– Click here for this recipe in Dutch -> Dragon fruit & bananen ijs –
Nowadays I feel like a super hippie who’s connecting with the earth and I secretly kind of like it. I’ve always been a fan of home made food, to bake my own bread for example or even making hummus or pesto. But lately I thought I had no time to do this, so I bought ready-made hummus and bread which contains much more than just flour, water, salt and yeast.
But since I have created the Pure Food Challenge (which is happening this month) I take time again to make things myself. I’m testing
I just love some good granola in the morning. I know exactly how I like it: not too sweet, no dried cranberries and no big chunks.
But damn, it was hard for me to get hold on the right recipe, my granola was always too dry, too fine, too sticky or too burnt. So I stopped trying and bought my granola at the store.
As long as I can remember I have been overweight, even as a early teenager I was always the fattest. Years ago I managed to lose 57 lbs but now 37 of them are back. And I hate it…
The Ellen in my head is thinner than the Ellen in real life. Seeing myself on pictures makes me sad, that’s not who I am on the inside!
I can live with the fact that I will never be a thin girl, but I can’t accept how fat I am now.
I mean, look at me! I hate myself looking like this:
Ugh, I hate it that summer is officially over 🙁
One of the reasons is that I have to miss all this delicious summer fruit like strawberries (they’re my favorite!), nectarines and raspberries.
The weather in LA is still great, it still feels like summer to me. But the nights are cooler and the wind gets colder sometimes. Also the light is getting more blue, another sign of the change of the season. But that’s photographer-Ellen speaking.
I wanted to do a recipe for fall. Different ingrediënts and hello fall fruit!!
I like to start my day with soy yogurt, fresh fruit (strawberries and banana are my favorite), granola and raisins.
But somehow I’m not able to find soy yogurt in LA anymore. What happened to it?! It was already hard to find: Trader Joe’s sold 24 oz containers so I bought one in the first week after our arrival. And at Wholefoods in Venice I bought small 6 oz containers of WholeSoy Yogurt. The Key Lime soy yogurt was the most delicious one.
I couldn’t find the WholeSoy Yogurt at the other Wholefoods locations closer to our home. So yesterday I returned to the Wholefoods in Venice to buy this yogurt but then… I found out they don’t sell it anymore! 🙁