Vegan coconut waffles

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It’s been a while since the last time I cooked waffles. Well, I must say that I actually miss it. It makes me realize that there’s no doubt I need to buy a new waffle maker until summer; otherwise, I reckon, I will be a very very miserable girl. For now, I’ll leave you with one of my favourite waffles: vegan coconut waffles. The coconut taste is really strong; nevertheless, the waffles are quite soft because of the cornstarch. What’s more, it’s actually possible to make waffles without eggs. And so, the waffles are great not only for students who tend to forget about at least one ingredients from the recipe, but also for vegan. Besides, it’s possible to replace the whole wheat flour with oat flour so people who eat gluten free may try these, too.

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I love to serve the waffles with some seasonal fruits such as strawberries and raspberries. However, you may indulge yourself and serve them not only with strawberries, but also chocolate spread, peanut butter or maple syrup; and, of course, desiccated coconut. Friendly reminder: if you live with your friends, you’d better cook more waffles than you actually were going to. If you do so, they’ll love you forever. If you didn’t, you may get new enemies. So, there you go – save the recipe and spear the waffle love.

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– 45g whole wheat flour*
– 20g cornmeal
– 90ml coconut milk
– 1 tbsp cane sugar
– 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 1 tbsp grated coconut flakes
– a pinch of salt

Sift together cornmeal, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt and cane sugar. Add coconut milk. If the coconut milk’s consistency isn’t liquid, leave it for a few minutes to melt and then add it to the flour mix. Mix all ingredients until the batter is smooth. In the end stir in grated coconut flakes. Bake the waffles in pre-heated waffle machine until they’re ready (approximately 5 minutes). Serve with favourite additions: for example strawberries.
*gluten free version: oat flour

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Gothic accents at Paris Fashion Week 2015

There are a lot of unique and beautiful aspects of fashion. One of them, which is, in my opinion, probably the most important, is freedom. The truth is, fashion has eyes wide open, and therefore it combines, mixes and sacrifices all (non)existing styles. During the last Paris Fashion Week I spotted a few unique dark creations that caught my eye.

Yohji Yamamoto‘s style reminded me of some old Lady Gaga’s outfits she presented in one of her very first music videos: Poker Face and Lovegame. I don’t know if the singer could be an inspiration for the collection, but the dark beauty of geometry surprised me in a really positive way.

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Yohji Yamamoto Fall 2015

I must say that I appreciated the combination of gothic and official style in Ann Demeulemeester‘s collection. However, is it just me or these models actually look really miserable?

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Ann Demeulemeester Fall/Winter 2015

While Givenchy collection didn’t convince me that this kind of facial jewellery could be actually beautiful…

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Givenchy Fall/Winter 2015

Valentino thrilled me with it slightly dark subtlety seen in the presented creations. I would argue that amidst all the ‘dark’ accents in Paris Fashion Week 2015 collections Valentino presented the highest quality of fashion’s beauty.

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Valentino Fall/Winter 2015
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Valentino Fall/Winter 2015

And, as always, there are always small details really worth noticing.

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What do you think about these collections? What are your favourite fashion designers?

Coconut Pancakes

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Some time ago I bought a huge pack of coconut flour from RealFoodSource. I decided to purchase the product mostly because of the nutritional value of coconut flour. The flour is rich in fiber and protein but, fortunately, low in carbs and calories. It’s also gluten free so everyone can eat it without worrying about side effects. Although the flour is more expensive than a flour you may get in a supermarket, it’s much more efficient. Honestly – it seems to last forever, and ‘last forever’ is the best food description on a student budget. Especially, if it allows you to prepare something really tasty.

Having said that, I started thinking: that flour is healthy. Pancakes are made of a flour. So, now pancakes can be actually healthy, huh? I had to make use of it. And so, there we go: coconut pancakes. The pancakes are thick and fluffy – thanks to the coconut flour, which absorbs twice as much liquid as an ordinary flour. Besides, there are really easy to cook. You don’t need to be a master chef or have a day off to be able to make them. It’s easy. It’s healthy. It’s tasty. If it sounds appealing to you, go, order the flour and enjoy. The recipe is here:

/6 pancakes/
– 50g whole wheat flour
– 20g coconut flour
– 1 egg
– 1/3 cup of milk
– 1 tbsp coconut oil
– 1 tsp maple syrup
– 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 1/3 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Mix the dry ingredients, then add milk, coconut oil, maple syrup and egg. Beat the batter until smooth. Leave the batter stand for a few minutes. Heat a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat and add a ladle of batter (1 full tablespoon for one pancake). Wait until the top of the pancake begins to bubble, then turn it over and cook until both sides are gold. Serve with maple syrup, fresh fruits or chocolate spread.

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5 Placebo songs you need to know

6a014e87574ac9970d01bb07f3154f970dPlacebo is probably the first proper British band I really loved. To be honest, it wasn’t love at first sight (sound). In the beginning, I couldn’t stand Brian Molko‘s squeaky voice, I couldn’t find a decent melody in the songs and although I really liked their lyrics, I simply couldn’t listen to the music for more than a couple of minutes.

As my music taste changed over years, there was a time when I became ready to understand Placebo’s music beauty. I even think I know why it was so difficult to like it in the beginning. It’s not easy to understand the fragility, and fragility is the indicator of every sound, word and second of silence of these songs. Brian, who, after over 20 years, fought depression, continuously presents an incoherent, awkward vision of life. In some way, stunning. In some way. And although, for the sake of my psyche, I cannot listen Placebo more than 2 hours per day if I don’t want to end up feeling utterly miserable, I enjoy and appreciate their alternative world of feelings.

Recently, the band decided to say goodbye to their drummer Steve Forrest. Although Steve was loved by the majority of the band’s fans, his leave wasn’t a reason for grief as it didn’t weaken Placebo. Just the opposite: straight after that, Brian and Stefan Forrest started promoting their music in more efficient way through social media, which they used to avoid. They also decided to publish their whole music catalogue on Spotify for the very first time.

Cracking on to their new tour with a new drummer Matt Lunn, they left their fans in an atmosphere of anticipation. As I am waiting for their concert in London, I decided to write down 5 classic Placebo songs I think everyone – no, not should – would like to know. 

1. Without You I’m Nothing

2. Sleeping With Ghosts 

3. My Sweet Prince  

4. Blind 

5. Lady of The Flowers 

Have you heard about this band? Do you listen to them?

Paris Fashion Week 2015

Dries Van Noten
Dries Van Noten

For those who are interested in fashion, this time of the year means only one thing: Fashion Week. Or, in fact, plenty of them. However, you would have to try really hard to avoid looking at some articles, snapchats or Instagram photos from the events. After the spectacular (is it just me, or actually anything that happens in Paris is a little bit spectacular?) Paris Fashion Week I decided to choose my favourite inspirations, which, more or less, will be seen in the upcoming spring, autumn and winter collections.

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Rahul Mishra
Balenciaga
Balenciaga
Haider Ackermann
Haider Ackermann
Elie Saab
Elie Saab
Valentino
Valentino
Isabel Marant
Isabel Marant

Luckily for me, it happened that many of my favourite models came to the Paris Fashion Week. Karlie Kloss, Taylor Swift’s best friend, presented the new Mugler’s collection and Sasha Luss walked the runway for Elie Saab.

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Karlie Kloss and Sasha Luss

The Fashion Week was officially closed by the well-known top model Anja Rubik. The stunning guru of many young models starting their career walked through the catwalk for Elie Saab with her usual elegance. Although Anja, after many years of a successful career, is more often seen on a cover of Vogue than on a catwalk, she decided to take part in this year’s Paris Fashion Week.

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Elie Saab

Of course, Fashion Weeks are perfect occasions for celebrities to show off. That’s how we ended up with two platinum haircuts from Jared Leto and Kim Kardashian, who apparently broke the Internet again.

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Kim Kardashian and Jared Leto

In my opinion, Lady Gaga did it better. The singer presented chic look at the Balenciaga show. She seems to confirm the

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Lady Gaga

Although I’m not sure what inspired Rihanna to wear a horrible black duvet, but she was clearly still in the 90s when she chose her glasses, which were, in fact, the only positive aspect of her outfit.  Fortunately, Emma Watson and Nicola Peltz didn’t need to express their inner originality in Rihanna’s way. They chose simple but glamorous black outfits.

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Emma Watson, Rihanna, Nicola Peltz

Nevertheless, it’s not really about them, right? That’s what I really like about Fashion Weeks. All the celebrities going to the most beautiful cities in the world to see the stunning collections aren’t, for a change, in the spotlight. It’s the time when they have an occasion not to amaze, but to be amazed. Because, actually, it’s not time for them. page2page3page4

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