Lavender Lemonade Recipe

healthy, relaxing and refreshing lavender lemonade recipe

A few weeks ago, while visiting San Francisco, I had the chance to buy some delicious culinary lavender and rose buds from a local tea store. I absolutely love using anything with lavender in it, so I’ve been making tea with it on a daily basis after returning home. The tea is delicious, but so far, one of my favorite usages of the lavender actually is making lavender lemonade. It’s a healthy, refreshing and relaxing alternative to regular lemonade or sodas, and a perfect drink now that spring is coming.

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Why I’m going vegan, and how I’m doing it

Why and how I'm eating vegan

I’ve been vegetarian for a long time now, and even before I ‘officially’ became a vegetarian I rarely ate meat. At this point, I’m actually eating vegan at home and the only place where I still have dairy is at work because they do not offer a vegan lunch (yet). However, one of my goals for 2017 is to become fully vegan and take my own lunch to work so I can avoid animal products there as well. It’s something I’m really passionate about, so after getting into a twitter debate with some pro-meat/anti-vegan people, I decided to write up a post on why I’m vegan, and how to make transitioning to a vegan diet a bit easier.

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Why I Don’t Spend Christmas With My Family

Why I Don't Spend Christmas With My Family

It’s Christmas Eve, and I’m celebrating it in a snow-covered little city in the middle of Norway with my boyfriend, his family, and their dogs. I often get asked why I don’t travel back to Belgium to celebrate Christmas with my own family. I thought today was a perfect time to address these questions and list my reasons for not spending Christmas with my family in Belgium.

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My favorite hangover self-care activities

The end of the year is getting closer, which means I’ve been attending Christmas parties, dinners with clients and family gatherings non-stop for the past two weeks. Needless to say, that much alcohol consumption in such a short period of time made me wake up with a beautiful hangover this morning. So I decided it’s time to share my favorite things to do when feeling hungover.

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One year of living caffeine-free: The positive effects quitting coffee has had on me

One year of living caffeine-free: The positive effects quitting coffee has had on me

This week marks the one year anniversary of my caffeine-free life. I used to be a big coffee drinker and usually consumed up to five cups a day. But after I suspected that it was affecting my health in a negative way, I decided to try and live without coffee for a month. Just one month. Just to see if and how it would affect me. We’re one year later now, and I still haven’t had one sip of coffee since then. That must mean quitting coffee has caused some good things to happen, right?

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