Sonntag, 30. März 2014

Tasty and Healthy: Vegan Apple-Lemon Cake

Hello everybody,

I'm very sorry that it has been a little calm around here this week - Katja and I had a very busy workweek at the theatre where we're working. To make it up to you I baked a really good apple and lemon cake for you! ;) Here comes the recipe, I hope you'll enjoy it! :)

What you'll need
  • 5 medium sized apples
  • two lemons 
  • 200g sugar
  • 400g spelt flour
  • 2 packages vanilla sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 80 ml canola oil (or any other vegetable oil)
  • 70 g ground walnuts
  • 70 g raisins (you can leave those out of course if you are not a fan of raisins)

How it works

Preheat your oven to 175°C. Rasp the apples and the lemon zest and put them into a bowl. 

Combine the flour with the baking powder. Then mix together all the ingredients using a hand mixer.

Grease a baking tin and dust it with flour. Put the dough into it and bake the cake for about 50 to 55 minutes.

Leave to cool a little bit and turn out of the mould. Enjoy!

Have a great Sunday everybody!


Mittwoch, 26. März 2014

Here comes the sun

Hey folks,

today I want to share some outfit pictures with you. I wanted to make a "spring is coming" posting, but when I looked at the pictures that Steffi and me took in a park in St. Pölten last week, I thought that they look much more like "autumn is coming" ;))
Anyways - I hope you enjoy them.

Oh and - below you'll find my aaaaabsolutely favourite song lately ;)

Sonntag, 23. März 2014


Hi folks,

I hope all of you enjoy such a cosy Sunday as I do! :)

Yesterday I stumbled across a blog post about the #100HAPPYDAYS challenge and fell in love with the concept immediately. All details can be found here but the basic idea is to document things that make you happy for 100 days in a row and then share them on a social platform of your choice. These things can be everything - starting from your favourite dish to the concert of a cool band.

I really like the idea of #100HAPPYDAYS, as I believe that many people (including myself) often tend to lay a much stronger emphasis on unpleasant occurences than on all the little (or big ;) ) things that make life beautiful.

Therefore I wanted to invite you to join in with me on Instagram! I'll use the official #100happydays and #100daysofhappiness. I even submitted my first photo already... :)

Have a wonderful day!


Mittwoch, 19. März 2014

Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage

Hello everybody,

today I wanna show you my recipe for vegetarian stuffed cabbage. That's probably not the right recipe if you are in a hurry but if you have enough time to cook (maybe on the weekend ;) ) you should try it. It tastes really good and I believe it's also kind of healthy... :)

What you'll need (for 10 pieces)
  • 10 big cabbage leaves
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 big carrot
  • about 120 g mushrooms
  • 500 ml vegetable stock
  • about 110 g rice 
  • 4 tablespoons red lentils
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil
  • 100 g soft cheese
How it works

If you use brown rice (like I did) you should pre-cook it for about 30 minutes. Otherwise you can simply put the raw (white) rice to the vegetables later on. In any case, you'll have to blanch the cabbage leaves in boiling saltwater until they wilt. Keep the cabbage stock and cut the vegetables into small pieces.

Heat up the oil and roast the spring onions, the carrot and the mushrooms for about 5 minutes. Then add the vegetable stock. Add the rice, the lentils, the herbs and salt and pepper. Cook it up, cover the pot and let it simmer for about 15 minutes. Remove from the stove and stir in the cheese.
Preheat your oven to 190°C.

Now it's time to fill your cabbage leaves with the rice-vegetables-mixture. Roll them up and put them into a small roasting dish. Pour the cabbage stock over the stuffed cabbage leaves and cover the whole roasting dish with a piece of wetted baking paper. Put the stuffed cabbage into the oven for 30 to 45 minutes.

Take the stuffed cabbage out and enjoy! If you want you can also pour some lemon juice over the cabbage. Yummy!

Have a great evening and a wonderful day tomorrow!


Sonntag, 16. März 2014

Spring Is Coming

Hello everybody,

I almost cannot believe it but this is already our 100th post on this little blog! We hope you still enjoy it as much as we do! :)
As Katja already mentioned in her last post spring is finally coming to Austria! The perfect reason for me to get out my spring clothes of my wardrobe and put together a little outfit in springlike, sorbet colours.


 dress: ZUZA | cardigan: H&M | tights: Calzedonia | flats: Lazzarini |
necklace: MANGO

All images by Katja Borlein

Freitag, 14. März 2014

Paleo Curry Chicken Stir Fry

Hey out there,

spring is almost there, it's getting warmer outside and you can slowly start to swap your knit jumpers with lighter shirts and blouses. And if you also have these nasty spare tyres that you want to get rid off, try out my paleo curry chicken stir fry for dinner. It doesn't contain any carbs (maybe apart from the peanuts) but makes you really full - and it's yyuuummmyy aswell ;)

  • 1 tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 chicken breast, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup frozen broccoli & 1 cup frozen cauliflower
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1/2 red cabbage, sliced
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, diced 
  • 1 small piece of ginger, diced
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder or chilli flakes (or both ;))
  • 1 tsp red curry powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric & cumin
  • 2-3 tbsp soy sauce 
  • a handfull of peanuts
  • sesame seeds
  • (i also put some frozen spinach leaves in it, but i didn't find that it fit in the curry perfectly, so i wouldn't recommend to use spinach ;))

  1. In a wok heat oil until shimmery, add garlic and ginger.
  2. Add chicken and brown evenly.
  3. Add veggies: start with red cabbage and carrots, let it cook for a while and then add the rest of the veggies.
  4. When chicken and veggies are fully cooked and browned, add the spices and soy sauce.
  5. Add the peanuts and stir well.
  6. Serve hot on its own or over rice and sprinkle1-2 tbsp of sesame seeds over it.
  7. Enjoy! :)

All images by Katja Borlein

Dienstag, 11. März 2014

Serious Work Outfit

Hello everybody,

sometimes one simply has to look a little serious when going to work. This was also the case when I chose this outfit a while ago... :)

 blazer: ZARA | pullover: Benetton | skirt: Doreen | tights: H&M | boots: vintage | 
necklace: Hallhuber | handbag: Hallhuber

Samstag, 8. März 2014

Salmon Radish Wraps

Hi there,

recently I helped myself to really tasty salmon radish wraps. These are super-easy to make and the perfect dish if you want to spend just a little time in the kitchen but still want to eat or serve something that looks a little special (with the salmon involved and so on ;) )... I think they would also work great as party finger food.

What you'll need (for six wraps)
  • 1 black radish
  • smoked salmon
  • 3 tortillas
  • cream cheese with herbs
How it works

Take one of your tortillas and coat it with cream cheese. Cut the radish into small pieces and the salmon into stripes and spread both of it over the tortilla. Then roll it up.
Do the same with your other tortillas.

 Cut the tortillas into half and voilá there you have your salmon wraps.

You can either eat them immediately or if you want the radish to taste more intense you can put them into the fridge for some hours. The longer you keep them in the fridge the stronger they'll taste. Enjoy!!

All images by Stefanie Reichl

Mittwoch, 5. März 2014

Steffi and the Heads

Hi folks,

close to Katja's and mine place of work stands a really cool sculpture by Hans Kupelwieser called "Hohlkopfwand" ("airheadwall"). I've always wanted to take some pictures there so last time Katja and I walked over there in our lunch break and made it happen... ;)

 cardigan: ZARA | shirt: H&M | skirt: Michalsky | tights: H&M | shoes: Lazzarini (by HUMANIC) 

All images by Katja Borlein

Sonntag, 2. März 2014

DIY Holly Golightly Sleep Mask

Hi folks,

tonight is the night! :) And as watching the Oscars in Austria, which here start at about 2am in the morning, either means to sleep when it's still light or when it's again light outside I decided that I definitely needed a sleep mask to be able to fall asleep at all. And who wore the coolest sleep mask in film history? Exactly! Audrey Hepburn in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". Therefore I decided to make myself my personal Holly Golightly sleep mask.

What you'll need
  • piece of turquoise fabric (I used a thicker kind of jersey)
  • piece of fleece.
  • ca. 1,5 m gold ribbon
  • turquoise and gold/brown sewing thread
  • scissors
  • pins
  • needle
  • sleep mask template plus eye template (you can find loads of them via Google)
  • sewing machine 

How it works

Cut out the paper sleep mask and eye template and transfer it to your turquoise fabric (2 times or on double layered fabric). Add 1 cm seam allowance to your mask and to the upper bow of the eye. Then cut everything out. You should now have two masks and two eyes. In addition cut out one mask out of the fleece (without seem allowance).

Take one of your fabric eyes and sew a piece of gold ribbon (in the lenghts of the lower bow of the eye) on it. Do the same with the other eye. Then take one of your mask pieces and stitch the eyes onto the right side of it (by hand).

Lay the front side of the mask on the back side of the mask, wrong sides facing. Put two pieces of gold ribbon (each about 50cm long) between the two pieces of fabric so that the longer parts of the ribbons are inside the mask. Then pin the two sides together and stitch them together leaving an about 5cm hole.

Make some short cuts into the seam allowance. Turn around the mask and put the fleece into it. Then close the hole by hand.

In a last step pin the remaining gold ribbon onto the front side of your mask and stitch it on using a brown/gold upper thread and a turquoise bobbin thread. 


 All images by Stefanie Reichl
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