Autumn/Winter recipe: Hokkaido pumpkin-apple-lasagne

I must admit I am not the most gifted chef, but there is one recipe that all my friends praise once they have tasted it. Thus, upon request by several of them, I am delighted to post today the repice for my Hokkaido pumpkinapplelasagne!

This lasagne is irresistible due to the creaminess of the baked Hokkaido pumpkin (also called red kuri squash), the hearty minced meat as well as the sourness of the apples.

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Cancale and Saint Malo

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Today I ould like to share my pics of Cancale and Saint Malo with you! We visited these cities on the second day of our trip through the Bretagne and the Normandie in the North of France 🙂

Cancale is knon for its oister bancs! You can buy and enjoy them directly on the beach!

Saint Malo has a beautiful architecture and an impressive fortification all around the old town.

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Homemade almond milk

As mentioned in one of my previous posts, I have been dealing with some food intolerances in the last months. Whenever I consumed small quantities of dairy products or grains, I quickly had symptoms such as stomach pains, nausea and diarrhea – not fun, I can tell!

With regard to the dairy products, I substituted those with soy milk products – until these too became problematic and made the tummy rumble.

In German supermarkets, you can find numerous alternatives to cow milk: hazelnut milk, rice milk, coconut milk. However, the high prices per litre (EUR 2.5 to EUR 3.0 per litre) is quite high and the list of ingredients quite upsetting: up to 20 grams of sugar and a maximum of 2% of almonds per litre, as well as many stabilizers are nothing I would want in my milk. I am not convinced…

Why not try and make almond milk myself?

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Lavender Body Whip

Since a couple of years now I pay a lot of attention to the ingredients of cremes and cosmetics I’m using. I could identify some that are really good for my skin, as panthenol and tocopherol, also known as vitamin E. But I don’t know most of the other stuff and I wasn’t able to find any explanation on internet also.

So I decided to produce my own cosmetics. The advantage: I know exactly what I’m using, I know where the ingredients are coming from and most important: the creme is fresh and doesn’t need plenty of preservatives! Even if it is written on the any industrial creme how long you can use it once you’ve opened it, do you know when it has been produced? Could be a year ago! Or 2…

 

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