Travel, Well Being

Road trip to Ronda ~ España

On a sunny Sunday, me and my best friend decided to seize the day by taking the car from Marbella to Ronda, taking us only 1h to reach the place. I realize it’s so important to unfold your creativity and live life to the fullest! And what better way than putting the music on high volume, dance and sing in the car and just feel the good feels! Also the scenery around us as we drove up the curvy roads up through the mountain hills, was absolutely beautiful.

The stunning viewpoint from Ronda

I believe these days where you have the opportunity to disconnect, find new inspiration and strength to keep moving forward in your craft is really necessary for you to endure the everyday life and challenges you face. It’s a great idea to escape for a day, explore and enjoy the gift we’ve been given called life! And, share it with someone you love and care about, the experience is forever memorable.

“Stay close to people who feel like sunshine”

From this viewpoint we walked around the park, noticing beautiful, blooming peonies flowers welcoming us. It was also magical as the sun stroke light through the palm trees. As you walked from the entrance gate towards the view at the end, it was almost as a dream walking on a staircase to heaven. Taking you to a beautiful place where worries, evilness and destruction didn’t exist, only a kingdom of beauty and peace.

Beautiful peonies in its glory
Sunlight striking through the garden at the center of the park
Fountain spot where you’ll find tranquility

I highly recommend to unleash your creativity, to be around people who makes you happy and share the moment with them, which will be a memory for life, an affirmation that you are living out your gift during your time on earth. Oh, and embrace all the beauty life offers you!!!

With love and care, Melanie

Well Being

Views

What a beautiful afternoon it was today, felt so nice to sit outside on the balcony and enjoy my lunch and the view! Made myself gluten-free spaghetti with steamed spinach, sun-dried tomatoes on top with a cashew cream sauce! I try to stay away from dairy when I can and finding something to replace it is not easy sometimes. But this creamy cashew sauce was perfect and made me think about carbonara!

It’s super easy to make, just soak first for 2 hours the cashews in water, then add a clove of garlic, some salt and nutritional yeast if you have. Blend it together and “voila” you have yourself your dairy free sauce;)

Hope this inspired you to cook something similar if you ran out on ideas.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Well Being

My love for banana bread

Obviously you can see if you have followed my blog now that I love to bake. And especially if I have had a rough day. I went to the doctor today and got the tampons removed from my nose due to the sinus operation I had a week ago, and I’m telling you that was not an enjoyable experience at all. So, the best way to make it up, is by baking a banana bread. That definitely healed me.

I have been baking banana bread many times now but haven’t been able to get the right texture, because I have been experimenting without gluten and without using egg, dairy or butter. But today it became a success, and that made me so happy! Well, I cheated a bit by using whole wheat flour to be on the safe side haha. However, I totally forgot my visit at the doctor today, was I there?;)

So when I’m in the mood to try a gluten-free banana bread and prepared to fail if I do, I will let you know if I have succeeded and share the recipe with you guys!

Until then, I will enjoy this one first.

Well Being

Eat good, feel good!

I really believe that we are what we eat. Therefore I dare you to think twice next time you are going to have a meal. Look after yourself by caring about what you put in your body, you will feel different, I guarantee you will feel amazing! I made myself a colorful “rainbow” salad and damn I felt satisfied and happy afterwards! Happy stomach = happy mind!