July in Instagrams

by Antonia on August 19, 2014

I know I’m ridiculously late with this post, but I’ve had it sitting in my drafts for the longest time and there’s only so long I can post a round-up of my July instagrams. So before September rolls round, here are some of my July instagram highlights.

July in Instagrams

1. Building Ikea shelves in my new flat. // 2. Sunset over the lake. // 3. Weekend at the lake. // 4. Graduation Weekend in London. // 5. Early morning runs in England. // 6. Wine Spritzers at Jamie Italian’s. // 7. Dr. Christina’s graduation. // 8. Post-graduation Pimms. // 9. My graduation. // 10. Eating all the free Ben & Jerry’s I can find. // 11. Wedding dress shopping in Windsor. // 12. Mom’s birthday cake. // 13. Friday night fireworks. // 14. Biergarten fun in Munich. // 15. Eating tacos with friends. // 16. Cooking Mexican food.

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Quesadillas con Guacamole | Video Recipe

by Antonia on August 3, 2014

Quesadillas con Quacamole | Health Inspirations

Quesadillas con Quacamole | Health Inspirations

Quesadillas con Quacamole | Health Inspirations

I’m so excited about this video which, for a change, includes two recipes. To be honest, the recipes really aren’t complicated to make or in any way new {let’s be real, we’ve all made guacamole before}, but I can assure you that the combination of the quesadillas and the guacamole will be life-changing. Last year, one of my Mexican friends gave me a recipe for authentic guacamole  and I have made it at every single dinner party or get-together ever since. It’s an absolute crowd-pleaser and you will have people begging for more! Since then, I have been raving about this guacamole on several occasions, so when he offered to help me film this video, I really couldn’t say no.

The icing on the cake is the quesadillas, corn tortillas oozing with cheese and chorizo, which we served alongside the guacamole. As you’ll see in the video we also made frijoles negros, which truthfully look far from appetizing. But don’t let that stop you from picking up a can the next time you’re at the Mexican supermarket.

So without further ado, here’s the video {watch till the end for some bloopers} and find the recipe below! Enjoy!

 

[read on for the recipe...]

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Birthday Cake 1

If there’s one person who deserves a whole post dedicated to them, it’s my mom. As is the case for pretty much every mother out there, she is a multitasker extraordinaire, who really knows how to juggle three things at once. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to raise four children. Knowing how disobedient my siblings {and in very rare case, I} can be now that we are grown up, I don’t even want to know what it was like when were younger.

Birthday Cake 3

Birthday Cake 2

Mom, you are most certainly the glue that holds our family together. You’ve created such a beautiful home that is always a pleasure to come back to. You’ve supported us with everything we’ve done and have never questioned a decision we have made. You always believe in our ability to achieve what we dream of becoming and the positivity that you exude, makes it easier to believe in ourselves. Even though you deserve to have the weekends off to relax, you still work around the clock when we come home to make sure we are happy.

I don’t think there’s any way that we could ever make it up to you, because you are the most special and caring person I know. We are so lucky to have you as our mom!

Lots of love, hugs and kisses from the whole family.

P.S. I hope you like your birthday cake, especially the 1:1 ratio of crust to filling!

Birthday Cake 4

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Wishlist | Summer 2014

July 22, 2014

We are halfway through July which means it’s time to discuss our summer wish list. I don’t know about you, but instead of going on big shopping trips at the beginning of each season I like to shop continuously throughout the year. This way you might end up with a bit more clutter and unnecessary […]

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Graduation Weekend 2.0

July 14, 2014

I left you with quite the cliffhanger there, didn’t I?! As my facebook page and instagram  may have given away, I graduated from University on Thursday. After a 4-year course of Nutrition with Food Consumer Sciences, I finally graduated with a BSc. It’s funny how everyone says that time flew by in a flash, cause […]

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Graduation Weekend 1.0

July 10, 2014

Last weekend was a very special one for my family as it was my sister’s graduation. More than a year after submitting her thesis, she officially became Dr. Christina on Friday. I’m so incredibly proud of her and all her achievements and she keeps inspiring me to be just as hard of a worker. Another […]

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Wiener Schnitzel {Video Recipe}

July 2, 2014

Don’t you think it’s funny how there’s certain comfort meals that everyone likes, meals that bring the whole family around the table , meals that even kids will eat, meals that are a joy to prepare and even more so, to devour. In my family Wiener Schnitzel, Viennese Schnitzel, is just that. It’s, hand down, […]

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Quick & Healthy Breakfast Ideas for Work Newbies {and a few more tips}

June 23, 2014

It’s only been a few weeks since I started working full-time and my mornings are already chaotic in between getting ready for work, going to the gym, prepping breakfast and getting to work on time. Luckily for me, we have flexible working hours which means I can basically come and go as I please, as […]

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Asparagus Rice Tart {gluten-free}

June 19, 2014

I’m so excited to finally share the recipe for this asparagus tart with you. I tested the recipe and took the pictures a very long time ago, when I was back at home in Austria over Easter. Yup, you heard me right….Easter! I think it’s never taken me this long to type up a post, […]

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Summer Weekend in Austria {video}

June 12, 2014

I hope everyone’s having a great week. After a long weekend at home it doesn’t feel like Thursday at all,  but I’m certainly not complaining. I had plans to work on some recipes and posts over the weekend, but then the weather was just too nice…and by nice I mean hot and by hot I […]

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