Freitag, 29. August 2014

Apologies...

My dearest readers!

Sorry, I didn't post in while, but I'm recently working on my bachelor thesis, busy with work and, on top of all, I caught a bad cold this week.
This is why I decided to take a month off to focus on the important things in my life - which was a very though descision.
Nonetheless, since posting a pic is not that much of an effort like writing a blogpost, I'll keep you up to date on Instagram and my official Facebook-page!

Before I take my month off, I want to thank you for reading my blog and following my posts and I promise to provide you with a lot of amazing looks, recipies and stories as soon as I dropped my bachelor thesis at my university :) I hope you stay with me for so long.

See you on Instagram and Facebook.
For the rest of you, stay tuned till October!

See you soon

xoxo

Miri

Donnerstag, 24. Juli 2014

Conciously Delicious - Part II: Treats and Snacks

Is it food time again? Ooooh yes! Last time, I posted about my breakfast favorites (klick) and provided you with yummi recipes - the second part of my healthy food series is all about sweet little treats and snacks.
I am a really sweet person. Not literally, but I cannot function without the little help of sweet food - like chocolate uuuugh - every now and then. Okay okay, daily. Multiple times. Unfortunately, most of my beloved chocolate bars, cookies or cakes are anything but healthy... They contain a lot of bad ingredients: tons of sugar, fat and things I've never heard of (but which somehow remind me of these little experimental chemestry toy boxes for kids - yummi......). They taste great, though, and I guess we all agree to that point. However, even if you make your favorite treats at home, there's still a lot of sugar, fat and flour involved. Tasty, no doubt, but still not nourishing at all. A quick endorphine rush on sugar that fades as fast as it came is the conquence - then, you start to crave for more. Thanks food industry for making us all become addicts!
Nonetheless, there are good kinds of sweets! I found a couple of really good substitutes for several snacks, enlarging my list of recipes almost daily. The snacks in this post, I've all tried them myself. They are so easy to make - so there are no excuses to not give them a try too, everyone can do it. 
 
I just love them! And I hope you will like them, too :) 
I actually started to drool while writing this post, too, haha
 


 
Raw Brownies (vegan! raw!)
200g pitted dates (might soak in a bit of hot water to get more squishy), mashed
200g almind flour or shredded almonds
50g raw cocoa powder
a bit of desiccated coconut to sprinkle on top

> Mix all ingredients and put them into a squared box
> Sprikle some desiccated coconut on top.
> Optionally: put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. 
> Leftovers (if there are any because they're sooo delicious haha) should be kept refrigerated to maintain the consistence.
> Enjoy without baking!






Banana-Oat-Cookies (vegan!)
2 mashed bananas
1 cup oats
1 cup of whatever you like: raisins, chocolate chunks, coconut, shredded nuts...

> Mix everything and preheat the oven at 200°C. 
> Use a tablespoon to form the cookies (diameter should be approx. 5cm) on a baking sheet. > Bake for about 15 minutes. 
> Soooo delicious! I made them today and my whole apartment smells sooo good!









































Chiapudding (vegan!)
1 cup Chia seeds
2 cups almond/soymilk/vanilla soymilk/chocolate soymilk...
optional: 2 tbsp taw cocoa powder and/or 1 tsp sweetener like stevia

> Mix everything in a muesli bowl. 
> Let soak in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
> I usually top my pudding with goji and fresh berries and/or cinnamon.






Light Portein Cheesecake
300g curd
1 egg
1 egg white
some berries, mandarines, cherries whatever you like (just like ~50g)
some sweetener (I used 1 tbsp Stevia)
optional: 30g protein powder

> Mix all ingredients, put in a bowl (that can be put into the oven)
> Bake for 30 min. at 160°C.





Mittwoch, 23. Juli 2014

Black Suit

Okay, this is a jumpsuit and not a "suit suit" - nonetheless, it is such a wonderfully alterable item, an enrichment for every closet! Its black, satin-like fabrics an the sexy but somehow lose cut bear tons of potential for different styles.
This time, I chose a typical Miri-Look: black, casual, cool. The perfect companion for any occasion!
I'm keeping it short today, because I have to study for my finals - the last ones of my bachelor (hopefully). But tomorrow I'll provide you with some delicious, healthy snack ideas. My life-saver during the period of finals...







Jumpsuit, Sandals, Earpiece: H&M - Jacket: Zara - Watch: Armani

Pics by Malia Keana (Editing: myself)

 #black #cool #casual #classy #satin #leather #minimalistic #hipster #elb #earcuff #hamsa #fashion #style #fashionblogger #zara #h&m #birkenstock #stylist #model #photographer

Dienstag, 15. Juli 2014

Backpacker

I was happy to receive this wonderful vintage rucksack from Estarer (Amazon Shop) ! I've been looking for a cool backpack so long, but I'm a really picky person in that respect. A bag has to meet 3 main aspects to be officially Miri-proven:
1. The look: cool and it has to be conbinable with as many outfits possible!
2. practical aspects: no matter if its purpose is being a bag for school, shopping or party, I never buy a bag just due to its looks. Practicability is very important for me too. What's the point in carrying a bag that's useless?!
3. Value: I don't mind buying expensive bags when I have a certain budget and I'm also willing to pay for good quality. But ridiculously expensive bags are ridiculous ;)

When my backpack arrived, the smell of the smooth and shiny geniune leather was immediately striking, the size was perfect for many purposes. After a first rough exploration of the bag, I could easily notice the high quality of the fabric. However, I got all exited once I had figured out, that it's convertible: you can use it as a backpack, as I do, or you can hide the straps in a little intregrated zipper-pocket on the back and attach a shoulder strap. Both ways are adjustable, so you can wear it any way you like! This is awesome and totally meeting my Miri-Point 2 ;)
Since last week, this bag is my daily compainion on my way to school or to photoshoots. Did I tell you about the super cool look?! ;)





Bag: Estarer (see shoplink in text) - Jeans: Cheap Monday - Shirt: H&M - 
Hat: New Era - Shoes: Keds

#estarer #bag #backpack #rucksack #vintage #jeans #neware #snapback #fashionblogger #ootd #style #look #minimailstic #casual #cologne

Samstag, 5. Juli 2014

Big City Boho Girl

Here's my look which I wore while I was strolling Maastrich.

It's a simple but at the same time it's full of small but eyecatching elements: the sweater is slightly transparent so I put on a bikinitop underneath and the necklaces for a little distraction ;) beachfeeling included! Add some distressed shorts (which I cropped myself), a hippie hat and some comfy sandals - et voila! There's the perfect summer boho look...


Sweater: Only - Shorts: Roxy - Hat: H&M - Sandals: Tommy Hilfiger






Mittwoch, 2. Juli 2014

Toxic Relationships


3:45 am. I’ve been lying awake for quite a while now. Damn. My brain thought the middle of the night might be a good time to come up with random thoughts. Deep thoughts. Gouging my brain like a drill. Gradually gouging deeper and deeper. So loud and unbearable, they are almost yelling at me. Nope, there’s just no point in even trying to think of sleeping right now. It’s just… impossible. Shit. Is it full moon again? However, I could either stay dwelling in the heat of the synergy of my body and the blanked or, in my despair, get up and switch on my computer. I really need to vent. I open a document and hear the sound of a keyboard, typing. Yeah my thoughts become alive. They are free. 
Hey thoughts, you happy now?!

I originally planned to provide you with a thought-post about being yourself but I kinda lost it and now this is what you get instead. It sort of relates, though.

It’s just you know, sometimes we all have to face tough calls. We have to make decisions. This decision making also applies if it comes down to relationships and friendships. If you asked me, those are definitely part of the toughest calls in life. The juxtaposition of making yourself happy and making others happy is not as easy as it may seem. Sometimes, it’s even impossible. Once you’ve realized that, you are one step ahead. Anyway, this knowledge still doesn’t solve the dispute you're in.
Generally speaking, I would say “well, do whatever makes you happy” but at the same time, I’m of the opinion that you should treat people the way you want to be treated yourself. And here comes the tough part: what if the things you want do make others unhappy, upset, or mad? Some might argue it’s selfish only to “do what makes you happy”, but consider this: What if you can’t be happy with a situation involving other persons because you simply can’t meet their expectations, whatever those may be? As a consequence of this incompatibility or the clash of interests, no one in this constellation will ever be happy. Neither you, nor them. Vicious circle. Their disaffection and lack of happiness, their whole negative energy, caused by feeling misunderstood or hurt, will always reflect back on you. Tearing you down. Tearing you apart. And why? Just because you cannot match their expectations. Even if you tried, this would imply saying “no” to the things you want, thus, to yourself – which would also make you upset, right? So either way, this will lead to nothing but bad vibes.
If there is one thing in life that I’ve learned so far: let go of those people. Stop letting yourself being intoxicated with things that are simply not meant to be. It’s okay. Even though it’s hard, I know, but give them – and, hence, you, too – the chance to lead a life full of happiness, their own and your own happiness, even if this means letting go of one another. It is okay. Sometimes, it’s the best thing you can do in order to maintain your inner peace and the positive vibes around you. 
Always stay true to yourself and respect others. As Buddha says, “If you truly loved yourself you could never hurt another”.

It’s 4:30 am. The birds start to sing outside. A new day has come. And I guess, I beat my thoughts for the moment. Good night.

 
Photo: Mariusz Becker

Freitag, 27. Juni 2014

Consciously Delicious - Part I: Breakfast

Yes, I love food...

As a European, I'm in the lucky position to have plenty of it. Always. Everywhere. All sorts and varieties. Therefore, I think you should eat consciously and healthy - and not eat crap or stupid overpriced weird stuff. No one in the world really needs that.
I am a fan of cooking and homemade food as well as healthy alternatives for all the deslicious  -but not really nutricious - little treats out there. However, this does not mean I don't eat any bad food at all - I simply try to avoid what's bad and find substitutes which are ways better in order to maintain a healthy body. Some people might argue that it also helps you to stay in shape. Might be true, but that's not my main goal. For me, food is a kind of daily spa literally feeding your soul. If I eat something heavenly delicious it's almost like a drug to me - haha.

Thus, I want to introduce my favorite recipies every now and then here on my blog for you to try them yourself! Maybe it helps to give some insight to more conscious and healthy eating habits.
You can get most of the ingredients in supermarkets and eco-shops - also try fair trade food in these shops and do good :) So no excuse ;)

To start with the most important meal: breakfast.
Here are my favorites...

Banana Pancakes
1 egg
1 egg white
1 mashed banana
20g wholemeal flour
a bit of milk for the dough smoothness

> mix all ingredients and fry the dough in a pan
> top with yogurt, fruits, seeds, honey, syrup... as you like!







Protein Pancakes
2 eggs
30g chocolate protein powder
20g wholemeal flour
2 tsp raw cocoa powder
some milk until the dough is quite liquid (about 75-100ml)

> mix all ingredients and fry in a pan. These pancakes are more like the French crepes!
> tipp I: top with banana curd: 1/2 banana + a small vanilla yogurt (100ml) + 2 tbsp curd 
> tipp II: top just with sweetened yogurt
> add some cinnamon and berries





Snickers Porridge
1 egg
1 banana
100ml milk
4 tbsp oatmeal
1 tbsp line seeds
1 tbsp peanutbutter
1 tbsp raw cocoa powder
1 tsp cinnamon

> mash the banana
> pour the milk n a kettle and mix the egg and the banana with it
> add the oatmeal, seeds, peanutbutter and cocoa powder
> cook everything until smooth
> eat hot, topped with some berries (on the pic: strawberries, blueberries, goji berries)






Delicious Bananabread
600g banana
150ml buttermilk
100g honey
300g wholemeal flour
50g line seeds
2 tbsp raw cocoa powder
1 tsp backing powder
1 tsp backing soda
1 tsp cinnamon

> mix banana, buttermilk, and honey with a blender
> add the other ingredients
> bake for 70 minutes at 185°C
> eat pure or with peanutbutter... yummmmi!
 




Avocado-Curry-Egg-Spread
1/2 avocado
1 boiled egg
1 tsp curry powder
1 pinch of salt

> mash and mix all ingredients and spread on a bread!