EXERCISING DURING YOUR PERIOD

It’s that time of the month when your mood is funny (Kerem always knows when the time has come!), you crave dessert and have a bloated tummy. Personally I have pain on the first day only, but the menstruation can be quite heavy on the second day. For me, the following measures help me to feel better about myself. PAINKILLER It is totally okay to …

HALLOWEEN CHEESECAKE

I had planned to cook something with pumpkin ever since I got it from the Farmer’s Market last week. I have always loved this fruit. Yes right, from a botanist’s perspective it is a fruit because it is a product of a seed-bearing flowering plant. But from a culinary perspective, I would rather categorise pumpkins as a vegetable. Anyways, I love to use pumpkin in soups, …

HOMEMADE BEAUTY MASKS

Forget spending money and time at your local spa. The secret to radiating skin is as close as your kitchen. No additives, no preservatives, only natural ingredients that you can shop at the Farmer’s market and in the organic store. In order to prepare the skin for the face mask treatment, a face scrub will do wonders. It helps acne prevention, makes pores smaller and …

WHEN TO DRINK WATER?

It is common knowledge that drinking 2-3 litres of water a day is essential to keep the body functions up. But there is a lot of confusion about when and how to drink the water. AFTER WAKING UP I have to admit that I am a total coffee addict and my mood drops dangerously if I have to drink water or tea first thing I …

ASHURE: PERFECT PRE-WORKOUT SNACK

Ashure is a Turkish dessert also known as Noah’s Pudding. Legend has it that Noah had spent weeks on the ark. His water and food supplies had dwindled, so he decided to throw bits of everything he had left on the ship into one pot. The result is a wonderful dessert which happens to be a perfect pre workout snack. Most traditional recipe sites suggest …