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‘Original Unverpackt’. The new supermarket

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I am crazy about inspiring new ideas to create a better and cleaner environment. And the concept from Sarah Wolf and Milena Glimbovski has got it all. They came up with the idea to design a supermarket where you can buy every product, but without the packaging. No more plastic bags and lots of trash. Instead of that, you will only buy as much as you need from every product and use your own pots to refill the products. So people will buy consciously again. I love this idea and luckily many more people. They needed 20,000 euro’s to materialize this concept and the Berliner company already did so within twenty-four hours with crowd funding. The first supermarket will be opened in Berlin this summer and if we may believe the founding girls, next ones will be opening soon after that in several countries.

The Green omelette

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My favorite day of the week is Monday. On this day I plan my schedule for the week including work and sports. And this month I added a new sport to my planning, namely running. I noticed that when I run, I need enough energy that keeps me going and a lot of proteins to build up the muscles. So I created the green omelette.  An omelette made out of organic products that contain a lot of proteins and nutrition. The perfect meal to get you ready for every exercise!

The ingredients:
– 4 Organic eggs
– Chopped zucchini
– Basil leaves
– 2 Gloves of Garlic
– Coconut oil
– Bio tomato ketchup
– Salt & Pepper to taste it

Recipe:
Chop the zucchini in thin slices and the garlic in little pieces. Get a large bowl for the eggs and break them carefully in it. Add the basil leaves and three tablespoons of bio ketchup to it. Mix it all together and put it aside.

Heat a pan with coconut oil and bake the zucchini together with the garlic for five minutes. Then add the egg mix on top of the zucchini and garlic and put a lid on the pain to boil it all down. It takes another five minutes to cook for the perfect omelette.  Add some salt and pepper and your homemade omelette is finished!

Note: For a workout I suggest to eat it plain. Else you can put it on a speltbread or cracker.

Enjoy!

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Avocado chicken salat

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One of my favourite things on bread is chicken breast with avocado. It is healthy and gives you lots of energy during the day. But why are those ingredients really that healthy? Well, chicken is a low fat meat and is full of proteins and magnesium. Avocado contains a lot of fiber, sodium, is cholesterol free and contains nearly twenty essential nutrients, including omega-3, vitamins A,C,D,E,K and the B vitamins. And food that is high in omega-3 is worldwide known as the secret behind a healthy heart, a high concentration and good eyes. But enough about why it’s the good for you and back to the recipe, because this is simply to good! The recipe is quite easy and the ingredients for this avocado chicken salat are:

– 2 Boneless chicken breasts
– 2 Avocado’s
– ¼ Chopped onion
– Juice of ½ a lime
– 2 Tablespoons of cilantro
– Salt and pepper to taste it

How to make it? Cook the chicken breasts until it is done. Cool the meat and then shred it. Make a cream of the avocado and add the other ingredients to it. Last but not least, add the shredded chicken to the avocado cream and you are done. My suggestion is to eat it with multigrain bread or with crackers. Get inspired!

The best Japanese Noodle soup at Cocolo Ramen.

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At Inspire me photograph we are always looking for the newest trends and best inspirations. But we missed one section at our website and that is one about the hotspots of the biggest cities. It is also the reason why we didn’t post a thing, because we were on a quest for the hippest hotspots in Berlin this weekend!

And this day I want to start with a restaurant that has the best Noodle soup in town! For sure I am not lying and you can ask every Japanese that lives here in Berlin. The name of the restaurant is Cocolo Ramen and they have a tiny restaurant in Mitte and a bigger one in Kreuzberg where you also can eat lunch. Their food is very delicious and contains freshly made noodles in a tasty soup, topped with vegetables, wakame and eggs. Beside of that, you can choose more toppings in vegan, meat of fish. They also offer a little menu with typical Japanese starters.  But be aware: every Berliner knows this place, so be patient while you wait for a table. It’s more than worth it!

Fresh and healthy: Homemade hummus

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It is time for a new food recipe and this time I choose for Hummus! It is very healthy and it can serve as a good protein.  And for the veggies between us, it is also a healthy alternative for animal protein. You can eat hummus like a dip, but you can also eat it as a sandwich spread. I prefer hummus as well as a sandwich spread on a cracker topped with avocados. And for an alternation to avocados eat it with fresh spinach and pine nuts. That is also real good! So for today I will give you the basics for a simple natural hummus and you can add all the ingredients you like! Think of a hummus dip with sun dried tomatoes, curry or coriander. It is easy to make, but you need a mixer/blender to mix it. The main ingredients are:

– 1 Can of Cooked chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans
– 4 tablespoons of Citrus juice
– 2 Tablespoons of Tahini pasta
– 2 Tablespoon of olive oil
– 1 Clove garlic chopped
– Salt and pepper to taste it

How to make it? First cook the beans and put them in a mixer. Blend it to create a smooth paste. When the mixing is done, leave the paste so it can cool down. After 10 minutes, put the rest of the ingredients in it and mix it again to a smooth paste. And of course if you prefer extra ingredients, put them in the mix with the other ingredients. Get inspired!

When life gives you lemons

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Every day I hear people talk about health. It is the trend of being healthy and super fit. The only problem is lack of discipline and motivation. But with this simple solution you can make your day already very healthy! I am talking about a glass of water with fresh lemon juice squeezed in it. I can give you many reasons why you should drink it but the most important ones are:

1. It gives you an energy boost.
2. It promotes good digestion.
3. It stimulates elimination.
4. It gives your immune system a boost.
5. It helps detoxify the liver.
6. It helps you lose weight.
7. Better skin.
8. Hydration.

Convinced already?  Here is how you make a lemon juice yourself: Take one lemon and slice it in half, squeeze the juice into a glass of water and drink it first thing in the morning. And start breakfast after 20/30 minutes. If you are trying this for the first time, maybe begin with a quarter of a lemon and over several days, work your way up to half a lemon. And of course, you can also use a lime juice if that is your preference!

The Bagel factory

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I love to eat bagels each day, every day, all day. The problem is that I was not sure if bagels could also be healthy. I love to sport, eat healthy and bagels just seemed like a no go. Fortunately, the opposite is true! Bagels can be healthy but it depends on which you choose. So start with a little history. Bagels were first introduced in 1693 as tribute to a Polish king. Since then they have crossed continents and become a mainstay in America.  Although bagels are good eats, the nutrition of bagels isn’t thought about unless you’re counting calories. Here is a rundown on this tasty treat and what it’s made of. A bagel has zero to very low fat content, but it does contain between 70 and 380 calories. The size of the bagel determines how many calories it has. Bagels are a good source of vitamin C, calcium, iron, protein and fiber. Although they aren’t considered the healthiest of foods to eat, they do provide high amounts of fiber to keep you regular. What means that if you eat them for breakfast, they will keep you filled until  lunch. And for me that is just perfect! On the photograph you will see four bagels that are healthy and real tasteful. For each bagel I will write down the recipe below. Get inspired!

Bagel 1:  Multigrain bagel with freshly made humus, avocado slices, cucumber and basil. Finish it with salt and pepper.
Bagel 2: Multigrain bagel with low fat cream cheese (Philadelphia for example) and top it with fresh raspberries.
Bagel 3: Multigrain bagel with low fat cream cheese (Philadelphia for example) and little yellow tomatoes. Slice them in two, so they will stick on your bagel. For taste you can put a little fresh mint on top of it.
Bagel 4: Multigrain bagel with freshly made humus and brown beans. For taste you can put coriander on top of it.

Fingerfood: a simple bruscetta

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A friend of mine is coming over and therefore I want to make a little dish that is easy to eat, healthy and taste good. With a lot of conversations going on I need some finger food! That is why I choose this day for some bread, tomato and mozzarella. Those three ingredients will suit perfect with a glass of wine and a little afternoon sun on the balcony.

I love the mix of the well-known tomato, mozzarella and basilicum, but I need more food to fill my belly today. That is why I make this bruscetta. The recipe is easy and the taste is great. Just find some spelt bread or quinoa bread and toast it for 4/5 minutes. The bread must be crunchy when you eat it. On top of the bread, you put a thin slice of mozzarella and thin slices of fresh tomato. To finish this dish, put some oil on top of it and place a few basilicum leaves on the bruscetta’s for the taste. Finish this meal with a little salt and pepper. If you do it right, it will also look very pretty on your plate. Enjoy the taste of Italy!

 

Mushroom and wild rice soup

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It is Wednesday, the day for food inspiration! I am not in the mood for a big supper. So a meal like soup will do just fine on this cold day. I’m a big fan of all sorts of soups, but this one with the rice and mushrooms suits best for this time of year. This meal can warm you up, is easy to make and tastes delicious. And on top of all that, it is stuffed with wild rice to fill your belly. Get inspired and enjoy!

Ingredients are:
2 Tablespoons of soyabutter
1 Large onion, thinly sliced
2 Ribs celery with leaves, diced
¼ Cup parsley, chopped
1 Carrot, thinly sliced
3 Cloves garlic, chopped
1 Pound fresh mushrooms, any kind, sliced
2 Quarts vegetable broth
1,5 Cup wild rice, cooked
Salt and pepper, to taste

The instructions
1. Meld butter in a large stock pot. Saute the onion, celery, 2 tablespoons marspley, carrot, garlic and fresh mushrooms until soft, about 5 minutes.
2. Add vegetable stock to the pot.
3. Stir in the wild rice and season soup with salt and pepper. Simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Add remaining parsley and ajust seasonings.

From Paris with love

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Sometimes, a photograph isn’t enough for me to get inspired by. And if that’s the case, I want to experience a whole new lifestyle. So that is exactly what I did last weekend!  My love and I left Amsterdam for the city of romance: Paris. It is something what we do every year. Experiencing the lifestyle of the Parisians when we walk through the streets of this city. Eating Macarons of La Duree or Pierre Hermé and enjoying the rest of the french food like Magret de Canard. Drinking bottles of wine in one of the many lovely wine bars you can find in every district. But my favorite district is definitely Belleville and the Marais. It is young and trendy and the new Saint Germain! Furthermore in this district you can find a lot of vintage stores and there are a lot of great and fun restaurants where you can find real good food and wine for a decent price. So if you have time for a short city trip, choose Paris. Je t’aime Paris, till next year!