Sunday, April 13, 2014

Raw Vegan Easter Recipes

Easter is all about chocolate nowadays. Chocolate Easter eggs and bunny shaped lollies.
So if it's all about chocolate, in a next post I will share some recipes that are perfect for Easter.
For me Easter means spending quality time with family, traditions, food, and celebrations.
It's that time of year when I go to church :) for the Easter tradition.

I want to share some of my own raw vegan recipes, and also a beautiful recipe I found on one of my favorite blogs!

Raw Hazelnut Mint Chocolate


Raw After Eight Mint Dark Chocolate


Red Rice chocolate pudding


Raw vegan brownie recipe


Raw vegan quail eggs recipe from Golubka.


What are your favorite Easter recipes?

Enjoy!

Today's Mantra: I love and approve of myself.

 Paula

Easter Traditions

 Easter Traditions :)

Easter is all about chocolate nowadays. Chocolate Easter eggs and bunny shaped lollies.
So if it's all about chocolate, in a next post I will share some recipes that are perfect for Easter.
For me Easter means spending quality time with family, traditions, food, and celebrations.
It's that time of year when I go to church :) for the Easter tradition.

Thursday before Easter. Dying eggs and making food with family. We always dye eggs in all colours red, yellow, green, blue, and then put them in a basket full of fresh grass.
There's even museums in the north part of Romania with stunning hand-painted eggs. How amazing are they?
They even have Ostrich eggs!




Good Friday. Making more food :) Since I was little we used to always go to church on Easter, on Good Friday for the "surrounding" of the church. This is usually at midnight, after a long service, at midnight everyone gets a lit candle and we all surround the church three times.
I used to get so excited for Easter when I was a kid, because I always used to have a fancy new "holiday" outfit for Sunday :)

Easter Sunday is a special day. We usually spend it around with family, have a beautiful Easter breakfast with all the traditional foods and relax and enjoy the holiday!

Today's Mantra: Love is a source of bliss and infinity.

Enjoy!

 Paula

Monday, April 7, 2014

Springbrook Australia

Hello, today I want to share some photos from Springbrook. 

Springbrook National Park is a national park at Springbrook on the McPherson Range in the Gold Coast hinterland of Queensland, 96 km south of Brisbane.







Springbrook is a community in the Gold Coast Hinterland, within the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia (formerly known as the Central Eastern Rainforest Reserves). The area includes the most extensive areas of subtropical forests in the world.  Few places on earth contain so many plants and animals which remain relatively unchanged from their ancestors in the fossil record. Springbrook has the most rare and threatened species of any area in South East Queensland. 

Springbrook offers an escape to another world - a world where nature, heritage and community come together. Visitors will find much to enjoy amongst the wateralls, hiking trails and lookouts. Unspoilt by excessive commercialisation, Springbrook is home to an amazing variety of wildlife, from the rare Albert's Lyrebird to Rosellas and Bowerbirds, and from the majesty of Ancient beech trees to canopies of spreading ferns.  Here you can relax in the heart of a protected rainforest, wonder at the stars glimmering in the clear sky from our own observatory, and visit a nearby colony of glow-worms.  And we are only half an hour from the Gold Coast. Visitors are welcome to stay in one of the many retreats or cottages on Springbrook plateau, and enjoy the shops, cafes and gift shops that are our village.

Today's Mantra: I choose love, joy and freedom, open my heart and allow wonderful things to flow into my life.

xx

 Paula
:)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Vegan Pumpkin Salad Recipe

Today I have a brand new delicious easy recipe to share with you!
It's a very easy salad, vegan, gluten free.
Very nutritious and with plenty of probiotics too for healthy digestion.




Ingredients:
- 1/4 pumpkin, cooked (steamed or cooked in a frypan)
- 1/2 raw broccoli, chopped
- 1 avocado, chopped
- 1 large tomato, chopped
- 1 cup lettuce, chopped
- 1 shredded carrot
- some pickled veggies
- olives
- juice of 1/2 lemon

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Fell free to add any dressing, vinegar or whatever else you prefer. I like it just as it is. Delicious!

Enjoy! Stay healthy! xx


Today's Mantra: I see endless opportunities before me.

 Paula

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Raw Maca Almond Butter


Raw Maca Almond Butter

Ok. This is the best almond butter I've made lately. Maca gives it a special flavor and a nutritional boost. It's raw and vegan and creamy. Sweet and Salty at the same time, it's a burst of flavor and taste.
Try it!


Ingredients:
- 250 gr raw almonds
- a handful of hazelnuts and walnuts
- 1 teaspoon raw organic maca powder
- 1/2 teaspoon himalaya salt
- 1/4 teaspoon raw cacao powder
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon raw green stevia powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend the almonds and nuts until they become creamy. It took me about 10-15 minutes in my food processor. Then add the rest of the ingredients and blend a little more.
Store in a glass jar, can't tell for how long, I usually eat it in 4-5 days :)
All done!


I like to add it every morning in my breakfast bowl, and I love it with banana or apple.
Enjoy!


Unt de migdale crud cu maca
Acest unt de migdale este cel mai bun pe care l-am facut in ultima vreme! Maca ofera un gust superb si multe beneficii! Este putin dulce si putin sarat, o combinatie delicioasa!

Ingrediente: 

- 250 gr migdale crude, cu coaja
- un pumn de alune de padure si nuci 
- 1 lingurita pudra maca 
- 1/2 lingurita sare himalaya
- 1/4 lingurita pudra de cacao cruda
- 1/2 lingurita scortisoara 
- 1/2 lingurita pudra stevie verde cruda
- 1/2 lingurita vanilie

Se pun migdalele in robotul de bucatarie la viteza aproape maxima. Mie mi-a luat cam 10-15 minute pana s-au transformat intr-o crema moale. Am adaugat apoi restul ingredientelor si am amestecat din nou.
Se pastreaza intr-un borcan de sticla, nu pot spune cat timp, la mine rezista cam 4-5 zile :) 
Eu o servesc in fiecare dimineata in micul dejun, sau cu o banana, sau mar.
Pofta buna!



Paula