Açai cups with chia pudding

A few weeks back I had the pleasure of meeting Albana from Amazonian who sell organic and fair trade açai in Switzerland. I’d tried açai before in restaurants/cafés but never at home so I was delighted to give it a go myself.
It almost seems a bit silly to write a recipe on how to do it as it’s actually so simple and there are so many different combinations possible, and no right or wrong way.
Açai cups with chia pudding // L.Alexandra
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Final countdown and sunshine

I leave Edinburgh today in a month!
So crazy, can’t believe how fast the last three years have gone by.
But it feels good to be going home, after 7 years of living abroad I’m looking forward to living in Zürich for more than a summer.

I will definitely miss the days that Edinburgh is flooded with sunlight, the winds disappear and everyone is out and about.
I love all the coffee shops here that not only serve good coffee but usually great food too.
And of course the student life.
Soon it’s off into the ‘real’ world (whatever that means).

Last week when it was spring for two days V and I took a stroll to Bruntsfield and tried to soak up as much sun as we could.Bruntsfield, Edinburgh // L.Alexandra Continue reading

Urbanangel and sunshine

The sun finally shone today!
And the wind was at an all time low.
It feels like spring may actually be on its way.

Excited about this weather Silje and I decided to have lunch outside before a group meeting.
(Everyone knows group meetings work better on a full stomach).Urbanangel, Edinburgh // L.Alexandra Continue reading

Trying something new: a 5 day detox

I have heard about the whole concept of clean eating vaguely and mainly from Instagram pictures.
After seeing a picture of a particularly good looking clean meal on my friend’s Instagram, I decided I wanted to find out some more.
But there is so much information out there!

I asked my friend for some advice and she gave me the titles of some books she read and could recommend, as well as some apps.
Plus you can just put ‘clean eating’ into the search bar on Amazon or Google and tons of suggestions will pop up.
It should probably keep you going for awhile…

To begin I just wanted to read up on it a bit and get an idea of what it is so I bought one of the cheaper books off Amazon.
Opting for the Kindle version is always the cheapest and fastest option (and you don’t necessarily need a Kindle to read it, iBooks works or downloading the Kindle app for another device).
I got Clean Eating Simplified by Emma Young.

I also got The Whole Pantry app which has a ton of recipes that I’m pretty eager to try.

The Whole Pantry // L.Alexandra

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