Happy New Year and Hello UK 2019!

Happy New Year to you dear real-food lover,

After many years of being in denial about the fact that I left Australia, I have come to terms with my fate and the great big bend that took place in my life when I moved from Australia to Germany in 2015, to be with my ill mother. Gosh, that was a good decision as she passed in 2016. Now thankfully, another much more positive kink brought me to the UK, which might just interest some of you over on this side. I’ve taken the plunge and have relocated my gypsy caravan to England, so you can now hire me as your personal chef and for teaching cooking classes, not just all over the world, but quickest and nearest in the UK!

To find out more email me galasorganickitchen@gmail.com. I’ve got lots of delicious and healthy nutritious recipes and exciting cooking services for you.

Yes, the cookbook is still coming!!!!!!!!!! I know. I’ll get there. It will be good. I promise.

Any environmentally friendly publishers or printers you know off, do send me a line.

Have a successful, humourous and smooth, bright year 2019!

Hope to meet you along the way,

Maria-Carin

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Sydney Cooking Class 16 October and new vid!

Hello wholesome foodie,

I’ve got a new video for you with delicious music by Trevor Brown, click here to watch and be inspired to cook for yourself !

Alfalfa House in Newtown, Sydney, Australia, will be hosting Gala’s Organic Kitchen for a delicious and abundant vegan and gluten-free cooking class on the 16th of October! Spaces are limited, so be quick and book your spot by clicking here, pssst it’s a bloody bargain for $27.50.

This is the description: See you there :)

After years of exploring the other side of the pond, Maria-Carin from Gala's Organic Kitchen is back in Sydney to share her amazing culinary skills with you!

In this workshop, you will learn how to make a delicious vegan three-course meal! which you'll also have the chance to eat! 

The three-course meal includes: 

  • Entrée: Sunflower seed dip with Apple and Horseradish with Veggies sticks

  • Mains: Pesto Pasta and beetroot carrot salad with Orange and Currants 

  • Dessert: Hazelnut Vanilla Bliss Balls

Impressions of a cooking class with Gala’s Organic Kitchen, come along, it’s versatile and not boring.

Personal Chef in Australia and Cooking in Germany October 2018

Things are going half way around the world at Gala’s Organic Kitchen. I’ll be visiting Australia, (Brisbane, possibly the East Coast and definitely Sydney), at the end of the month and am offering my PERSONAL CHEF service exclusively during this time. Do pass on this info onto anyone you think might profit from a one-off cook-up and some European flavours.

What is a personal chef cook-up? It means I shop then cook in the comfort of your home and make delectable and healthy food to last you for a few days, or stock your freezer with. Perhaps someone that needs inspiration, a little help getting more delicious wholefoods into their lives. Contact me galasorganickitchen@gmail.com.

Back to Europe, I can’t wait to bring you my next vegan cooking class: Autumn Abundance Cooking Class in Freiburg, Germany, 21 October!

The lusciously talented Solveig Hansen has invited me to teach a vegan and gluten-free cooking class in her delicious organic seasonal innovative restaurant Die Kantine. She will be assisting me and I think you should know she also offers outstanding local and seasonal organic catering in and around Freiburg. Check out her website for that venture here.

We are offering an early bird special until 30 September: 2 for the price of €65 each, or after that date, €75 per person. To make a booking for the class Sunday October 21 in Freiburg, Germany, from 10am-2:30pm email me galasorganickitchen@gmail.com, spaces are limited. Click here for the facebook event. Yum.

Stay lush and see you around.

Maria-Carin





Summer time, protein breakfasts and random vegan tidbits.

Dear foodies and Gala's Organic Kitchen followers,

I can't believe I am still in Germany, after 6 months I am starting to feel the flow of this country a little. Infused with people making, creating, coming together, there are many delicious healthy foodie moments to share with you. I do this best via Instagram so head over there, even though I find it a rather thin representation of what I show, as I often prefer to live the moment rather than shoot it. Even foodie moments. I personally love looking at other peoples photos of their food and get daily inspirations, I hope my photos inspire you to make something deliciously healthy and tasty for precious yourself.

As some of you know my mum has cancer and so I get to bring my healthy cancer- fighting or immune-supporting recipes into her/ our life. The other week we went to a new oncologist because mum has decided against chemotherapy as the previous oncologist said he will not work with her any further because of her decision and told her he won't support her anymore. The new oncologist was said to be more open-minded and have an understanding of alternative treatments. Well, at the first appointment he said "no I would not advice cancer patients to stop eating sugar, or carbs as that would damage the quality of life" !!! What the?! Doesn't he know that eating only natural sugars is REALLY TASY FUN AND EXCITING? Obviously not and to top it off he suggested eating red meat for over well-being. There was more to that conversation, but I'll leave it at this point. During the course of the last 6 months I have not heard from any doctors any advice on nutrition, only from the naturopaths. I have had it with 'normal doctors' for the time being and am resorting to a diet based on our intuition and feeling what feels right to eat when and behold it naturally does not contains sugar, meat, dairy or white flour. Mum is very good at listening to her body and what it wants to eat, yes often it's basmati rice and chicken wings, but overall she's, totally naturally if I made add, ditched all sweet treats and dairy. She's eating what she feels like with a little inspiration from me and I trust this so much more than a famous oncologist who does not look very healthy himself and advices patients that nutrition is not a major key for cancer management and the only thing that can help is chemotherapy.

Back to recipes, I've had this urge to share with you some protein rich breakfast ideas as people ask me regularly what can vegans possibly eat that has a good amount of protein for breakfast if they can't, or chooses not to eat, eggs, dairy, many grains or meat? 

Here are some ideas:

1) Chia puddings oh the world of chia puddings.

2) Granola made with coconut flakes, almonds, pepitas, chia seeds, hemp seeds, goji berries, coconut oil and spice but I believe our good old oats are actually a good source of carbs even containing some protein.

3) Sprouted grain bread or pancakes made with protein flours.

4) Coconut yogurt, soy yogurt, almond yogurt, cashew yogurt with nuts, seeds and fruit.

5) Almond milk. Almond milk smoothies with protein powders, or oats and banana cinnamon.

6) Breads and muffins using nut meals and coconut flour adding protein powder. Sweet or savoury!

7) Scrambled tofu with protein bread.

8) Porridge with quinoa, amaranth, brown rice or millet. Sweet or savoury endless variations!

9) Baked beans or avocado on protein bread.

10) Crumbles using nuts, seeds and coconut flour.

As far as I'm concerned one can eat bliss balls or raw cakes for breakfast, soups and fritters, nut and seed slices, muffins and cakes if they are made with less sweetener and protein rich flours, for a protein rich vegan breakfast.

Next time you are feeling sorry for yourself about not being able to eat this and that, know that it's only in your head and that the heavenly world of healthy, nutritious, protein rich food awaits you.

Would you like to test one of my recipes from any of these breakfasts? Just email me at galasorganickitchen@gmail.com and I will be more than happy to send you a recipe to trial at home and hopefully bring a new breeze into your morning breakfast repertoire.

Europe travels summer 2015

I have just returned from Germany and want to share with you some culinary moments. I enjoy looking at travel photos of people, specially if they involve vegan food.

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