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Places

The Weekend Getaway: Salzkammergut

We hustle all week and our lives are filled with traffic jams, meetings and never ending emails. Don’t get me wrong here: I love my work. I think though that sometimes the city can get a little bit overwhelming and being outdoors provides a great way to escape the madness. It also allows us to get back to our natural environment, be more present and mindful of our thoughts and actions, and re-connect to the present moment. Continue Reading

Food & Drink

Cannellini beans and rosemary hummus

Everyone around me knows I’m obsessed with hummus. I can’t get enough. It is the perfect speedy food: it’s quick to snack on and you can always prepare a big batch and have it there ready to go!

Every time I start to get used to the usual plain hummus, I like to mix it up with new ingredients and try to come up with new versions. The last addition to my pantry is the one with cannellini beans and fresh rosemary. It tastes so incredible. The cannellini beans make the hummus taste a lot more delicate and almost sweet compared to the classic version. Still you have the nice kick of the rosemary and garlic, together with the richness of the tahini and of course the zesty lemon!

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Places

The place to be: SWING KITCHEN

Let’s be honest: sometimes you just crave a great burger and fries. Who says though that you can’t have them vegan style? If you still need that vegan fast food fix, Swing Kitchen is the place to go. This has to be one of my favourite burger places I’ve ever visited, not only for their philosophy but also for the quality of their menu. This restaurant is just perfect for yummy, reasonable priced vegan comfort food.

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Food & Drink

BackToTheRoots: Spaghetti aglio, olio & peperoncino (video)

This is the first recipe of a series called BackToTheRoots: a collection of earthy, easy, quick and really satisfying meals that have always been a staple in my family and that, schock horror! also happen to be plant based.
This very first instalment is for all the people out there who love spicy food. I got you covered! These spaghetti aglio olio e peperoncino are literally made out of simple spaghetti together with garlic, olive oil and chilli pepper flakes. Continue Reading

Life

How to forgive and move on

Yes, we have all been there. We have all felt hurt and betrayed by another person at some point in our lives: our feelings were hurt and our trust was broken. What happens then most of the times is we get trapped in those negative emotions. That cycle of anger and pain lasts for too long, causing us to ruin other aspects of our lives, especially when it comes to create new beauty in our relationships and open ourselves to new experiences and people.

So how can we move on? Continue Reading