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Fashion, Food & Flirts will pull the plug… but will launch a brand new vegetarian website

Published March 27, 2015 by The Feminist

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Do you need a tissue, dear reader? Or maybe an entire bucket to cry in?

Don’t worry. I completely understand how you must feel right now. Sad. Depressed. Completely left alone in this dark world full of conservative and intellectually-challenged politicians and ugg-wearing, botox-loving bimbos. (Which of the two groups is worse, I will wisely leave in the middle.)

These past couple of years have been wonderful as a member of the blogging community. I was able to express myself in ways I never was able to before and I have gotten to know some great fellow bloggers in the process. I can honestly say that you have been the greatest, kindest, funniest and craziest readers on the planet and I really want to thank you all for your loyal readership.

But it is time to discover new horizons. Only a couple of days after swoon-worthy Zayn Malik left One Direction in order to be able “to enjoy a life out of the spotlights”, I –too- am ready for a new adventure. But unlike naughty Zayn, who cut himself out of our boyband-loving hearts completely (yes, I am still in mourning), I will stay in touch.

Nay, scratch that.

I will be even more present in your lives… just in an entirely different cyber formation.

So fear not, dear readers! This bitch still got plenty to talk about! I am happy and honoured to announce that I am launching a brand new vegetarian website, called More Than Meatless.

As the name suggests, it is a vegetarian website with an abundance of fun and inspiring dishes, stories of fellow vegetarians and tips and tricks from professionals.  With this website I hope to convince everyone (yes, I am ambitious) of the wonders of vegetarian cuisine and to inspire them to put on that apron and try one of the recipes themselves.

Plenty of the vegetarian recipes from Fashion, Food and Flirts will also be on More than Meatless, along with brand new inspiring dishes. Plus, everything looks much more organized on More than Meatless, so it will be easier for all of you loyal readers to find back old recipes. Conclusion: don’t be sad! Visit More than Meatless!

In case you’re still a bit down and depressed, here is a very comforting noodle soup recipe that is also featured on my new website. So whether you would like to slurp away your sorrow because of the cyber death of Fashion, Food & Flirts, or celebrate the birth of my brand new (far more professional, if I might add) cyber baby More than Meatless, this noodle soup will do the trick!

You can find the recipe on… you’ve guessed it!… More than Meatless!

http://morethanmeatless.com/recipe-items/red-curry-coconut-noodle-soup-with-smoky-tofu-and-mushrooms/

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The Skort: My New Fashion Obsession

Published April 15, 2014 by The Feminist

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The skort: part skirt, part shorts and nowadays hotter than hot in fashion land. Admittedly, the first skorts gained my attention when they started appearing on fashion blogs as early as last year’s summer, but they only managed to get my approval a couple of weeks ago when I bought one myself.

There were a couple of reasons behind my initial reluctance to buy a skort. The first one is obvious: that horrible name. Skort. It sounds like one of those ergonomic chairs from Ikea. Or the sound a choking patient makes when a handsome Grey’s Anatomy doctor performs the Heimlich maneuver on him…

You get my point. It’s not very sexy, the name skort.

And then there is the second main reason for my initial aversion: childhood memories. I remember when I was about ten years old, my mom used to dress me in a skort for school. I can still remember this lilac bermuda shorts (ouch!) with purple floral prints (double ouch!) with an apron-looking piece of fabric hanging in the front (triple ouch!). Basically, I looked like a flower-power girly version of Sweeney Todd. Not exactly the epitome of style and grace.

So no. The skort was never on my wish list. Until I noticed that the new stylishly tweaked version of the skort looked actually really elegant. And edgy. And fashionable.

My favourite skort type is the one with an asymmetric kimono-style skirt in the front, because it breathes elegance and avant-garde chic. And at the same time, you can ride a bike or sit cross-legged in the grass without having to worry about flashing your lace panties at innocent by-standers! 😉

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What do you think, dear readers?

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Pretty nice, huh?

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So let’s forget the horrible name and the horrible childhood memories and embrace the awesomeness of the modern-day version of the skort! You will not regret it!

 

Lighter days: The Chocolate Avocado Mousse Project

Published April 10, 2014 by The Feminist

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It is no secret that I love baking and that I adore eating decadent desserts. My afternoon treats often involve loads of chocolate and heaped hills of sugar, which –as we all know- are not really that good for your health. (Bummer!)

Although the naughty cakes and pies on my blog may make you think otherwise, I truly believe that healthy eating is the way to go. Not only will it keep me from exploding out of my jeans (‘cuz I can still rock a crop top, high five!), it also helps keeping my mind –not just my body- in shape (Mens sana in corpore sano, and all that.)

Now, before you start complaining “but naughty treats are just so damn good!”, remember that the lighter version can be naughty too. All you need is a good dollop of sassiness and a large spoon of adventurous spirit!

Die-hard readers will probably remember the delicious and healthy muffins I baked a couple of weeks ago, or the most brilliant brownies on the planet I baked a couple of months back. These were both daring and bold bakes, but also very delicious and healthy!

The only problem with lighter baking so far is that many people frown upon the array of strange looking and sounding ingredients (I can’t blame them, they often do sound terribly frightening!). That is why I prefer to stick to ingredients that are widely available in supermarkets, which makes the recipes both easier and less expensive.

Last week, I was craving chocolate mousse. (Fun fact: I normally never crave chocolate mousse, because I find it dreadfully boring, but for some reason I really needed some smooth, comforting chocolaty goodness.) There was only one problem: I didn’t have any in the fridge. And I didn’t want to go to shop to go and buy the ingredients, because I wanted it now and not a couple of hours later. (Or maybe I was just too lazy?) What I did have lying around in my fridge was an avocado… and so my experimental journey of trying to make a chocolate avocado mousse began!

Chocolate avocado mousse is a big thing on many vegan/ healthy diet blogs. I always thought the idea was fascinating, but never attempted making one, because –like I said- I usually don’t eat chocolate mousse. However, I was now on a mission: I really wanted to obtain the lightest chocolate mousse possible but one that was still bursting with flavour.

The fruits of my labour resulted in this heavenly glass of chocolate avocado mousse. It was good, dear readers. Really good. Could you tell that it wasn’t made with eggs and double cream? Maybe. But was it still damn tasty and oh so comforting? Hell yeah!

Please don’t let the avocado freak you out! It adds creaminess without the actual cream. What more could you possibly desire? 😉

Ingredients (makes 2 glasses)

  • 1 avocado
  • 4 tbsp soy milk
  • 1 tbsp  cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp dark chocolate chips
  • 2 -3 tbsp honey (depending on how sweet you want it)
  • Handful of fresh raspberries

Method:

  1. Put the avocado, soy milk, cocoa and honey in a blender and mix until you get a mousse texture. Melt the chocolate chips and stir the melted chocolate in the avocado mousse.
  2. Spoon the mixture in the glasses and decorate with raspberries (optional)
  3. If you want you can add other types of fruit (like mango) or sprinkle some extra chocolate biscuits on top (this, of course, will make it less light 😉 )

Sing! Ed Sheeran’s Brand New Song Will Make Your Day

Published April 8, 2014 by The Feminist

FACT: Ed Sheeran is a true virtuoso.

The British singer-songwriter (and our favourite redhead) dropped his highly anticipated song on BBC Radio One last night and -needless to say- I was going completely nutso!  (Okay, stupid rhyme. I’m just too excited)

The new track is called “SING” (very appropriate title),  for which he teams up with the one-and-only Pharrell (and his Hat). It is an invigorating up-tempo jam and it allows him to show off his impressive vocals and an even more impressive falsetto. It all sounded like sex to my ears:

“Feel it rush in through you from your head to toe.”

Oh, I’m feeling it, alright.

His new album “X” (as in “multiply”; Ed is really into math) will be released on June 23 and I seriously cannot wait to hear it blasting through my stereo!

In short, Ed Sheeran’s new song is the bomb!

No wait, scratch that. It is “the Mona Lisa of BOOM”! (Side note: All rights reserved to the insanely talented writers on Scandal. This was by far the best oneliner in the history of TV oneliners.)

So listen to it/ share it/ buy it/ download it/ preorder it

Whatever you do, just

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LOUDER!