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High carb ninja

Hey!

I still eat like the vegan high carb way. I love my carbs,Β  and I get them out of fruit or pasta/patatoes.

Of course I also eat a lot of veggies and rice. I love salads and beans.
I try to eat as various as possible, sometimes this can be quite challenging. Especially when I’m at work and need to eat something in a hurry. Most of the times I grab something fattening, something that makes me feel saturated for a short petite of time.

Why do I do this? Why do I make the decision to eat fat food that is actually not good for me.

I think it has to do something to do with the fact that I have little time. I need to eat in minutes and fastfood is easy to eat. It’s also cheap and you don’t have to do anything to prepare it. It’s just easy, I’m to much in a hurry and to lazy to make something before.

I want to do something about this because I’m gaining weight and it’s making me feel bad. I gained a lot of weight over the years and that was a good thing. Due to my illness I was pretty sick and underweight. Now I’m at a healthy weight,  but I don’t want to gain more. I already gained more than planned.

I think it’s a good idea if I think better about what I’m going to eat. I need to meal prep more. If I do that, there’ll be always something in my fridge I can eat before work.

Love,
xxx Jazzie

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Fruit dumplings in Poland

Hey!

I’m currently in Poland, in the city Poznan. It’s a short trip for my study society, and I’ll be there till Monday. 

As some of you may now, I need to try new things. I find it hard to stap outside of my comfort zone, so I need to train that. Now that I’m in Poznan, I really want to try some new things.

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This is what I had; dumplings!
But not normal dumplings; fruit dumplings. They were filled with strawberries and raspberries. They taste really good.

It was a real step outside my comfort zone, because it’s hard to find vegan food and food that I can digest well. Fried of fatty foods hurt my bowel, so I tend to avoid them. That’s why I don’t do it. But I tried this and it was good. I’m so happy I dare to do it.

I’m curious what I’ll do next, here in Poland. I’m here with friends that I trust, besides that I brought my boyfriend with me.

I’ll keep you updated!

Love,
xx Jazzie

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Cooking class in Marrakech

Hello!

Today is day 5 in Marrakech, and Vincent and I decided to follow a Maroccan cooking class!

I found it online and after checking their site we decided it was a fun thing to do!
The class started at ten in the morning.
We first went to the market, to buy all our ingredients. I pointed out that I was a vegan, it was no problem.
We bought a lot of vegetables, meat for Vincent, fruit for the juice and spices for in our dishes.

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After that, we went to the hostel where we were going to cook. The lady who was giving the class, made us Maroccan tea. (You can see it on my YouTube channel; rawjazzie) And then it was time to make the preparations!Β 
Prepare (or making your mise en place) is always the most work to do. The cutting, mixing and chopping takes a lot of time.

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We were going to make a tagine with vegetables and lamb with a sort of gravin. We also made a mango/orange juice. I’ll be posting the recipe, so you can make it too! We made the lamb in a pressure cooker; if you use a stone tagine, it’ll take over 6 hours to cook. We didn’t have that time, so a pressure cooker is also fine.

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It took time to cook; in between we were drinking our juice and relaxing at the rooftop terrace. It was sunny, but not too hot. After 40 minutes it was cooked and we enjoyed our meal. I liked my tagine, there were so any vegetables in it!
The woman who gave the class was very friendly and her English was good.

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I recommendΒ  the class because it gives you a new view into the Maroccan culture.Β  You’ll find out how they make all of your favorite dishes, and you learn to make them yourself. The atmosphere in the class was great; very relaxed and there was no rush. It was a very nice thing to do.

Love,
xx Jazzie

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Breakfast idea’s

Hey!

What do you eat for breakfast?
Do you always eat the same thing?
Do you lack ideas, and want to try something different?
Here are my favorite, delicious and healthy breakfast ideas!

1. Soy yogurt with home made cruesli. This is one od my favourite quick breakfast ideas, I make the cruesli the day before and I only have to put it in a bowl with some yogurt. But still, a delicious idea.
2. Overnight oats. You have to make this one the night before, the oats have to sulk in all the almond milk (or soy milk) you put in. It’s really good with some extra maple syrup.
3. Baked oats with chopped apple cinnamon. I live to eat this in the winter. Somehow it reminds me of eating apple pie. It takes a bit more time; you need to peel and chop the apples and then cook it with (soy) milk,cinnamon and oats.

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4. Pancakes. I make my pancakes with almond milk and bananas instead of milk and eggs. (One large banana for 2 eggs) It takes some time,but it’s great for the weekend. It really feels like a Sunday brunch.
5. Rice crackers with hummus, tomatoes and cucumber. I eat this whenever we run out of oats or almond milk. It good, easy but it’s a bit like comfort food.

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I hope you find my tips helpfull and tasty and of course, good luck with all the cooking, and don’t forget to enjoy your meal!

Love,

xx jazzie

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Rome review

Hello!

As you may have read in my last post, change, I visited Rome for the first time!
Was it a succes? Yes.
Did I eat rt4? Mostly not. (Rt3)
Have I seen some of the most amazing architecture? All the time.
Do I want to go again? Yes!

Unfortunately Rome is quite expensive, so I won’t have the money to go any day soon.. But that doesn’t matter.
I fed my mind with enough beautiful art to endure for a while.

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This is a picture of the beautiful St. Pieters, it was really special because we got to go on a service. In the most famous cathedral of the world.. Still can’t believe it.

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This was in the middle of the city; could you imagine;  waiting on the bus,looking to an old ancient Roman building. These pilars where everywhere.

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And that’s me with my handsome friends. Dream on Jaz. I never had the time to talk to them. A shame, they all smiled really cute.

Now a very important part; the food.
Let me tell you one thing; I knew pasta could be good, but I never knew it was that good until I had it in Rome.  I ate pasta all the time. It was vegan, filled me up, but most importantly; delicious! !
I also ate a lot of bruschetta, high in oil but a really nice lunch. (And something else then pasta all te time)
Rome was really cool. I liked the people, the heat,the food. Only the public transport was a bit of a mess.. Thank God I found an app for that.

Oh lord, where would we be without the Internet?

I still recommend Rome to everyone; it’s a nice,clean and wonderful city to visit!

Love,

xx Jazzie

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Change

Hey,

The title of my blog says it all; change. And that’s were I’m currently in.  I had some good changes, and maybe some bad. But they all make me stronger.
Some other great news; I finally passed my exams!
After 8 hard years of struggling through high school, I can finally say; I did it.
Men, that feels great!
I heard this terrific news, when I was in Rome (and yeah, I’m gonna write something about that too! ) . What better place to receive something so exciting? !

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I’m still so happy about that, and other news; I’m leaving in 2 weeks to go to Thailand!! Isn’t that exciting?! I’m going with my bestie, whom also happened to be my niece. 
My disease is still under control; but for how long? I know doom thinking won’t bring you anywhere, but Thailand is a complete different country then Holland.. The food, the hygiene.. Well, let’s focus on the good things, and prepare myself!
If anyone has tips for Thailand, please share them with me!

Love,

xx Jazzie

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Friday Favorites

Hey everyone!

I know it’s not weekend yet, but I’m already dreaming about it. The favorite day of the week? Friday! I don’t have to work, have college till 3, and there is always time to do soemthing fun. (or to attend a party).
Wanna know what my friday favorites are?
1) I love to start my day relaxed, and on friday I have time to do that. I start my day with yoga (extended sunsolution) and normally I don’t have time for that. It’s a great way to begin your day.
2) I love to drink my “Dille&Kamille” morning tea. It’s a tea made with all kinds of herbs, like camille,mint,nettle and more. It warms up my body, and keeps me in the calm and relaxing state that I am after my yoga session.
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3) On fridays I normally have time to bake. And I love to bake! I usually make banana oat cookies. They are easy, and really good. I use them as breakfast cookies, or just as a snack. It feels like a treat to make and eat them. πŸ™‚
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4)Friday drinks with the family. On fridays the whole family comes togehter. We drink some wine (or soda) and eat some tapas. We catch up, we laugh, we love. I love fridays.
5) I love to read. I work on saturdays, so I rarely go out till late. That gives me time to read my newest books.

What are your friday favorites?!

Love,

xx Jazzie