Health & Lifestyle
21. July 2017
In recent years, I focused intensely on educating myself about nutrition, especially since I was diagnosed histamine intolerant. I get a lot of questions on Instagram how I´ve managed to incorporate foods with higher histamine levels into my diet.It´s been a long journey with lots of trail and error as I learned to listen to my body more carefully and include natural antihistamines into my meals. Especially the last point can be very helpful when it comes to compatibility. There are certain nutrients and methods that can help the body reduce, lower or delay the release of histamine and boost the immune system. The more often we incorporate them into our meals and our lives, the easier it is to keep our histamine levels low. In this post I´ve put together what in my opinion are the most important natural antihistamines, and in sticking with the tradition to safe the best for last, you can find my personal favorites at the end. If you have additions or your own experiences, please let me know in the comments.
12. July 2017
In this part of my blog I will take you with me my on my future travels and share my insights into the places I visit and the people I meet. I've been on the road a lot in recent years due to my job, but now I want to make private travel my priority. Unfortunately until now I haven´t had time to write about my ayurveda trip to India earlier this year, but its coming soon. As you´ve maybe already read in my About me, I am planning to start a work and travel year in Canada in the end of this year. It´s going to be an incredibly exciting time, a completely new chapter in my life and I´m so looking forward to it! Currently I am still busy with the preparations and can only say that it is not easy as a "normal" professional and sedentary person to leave this country .... But where there´s a will there´s a way and I´m very determined and dedicated gal. Stay tuned, and check in here from time to time for some interesting variety to my recipes and my passion for cooking. Much love Conny ❤️
10. July 2017
Anyone who´s followed me for a while on Instagram knows that I´m absolutely in love with bowls. For me nothing is faster, more nutritious and filled with lots of ingredients - all parts of a complete meal in one bowl. Actually you only need a spoon or a fork and you are ready to go. It consists of all sorts of tasty and freshly prepared foods, depending on what I crave or what I can find in the refrigerator. There are no limits! Here I´ll be showing you one of my favorite combinations - falafel, fried indian mung beans, rice, avocado cream and vegetables. I love the combination of fresh ingredients and the indian-oriental touch of this meal cooked. My recipes are usually very low in histamine. For this bowl please take care of the personal tolerances, especially regarding the falafel and the avocado cream. I always soak the chickpeas over night and cook them afterwards. On good days, freshly prepared it´s not a problem for me, especially when I combine them with natural antihistamines like black cumin seeds or coriander. You can find a separate blog article about the topic here! The good thing about a bowl is that everything can be customized and exchanged. So let your imagination run wild and have a lot of fun trying out the recipe!
9. July 2017
If you´ve followed me on Instagram for any length of time, you know that there are two things I love to eat: blueberries and sweet potatoes. On the one hand, I can tolerate it super well, no matter how bad the histamine intolerance just bothers me, on the other hand they are just super delicious and healthy. This blogpost is all about the sweet potato , which is actually not considered a real potato from a botanical point of view. Normal potatoes belong in the the night shade plant family along with tomatoes and aubergines, which are moderately to not tolerated at all for those of us with histamine intolerance. The colored bulb contains an incredibly amount of nutrients, minerals, vitamins and fiber. It is a good source for antioxidants, manganese, copper and iron. Also sweet potatoes are incredible versatile when it comes to preparation. Whether baked in the oven, as fries, chips, stuffed, mashed, for breakfast or dinner, I love them in every variation. I get a lot of questions how I prepare them. Therefore I present to you my three favorite recipes here, they´re so easy it´s almost to much to call them recipes. Spices can be used individually according to your taste and tolerance. Have fun with trying the recipe!
6. July 2017
Making vegan crêpes is not so easy. Most conventional recipes contain eggs and cow's milk. Also wheat flour is used very often, which is not the best choice with a histamine intolerance. Most of us can´t tolerate it very good. That means once again it needs a little experimentation to find the right mixture of compatible ingredients. I use spelt flour, replace refined sugar with coconut sugar and normal baking powder with my baking powder replacement. By exchanging the coconut oil with apple sauce the crêpes are even oil-free. Actually, I am trying out a gluten-free recipe, but I am not really satisfied yet! Crêpes have become one of my favorite breakfasts, especially when they are so delicious, fluffy and thin. I love the vanilla scent when they sizzle in the pan and on the plate they also make something real. The variety of toppings is unlimited, and everything from fruit over nut butter to syrup is possible. I like them the most especially with carob "chocolate" sauce . Have fun with trying the recipe!