Fancy a rawesome apetizer?

zzzz-s-abraham-reachforthethoughtthatfeelsbetter-7521majHello lovely,

How are you? 🙂 We are all good here in Sweden. Eventhough, we are in love with Amsterdam and see ourselves spend a part of our lives there we have to say it feels right to be where we are at the moment. We know we will be back sooner rather than later and it is important to follow our intuition. This time it took us back to our parent´s place  😉 (But sooo nice to spend quality time with family and good friends. Beyond grateful!)  In the end, everything is a state of mind. Enjoy every single circumstance and it simply has to transform to something good. Sometimes it might require a bit of practice but with time it will be the most natural way of looking at life. It will come so natural to seek for the good that even if you might be surrounded by negativity you will be so trained not to get stucked within it. Instead always search for something good to hold on to. That will in the end attract even more good feeling experiences. We have tipped over and can nowadays hardly think any negative thoughts. If we do so we get reminded of it very fast since we by now know how quick we are able to manifest both good and bad things. This also means that we pretty fast become aware if we are stuck in a negative spiral since we suddenly get surrounded by more and more bad experiences. As soon as we experience negative emotions and get stuck in it we try to seek for something that can neutralize our mood. It pushes us to stop and calm down. We try to drop whatever we are doing and center ourselves. Nothing is more important than to be one with ourselves, or at least strive to be it. When we are in alignment with ourselves everything simply has to unfold with perfection. With this said, we are faaaar from perfect and can many times catch ourselves not up to speed with ourselves. That is a part of our development and as long as we are aware of the fact it is at least one step in the right direction. We have to remind ourselves not to be “perfect” and too hard on ourselves. We all have moments of confusion and loneliness but we are all on this journey together eventhough we might take different roads.

29 maj25 maj 13Today we want to share our super tasty Zucchini badges topped with red tomato pesto and refreshing cilantro cashew cream. It is a delicious appetizer or suits perfectly on your buffet table. We made a whole batch with them and they were gone within no time. Our guests loved them!

INGREDIENTS
– 1-2 zucchini

Red tomato pesto
– about 15 sundried tomatoes (either you soak your own or you use sundried tomatoes in oil, as you prefer. )
– about 8 Cherry tomatoes
– 1 date (optional but gives a nice sweet touch)
– handful of fresh basil
– chili pepper
– garlic
– a pinch of salt
– pepper

Feel free to use whatever spices or herbs you have at home. Depending how tasteful you want it.

Put all the ingredients in your food processor and let it go until you get a nice texture. Put it in a bowl.

29 maj 2Refreshing cilantro cashew cream
– 2 cups of cashew nuts (soaked)
– 1-2 lime
– 1 tbl apple cider vinegar
– 1 clove garlic
– fresh cilantro
– pinch of cilantro

Place all the ingredients in your food processor (you can also use a blender) and process until it reaches a smooth consistency. You can add water to get the desired smoothness you wish for. We skipped this because we like it creamier. We usually try to add as little water as possible because it can tend not bring out all the flavours properly and we really enjoy tasting every single ingredient to its fullest. Also depending on how refreshing you wish to have your cream add as much as cilantro as you prefer. It is very individual and we personally love cilantro.25 maj 6

Chop your zucchini and put first one layer of your red tomato pesto and top with your refreshing cashew cilantro cream.

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Voilá! We promise your guests will not be dissapointed 😉

Today´s powerful words by Mahatma Gandhi:

“Always aim at complete harmony of thought and Word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thougts and everything will be well.”

With our hearts,
Julie & Katrin

Raw Vegan Burrito

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Hello sunshine,

How are you today? Did you have a good start of the week? We hope you are in a good mood and finding peace whatever circumstances you are experiencing, and knowing deep within that all is good and always will turn out good. We are beyond happy and grateful to hear so many of you are joining us on May Meditation Month. As the quote above says we need to do it daily or as ofter we feel the need for it. In that way we more easily connect with our innerselves and the world around us. Remember we are never alone on this journey! So many beautiful people to connect with. We appreciate YOU so much.

Today we want to share one of the most delicious meals we have ever made. Seriously DELICIOUS! And of course is every single ingredients good for you. We were inspired by Fullyraw-Kristina´s burrito and oh my goddness how amazing was it not?! It was so good that we have had it a couple of days in a row 😉 So we think it definitely deserves to be shared with YOU as well. If you donnot already know about Kristina you need to check her out. She is doing amazing work and has a big THANKS to our transition to a Raw Vegan Lifestyle. Super inspiring!

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Ok. Now let´s start make some delicious Raw Vegan Burrito!

INGREDIENTS (2 pers)

Awesomesauce
– 1/2 zucchini (more if you desire)
– 1/4 cup sesame seeds
– Juice of 3 lemons
– Few sprigs of green onion
– 1 red bell pepper
– Spicy pepper (optional)
The rest
– Large collards leaves (or an other wrap friendly version)
– 1-3 bell peppar
– 1 cucumber
– 1-2 carrots
– Tomatoes
– Little bit of cilantro
– Sprouts
– Avocado

Start with making the awesomesauce by putting all your ingredients in your mixer. Such a fresh and vibrant sauce that works perfectly with the rest of the ingredients.

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Cut and slice the carrots, tomatoes, avocado, cucumber and bell pepper as you wish. A tip is to make them in different sizes so you can feel the differences when you are eating.

Now take your big leaf and put some salsa on it. Add your cut and sliced veggies. Add your sprouts and cilantro. If you cannot have enough of the awesomesauce add a little extra on the top. Roll your leaf and take a big bite – voilĂĄ and welcome to Raw Food Heaven!

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The Awesomesauce works perfectly as a delicious salads dressing as well. Now promise to give this a try! 🙂

Today´s powerful words by Eckhart Tolle:

“Wherever you are, be there totally. If you find your here and now intolerable and it makes you unhappy, you have three options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally.”

Love,
Julie & Katrin

Happy Sunday

1366594422525 (1)1366623885700 1366594404714 (1)Happy new week to you!

Did you have a great weekend and ready for a bright new week to enter? We are, and hope you will join us with your good feelings 🙂 Life is beautiful when we keep our eyes open. Look for the beauty you are surrounded by. Love is everywhere and in everything. We simply have to train our eyes to see it, our hearts to feel it – when we do… mmhmmm the magic is here to stay! Embrace every moment as you have chosen it yourself. Surrender yourself to this present moment with all your joy, love and good vibes and we promise you that law of attraction will let everything to unfold with perfection for you. Let go of all the doubts, all the negative emotions that do no good for you. Realize deep within you that you are here to live to your fullest potential and YOU have the power within. Life is truly beautiful! So let us all open our eyes and feel with our hearts.

13666239379441366623897428We had such a lovely Sunday evening. When you simply go with the flow and with excitment let universe guide you and over and over again be amazed how good life truly is. The best feeling. We started of with a vibrant and delicious dinner at home. We made raw pasta pomodoro and our favourite tickling tahini dressing to have with our vibrant salad. We made a little different version of them both so we will post the new ones further down in this post. Both were delicious and definitely worth a try!

1366594445169 (1)After our dinner at home with some nice red wine, we biked to a bar in the center where our friend was playing jazz. If you live in Amsterdam you should definitely go to Bier Fabriek and listen to some nice live jazz music on Sundays after 17.00. Our talanted friend Sandro Fazio will be playing with his band and they are really amazing – so if you are in town we highly recommend you to go there!

1366623926718Now let´s show you the new version of our tickling tahini dressing and our pomodoro salsa we had with our raw pasta (zucchini).

Tickling tahini dressing:

INGREDIENTS
– Tahini
– Garlic
– Ginger
– Chili
– Lemon juice
– Fresh coriander
– Spices as you prefer (we used a pre-mix of spices including; onion, parsley, sunflower oil, pepper, red bell pepper, tomatoes etc)
– A pinch of salt (optional)

Put all your ingredients in your food processor and let it go until all the ingredients are well mixed. Put in in a little bowl and ENJOY!

Pomodoro salsa:

INGREDIENTS
– Sundried tomatoes (soaked in water)
– 1-2 medjool dates
– Cherry tomatoes
– Fresh basil
– Red bell pepper
– Chili
– Garlic
– Pink himalaya salt

Put all your ingredients in your food processor. Mix it well. Massage it in to your raw pasta. VoilĂĄ – dinner is served!

Before we let you go for now we want to share today´s powerful words with you by Kevin Aucoin:

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.”

Love,
Julie & Katrin

Simple version of Raw Pasta Pomodoro

changeHello again beautiful,

How are you doing this wonderful day? We hope everything is good and we are here to remind you that you are perfect exactly as you are and nothing needs to be changed. If you are longing for a change remember that you need to find peace wherever you are to be able to move on. Therefore, close your eyes. Take a deep breath.. and one more. All is good – and always will be! We are here to support you. Whenever you feel for it please let us know. We also hope you enjoyed the Echkart Tolle´s talking about the pain body in the post before. It is very powerful and something we all should be conscious about.

Believe it or not but the other day we didn´t have a regular massive and vibrant salad. 😉 Instead we made a new version of raw pasta pomodoro and it turned out super tasty. The best part is that the variations are endless. This time we felt for keeping it pretty plain and not too much flavour but as always let the mood and the feeling guide you. What is absolutely awsome with Raw Food is that you seriously donnot need to be a talanted chef. Believe us! When makin Raw Food creations the only thing you need to bring to your kitchen is your joy and love. Sounds maybe silly but with all the fresh and living ingredients – it really cannot go wrong! What also is amazing is that making Raw Food is really time-saving. Let the mixer or food processor make the work for you! 😉 Could it be better?

Ok. Enough talking, let us prepare some food!

INGREDIENTS

Raw pasta
– Zucchini
– Carrots

Salsa
– Sundried tomatoes (soaked in water)
– 1-2 Dates
– Cherry tomatoes
– Basil
– Pink himalaya salt

Start with preparing your pasta. Simply slice your zucchini and carrots with a peeler or a cheese slicer. Of course if you have any fancy tools at home – use them! Put your raw pasta on a plate.

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Put all your ingredients for the salsa in your food processor. As mentioned earlier, this time we felt for keeping it very simple but feel free to play with spices as you want. The dates are a must if you want your salsa a bit sweeter. We promise it is delicious! Process until it is creamy and nice.  (see pic above)

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Now massage the salsa in to your pasta. Serve it with a nice and coulorful salad. Buon appetito! 

Before we let you go an indulge in this delicious raw food meal we want to share today´s powerful words by Shunryu Suzuki with you:

“There are no enlightened people. There is only enlightened activity! That means the people we perceive as “enlightened” like Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King and the Buddha were ordinary people who simply made enlightened activity a part of their daily lives! Do you know how empowering that is?!!? That means WE can make enlightened activity a part of OUR daily lives… how cool is that?! It’s not reserved for the select few.. it’s open season on kindness and generosity, patience, compassion, giving and forgiving. There are no enlightened people. There is only enlightened activity” 

Let us all keep doing our enlightened activities. All day – every day!

Love,
Julie & Katrin

A tickling tahini dressing with sting

1365967282616 1365970504512 1365970524718 (1)Happy healthy Tuesday to you,

It feels like we are mostly sharing smoothie recipes with you and occasionally dessert creations. Not very often other kind of food. It is simply because we are more or less having a massive salad per day and the rest of our meals are either smoothie, juice or plain fruits. Nothing too fancy or advanced since we have notice our bodies feel absolutely the best eating a vibrant and delicious salad as our main meal. It might sound crazy for you (if you are not a raw eater), but we find ourselves CRAVING our greens every single day. Do you feel the same? It is amazing how our bodies are adjusting to well-being. When we start to pay attention and give our bodies exactly what it needs and what makes it thrive – oh boy, what an fantastic feeling! Never did we think we could feel this way we do. Seriously. The best part is that this is still in the beginning of our journey!

Therefore, today we want to share a super tasty dressing we have quite frequently with our salad. It is our tickling tahini  dressing with sting!

1365966833959INGREDIENTS
– Tahini
– Garlic
– Ginger
– Chili
– Lemon juice
– Herbs (as you prefer)
– A pinch of salt (optional)

Put all your ingredients in your food processor. Process it until it is well mixed. Put it in a little bowl. Enjoy it together with your vibrant salad!

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Today´s powerful words come from Neil Gaiman:

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.

So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.

Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

It might not be a new year today but it is definitely a new day. A brand new day to explore, to act, to be the person you are meant to be. Live with no regrets. Be fearless – you have nothing to loose. Always something to win!

With love,
Julie & Katrin