Mission: Energy

With all the energy bar recipe talk over in Wales and tons of nuts left for processing I decided to go for an experiment on my own. I decided to throw together all thing I long for and must go. The final taste worked well. What did I end up using?

Heated up: coconut oil, maple syrup, chunky peanut butter and cacao butter.

Chopped: almonds and hazelnuts

Dry stuff mixed: blended hazelnut lefovers, blended almonds, blueberry chia seeds, raw cacao powder,coconut flakes, ground flaxseeds and cacao seeds

Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg and salt

I like to roll out my energy bar mix on wax paper with a rolling pin and put it in the fridge before cutting and packaging.

Huge pile of pasta

To fight any potential weight loss (yeah that’s me typing this rofl) and because I’m lazy I just made a huge pile of pasta. Ok it’s whole wheat, but this should fix it!

A few notes … whole wheat pasta only sucks until you are used to it … I’ve been through a similar process with nutritional yeast. Now I can’t live without. Same happened to sushi!

One of those mornings

… when the tide is perfect, the sun is just rising, birds are waking up and the dogs enjoy the playtime on the beach …

… all that can be said and done is to run.

Vegan pancakes with super speed applesauce

I wrote before about replacing eggs with applesauce for pancakes. Today I didn’t want to bother and just cut up some apples, added cinnamon, water, sugar and lemon, put it in the blender and voila! It worked and turned out to be beautiful.

A treat?

Somehow I do need my daily fix of running into the sunrise … now I feel better. Not that I wasn’t ok before, but that 30 minutes of just taking it all in makes my day start right.

Follow the yellow man

Rain means adventure I wouldn’t pursue otherwise as I’d miss out on the sea, beach, hills or other things I know, but want to enjoy if the weather is neat.

I had recently learned about the Dublin mountain way and the beginning is ‘just’ in running distance.

Off I went in search for the yellow man marking the trail. Got lucky and enjoyed nearly 2 hours of getting soaked.

It does look promising, check out their link:



A week of food

I had shared my weeks supply of organic fruit and veg and wanted to post the highlights and what worked. Here is what I had gotten plus potatoes and onions:

week-of-vegetables organic-fruit

It’s pretty much all gone. Here are my favorites:

avocado-best roasted-broccoli vegan-chocolate fennel-bean-mash vegan-mini-pizza

My current favorite lunch is the one on the top left Miniature pizza. I looked at the watch an it took me 10 minutes to prep and 10 to wait. Can’t beat that. The only secret is mixing the spices with the tomato paste and cashew Parmesan. The B12 and zink in the nutritional yeast ain’t gonna hurt me. They even taste good cold and you can stop in the middle of making these to take an urgent call!

Oh and I almost forgot … top right shows butter bean spinach and onion scramble with roasted fennel. I am not sure if this any official recipe, but it was wonderful and had the protein I needed. Secret was the caramelized onion I mixed in there.

Now the last bit I want to mention is sweet potato. I did try and make fries and am quite happy with them … but it’s way too much work. So I now just cut them in small chunks mixed with oil and spices and put them in the oven with whatever else veg I want. Topped with vegan mayonnaise in case I want more calories.

Oh one more, one more please! I can’t repeat this often enough, but avocado cut in half sliced inside, filled with balsamic vinegar and then eaten with a spoon … such a nice treat after a run.

Oh most of the fruit ended up as juice or smoothie together with the carrots if not consumed with chocolate I had left in the freezer.