Garlic is one of the most amazing things ever.. well, along with avocados.. Garlic can spice up anything. Which is not surprising since it is literally a spice.. But what I mean is, adding a garlic dressing, a garlic mayo, garlic anything will make whatever you are eating better. I love dipping baked potato wedges or other baked veggies into the mayo, so good!
Not only does garlic taste amazing but it is amazing for the body loaded with vitamins and minerals including vitamin C, vitamin B6 and minerals like calcium, selenuim, iron and copper. Garlic is also great for the digestive system and to eliminate heavy metals from the body. 

Ingredients: 
1 squash
1 dl cashews 
2 garlic gloves 
The juice of one big lemon 
¼ tsp. Himalayan salt
Water if needed 

Method:
If you want the mayo to be white, peel the squash. Otherwise cut it into cubes and put it in the blender along with the peeled garlic gloves, cashews, lemon juice and salt. Blend until you have a nice, smooth consistency. Add water if you want it to be thinner. Season with salt. Store it in the fridge up to five days. 

How easy was that? It is absolutely amazing and can be used as a dressing or as mayo to dip your veggies in. 

Soluuna 

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Have you ever thought about where the clothes you buy come from? Who made the clothes you are wearing? 

If you buy from brands like H&M, Zara and Topshop that is especially a question you should ask. Why? Because these companies use their workers and pay them very little to work in dangerous conditions. 
Have you ever thought about how clothes from fast fashion brands and super cheap online stores, like Wish, Zaful, Boohoo, Shein or Romwe, can be so cheap and 'affordable'? We don't think about it for even a second but it is something we should spread more information about and today I am going to talk about why.

When deciding to go make up free, there are a couple of ways to go about it. One would be slowly going down on each product until you are comfortable with a bare face. The other one is going cold turkey and ditching everything at once. If you want to go down on your use of makeup do whatever you feel comfortable with. 
Makeup is not the enemy, no, but it can be a burden to some, like me, but it can also be unhealthy for your well being if you see make up as something you have to wear. Maybe you worry about what others would think if you did not wear makeup?

If you need something to spice up your dinner then you have come to the right place! This recipe is absolutely delicious and can be added to any dinner + it is so easy to make and who doesn't love that?  This takes around 30 minutes to make and depending on how much you eat there is enough for about 2 people. 

Ingredients:
2 large onions 
10 garlic gloves 
400 g tomatoes
1 tsp. cold pressed virgin coconut oil 

Method for the oven: 
Preheat the oven to 200 degree Celsius. Melt the coconut oil in the oven and set it aside. Peel the onions, cut them into cubes and place them in an ovenproof dish. Peel the garlic gloves, slice them (or put them in whole) and place them in the dish with the onion. Cube the tomato and place them in the dish as well. Pour the oil on to the veggies and mix well so all the veggies are coated. If desired, sprinkle on some spices and mix. Place the dish in the oven for about 30 min until the veggies are tender. 

Method for a sauté pan:
Cut the veggies into smaller pieces like above. Put water in the pan just covering the bottom of it. Let that boil and put in the onion and garlic. Turn it down to medium heat and roast until the onion are tender. If the water evaporates before the onion and garlic is tender just add more water. Add the tomatoes and roast the veggies until they turn golden brown.

I like to eat it with some baked potatoes and garlic mayo - recipe coming very soon. Here the baked veggies have been prepared in a sauté pan. Both ways are great, the oven method will be a bit more 'dry' and the pan method more mushy - if we have room in the oven we will do it that way because it is easier to just throw it in there and let it bake. 


Soluuna 


Eggs are used almost everywhere in baking but that does not mean that you have to give up the baked goods when switching to a vegan/plant based diet. You can veganize any recipe! There are so many egg replacers out there all you have to keep in mind is some egg replacers works for binding the ingredients together and some work as a leavening agent making the recipe rise. If the egg is used to bring the ingredients together use a binding replacer, if it is used to make the recipe rise use a leavening agent replacer and if it is used for both use one of each replacer in your recipe.

I recently had my second 'veganniversary' on my 21st birthday, where I shared 21 things I have learned in 21 years so I have been vegan for quite a while now- If you want to know the benefits I have experienced click right here to read that post. But today I wanted to talk about some helpful tips for you who has just started your vegan journey, maybe you are interested in veganism or maybe you haven't fully transitioned yet. So let's get into it:

I have challenged myself to throw together an outfit that is completely thrifted. Which, to be honest is not that hard since my entire wardrobe it thrifted... But, I wanted to show how much cool clothes you can find at a thrift store and how easy it is to put an outfit together and have fun with it.
I am going to be putting together a summer outfit because, well it is summer here in Denmark and the outfit has to be under 15USD // 100DKK. Everything for this outfit has to be thrifted and newly bought for this challenge, with the exception of shoes because I am not going to buy new shoes, that would just be a waste because I don't need more than one pair. 

I started drinking water only. For a few months and then I added lemon to it. Then some glasses with cucumbers in it. Now I don't drink water without something in it and it has made an even bigger change to how I feel and my skin.
I have been drinking 5-6 glasses of water for the past 6 months. 6 glasses equals around 3 liters of water because of the 0,5 liter glasses I drink from. This has made my skin less dry, my body feeling better than ever and a glow in my eyes. I don't apply cream to my hands or my lips as often as I did before. Before, where I drank maybe 1,5 liters a day if I was lucky. 
Putting something in your water is what you can call 'living water'. Putting something, like a cucumber slice or lemon juice will make the water hydrating. Let's get into the ways you can spice up your water:

A natural deodorant? Do they actually work?? Well, I haven't tried other recipes than this one but this works very well for me. I have never used regular deodorants because I am allergic to perfume and those without perfume were okay - but like anything else I wanted something I can make myself with natural ingredients. This was my first try and I have no complaints and it is so easy to make! One thing I do want to note is that some people don't react well to baking soda on their skin, I myself haven't had any problems and I have been using it for years but definitely keep an eye on it. 

You will need: 
- 1 tbsp potato flour 
- 1 tsp baking soda 
- 2 tbsp coconut oil

What you do: 
Mix the ingredients together in a bowl until everything is combined. It may take a few seconds or 20 before it is combined. But keep stiring. Store in a glass container with a lid. When you want to use it you just apply a small amount to your cleaned armpits, just like you would normally. So easy! 

Soluuna



Being vegan does not have to mean you don't get to enjoy delicious ice cream when the weather starts to get warmer because it is so easy to make yourself and just as delicious.. if not more. My mother and I decided to share exactly how easy and delicious it can be in our new eBook. Get ready for the summer and grab a copy. 

’Have a (n)ice day’ is an eBook filled with nice cream recipes for every taste. Not only are there a ton of nice cream recipes but there are also soft ice, topping sauce recipes, ice cream sandwiches and ice cream bowls, that has a nut free alternativ.    

Get it right here for under 3 USD or 15 DKK: 

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Falling asleep is, for many, something that is very hard to do when in reality it should be pretty easy. Laying in bed on one side and in a few minutes turning to the other while you struggle to fall asleep. I think this is something everyone has experienced. Tossing and turning in bed and it feels like you have tried for hours but nothing happens. 
This is something I have been struggling with for a long time but finally cracked the code not that long ago. Yeah, there are still nights where it's takes a bit longer but mostly I have figured out what helps me and that is what I want to share with you today:

Smoothies are just the best on a hot summer day where you need something cooling. Even if it is not that warm outside, smoothies are pretty bomb - an energy bomb, haha. This is my favorite. I absolutely love the combination of the banana, strawberry and orange flavor, it is so fresh and sweet. If you want to, you can also add in a couple of dates if you would like it to be sweeter. 
But as you can probably tell this is my 'three' smoothie. It is so easy to remember because every ingredient has something to do with 3 and there are 3 ingredients (unless you add dates). This makes a big portion for one or a smaller portion for two.

There are tons of ways you can fill out frames for some gorgeous wall art. One of them is cutting out pictures from magazines or books which is what I am going to talk about today. There are tons of magazines and books at thrift stores with gorgeous photos that are very inexpensive. Garden magazines, art magazines, books with pictures of nature, pictures of animals or maybe 'fashion' magazines? There are many possibilities and they can be found super inexpensive at the thrift store. 
Either making a collage or just framing one photo. Here I did both for some variation. Making too many collages can make it very messy and just having one photo in each frame could be a bit boring. Look through the magazines/books, cut out the ones you like and play around with them. 

Look through the magazines and find the photos you like. Bookmark if there are more than 1 photo in a magazine/book.

Use an exacto knife or a pair of scissors to cut out the pictures. For a more rustic look rip the edges of the photos.

Use double sided tape to secure the photos on to the base and put it in the frame.

The result:

Use the magazines/books in your decor:


Welcome to the first post in this 'Spiritual Journey' series where I ask spiritual boss women a couple of questions about their own spirituality, their journey and get a few advice. I wanted to do this to learn more about other's spirituality, to share different journeys and to share more spirituality in general. 

The first spiritual goddess is Jessica Ellen who is a Clairvoyant & Soul Purpose Enlightenment Coach from Brisbane, Australia: 

"I help women love themselves so they can see how worthy and deserving they are of the things they desire and their purpose in this lifetime. As the key to anything, is loving ones self first. It all starts and ends with us at the end of the day.

I also work with women on a soul level to put a spotlight on what they are here to accomplish with raising the collective consciousness and utilise my clairvoyance to provide guidance on it."

When and how did your spiritual journey start?
My spiritual journey actually started as a child, I had Clairvoyant and Mediumship abilities but ended up blocking them out until last year. I started having a peak in interest of things like mediumship, crystals, spiritual books and angel cards which happened in around August 2017. I found myself researching spiritual topics all the time with no real knowing of why I was actually doing it, I discovered things like the Law of Attraction and developed a fascination with crystals and angel cards. By the end of 2017, my Clairvoyant and Mediumship started coming back into fruition and I haven't looked back since.

What is spirituality to you?
Spirituality is our natural form. We are put here on this earth, right now in this lifetime to have a spiritual connection to all that exists.

What is the best advice you have for someone just starting their spiritual journey?
The best advice I have is don't let anyone tell you that spirituality is "bad" or that it is something you need to "protect" yourself from. You are the creator of your own reality and what you put out there with your spiritual journey is what you will get back, especially if you are interested in communicating with spirit and the angels.

What do you do if you ever feel ‘stuck’?
I write down all the reasons I feel stuck on paper, so I can have it in front of me. Then I ask myself why these things I wrote down are making me feel stuck and break it down until I feel a sense of release.

What was/is your best tool in your spiritual journey and how do you use it?
My best tool, is my intuition. It is the biggest superpower anyone holds, it will never lead you wrong. I utilise it by trusting it, nurturing my relationship with it and always following it's divine guidance by laying my faith in it (easier said than done sometimes – but if your intuition is nudging at you to do something, I guarantee it is meant for you and there is no real "risk" involved in following it)

Do you currently have an affirmation? If yes, how does it go?
I am attracting unconditional love, abundance, high vibrational experiences and sacred connections.

Where can we find you on social media?
Instagram: IamJessicaEllen
Facebook: Jessica Ellen

Thank you so much for your answers Jessica!


Hey there and welcome to this collab with the amazing Anna from Vegan Earth & Soul. She makes awesome videos with amazing advice on veganism, minimalism, mental health, spirituality and books and you cannot help but fall in love with her calm energy. Today we are going to share our tips on how to reduce stress and you can click right here to watch her video and if you are from her channel welcome, I hope to see you around. 

Before we get into the tips I just wanted to talk about stress and pressure first: 

So, you have a lot to do and it seems like there are not enough hours in the day to get all of them done. You have to do this and you have to do that and you don't ever get time to just sit down, take a deep breathe and sink your shoulders. Today, we are bombarded with things we 'have' to do and things we are expected to do. Sometimes we don't even have that many things we need to do it is just our head that builds up this state of being busy. 

Something we don't have in mind when we run around trying to get everything done is that everything is a choice. You decide if you want to feel pressure. Every single thing you do is something you choose. It might seem like it is something you have to do but ultimately everything is a choice. Remembering this will set you free from all the 'I have to' things. Do it because you want to. Because it will help you bring you closer to what you want. 

Yeah, cleaning and vacuuming my room isn't something I always enjoy, but what I enjoy is a fresh clean space that gives me energy and a desire to do all the things I love, like being creative with different projects, writing and dancing. 
It can be a test for school, homework, working out, work in general, everything you do really is something you choose to do and they are things you do because they bring you closer to what you want. 



Now let's get into what I do about feeling stressed: 

What to do to prevent feeling stressed: 
- Prioritize. This is key to filter away the things that are not important to you which means more time to do the things that means something to you, things you actually want to do and make your life that much better. Prioritize and you will experience a big difference. What means something to you? 


- Lists. Make prioritized lists to make it clear what you want to do. It is also a good idea to think about your 'why' before you write it on your list. Why do you do it? What do you gain? This will make everything feel positive, even the cleaning or your homework. Have a list it so you don't forget. 

- Check in with yourself. How are you feeling? If you are feeling like it is going in the wrong direction then slow down. Nothing is more important than your mental health. Take a deep breath, sink your shoulders, take a break and then get back to your list. 

- Sleep. Sleep is so important to a healthy mind and a healthy life. Make sure you take care of yourself and get enough sleep. 

- Food is fuel. Eat enough whole foods to fuel your body and you will have more energy. You will think clearer and just overall feel great. 

- Breathe. Remember to actually breathe. I used to be so 'busy' that I didn't even notice that I was holding my breath. Take a few seconds to focus on your breath going in and out, on your stomach going up and down. 

- Braindump. Get out all your thoughts and worries. Have a notebook where you get out everything in your head. This is also great to do if you have a lot of thoughts before you go to bed. Get it on to paper and out of your head. 


If you ever feel like you are stressed it is important to know that it is something you can change. If you are stressed right now or maybe you have a big test coming up then note that it is not permanent. It is something you can do something about. Here is what I like to do when my mind starts to spin and it feels like I have tons of things to do:

What to do to reduce stress: 
- Walk. If I am feeling like I have tons of things to do I like to go on a walk and just listen to silence, clearing my mind. Walk mindfully by listening to nature and focus on your breath. 

- Do something meditative / something I love. I turn to creative projects when I feel stressed. Paint, dance, draw, write, do something that takes your mind of off things and makes you happy. This will reduce stress and calm your mind. 

- Breaks. Breaks are so important because you need to step back and relax. When you do a project it is key to step back for a bit because then you can look at it with new eyes and new ideas. If you are feeling stressed, take a break. You might not think you have the time to take a break but taking a step back will do you more good than continuing to be in a stressed mindset. 

- Breathe. Just like for preventing stress, focusing on your breath is so important to align yourself, take a step back and feel your body. 

- Have an 'if it happens'-thing. Have a thing you do every time you feel stressed or when you start feeling stressed. It can be one of the above, like you focus on your breath, breathing 20 times. It can be a quick meditative walk or it can be watching a video that makes you laugh. Find a thing that takes you mind and body out of the stress and into a calm state. 

- Learn to say no. If you are asked from left to right if you can do this and do that then really listen to yourself if there are things you do not want to do. And say no. You do not own anyone anything and it is important to take care of yourself. Learn to say no will help reducing stress but also help you listen to yourself and what you want.

To prevent stress is to reduce stress and to reduce stress is to prevent stress. Incorporate some of these tips into your everyday life and you will feel a difference. This has lead me to be calm, aligned and without pressure and stress holding me down and filling my head with fear and worries. 

Thank you so much for reading and don't forget to watch Anna's video - click right here to watch it.

Soluuna