mozzarella
  7. 2 sticks/ 150 gramm Butter 
  8. 3 TBSP Flour 
  9. Milk or creme 
  10. Nutmeg, salt, pepper 

 

ACS_0481Make the TPV or soy meat like the package says, start roasting it in oiled pan with onions and garlic. Add the cans of tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. 

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Meanwhile create the Béchamel Sauce: add the Butter to a pot and melt it. Add the flour and whisk till well combined. Stir in milk or cream until it's a thick mass. Season with nutmeg, salt and pepper. Layer the lasagna sheets, the tomato sauce,  béchamel and cheese until it's all incorporated. Top with cheese and put into the oven (160 celsius/ 320 fahrenheit) for 1 hour. 

 

 

-Xo, Sarah. 

TAGS: food, lasagna, plant based , recipes, vegetarian, vegetarian lasagne