Thursday, 28 February 2013


Yesterday I bought some new plants for my room. I really love having a lot of herbs & flowers around me, as I'm much of a nature addict and also really feel that it makes the air better.
I also bought some mini-cactuses, a romantic flower pot, a lucky bamboo and a lace band and two sorts of serviettes for designing the pots =)
Here's a picture of all of it:
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This is the rosey flowerpot I bought. I absolutely love it!

An extra photo of the cactuses, just because they're so cute and tiny.

The serviettes for the pots =)

And this is what I ate for lunch today:
A wok meal with aubergine, courgette/zucchini, carrot and onion.

All the ingredients sliced- the small heap on the right side is rosemary. I use rosemary in almost everything I cook, as it's my very favourite herb (perhaps because I'm half Italian and grew up eating loads of rosemary...)

I also added a handfull of lupine grist, which adds a nice taste and crispyness and contains a lot of protein.

...AND a grinded chili pepper, as I prefer my food spicy!

...And that's what it looked like in the End =)
The green stuff on top is a small part of our harvested wheatgrass, and the light yellowish powder is selfmade vegan parmesan (just mix milled almonds with the same amount of yeast flakes and a pinch of salt). while cooking, I also added a sauce made of soy milk, sweet soy sauce, some salt and a teaspoon of sesame mush. 
It's a simple and self-invented receipt, but still very, very tasty =)

Now I'm off visiting my mum, as she has been in surgery today, and also my friend who's at the psychiatric clinic at the moment. I baked some vegan chocolate cookies for both, hope they'll like them!

Love, PL

Thursday, 21 February 2013

weeds & seeds and the best grandma on earth!

Today I want to show you two sorts of plants that we are growing and that are very good for nutrition:
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This is wheatgrass. You can easily grow it by putting some wheat into a plant pot filled with soil, and it's a great source of vitamins and protein. It's actually that high in nutrients that you could almost live on nothing but wheatgrass! The first picture is our first pot, the second one was made a few days ago and, as you can see,  isn't ready yet. You can mix it with sweet as well as salty foods, as it's quite neutral in taste, and I especially love it in green smoothies!

These are Alfalfa germlings, which have similar features as wheatgrass and taste a bit like sunflower seeds. You have to make sure they have grown long enough, as they're poisonous before they're ready. (Of course they won't kill you if you eat them too early, but it could cause stomach aches and diarrhea ^^)

This is a peeled avocado pip. I let it soak in water until the root comes out, then I'll plant it in a flower pot in order to get my own avocado plant =)

...And this is what I was wearing today. It's also my new look on lookbook! The doggy skirt is from Urban Outfitters, the shirt is from H&M, the socks and shoes are secondhand and the peter pan lace collar was made by my grandma =)
By the way, my grandma is just the best grandma ever! She's a trained dressmaker and has a big room full of sewing supplies, which leads her to making me lovely new clothes all the time! AND she has a huge garden full of herbs and plants. Her and my gradfather live next to a forest in a lovely house that they built themselves when they were young. They're very, very nice and lovely people and always remind me of the grandma's and granddads from storybooks =)
At the moment my granny (who is a ginger with loooots of freckles, by the way) is working on a very cute and innocent dress for me, which has a lace peter pan collar as well. I can't wait for her to get finished, and of course I'll show it to you as soon as I get it!

One more thing before I leave:
Yesterday I was searching my room for some pretty little things that I could put in a small sack that I'm making for a friend. This friend, who gets called "Elk" by most of his friends (he gave that name to himself, so don't worry), is staying at a psychiatric clinic at the moment, and I want to give him something to bring a little bit of love and happiness into his daily clinic routine.
But to get back to my actual topic: Guess what I found when rummaging around my room! A pack of sea monkey eggs and food, which I seem to have kept for about fifteen years now! It has been an extra from the "Yps" magazine when I was little. Of course I already filled the eggs into a bottle of water- I'll show it to you as soon as the sea monkeys are big enough to take a proper photo =)

I hope I didn't overload you with all of that writing, I guess I'm quite euphoric today so I just had to tell you all that stuff!
Have a good night everyone <3

Love, PL

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Some stuff

Guyyyys! I'm really sorry that I haven't posted anything here for such a long time, but I've been quite busy cleaning my room and spending time with my boyfriend Flo and a lot of friends that I hadn't seen for a long time. So for today, I thought I'd upload a bunch of pictures and show you some stuff.
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This is a very lovely top I got at a second-hand store in our town today. It actually costed only three Euros and I'm totally in love with it! On the second picture you can see the pattern a little bit better (in reality the colour of the whole thing is a little less yellowish)

This is a vegan tea sausage spread that I made today. I know it doesn't look very tasty, but I can tell you  IT IS! Here's the recipe:

-What you need: 100 g Rice or spelt waffels, 1 big tomato, 1 onion, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 1/2 teaspoons of canola oil, 300 ml of water, Salt, Pepper, Tabasco or chili powder, grated nutmeg and a little bit of lime juce and yeast flakes if needed.
-What to do: Crumble all of the rice waffels and mix it with the water and the spices. Mix it very well! Cube the tomato and the onion (quite small), add it to the rest and mix again. At last, add the oil and the tomato paste and mix AGAIN. Season it for the last time and add a little more water if the consistency isn't right yet. That's all! =)

It really tastes just like "normal" tea sausage spread, it's very low in calories and fat and 100% vegan.
(Did I tell you already that I'm vegan? If not, now you know. My boyfriend and my mom are vegan too! Perhaps I'll tell you a little bit more about that topic someday, but I think that wouldn't make a lot of sense before I got some more followers ^^)

This is a self-baked (vegan) bread my mom and I made. We use to bake a lot of bread and stuff, as we don't buy any and my boyfriend eats tons of it! Selfmade bread is so much more tasty than the one you can get in the market or the bakery! I can give you the recipe if anyone wants it.

This is what part of our kitchen looks like since we've turned vegan. A lot of fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and, of course, mushrooooooms! I LOVE raw champignons with just a little bit of salt  =)

These are my favourite sorts of tea at the moment. I drink lots of tea (about 2 cans a day), and I'm really addicted to shopping and trying out new brands. The tea at the right is a present that I got from our local eco-store and the one in the middle, which is called "for love" is part of the present my boyfriend gave me for valentine's day =)

...And, last but not least, my favourite-of-all-times green tea, japan matcha! One cup has about 500 times the coffeine of the same amount of coffee, but it doesn't make you any jittery or nervous- it just makes you stay awake for hours and clarifies your thoughts. It's a powder that you mix with water that must have exactly 80° C if you want it to be perfect, for dosage you use the little bamboo stick (1 dose is 1 or 2 "spoons"). To mix it up, you use the chasen- that's the little bamboo whisk on the right side- until it gets foamy. Traditionally, you drink matcha tea from small bowls instead of mugs. My mom bought those two lovely bowls at Butler's.
The only problem about matcha tea is that it's quite expensive because of the complex and elaborate manufacturing- the one we have is the "beginner" version and 30 g costed 18 Euros! But in my opinion, it's absolutely worth it =)

This is my current notebook. I love the unique design!
I already filled it with "World's changes" (for example that animal testing for cosmetical products will be forbidden in Europe from march 13th this year!), with "World's beauty" (a list of all beautiful things in the world, including friendship, sunrise, chocolate, tears, the sun, melancholy, sex and much more... Me and some friends already wrote 5 pages with beautiful stuff!) and with Rainer Maria Rilke's poem "the panther", which always makes me cry as it's extremely sad and beautiful at the same time.
There are still hundreds of pages left, and I'm excited what will follow.

And this is a little preview on what I'll show you soon: My room! =)
I'll have to get ready cleaning it up before I can show you the rest of it, as I've been hording and messing around for years now... But I'm on a good way to get finished soon!

I think that should be enough for today, now I'm off for a little more housework and sorting off my old clothes, as my wardrobe is really bursting at the seams!

Love, PL

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Summer memories & love

I'm very tired, as I still got the flu and everything that comes with it. But I'm already feeling a little bit better, as I finally got the photos from Flo's (that's the name of my boyfriend) and my holidays last summer developed! Looking at them makes me unbelievably happy and gives me a warm and summery feeling =)
We had a great weekend together, too, and I really feel like I fall more and more in love with him every day, although we've already been together for almost three years now!
He's just the loveliest, hottest, nicest and most loyal and handsome boyfriend ever! Haha, getting a little bit gooey, but that's just the way it is ^^
Yesterday we cooked a great and very tasty vegan casserole and made our first self-baked bread together. Actually we baked it in a heart-shaped mould! It's a hempbread and it's very crispy and awesome =D
Tomorrow we'll go to a secondhand-shop in our town and buy some new clothes for Flo.
Now I'll drink a last cup of tea and then go to bed.
Oh, and don't mind me looking creepy on that last pic, I don't wear makeup on any of those pictures and somehow my eyes are all black on this last shot... But at least you can see what I look like when I get freckles in the summer =)

Love, PL

Friday, 1 February 2013


Today I'm feeling quite weak, as I got very ill and my placement at the theatre turned out to be quite shitty- I had to work 80 hours a week, including saturdays, and weren't allowed to take a break of even just five minutes a day, although I had to work from 9:00 in the morning until 11:00 at night six days a week! I ended that crap yesterday and now feel a lot better.
So now I'm lying in bed, drinking hot tea with a lot of honey and reading my latest happinez magazine.
Hope I'll feel fitter tomorrow!
Within the next week, I'll post some of the DIY-stuff I made during the last months.

And here are the pictures I gave you a preview on in my last post, which kinda relate to the topic of weakness in some point...

Love, PL