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betty anwar, KOK, Hamburg, Yoga cross-training, fund raising

“Yoga stops traffick” – Fund raising event

*************** A huge thank you to everyone who donated to KOK at today’s fund raising and otherwise. We raised 200 eu!!!!! whoop whoop!! (A few pictures from the class in Stadtpark this morning. Lovely day and lovelier Yogis 🙂 ) *************** ************************************************************************************************************* Please join me in supporting KOK, a German NGO, in their fight against human trafficking. As part of this fund raiser I would like to invite you to join me on the mat for a 90 minute gentle…

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Betty Anwar YCT & nutrition, Raw Vegan White chocolate and raspberry cheesecake

Raw Vegan White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake

I’m not a big cheesecake fan – never have been – but hubby dearest is. He also loves white chocolate and will fight you for a raspberry. A few years ago, before I turned vegan, I had looked up a recipe for a white chocolate and raspberry cake. He loved it – it was creamy, chocolate-y and berry-y 😉 This year he asked for a similar cake. It had to be vegan (for me) and it had to have the…

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Betty Anwar, affording veganism

Affording Veganism

I’m not a vegan veteran. I’ve been vegan for just over a year now, and I have to say that I’ve faced my share of challenges. When I look back at my pre-vegetarian days, I remember feeling overwhelmed when I’d look at recipes and articles about plant-based “superfoods”. It all seemed so difficult. I had no idea what it meant to eat a plant-based diet (would I starve?) and I’d feel out of place in Organic/Whole foods stores. Two years…

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full plank, high plank

Fit in 5 minutes: Say hello to the Plank

The Holidays are wonderful to spend quality time with friends and family. They are also associated with overindulgence, and you sort of take for granted that you’ll pile on the pounds.   Does it always have to be that way?   Some might argue that a 2 month set back in an entire year isn’t a bad deal. If you have a regular exercise and healthy eating plan that you’ve been following, then I’m with you.   Now what if…

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Your 5 minute route to a stronger body: Say hello to the Plank.

The Holidays are a wonderful time to spend quality time with friends and family. They are also associated with overindulgence, and you sort of take it for granted that you’ll pile on the pounds.   Does it always have to be that way? Some might argue that a 2 month set back in an entire year isn’t a bad deal. If you have a regular exercise and healthy eating plan that you’ve been following, then I’m with you. Now what…

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Pea and Kale Soup

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I’m just NOT cut out for Winter. I’m the person in a group who’s wearing her winter gear at Christmas dinner and is asking for the heater to be turned up! lol! What I do like about this time of the year is the abundance of kale (Gruenkohl in German) in the markets and making soups. Now, whilst we were on our European road trip in October, I rekindled my love for…

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Berry “Compote”

If you’re anything like me you’ll understand what it’s like to have a sweet tooth and know that you absolutely MUST have a teensy weensy dose of the good stuff everyday! Life’s too short to go without the small things that make you happy. On the other hand, if you’ve crossed your twenties and reading this you’ll know better than to scoff at the saying “A moment on your lips, forever on your hips”. Now if you’re in your 20s,…

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Cashew “nutella”

I was in a health store yesterday after coffee with my girlfriends and at the entrance were 2 plates of little bread squares – one with chocolate macadamia spread and the other with cashew spread. The former was divine but a bit too sweet for my taste (owing to the added sugars). This morning, my daughter asked me for a sandwich as her post-gym snack. I couldn’t help but think of a chocolate spread, so off we headed to the…

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Leafy fruit salad, YCT, Betty anwar

“Leafy” Fruit Salad

I recently visited a friend who lives out in the country side, on a golf course. Her husband is a very talented artist (you can see some of his extraordinary work here – Frank Rosenzweig) who has helped me design some pretty awesome business cards. This salad was served for lunch and it rocked! I must have helped myself to 3 servings (and that was me holding back!). This is a sweetish salad – perfect for a meal/dessert combo. Serves…

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Raw Vegan Orange and Blackberry “Cheesecake”

This is by far the BEST cheesecake I’ve made! Really, you have to eat it to believe how good this is. I took it to a summer party in August and it was ALL gone! The icing on the cake (literally) – the berry “sauce” – was made with wild, organic blackberries picked from a massive blackberry bush we found growing in our neighbourhood (No one told me the ordeal I’d have to endure to hand pick these babies –…

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