Blogging while traveling – a how to guide

Blogging while traveling

Over the last half a year I have been all around the world, food blogging while traveling at the same time. I love how my job as a food blogger gives me so much freedom and flexibility and combining my two biggest passions: the love for healthy food and my excitement for seeing new countries makes me feel like I created my own dream job. In this blog post I would love to show you and explain how you can travel and still keep up the quality of your food pics along the way. 

My story of blogging while traveling

I became a self-employed food blogger in February 2018 and couldn’t be happier ever since. Turning your hobby into your profession is something extremely special and I am grateful every single day to be able to do this kind of work. Since I am very flexible with my working hours and do mostly everything online I decided last year to travel the world while still working and creating content like I would in Austria. I figured it shouldn’t really matter if I sit at home in Austria or work from a beach in Panama. Simpler thought as done – this I can tell you already. Obviously there are quite some challenges when you want to travel and still produce the same quality results for your clients as you would at home in your familiar surroundings. In this blog post I would like to share some important food blogging travel tips. 

In the fall of 2018 I planned my first big international working trip. I set out together with my boyfriend to travel through Costa Rica, Panama and Mexico, both working full time. For our first trip we were gone for almost three months. After that we came back home for Christmas and left again for our trip to Asia, visiting Taiwan and the Philippines. The second time we were gone for one month, creating content and doing company promotions just like I would have at home. By now I would say I have gotten pretty good at knowing what things are essential when blogging while traveling and would love to share these insights with you in this blog post. 

Blogging while traveling

Challenges you will face

On your trips there are quite some challenges you will face at some point. Especially when you travel to developing countries like I did. The infrastructure simply isn’t the same as you would find it in Europe, America or Australia. You simply can’t expect to find internet everywhere, good lighting or a quality working place. Here are some challenges I ran into on my trips:

  • Time difference 
  • Shipping difficulties of products
  • Non availability of certain ingredients
  • Poor internet connection 
  • Terrible lightning situations 
  • Broken props (plates, bowls) due to rough airport handling 

Blogging while traveling

Food blogging travel tips

Here are my major tips for food blogging while traveling that will help you to smoothly create content on your trips without frustrations. Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links and at no additional cost to you, I may earn a commission. Know that I only recommend products, tools, services and learning resources I’ve personally used and believe are genuinely helpful. This is not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to purchase them. Most of all, I would never advocate for buying something that you can’t afford or that you’re not yet ready to implement. The products are simply the ones I use when blogging while traveling and where I thought you might find the direct Amazon link helpful as well 🙂  

  • Use waiting time: Especially in countries with polychronic tendencies, meaning they don’t really value the concept of punctuality you will run into a lot of unnecessary waiting time. There will be a lot of time lost waiting for planes, buses or being stuck in traffic. Especially in the Philippines I had to learn the hard way to use my waiting time wisely for work projects. Literally every plane, bus or taxi was delayed and it always took us twice the time than expected. That is why I recommend you always save some work you can do offline. For me that was usually editing my pictures, planing my gallery or like right now – just sitting on a flight to Coron island right now actually – writing a blog post. This way you will use otherwise dead time super efficiently and will have more time for yourself once you arrive at your destination. 

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  • Always have your charging devices with you: This is a mistake I kept making for a long time. I would charge my laptop and phone thinking it would last for our traveling days. Each time we had another airport delay or spent another hour in traffic I ran out of battery not being able to charge my devices. Blogging while traveling means keeping your batteries charged! I would also recommend buying a strong power bank so you always have a charging opportunity. This is the one from Anker that I have and can greatly recommend. Another tip I can give you regarding managing your device compatibility is buying an charge-all-in-one device. Like this you only need to bring one cable and can charge all your devices. This is the one from VONMÄHLEN that I use and can recommend. 
  • Schedule in enough working time: When blogging while traveling make sure to schedule in dedicated working time every day. I was better with this on my Central America trip than now on my Asia trip. I simply had too many things planned changing location almost everyday leaving very little time to work. In Panama and Costa Rica I defined a pretty fixed working schedule for me. Work from 6am-12am then time for beach or activities until 6pm and back to work from 6pm-8pm. Since the sun set at 5pm I really wanted some daytime to enjoy and scheduled in that long lunch break. Now in the Philippines I tried to travel more, see more places and I really noticed how much it reduced my quality working time. Now on this trip I did the bare minimum. So my take-away is definitely to schedule in definite working days where you have no trips or excursions planned or like I did in Central America go to one location for longer (at least 7 days) work from Monday to Friday with a fixed schedule and do day trips on the weekends. 

Blogging while traveling

  • Thoroughly screen your accommodation:
    • Kitchen: This will be one of the most important things to consider before leaving for your trip. When you work and travel at the same time you simply won’t be as flexible as the average backpacker booking the accommodation one night before and rearranging the entire trip from one day to the next. When food blogging while traveling you must consider a couple of things: you need a kitchen, good lightning and at least a supermarket close by. From experience I can tell you that hotels are generally a really bad idea because it is quite impossible to prepare your own dishes. I recommend booking an Airbnb with a full kitchen. Inquire about the kitchen appliances. Do you need a baking dish and a stove? What about a blender? 
    • Lightning: Besides the kitchen inspect the lightning situation on the photos of the Airbnb listing. Is there enough natural light coming into the apartment? I have gotten quite creative here, also shot outside in front of the door because sometimes the actual accommodation ends up looking different than you imagined on the photos.  
    • Internet: Last but not least, make sure the apartment has a good internet connection. I always ask them for a speed test. I can recommend this one by Ookla showing you the exact download and upload speeds. The results of the upload speed should be somewhere around 3mb and the for the download around 2mb. Having good internet is really the most vital thing for a productive work day. Especially when traveling to developing countries the connection can be unstable. We had internet blackouts because of Typhoons, earthquakes and over-usage already. So make sure you always have a back up plan like a close by Café with Wifi. I think this point is the most crucial one when blogging while traveling. One time I was stuck on an island without internet for 8 days and wasn’t able to do anything which created quite some problems for me. So make sure you always check the internet situation before you go somewhere!
  • Find a co-working space: When we stayed in big cities we were usually looking for co-working spaces. This is a great way to get out of the apartment and mingle with other like minded people. Internet is usually fantastic there and it’s great to switch up the work atmosphere. Co-working spaces provide you with great infrastructure and are designed to give you the best working experience possible. I always found myself super focused there and having the most productive work days. 

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  • Be aware of time difference when blogging while traveling: My tip is to write emails at least one day earlier than you would have done at home. Since you won’t have the entire day to monitor your inbox the email conversation will just take longer than it usually would if you were in the same time zone. Try to work at least 2-3 hours overlapping your home country’s time zone or the time zone where most of your clients are. When I was in Costa Rica and had an 8 hour time difference I was always working from 6am-9am so I would still reach them in Austria for their last 2-3 working hours of the day. In the Philippines I was mostly working at night time because of the 7 hour time difference in the other direction. I was usually working from 5pm-8pm to reach the Europeans in their first working hours of the morning. 
  • Plan your gallery/blog posts ahead: This is something that has help me tremendously on my trips. When I know I have a big trip coming up I usually already take a lot of photos before. So when I leave I have a buffer of about 10-15 recipe photos that I can post without having to produce anything in between. I also already pre-take all the photos for my long term cooperations. So in case I won’t have good photo opportunities on my trips I can at least go back to these photos I took beforehand. Like this it is also much less stressful because you already know you have got your „posting to-dos“ covered for the trip. I schedule my posts with an app called UNUM, which I can highly recommend you to use as well to plan your IG gallery ahead. 
  • Preorder products for promotion: When I know a long trip is coming up I give my cooperation partners a heads up and get the products I need to promote during my time abroad shipped to me in advance. I made the experience that companies don’t want to ship overseas because it is simply too expensive for them. That is why my suitcase is usually pretty full when I travel. I would say 1/3 of the space is taken simply by the products I need for my cooperations. Plan ahead of what you are going to promote on the trip and then just bring the essential things for those posts or IG hauls. 

Blogging while traveling

  • Get a local SIM card: Blogging while traveling means you will probably need internet on the go. If you want to make your life a lot easier I recommend getting a local SIM card. You usually already find little SIM card stands at the airport and the prepaid plans are really affordable connecting you to the internet without a problem. This can also be super useful if you need taxi services like Uber or Grab. I however decided against a local SIM card because I consciously wanted to force myself to some internet free time when away from the hotel or restaurant. 
  • Bring the right props: Being gone from your save home set-up can be quite challenging. At home its quite easy to get a good photo because if you are like me you will probably have various plates, kitchen towels, decoration items and other fancy props to choose from. On your trip however you can only bring the essentials. This is what I brought with me on my trip: 3 of my best plates (neutral but unique), 1 white background fabric I could always use for a nice blurred out background, my favorite little spoons, a golden knife and fork, my mini cookie cutters for decoration and one coconut bowl. Like this I could create a wide array of different settings. It might also be a good idea to ask the Airbnb host about the color of plates and silverware. Another insider tip is to buy plastic backdrop paper. In Austria I usually use wooden backdrops which are bulky and quite heavy. Before my trips I bought this marble backdrop paper that I can simply roll up and is super light! 
  • Bring the right equipment:  When you are gone for a longer period of time you surely still want to keep producing amazing content but simply can’t take all your inventory with you. Photo equipment can get really heavy and your suitcase is usually limited to 23kg per flight. This is what I had with me: A super light travel tripod, my reflector, my favorite 35mm 1.8 lens together with my Nikon D7500. Since I travelled together with my boyfriend it was a bit easier to bring more equipment because he also had some suitcase space. Therefore, we brought also the drone and the gimbal. 

Blogging while travelilng

Blogging while traveling and still keeping up the quality of your content can be a challenge at first, but also presents amazing new opportunities for different content and unexpected shooting possibilities. I hope this blog post was helpful. If you have any unanswered questions feel free to put them in the comments and I will make sure to answer them all. You can also always reach out to me on Instagram. You might also be interested in my online food blogging course that will teach you some more about the art of food blogging. 
I recommend you also check out my top food blogging tips as this blog post is teaching the essentials of amazing food pics and could be super helpful for you as well! 

xoxo,

 

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Best healthy food in Taipei – vegan cafés included!

healthy food in Taipei

As I am writing this blog post about healthy food in Taipei I am sitting in this cute little plant-based vegan cafe snacking on a whole wheat cashew cheese sandwich and enjoying an unsweetened vegan chia tea. At first you might not expect to find healthy places in Taipei, but I am here to show you that the city offers some great choices for conscious eaters. 

Healthy food in Taipei

I have spent a week testing different restaurants and cafés in Taipei and want to summarize my best healthy food experiences in this blog post. Healthy food in Taipei is something quite „new“ apparently. I have talked to the owners of several restaurants who all were mainly expats coming back to Taiwan to bring plant-based food and healthy choices from their oversea adventures to the city of Taipei.

I was told Taiwanese people are not so interested in eating healthy yet as their local food is mainly fried and very calorie rich, but the trend is slowly taking off here as well. The owner of one restaurant even told me that they were the first ones to introduce kale to Taiwan. So the whole concept of plant-based food and clean eating is quite new here. Which makes it super interesting to find the hidden gems of fitness food in the city. 

In this blog post I want to share the best healthy food in Taipei with you, introducing 4 of my favorite cafés and also giving away some additional food recommendations in the end.

First off, what I loved about all of them was that each of these places had super fast wifi available. If I have had more time in Taipei I would have totally gone to them for some morning work sessions with my laptop 🙂 

The tamed fox 

Besides the delicious food I had at the tamed fox my highlight was their super cute little poodle dog Rae. He is so tame and instantly jumps on your lap to sit with you during breakfast. Definitely one of the sweetest little dogs I have ever seen and it made my visit to the tamed fox so memorable! This restaurant is situated within a short walk from the red line metro stop Xyni Anhe. The interior is very minimalist and stylish.

What impressed me was that they are making their own fresh granola right there in front of you in the kitchen, filling the restaurant with a delicious sweet smell. There is also a small shop in the café where you can buy beautiful mugs, portable cups and other fun things. The owner herself is super nice and we talked to her for a while. She has lived in Chicago and Los Angeles for quite some time and speaks perfect English.

Healthy Food in Taipei

Regarding the food we ordered several awesome dishes. Avocado toast with edamame hummus, an Açai chia pudding smoothie bowl and the banana bread french toast. Everything is made fresh right there on the spot with a lot of love and details. Each dish looks absolutely beautiful and is decorated in real food blogging fashion.

Taking a closer look at the menu I was able to find some very unique hot drinks like the black sesame actived characoal latte, the sun moon lake milk tea, the spice girl (turmeric, cayenne, pineapple, lemon juice) and they even had my new favorite drink golden milk. It also seems like a great spot to try typical Taiwanese oolong tea. For mains they have everything from Shashuka to a smoked salmon plate and chicken bowls.

If you are looking for a good Açai smoothie bowl in Taipei this is the place to find it. I like that they enhanced the recipe with a greek yoghurt chia pudding on one side and topped it with their own homemade granola. There were so many yummy dishes on the menu I had a hard time choosing. Really recommend this place for a good breakfast experience in Taipei! 

Best food in Taipei

The Antipodeon 

Regarding the atmosphere of the restaurant the Antipodeon definitely takes one of the first places on my list of healthy food in Taipei. I just loved the interior design. I was also lucky enough to still see their super creative Christmas decoration which was an upside down Christmas tree hanging from the ceiling. Everything is very stylish and modern. 
This place is definitely best for breakfast. They have a huge selection of amazing platters and good morning food choices. Most of it is healthy, but I also spotted some cheat day options – like the cinnamon roll we couldn’t resist to order. 

Healthy Food in Taipei

We got the queens platter featuring smoked salmon, grilled halloumi cheese, roasted cherry tomatoes, eggs, ham, avocado, beans and one sweet yoghurt and muesli parfait. We also ordered their signature Açai bowl which was topped with so many delicious things. Best smoothie bowl I had in the city by the way. They have some yummy porridge for those oats lovers and I even found Austrian Bircher Müsli on the menu! And if you are one of those avocado addicts than this is your place. The Antipodeon has everything from avocado baked egg to smoked salmon avocado toast and even an avocado breakfast platter.  

I was not surprised to find out that the owner is an expat from Brisbane, Australia, who let his inspirations flow into the dishes making them so unique. The restaurant also has a little patio, which makes it perfect to sit outside on a sunny day. It is really a lovely café and I would highly recommend you to go and check it out. 

Healthy Food in Taipei

Café by Juicy Diary 

This very special fitness place has to be included in my list of healthy food in Taipei. Already when I entered the restaurant I was excited about the super fancy look of it. Expect more of a restaurant flair than a normal café one. The tables are set with beautiful silverware, flowers on each table and stylish lights. Juicy diary used to sell fresh pressed juice and then since the demand was so high also opened a Café a couple of years ago. I find it the perfect healthy lunch or dinner spot. 

Healthy Food in Taipei

I think we were looking at the shiny menu for half an hour before we could decide what to order. So many healthy options! We finally got the chicken chipotle bowl, avocado toast and a chia pudding as a dessert. Since this Café by Juicy Diary is popular for its juices we also tried all of them. My favorite was the citrus one (I think that was actually the name of it) and my boyfriend really liked the red juice.

I am glad we actually shared the bowl because it was quite a big portion. The avocado toast was incredible and to my surprise I liked the chia pudding out of everything I ate there the best. It was a mixture of different aromas with a subtle sweetness was fascinating. The owner also recommend us to eat the special filled brioche, but we simply did not have any more space in our stomachs. Like this we also were not able to eat the delicious carrot cake for a second dessert as we initially intended to. 

We also got a chance to chat with the owner of the place who told us that she has lived in San Francisco for a really long time and that she brought healthy food back to Taiwan. She actually introduced Kale to Taipei when she first got started with Juicy Diary. How awesome is that?! Also, I would love to point out the amazing waiters that were on top of their game! 

Best food in Taipei

Ooh Cha Cha – Plant-based café

This vegan café is situated within a short walking distance to the Gutding metro station and is also very close to the center of Taipei. I am actually here right now as I am writing this blog post looking at my B.L.M.T sandwich filled with tempeh bacon, lettuce, cashew mozzarella, tomato and cashew sour cream. It is the first time I get to try vegan cheese and I love it. This cafe is quite different than the other places mentioned earlier as it only serves vegan food. The menu selection ranges from salad bowls to sandwiches, rolls and burgers.

Everything is vegan and they are making everything fresh in front of you. The café also have great smoothie choices, but I consider Ooh Cha Cha more of a lunch place than a breakfast venue. The Chia Masala I ordered is totally homemade and tastes much less sweet than I am used to! Definitely a good thing if you are trying to save calories. Ohh Cha Cha is definitely on top of my list for healthy food in Taipei!

Healthy Food in Taipei

Main take-aways

All food places mentioned above serve really healthy food. So they are the perfect option if you are looking to eat clean, vegan or gluten free in Taipei. They are however not the perfect option if you are looking for a very traditional taiwanese experience. As mentioned above in the first paragraph the local food is not so healthy and therefore these restaurants are heavily inspired by Western healthy food vibes. One exception is the drink menu, all of them serve very traditional matcha latte and Oolong tea. They are all beautiful in their own way, have good wifi and unique food choices I am sure you will enjoy if you want to eat healthy in Taipei. Regarding prices they are all a bit more expensive than local places, but definitely affordable. 

Additional recommendations 

During my week in Taipei I went to many different food markets, local restaurants and also the healthy places mentioned above. I quickly want to give you some extra tips of what you should not be missing out on when you are in Taipei, even though these options are not very healthy but suuuuper delicious.

  • Mochi – I Jy Sheng: they literally call themselves the best bakery in Taipei and I would sign that statement in an instant. Imagine a french macarons bakery but for chinese mochi! It is so incredible. They have this fresh hand made mochi in different flavors. I Jy Sheng is located on the first floor of the Taipei train station and so worth a visit. 
  • Soup Dumplings- Xiao Long Bao: When you go to Taiwan it is a must to try the traditional soup dumplings. These are chinese dumplings filled with soup. You need to put the bao on a spoon and poke a hole into it to make the soup come out. Xiao Long Bao is a chain and has several locations around town and the best choice if you are looking for soup dumplings 
  • Dim Sum- Din Tai Fung: This chain is so popular we actually had to wait one hour to get a table. So many locals were eating there which is always a good sign when going out to eat in a different country. They also have two kinds of soup dumplings if you only can make it to one restaurant then go to this because you will get both of the dumpling experiences there 🙂
  • Street market food: Shillin night market: For local street food we went to one of the biggest night market where 600 vendors sell yummy traditional food. Some things we tried: Sticky rice on a stick, fried quail eggs, filled dumplings, chinese pancakes, fried mochi, pineapple cake and much more. 

Extra tip – best tea house view of Taipei 

I also had to include this tea house tip we went to. I mean if you are looking for healthy food in Taipei tea definitely counts! The view you have there while sipping your traditional Oolong tea is simply breath-taking! To get to this special tea house you actually need to make a half-day trip to Maokong station. Take the gondola from Taipei Zoo to the last stop which is Maokong station. Then walk out of the station and take a right, passing the bus stop and you will see the tea house. It is called Sih Ye and has a wide selection of chinese teas.

The tea house is overlooking the beautiful green mountains of Maokong and you can see all the way down to the skyscrapers of Taipei. You can even see the Taipei 101 in the distance. The restaurant has little „rooms“ for each guest with pillows on the floor and a table in the middle. You take off your shoes and have some relax time with your soothing tea.   

best tea house in Taipei

My take on Taiwan

It was my first visit to Taiwan – or to any chinese speaking country for that matter. I absolutely loved it. It was probably one of the coolest city trips I have ever done. I really liked it because it is so different than Austria. You get a complete different cultural experience, different food and you basically cant read anything. It might surprise you how clean the city is. I swear you would have been able to lick the metro floor. In the metro station I saw them sweeping the floor several times in front of me 😀 You can literally go to any public bathroom in every metro stop and not be completely disgusted by them. They are clean and don’t stink at all.

I also love the order in Taiwan. They love to queue for everything and nobody, seriously NOBODY would ever dare to jump the line. In the metro they have exact lines of where to get out and where to get in. The Taiwanese are super respectful and kind people.

I hope you enjoyed my blogpost on healthy food in Taipei. I had such a good time there and hope you will get to make this awesome experience yourself some day!

In case you are looking for more culinary travel guides you can check out my Puebla food guide and my Tulum food guide for the best spots to eat healthy there!

xoxo,

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Weihnachtsporridge mit dem Fly Wheel Cut Messer von Tyrolit

Fly Wheel Cut Messer Tyrolit

Werbung – Kooperation mit TYROLIT

Heute möchte ich euch mal eine weihnachtliche Geschenksinspiration geben. Als Food Blogger weiß ich wie wichtig gute Küchenutensilien sind und wie sehr man jemanden der gerne kocht damit Freude bereiten kann! 

Rezept + Produktvorstellung

Anhand eines leckeren Frühstücksrezeptes für die Weihnachtszeit möchte ich euch das Fly Wheel Cut Messer von TYROLIT vorstellen. Meiner Meinung nach gehört ein gutes Küchenmesser zur Standardausstattung und TYROLIT hat nun in der Adventszeit ein verführerisches Angebot für euch. 

Mein persönliches Küchenmesser

Mir selbst ist das Küchenmesser vor ein paar Wochen zugeschickt worden und ich bin immer noch fassungslos wie wahnsinnig gut es schneidet und wie sehr es meine Arbeit in der Küche vereinfacht. Was ich ganz besonders toll und einzigartig an dem Fly Wheel Cut Messer finde ist, dass man es mit seiner persönlichen Gravur bekommt. Ich habe mir somit meinen Blogger Namen „Carina Berry“ eingravieren lassen. 

Fly Wheel Cut Messer Tyrolit

Qualität aus Tirol 

Lasst mich euch ein bisschen etwas zum Fly Wheel Cut Messer erzählen bevor wir direkt rein ins Rezept starten. 

Das Familienunternehmen der Swarovski Gruppe hat seinen Stammsitz in Schwaz/Tirol. TYROLIT liefert seine Produkte rund um den Globus und ist bekannt für deren Funktionalität & Design. Das Fly Wheel Cut Messer gehört zu den TYROLIT life Produkten, welche mit unglaublich edlem Design und hochwertiger Verarbeitung überzeugen. Die Produkte zeichnen sich durch ihre Langlebigkeit und Premium Qualität aus, welche sie zu einem echten Statement im Haushalt machen. 

Fly Wheel Cut Messer Tyrolit

Das manufakturgefertigte TYROLIT life Fly Wheel Cut Messer  wir bei Tiroler Werkzeugexperten in 64 Arbeitsschritten hergestellt. Was ich sofort bemerkt habe ist die außergewöhnliche Schnittleistung und das edle Design in „All-Black“. Das Messer hat außerdem nur 155 Gramm – also ein echtes Leichtgewicht.
2018 wurde dieses Küchenmesser mit dem Prädikat „Winner“ in der Kategorie „Kitchen“ beim German Design Award ausgezeichnet. Die hohe und lange Klinge verringert die Verletzungsgefahr beim Schneiden, weil der Daumen und Zeigefinder das Ende der Klinge stabilisieren. Somit bleibt die Spitze des Messers immer auf dem Schneidebrett. Ein sauberer Schnitt also ohne abzurutschen. 🙂

Als Weihnachtsaktion ist das Fly Wheel Cut Messer im Moment zum vergünstigten Preis von € 219,90 (statt € 299,90) und mit persönlicher Gravur erhältlich. Wie ihr in den Fotos sehen könnt habe ich Carina Berry eingravieren lassen und bin so happy damit! 

Weihnachtsporridge mit TYROLIT 

Schritt für Schritt möchte ich euch nun durch das weihnachtliche Porridge Rezept führen und euch erklären wofür ich hier mein neues Messer verwendet habe. 

 Fly Wheel Cut Messer Tyrolit .   Fly Wheel Cut Messer Tyrolit

Der Porridge

Zu Beginn starten wir mit dem Porridge. Hier habe ich gleich zu Beginn das Fly Wheel Cut Messer verwendet um die Walnüsse für die Porridgemasse zu hacken. Schon beim Auspacken hat mich das Messer mit dem hochwertigen Klingenschutz aus Leder beeindruckt. Die Klingenlänge ist 20cm und lässt sich somit ziemlich gut für alle Rezepte verwenden. Im Gegensatz zu anderen Messern ist es wirklich sehr leicht und das merkt man auch beim Schneiden. Somit war es eine Leichtigkeit die Nüsse klein zu hacken. 

  • 150ml Mandelmilch
  • 20g Haferflocken
  • 1 TL Zimt
  • 20g Birkenzucker
  • 25g Walnüsse

Haferflocken und Mandeln zusammen kurz aufkochen lassen und immer gut umrühren. Gehackte Nüsse, Zimt und Birkenzucker unterrühren und vom Herd nehmen. Die Masse in einen Bowl füllen.
  Fly Wheel Cut Messer Tyrolit

Die Toppings

Im zweiten Schritt machen wir uns an die Dekoration des Bowls. Auch hier war mein neues Messer eine große Hilfe. 

  • 1 Pflaume
  • 4 Physalis
  • 3 EL griechisches Joghurt 
  • 15g gehackte Walnüsse

Fly Wheel Cut Messer Tyrolit

Zu Beginn das Joghurt am Bowl verteilen bis die gesamte Oberfläche bedeckt ist. Am Schneidebrett die dunkle Pflaume in feine, dünne Scheiben schneiden. Hier war ich zum Beispiel von der Präzision des Messers begeistert. Man weiß wie schwierig es sen kann glattes Obst und Gemüse normalerweise mit einem Messer zu schneiden, aber mit dem Fly Wheel Cut Messer war das gar kein Problem. Auch die Physalis konnte ich perfekt mit meinem neuen Messer verzieren und einkleines Muster in die Frucht mit der Spitze des Messers stechen. 

Fly Wheel Cut Messer Tyrolit

Die aufgeschnittene Pflaume, die Physalis und die gehackten Nüsse nun auf den Bowl legen und das leckere Weihnachtsrezept genießen! So schnell und einfach bekommt man ein gesundes, leckeres und weihnachtliches Frühstück! 

Fly Wheel Cut Messer Tyrolit

Ich hoffe euch hat der Blogpost gefallen und ihr habt vielleicht eine Inspiration für ein tolles Weihnachtsgeschenk bekommen 🙂 Solltet ihr vielleicht nach noch mehr Dekorationsvorschläge für die Weihnachtszeit suchen könnt ihr euch meinen Food Styling Blogpost mit vielen Tips noch ansehen.

Merry Christmas!

Xoxo,

 

 

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Food Styling – 6 Dekorationsideen für Weihnachten (2018)

Heute möchte ich mit euch teilen wie ihr am besten eure festlichen Rezepte weihnachtlich stylt. Food Styling ist ja gerade beim Food Blogging super wichtig und kann speziell im Advent perfektioniert werden.
Es ist meine liebste Zeit zum Fotografieren im ganzen Jahr, da ich mich hier immer total mit allen Props austoben kann und ein “zu viel” an Deko gibt es fast gar nicht.

Mit einigen einfachen Food Styling Tricks möchte ich euch zeigen wie ihr das Beste aus euren Rezepten herausholt und im Hand umdrehen eine weihnachtliche Stimmung erzeugen könnt.

Dekorationstips – Top Food Styling tipps

Konfetti

Mein Tipp #1 sind Konfetti. Diese gibt es in allen möglichen Formen. Vom Schneemann, zu Eiskristallen und schönen Sternen. Wenn man diese am Shootinguntergrund etwas vertreut, bekommt man sofort einen bezaubern Glanz am Bild.

Food Styling Tips - Weihnachten

Lichterketten

Lichterketten sind eine tolle Art warmes, festliches Licht aufs Bild zu bekommen. Ich habe sie in verschiedenen Varianten gekauft um diese immer wieder abwechseln zu können.

Food Styling Tips - Weihnachten

Gewürze und Trockenfrüchte

In der Weihnachtszeit duftet es überall nach den herzlichsten Gewürzen. Warum nicht diese auch gleich mit aufs Bild nehmen? Ich liebe den Look der Sternanis oder die rustikalen Zimtstangen. Sie sind gerade perfekt für Food Styling. Sehr gerne trockne ich auch Orangenscheiben und lege diese auf das Bild dazu.

Food Styling Tips - Weihnachten

Kreativ werden

Wann hast du zum letzten Mal etwas gebastelt? Bestimmt schon länger nicht, oder? Mein nächster Tipp ist mal etwas kreatives zum selber machen. Ich schneide total gerne aus Papier Weihnachtssterne aus. Der Scherenschnitt macht richtig Spaß und kann euer Bild super schmücken.

Food Styling Tips - Weihnachten

Geschenkspapier und Weihnachtskugeln

Taking food stying to the next level! Da man bei den Vorbereitungen zum Fest bereits die ganze Dekoration griffbereit hat, verwende ich die eingepackten Geschenke und Kugeln für den Baum gleich immer als Props für mein Setup. Somit könnt ihr eine perfekt festliche Stimmung erzeugen.

Food Styling Tips - Weihnachten

Zuckerstreusel und Kekse

Ein paar hübsche Kekse um das Rezept gelegt zaubert Weihnachten bereits auf das Foto. Ich nehme auch gerne noch ein paar goldene oder silberne Zuckerstreusel um das Bild zu verschönern.

Food Styling Tips - Weihnachten

Ich hoffe euch hat der Blogpost gefallen und ihr konntet das eine oder andere dazulernen 🙂 Für mehr Dekorationsvorschläge könnt ihr euch meinen Blogpost mit vielen Food Tips und den zu meinen liebsten Stylings Tips noch ansehen.

Merry Christmas!

Xoxo,

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The art of food styling

I strongly believe you can make anything look absolutely fantastic by just adding some simple decoration items to your dish. Even the most boring chia pudding can turn into something colorful and exciting wit a couple of small styling items. In this blogpost I want to share some of my favorite decoration tricks and food styling tips. Read on if this is something you are interested in 🙂 

The importance of decoration

First off I would like to show you how important it is to style your food. It simply makes a huge difference! Below you find two images showing exactly the same chia pudding. On the left side without any decoration and on the right side with decoration. I would advise you to always use a nice surface to shoot your food on. Plain and simple surfaces are great. 

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More over I like to use dish towels as background props. It gives the image a soft look and feel. Then I usually use flowers to add an extra touch. I ordered cute spoons on the internet and frequently place them next to my dish to make the picture look more interesting. Having fruit in the picture is also always a good way to make the photo more interesting. 

No decoration

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With decoration

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In my food blogging online course I have two chapters especially dedicated to food styling and food props to teach you everything you need to know to become a professional in this area. 

Food props

Here are some photos from the food blogging course video where I am showing all the props I have at home and use for my own creations. 

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As you can see over the months I have acquired quite a big array of different glasses, bowls, plates, spoons and deco material. I love to be able to choose from different fabrics and styles in order to keep my feed interesting. I would also suggest you to slowly build up your own propping equipment.

Here are my top five food blogging styling props: 

  1. Cute spoons 
  2. Tiny little cookie cutters
  3. White dish towel 
  4. Mason jars
  5. Flowers 

In my online course I am explaining how and when I use all of these tools to get the best results. I will also be sharing the links to the products that I use, so you don’t have to look for them yourself.  If you are interested in food blogging and how to get started and improve you should definitely check out my food blogging online course. You can also sign up for free food blogging tips on the website. 

Food Blogging Course

My opinion is always: Content is king on Instagram. If you manage to produce better pictures you will most certainly also see an enhanced growth on your account 🙂
I hope this article was helpful for you! If you have any questions, let me know in the comments!

xoxo,

 

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Hollunderblüten Rezepte

Hollunderblüten Pfannkuchen

Mai ist Hollunderblüten Zeit. Jedes Jahr freue ich mich so sehr wenn überall in der Natur die herrlich duftenden Blumen zu finden sind. Ich liebe Holler, da er einfach so unglaublich vielseitig einsetzbar ist, total biologisch aus dem Garten und saisonal noch dazu – keine langen Transportwege, einfach vom Strauch in meine Küche. 

Mit den derzeitigen Blüten könnt ihr so viele leckere Rezepte zaubern. In diesem Blogpost habe ich euch einmal meine zwei MUST MAKE Rezepte zusammengefasst. Diese zwei Rezepte mache ich wirklich ausnahmslos jedes Jahr. 

Holler Detox Water

Ich bin mir sicher ihr kennt alle Hollundersirup. Super lecker oder? Leider hat das total viel Zucker. Ich mache mir lieber Detox Wasser damit – völlig ohne Süßungsmittel.

Hollunderblüten Detox Wasser

Hollunderblüten sind die Basis und dann könnt ihr entweder Erdbeeren, Zitronen, Basilikum oder Gurken noch hineinschneiden. Je nach eurem Lieblingsgeschmack. Ich verwende einfach gerne Zitronen da diese entschlacken und entgiften. Da ich ja gerade eine Heilfastenkur machen ist das natürlich im Moment perfekt für mich. 

Hier das Rezept: 

  • 1 Liter Wasser
  • 1 Zitrone in Scheiben geschnitten
  • 5 Holunderblütendolden

Hollunderblüten Detox Wasser

Hollunderblüten Pancakes

Dieses super einfache Rezept ist mein absoluter Geheimtip! Ich mache es gerade total oft für meine Familie. Ihr könnt hier natürlich normalen Pfannkuchenteig verwenden, aber ich habe hier einfach mein Protein Pancake Rezept benutzt da dies einfach bessere Nährwerte hat! 

Hollunderblüten Pfannkuchen

Für dieses Rezept nehmt ihr einfach euer Lieblingspfannkuchenrezept als Basis. Schneidet circa 10 schöne, große Holunderblütendolden ab. Vorsichtig schauen, ob sie sauber sind. Sobald ihr den Teig fertig habt könnt ihr einfach die Hollunderblütendolden in den Teig tauchen bis sie rundum mit Teig umgeben sind. Dann einfach in der Pfanne auf beiden Seiten herausbacken. 

Hollunderblüten Pfannkuchen

Ich liebe den einzigartigen Geschmack der Hollunderblüten in den Pancakes. Als Alternative könnt ihr auch normale Pancakes machen und dann eine Joghurtsoße machen in welche ihr nur die Blüten hineinmischt. 

Ich hoffe euch haben diese zwei Rezepte gefallen und ihr probiert sie aus solange es draußen diese herrlichen Blüten noch gibt. 

xoxo,

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Food blogging tips

 

Food blogging is an art for itself.

Don’t you think that most dishes look extremely hard to make? Looks like we spent hours doing it?

I will explain some simple steps by showing you how to make pastel coconuts. Anything with yoghurt is usually a good choice for a great foodpic. It stays in place and doesn’t start melting like if you were for example taking pictures of nice cream. 

The simplest thing is to give the white yoghurt some color. You can do different shades of one color or in our case have an array of pastel colors. If you look at the picture on your left even the simple colored yoghurts already look like art for themselves. Don’t they? 

Tip #1: yoghurt always works 

Tip #2: add some color 

Once you have your basics go and find a good place to take the pictures. Once you have got the dish ready you won’t have that much time to start preparing your setting or find the right light. So before you start giving your dish the final touches explore your apartment to find the perfect picture lighting spot. Make sure to take pictures with natural light, using flash for food pics is a deadly sin 😉 

Tip # 3: prepare the setting before you finish your dish 

Tip #4: shoot with natural light, no flash 

Another simple trick that I love to use is pouring the yoghurt, chia seed pudding or nice cream into tropical fruits. Coconuts work extremely well, as they usually give great contrasts to your pictures. But you can also use pitayas, pineapples or melons. All of these will be a true eye-catcher. 

If you work with nice cream, make sure to freeze the coconuts or any other fruit you will use as your bowl before so your ice cream won’t melt that quickly when you are trying to take the perfect picture. 

Tip #5: Use tropical fruits as bowls

Tip #6: freeze before filling 

Now we come to the most important part: the decoration. What always works wonderfully is to freeze berries. Once the thaw a bit they will have a beautiful silver shimmer. Make sure to spend a lt of time on the decoration. This can make or break your dish. This can turn your plain boring yoghurt into a piece of art. So get creative and have an eye for details. 

Tip # 7: freeze berries for decoration 

Tip #8: get creative and have an eye for detail – personally I think a great decoration is the most important thing! 

So now you know some of the basic super important food blogging tips and tricks. Please let me know if you want me to write more blogposts on this topic. Is there anything you would like to know in specific? Let me know in the comments! 

Lots of love,

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