All posts tagged: Food

Somen Delight

Summer is finally here and with it long, georgeous days filled with beautiful sunshine (yes, that`s right, I looooove summer!). Here in Los Angeles it can get pretty hot and humid though and I am often at a loss with what to eat. Being hungry without appetite doesn`t make for the best cook… Since we live in Koeatown and my husband has a thing for Asian cuisine we prepared Somen the other day and what can I say… this dish has already made it on my favorite summer recipes list! It`s so light and refreshing and fun to eat, plus it will only take a couple of minutes to prepare. Somen are thin wheat flour noodles that can be found at East-Asian grocery stores. They only cook in three minutes and are served chilled on a bed of ice. Traditionally the icy-cold Somen are dipped in a light sauce called Tsuyu – also to be found in stores or prepared at home. In this recipe I replaced Tsuyu with a light soy sauce variation, making …

Vanilla Chestnut Cream

One of the things I love about spending Christmas at home is all the traditions linked to the festivities and getting to spend time with my loved ones. I love to light a candle on every Sunday before Christmas Eve, I love to open a door each day on my calendar until December 24, receiving my little surprise with as much awe as when I was five years old, I love the cookie baking and tea drinking and getting cozy at home and I love Christmas markets and sparkling lights and music and oh… Since the beginning of memory, winter with it`s fading light and shorter days marks a time of winding down, of coming to halt and of exploring the darker spaces of our existence, reconnecting with our roots and the essence of life. With the festivities approaching, this immanent exploration of the dark together with our rising excitement often leads to challenging confontations with ourselves and our loved ones. For me, one way to step back and remember the true essence of this time, …

Delicious Sivananda Cookies

Only last week I was wandering the streets of L.A., with temperatures rising as high as 40 degree, a glistening sun blazing down on the city, and roads to Santa Monica clogged with people heading for some beach time and incredible sunsets. This week I find myself back in Munich with temperatures as low as below cero, having left my love behind once more. Hence, my arrival requires quite some adjustment, physiologically, psychologically and of course, emotionally. However, the more stability I find within myself and life, the more I come to love the seasons. After the excitement and abundance of summer, autumn winds us down, making space to turn inward and preparing us for the halt that is winter. It is in this setting that I have chosen to complete another Yoga Teacher Training with Patrick Broome. Forever thankful for yet another experience of growth, learning, letting go and friendship, honoring the warmth inside of me, the cold autumn weather outside and the lineage that brought me here after all I decided to make some yummy, …