Motorbike for weekends

I guess not many of you know that Derek and me own a motorcycle. When I posted a picture on IG yesterday with a yellow Yamaha, some of you were wondering who it belonged to 🙂

We decided to keep it when we got married because we like making short rides to the lakes or around in the countryside. I know many who sold their motorbikes after marriage, but I think it’s fun to keep it as long as you take precautions. I don’t like dangerous fast riding and tight curves and neither does Derek. It’s cool to have a ride and there is another advantage: motorbikes are not charged parking fees at public lakes 😉

This picture nearly cost me a burn on my leg because I forgot the muffler was still hot… luckily nothing happened…

motorbike

Soccer gossip

It’s unbelievable -I spent every free minute yesterday checking the news updates regarding Luis Suarez attack on Chiellini, and there was no news. And then my beloved husband comes home from work and the first things he says is “Did you hear Suarez got a 4 month ban?” I was like, what?! And I go check the news right away, and there it is, all over! Unbelievable 🙂

So yeah, he got what he deserved, and I’m happy he did. Perhaps they could have given him even more, but seeing this is the biggest ban in World Cup history, I guess that’s maximum. I mean, helloooo, you don’t go play in the World Cup with millions of people watching you from all over the globe, and you receiving millions in your pocket, and you bite your opponents. BITE! You don’t do that anywhere, not at all. Come on, this is kindergarten stuff. Kids as young as 1 year old learn that biting is wrong. Well, this will be the end of the World Cup for him, but sadly, it is also the end of world cup for Italy (remember, Uruguay scored just minutes after the incident happened, and the Mexican referee failed to give him a red card -I’m sure if he had done so, Uruguay wouldn’t have won the match, because without Suarez they are lost).

Enough of Suarez, I found some pics of me from two years ago when we met up with some friends to play soccer in a park. Me and another girl had the privilege to be “captains” and select our team mates 😉 It was so much fun!

soccer gossip

playing soccer soccer gossip soccer fan

Coffee break with something sweet

I was supposed to meet up with a friend at 15h but she canceled so I took some time for myself instead. Just today I discovered the “Healthy Dessert Blog” at http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/ and everything gave me such watery mouth that I needed to try something out right away! I went for 5-minute Chocolate Truffles, made up of just two ingredients!! They are raw, vegan, gluten-free, and low in sugar (you can also make them sugar-free but I didn’t have a 100% chocolate at hand so I made them with chocolate for baking instead).

5-minute chocolate truffles

You only need to cut chocolate in pieces, add three spoons of milk (I used coconut-rice milk), a tiny pinch of salt, and then melt! Afterwards freeze until hard enough to form scoops (I don’t actually have an ice-cream spoon so I just used a normal table spoon and my hands, hehe). Roll in cocoa if you want to, and voila!

I enjoyed my chocolate truffles with an espresso and a newspaper-I’m a little addicted to news reading. I guess that’s a “professional deformation” all news writers suffer from 😉 Besides, I’m so impatient to find out whether Luis Suarez is going to be punished for that Chiellini bite!! Or actually, how much he is going to be punished. What do they need to investigate anyway? We all saw what happened! And it’s not like it happened the first time! That was just crazy! Are we watching kindergarten soccer of what?!

What do you think of his infamous action?

P.S. Yes, I’m a huge soccer fan 🙂

 

Trying to eat more

Recently I posted a picture on my Instagram of sugar-free, protein-rich spice cake. To refresh your memory, here it is again:

protein-rich spice cake

Some of you asked me for a recipe and I decided to write it down for you. I found the recipe here.

Dough: *6 eggs *2 1/2 cups wheat flour *150 grams melted butter *1 cup coconut flour *1 cup almond flour *2 teaspoons baking powder *1/2 teaspoon ground cardamon *2 table spoons ground cinnamon *2 table spoons ground ginger *1 tea spoon ground star anise *1 teaspoon real vanilla *1/2 tea spoon ground cloves

(If you wish to make the dough sweeter, add two table spoons stevia)

spice cake baking instructions

Preheat the oven to 150 degrees and melt the butter. Beat eggs and flour until fluffy. Mix together the dry ingredients and pour into wet ingredients alternatively with the butter. Pour the mixture into a greased oblong baking pan. Bake in the middle of oven for about 30 min. Then take the dough out of the pan and let cool.

Topping: Sugar-free whipped cream

Add a little bit of stevia to the cream and whip it. Spread over the cake. Decorate with fresh strawberries / blueberries / raspberries.


 

You need to know this cake is not for those who are trying to lose weight! It’s high in calories and fat. However, because Derek & me are lately avoiding sugar, it was perfect for us. This cake is also rich in protein value and thus great for me, since I try to eat more protein. I have noticed that since I started increasing protein value of the food I eat, I have already gained some weight. It’s hard for me to gain weight, but I don’t want to be too skinny. I see that increasing the caloric value of my food by adding protein helps a lot! I’m happy to see some results already. Combined with the exercise I do, I hope the additional weight comes in form of muscles 😉

 

Travel idea: Glamping

I know this is already an old trend, but in my opinion it’s still hot! I’ve never been glamping but I would like to try once. Glamping doesn’t have much to do with camping because it’s too comfortable, except that the accommodation is placed directly in the nature.

I gathered some ideas on where to go glamping in Europe. Actually two locations I found are in Bled, Slovenia, and the other one is in Provence, France.

For your information: Glamping Bled is the cheapest option, the prices start at 51€ for two people per night. Prices at Garden Village Bled start with 80€ in pier tents in low season, and 160€ for tree houses and glamping tents (in low season as well). Bubble hotel in Provence starts with 108€ per night. Let yourself be inspired! 😉

glamping in wooden tents

Glamping Bled: Wooden Tent

glamping in France

Bubble Hotel in Provence

glamping tent

Garden Village Bled: Glamping Tent

glamping in Slovenia

Garden Village Bled: Pier Tent