Dealing With Obstacles

Overcoming bad times with a better mindset.

Obstacles, problems, injury, setbacks, they all are part of life. Not a very fun part, but it is at it is. People life in fear of what could happen or lament to others about the problems they currently experience. However bad the situation seems, we still have to manipulate our mindset to make things just a little bit easier. How? Read on!

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Mighty Massaman Curry

A mild, yet exciting curry of unusual origin.

Many people are afraid a curry is too hot for them and therefore dislike Indian cuisine. However, this massaman curry is comforting mild, but still excitingly fragrant and not at all boring. Indian spices collide with Thai ingredients, giving birth to a very special dish. Comforting, yet interesting. The kind of food that makes you a little sad once you ate the last portion. And the best of all, it’s really easy to make and can be prepared in large batches. Enjoy!

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Easy Flapjacks

Rustic, foolproof and full of “the good stuff”.

Flapjacks are kinda weird: somewhere between cookie and müsli-bar. Delicious, easy to make and surprisingly satiating. Don’t be fooled by all the “healthy” ingredients like oats, fruits, nuts and honey, they still are what they are, a sweet treat totally worth the calories, but still having quite some calories. Sorry, I just hate it when sweets are labeled “healthy” and then marketed any calorie free. Anyways, enjoy these flapjack cookies, they are simply amazing!

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Pulled Chicken Ramen

Featuring one weird trick to make the best chicken broth ever.

Recreating the ramen eating experience from our last trip to Japan is a quest for perfection. One can only aspire to come closer, reaching it is impossible. However it is possible to create something very tasty, nutritious and to bring the memories back. If ramen isn’t your thing (weirdo!), stay for the chicken broth recipe. A good broth has unlimited uses and I promise you there is a trick you haven’t heard of. Enjoy!

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How To Build Muscle

Everything you need to know to start growing.

Building muscle is a weird thing. First it is really easy “just eat and lift heavy stuff”. Later it get complicated “autoregulation, individualisation, periodisation”. Then suddenly it everythings clears up again “find what works for you, then stick to it and be patient”. To help you to get to the last stage, I’ve compiled a few articles. We start with the basics and add advanced considerations later. Enjoy!

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Prawn Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Indulgend, luxurious and surprisingly easy to prepare.

Seafood and cheese is a rare combination but if done subtly and with a lot of respect for the core ingredients, it works really well. A light, cheesy sauce scented with saffron does the trick. A fragrant rosemary crust to go on top. This is a little bit of luxury, a dish of celebration. Give it a try, I’m sure you’ll love it.

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How To Lose Weight

The no-fuss guide on how to shred fat.

Ahhh, weight loss … the fitness industry evergreen. I’ve written a lot on this topic over the last years as I feel there is still a lot of confusion about it. This article helps you cut through the non-sense frequently found in mainstream media and focus on what really works. The basics. Enjoy!

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Caramelised Pears And Radicchio

The perfect way to fall in love with bitterness again.

Most of us aren’t used to the bitter notes some vegetables like radicchio bring to the table. In a world full of sweet or salty treats, bitterness has been abandoned. Using a little kitchen magic, we take the edges off the bitterness and transform it into a crowd-pleasing side dish that goes with pretty much any meat or even fish. An Italian classic with a little Asian twist. Give it a try!

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Nutrition For A Healthy Immune System

A science based guideline.

“Boost your immune system with this weird trick!” This and similar nonsense can be found everywhere. But is it even possible to boost your immune system? And if so, is it even desirable? What supplements do you need to take? Is there even any value in doing so? Does body composition alter immunity? A lot of questions and I tried my best to answer them all. Spoiler: working on diet quality is always king.

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Vanilla Shortbread

Pure luxury for special occasions.

Saying this is a cookie is almost an insult. This is pure luxury. A single piece of vanilla shortbread takes a simple cup of tea and elevates it to a proper tea time. We choose best ingredients, so this is something special, reserved for special occasions or special people. I’m sure you’ll like it.

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