Author: monica berlin

Peanut Curry with Rice

Fall is coming! For me, the best thing about Fall is the oversized Sweater and curries. This one has the creaminess of coconut, the sweetness of peanut and a hint of spice from the curry paste. For 4-6 Portions Wie heißt das denn auf Deutsch? Cooking Converter / Umrechnungstabelle 1 onion 400 gr meat or tofu (I used chicken) 400 gr veggies (I used broccoli, paprika & zucchini) 3 tbsp of Rama Coconut Creme (I got it from Degustatbox) 50 gr red curry paste 2 tbsp peanut butter 400 ml of coconut milk Heat the pan to medium heat. Add the Rama Coconut Creme and sauté the onion until brown. Add the meat or tofu, then the veggies (those with the longest cooking time first). Sauté for 5-7 minutes. Blend in the red curry paste. Add the coconut milk and the peanut Butter. Simmer until the meat is cooked and the sauce is thickened. Serve with rice. Guten Hunger! *In cooperation with Degustabox Advertisements

Give Away – Indian Summer Look

I always wear black, nude, blue or white clothes. Only white is the summer color though. My effort to keep summer alive is simple: wearing it on my face. I don’t like heavy make up. Just a touch of color and freshness would be enough. I used the meteorites make-up from Guerlain. The light foundation with SPF (important!) and the very nice scented pearl powder. They are easy to apply, light on the skin and easy to remove as well. The packaging itself is very pretty. ❤ I will certainly re-use the packaging afterward. Win the KISS KISS Guerlain Lipstick by commenting on my recent Guerlain Instagram picture until October 6th 11am. For DE/AT/CH participants only. *in cooperation with flaconi.de

Minty Pumpkin Soup

I have been waiting all year long for pumpkin season. Prepare your blanket for eating on the sofa watching your favourite tv! 4 Portions Ingredients Wie heißt das denn auf Deutsch? Cooking Converter / Umrechnungstabelle olive oil 1 kg hokkaido pumpkin 2 shallots, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 75 gr ginger, grated or chopped 200 ml coconut milk 1,5 liter vegetable stocks mint leaves optional: balsamic creme Sautée the pumpkin, shallots, onion and ginger until fragrant. Add the chicken stock and coconut milk. Let it shimmer over medium low heat for 45 minutes. Puree with food processor or blender. Add mint leaves as desired and garnish with balsamic creme and some mint leaves. Guten Hunger!

Homemade Granola

I do not buy any convenience granola because I always make mine with less sugar and my own chosen ingredients to have that perfect mix. So be creative with this recipe to give it your own twist! 1 kg granola Ingredients Wie heißt das denn auf Deutsch? Cooking Converter / Umrechnungstabelle 500 gr oats 50 gr sesame seeds 100 gr almond leaves 100 gr dried cranberries 50 gr chopped walnuts 150 gr honey 50 gr olive oil pinch of salt 3 drops of vanilla extract Preheat the oven to 165 degrees C (325 degrees F ). Line a large baking sheets with parchment. Combine the dry ingredients except the cranberries in a large bowl. Stir together the salt, honey, oil and vanilla in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Pour over the dry ingredients, and stir to coat. Spread the mixture out evenly on the baking sheets. Bake in the preheated oven until crispy and toasted, about 25 minutes. Cool, then stir in the cranberries before storing in an airtight container.   …

Giving: Loving

Everyone was born to be selfish. You get one mother who gave birth and fed you. Afterwards you might have learned to share your food or toys with your siblings and friends. Before money existed, everyone had to exchange goods. I doubt that everyone has learned naturally to give. Giving means not expecting anything back, thus love is kind and giving. The difference is that when your love is not reciprocated, it hurts. The first step though is to learn how to love. Even after all this time, I don’t think I can love (perfectly), I neither know how nor sure that I have loved. I merely know that I was taught by my mom that the key to happiness is to give: to know that you are able to make someone happy, to put their needs with or even before yours. It doesn’t matter if you try to give with your time, money presence or effort. With this lesson I try to develop my giving to love. The one thing on earth I have …