☆ Magic Sunday afternoon with Marina! It’s all in the air… :) ☆

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I would love to share with you the recipe we followed for this delicious juice*, but I can’t… Not because I don’t want to, but because it was the outcome of the flow of the moment… Marina started playing the piano, I started juicing what we had found and agreed at home and mAgIc just happened :)

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Because life is about the people you meet and the things you create with them, and when the time is right and we let ourselves go, then everything is possible! Thank YOU Marina (check her blog here) for so many unexpected lovely moments together, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but we inspire each other and shine!

Let’s keep on connecting and creating more beautiful projects, this is just the beginning and we are already making it happen! There is a reason why we are here… ;-)

Big hug, much love and many thanks mi querida amiga!

Sara.es

*When the nice weather will come, I will start posting some green juices recipes! 

ChoCoLaTe AvoCadO WoNdEr DeSSeRt! You have never tried anything like that… ;-)

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2013-11-17 17.52.07 Looking for a magic dessert? Dont look any further, you have it! I know it seems like a weird combination, but actually it is just amazing! I will not make it any longer, here oyu have de recipe ;-)

Ingredients for a cup (1-2 pax):

1 Ripe Avocado
2 Table spoon cacao powder (or carob)
Lemon juice
1 Table spoon sweetener (in this case, agave syrup)
A pinch of salt, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and/or vanilla to taste

Directions:

Open the avocado and mix it all with the mixer!

What do you think? Isn’t it simple and fast? I can tell you it tastes amazing! Try it and let me know how do you like it!

Big hug and much ♥

Sara.es

Eating Vegan in… Ghent! @ Avalon!

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Dagschotel Avalon

Two weeks ago I had a very spacial visit, my friend Olga from Budapest! After a very nice but rainy evening around Ghent we wanted to eat something… Where should we go?!?! Well, she’s fine with everything, but for me it is not that easy to find a vegan place where I can also eat gluten-free! Fortunately Avalon was still open by the time that we got hungry :) 

They do have menu but we went for the “Dagschotel” or “today’s speciality” and we got this amazing dish full of tasty veggies and quinoa, all organic! I could not say what I liked the most, it was all amazing! 

Do you want to know more about this place, visit their website: www.restaurantavalon.be

I highly recommend it if you want to eat very good (and feel full afterwards) at a reasonable price, 15,60€ (for such a delicious vegan and organic dish was is not much, right?)

If you visit then I hope you enjoyed as much as I did! Smakelijk! 

Big hug and much love,

Sara.es on the GO! 

Eating for Energy Lecture, back on track!

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Ohhhh, yeahhhhh! This is it, tomorrow Wednesday I will be hosting my next lecture in Ghent.

Do you want to know more about it? Click here, you are more than welcome! :) 

https://www.facebook.com/events/353841181426473/

Big hug, and see you there!!

Sara.es

Why is it happening for me vs. to me?

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Why is this happening for me

Have you ever wondered “why is this happening to me?”? I thought so, hahah, been there ;-) how about this new perspective…?

“Why is this happening FOR me?”

I love it, it just creates a whole new world of opportunities and space for new things… what if was all a dive plan made specially for you to help you wake up and start doing new things? What if it was exactly what you needed to get where you want to go?

Are you ready? Embrace whatever that is stopping you and making you feel bad, sad, anxious, you name it! Thank it for having protected you untill now and let it go… Its time to see the challenge as a gift and move on to make it happen. Trust me, it’s all about trust and being grateful, you are ready, go for it and embrace the change it’s about to happen!

Big big hug and much love,

Sara.es

Almond bread, you wanna try it! Vegan & GF!

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This almond bread is the “star” of my recipe blog in Spanish “Candirecetas“. It is a great alternative for a gluten-free version with tons of proteins and good fats! 

Wanna give it a try? Vegan Almond Bread

Cooking time: +/-10′ preparation + 1h in the oven

Portions: 4-6 servings

difficulty: very easy

What do you need? a beater, oven platter, mixing bowls, oven

Dry ingredients:

  •  400gr. Almond flour
  • 1 Teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 Tablespoon chia
  • Salt & Herbs

Liquid ingredients

  • 3/4 glass water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon juice

 

Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven up to 180ºC
  2. Stir the chia together with the water in a big bowl and leave it for about 10min.
  3. Mix the almonds together with the selected herbs and salt.
  4. Get the oven platter ready, maybe with some oven paper or spreading some oil so that the dough doesn’t get stuck.
  5. Mix the lemon and the baking soda in a glass.
  6. Stir de chia and pour de rest of the liquid ingredients (lemon + baking soda & oil).
  7. Step by step add the almond flour to the liquid ingredients. It can happen that you get a thick porridge or a consistent dough you can shape (don’t worry every time I get something different!)
  8. Put it in the oven for about one hour and enjoy it!
Suggestions: pan almendras canela
  • You can prepare it salty or sweet. You can give it a plain almond flavor or add other spices such us oregano or cinnamon!
  • Raisins or dates can upgrade your sweet version ;-)
Thanks:
This recipe is based on the original one from Cala Cervera: http://www.candidiasiscronica.org
Did you like it!?! I love it…
Big hug and happy cooking! ♥
Sara.es

 

Make a wish…

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IMG_1910_resizedHow often do we dream with whatever we want to happen but the closer we are the more scared we get and the harder it seems to reach it? Why don’t we dare? Where does the resistance come from? What are we afraid of? Don’t we deserve it?

Although I am doing very good with many things in my life, I still feel some resistance. I know it is the general feeling for many people, some things are moving and shaking, but in other areas nothing seems to happen…

This weekend I spend some time with someone who reminded me that everything is possible, that we just have to create our chances and get them! Thank you Maarten! That was a precious tip!

On the other hand tonight it is new moon, perfect moment to create new things in our lives… November has just started and is certainly going to bring many new things in my life. The year is about to end but still many things have to develop one way or another, so let’s help it a little bit!

Sunday eve I wrote my wish down and this week I am showing up more than ever… I am sure I will see amazing results very soon! :) Mliracles happen every day! I believe in it, I embrace them and I allow them to happen! Do you want the same in your life? Go out of your comfort zone and make it happen, it is  much easier than we think!! We just have to be ready and take action :) I am… What about you? ;-)

Thank you everyone for such an amazing weekend. Thank you in advance for the great week ahead with new energy and old friends visiting, it’s going to be awesome!

What is your wish? :)

Big hug and much ♥,

Sara.es

Happy World Vegan Day!

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I didn’t know that, but apparently November is the vegan month! the fact that you are reading thins doesn’t imply that you are a vegan (neither am I 100%) or that I want you to “convert”. However, have you ever given it a chance? Do you know what it all is about? Why do people become vegans? Is it healthy? Is it tasty? … Sooooo many questions…

Here you have a link with a few videos and all the answers to these questions from the Vegan society! Click here

 

There is no need to be strict on it, but what we would all turn our diets into a plant-based diet? What about being conscious about it and trying to “veganize” our diet once a week? In Belgium you can already find great initiatives like “veggie donderdag”. It means that in every restaurant on Thursday there is at least one vegetarian option, isn’t it cool? I think so… Many families try to follow it also at home :) Congrats!

So, are you in for the challenge? Do you need any ideas? Stay tuned or ask me for specific recipes ;-)

Big hug and have a great vegan day!

Sara

 

You can run away, but your fears will come along if you don’t face them…

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City, job, friends… You can make any major change in your life, but if you do it expecting to become happier just like that instead looking for the reason why you need those changes,  I’m afraid you will still have to confront the issues some time int he future…

I had it for a long time with the destinations I was living in. When things would start to become harder for whatever reason or they would not look the way I would like to, I would come up with a new plan to flee…

I am not saying that we should never make changes in our lives, of course we have to in order to develop and go after what we want. However we tend to think that the grass is greener at the other side… If we would just stop. think and look inside of us to see what’s going on we would save a lot energy trying to change the “wrong thing”.

I have recently felt fear. But for once I decided not to run away. I am not only staying in the same city this time but I am also chasing my dream and working hard to get it! I am not going to hide or hold back any more, because I am worth it, as simple as that!

Thank you Marina for helping me realise how much I have to offer and how important it is to face our fears, with support everything is possible! I am very grateful for all the new people in my life that are supporting me, I could not be happier that they all appeared at the right moment! :) Let’s do it, let’s shine all together! :-)

What is it what you are avoiding doing? What are you afraid of? I feel now safe, and it feels great!

Big hug and much love,

Sara