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Our Attempt at Brewing Kombucha

Our Attempt at Brewing Kombucha

In the US Andrew and I LOVED the GT's Kombucha brand. They had some odd/interesting flavors that always made me feel 'healthier'. (ok ok, that may have been all in my mind). But, in Germany... these tasty/magically healthy kombucha brands don't exist! (They do have one or two brands of "kombucha" here, but it basically tastes like bubbly tea). I had always read that you could brew your own... and it was easier than I had thought!

Sweet Potato Crust "Pizza" Recipe

Sweet Potato Crust "Pizza" Recipe

A few weeks ago Andrew mentioned something like "maybe we should add some different recipes into the mix?" ... at first - I was offended. "you DON't want kale salad at all meals?!" Then... I realized, maybe he's right. Challenge accepted. 

So I got researching. My coworker & fellow 'health food fanatic' shared this link with me: "Healthy recipes for the month of February". And I was in love, so many interesting different recipes to try. 

Its easy to fall into the routine of making the same easy dinners that you know you love over and over when you come home from work. So I challenged myself to try at least one new recipe each week. First, we are starting with a Sweet Potato Crust Pizza.

THE Newby Kale Salad with lemon mustard vinaigrette

THE Newby Kale Salad with lemon mustard vinaigrette

Ok, here it is... this is the recipe for our absolute FAVORITE Kale salad. This became our go-to recipe during our months of  "wedding prep" with paleo-healthy eating. We would make a big batch for dinner, and then pack some for us to take for lunch the next day. (that way we had no excuse to get tempted and eat badly). One of the amazing things about this salad (other than being SUPER healthy) is the fact that you can add whatever toppings you want and it will taste amazing!

Klassik Open Air Nuremberg

Klassik Open Air Nuremberg

One of the wonderful things about living in Nuremberg, is that there always seems to be some sort of an event going on in the city.  80% of the time... its a beer festival, or a street festival with a lot of beer, or a music festival... with more beer than music.  Which, the first few times.. is fun, but then you start to feel the effects of it and you look for events that still allow you to experience the culture AND be healthy!

The Klassik Open Air Nuremberg is a free outdoor classical concert where thousands of people come together and bring their own picnics to this massive park and listen to music under the stars. It takes place in Luitpoldhain Park... which this place has quite a history.

The not-so-green Smoothie

The not-so-green Smoothie

One of my new favorite ways to bring vegetables into my routine is by doing the oh-so-trendy "green smoothie". Green smoothies are basically any type of smoothie where you add in some sort of vegetable (spinach, kale, etc). But the veggies on their own aren't the tastiest, so it's always a good idea to add some fruit to liven it up (Green Apple, Banana, Kiwi, etc). 

The recipe I am writing about actually turns out to be a "red smoothie" because of the beets.  Beets are SUPER healthy, and is one of the sweeter vegetables. You can also use the "greens" that are attached to the fresh beet. (we've made salads with it).

Sweet Potato Home Fries with a Fried Egg

Sweet Potato Home Fries with a Fried Egg

One of our favorite weekend breakfasts is sweet potato home fries with two fried eggs on top, add a bit of hot sauce, and accompany that with an espresso... perfection! Something about breaking that egg open on top of the sweet potatoes... its messy but sooo good.