Tag Archives: Japan

Advent, Advent…


Hey you guys!

Unfortunately, I can only write a short blog post today for the first advent, and can’t present awesome Christmassy advent recipes like many of the other wonderful (vegan) bloggers. I’m now approaching the final stage of my exam preparation, only one week to go till my exam!

Nevertheless, I want to wish you all a beautiful first advent and a wonderful advent time!

I received no less than two incredibly awesome advent calendars this year that are going to sweeten up my advent time! 🙂 Since last year was Read the rest of this entry


“Vegan for Youth” – Attila Hildmann


Vegan for Youth Attila Hildmann

Every meal counts […] towards positive balance – not only in order to stay young, but also for the world we live on. Vegan is anti-aging for body cells and the planet!” (Translated, Vegan for Youth – Attila Hildmann)

“Vegan for Youth” is a German cookbook/dietbook that was just published. It will be released in English-speaking countries in March 2014. If you want to lose weight, get healthier and look younger, you can do this 60-day-challenge where you only eat the recipes from the book. 60 days without animal products, sugar, white flour, preservatives, fast food… It has never been easier. A glance – here – into the preview shows you that this is not a usual diet 😉 (the preview is in German but the pictures should show you all you need to see 😉 )

Part of the Preview

Part of the Preview

As well as a new diet (along with freshly squeezed juices) you should Read the rest of this entry

Avilia’s Recipe: Japanese Mochi with Peanut Butter Filling



Avilia's Recipe: Japanese Mochi with Peanut Butter Filling Vegan

Have you tried Mochi before?

Mochi is a Japanese sweet which, when translated, means “rice cake”, though has little to do with cakes as we know them. It depends on the filling, but generally Mochi is vegan. In Japan they can be part of a savoury dish, for example in a soup, as well as sweet.

I personally have only tried the sweet version so far and this is why I would like to show you some sweet Mochi variations – starting with: Mochi with a peanut butter filling.

If you have never tried Mochi before, I really recommend you give it a go! You might need a little time getting used to because they’re really sticky, but maybe you will love them as much as I do 🙂

I was really surprised how Read the rest of this entry

Avilia’s Recipe: Pumpkin-Carrot-Chestnut-Curry



Avilia’s Recipe: Vegan Pumpkin-Carrot-Chestnut-Curry

Yay, another blog event 🙂 Cookies & Style wishes for an autumn recipe in order to celebrate 100.000 clicks! Congratulations, Cookies 🙂

Here’s the blog event.

However, this time I won’t bake, but cook! When considering the topic “autumn”, a recipe suddenly came to mind that I’d cooked last autumn during my stay in Japan: Pumpkin-Carrot-Chestnut-Curry.

Even though the dish isn’t typically Japanese because of the many spices, I felt like breaking out my Japanese plates to reminisce about old memories… And that I did! Do you know that feeling when Read the rest of this entry

The Cove


I love Japan from the bottom of my heart. It has the most beautiful nature, kindest people and traditional culture. However, Japan is not perfect. Regarding animal rights it might be one of the worst countries in the world.

One example is whaling and dolphin hunting. Even though Read the rest of this entry

In remembrance of Hiroshima, 8:15 a.m., August 6, 1945


My first blog entry was supposed to be about something else, but yesterday made me decide to dedicate my first blog entry to a particular city and topic: Hiroshima and the wish of a world without atomic weapons.

As yesterday was the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima.


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