Food & Wellness

Brunch in Munich 

Hey guys! I hope you are doing well today! It is Saturday morning here in Hessen, Germany, and the sun really does not want to show up, the sky is very cloudy and the temperature is dropping. Fortunately I had a better (yet very tiring) day yesterday: I drove down to Munich and came back.

That is about 400kms away from Frankfurt, with some luck a 3 to 4 hour drive, or a 6 hour one (like it was on the way back!) and despite it being a very beautiful city, it is known to be one of the most expensive ones in the country. I had to run down for some paperwork I needed to get done, and around 11:30 my hubby and I decided to stay in the city for brunch, instead of travelling back feeling all tired and hungry (I hate eating at gas stations on the road!).

In an attempt to find an elegant, yet cozy and affordable brunch place, we came across a nice restaurant in an area full of students. So we thought, why not!

The place is called “Café am Beethovenplatz” (yes fine maybe not the most creative name as it means “Coffee at the Beethoven square” , but it serves it´s goal!) , and I think it is part of the Mariandl Hotel but I am not 100% sure.

I was impressed by the flair it has, it felt like walking into a place for poets and writers where, despite the size (pretty big) you can really feel the warmth of the staff and the great attention to details.

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Additionally, I was very surprised to see such fair prices. We have paid 33 Euros (inclusive of a 10% tip – which is the standard in Germany if you are happy with the service) for A LOT of food. I had a salmon omelette, a cheese platter and a variety of bread (bread in Germany is amazing btw!)  and a coffee. My husband had a coffee, peascream soup and a main dish (Cheese Spätzle – he wanted to eat more of lunch than brunch).

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The service was fast, attentive and polite. The taste of the food was great, although I think my husband did two things wrong: one was ordering a coffee and a soup at the same time (he realised it was a mistake as well🙂 ) and the second was ordering the soup in the first place. I didn´t find it so good. I don’t mind eating peas, but I prefer them mashy then so “soupy”.

Anyhow, if you are in Munich and want to have breakfast, brunch, lunch or a quick snack go here, you will not regret it!

Loved it !

Here is the internet site:

http://www.mariandl.com/bilder-cafe/

Address:

Goethestraße 51

80336 München

Germany

If you go let me know what you thought, if not just share your favourite brunch places and foods🙂

Love

Pete xx

 

FROZEN STRAWBERRY BOWL: a five minute way to heaven!

Today I would like to present to you one of my favourite breakfast (or snack – you can eat it anytime) bowls 🙂 I am not here to tell you the health benefits etc, 1- because I am not sure there are any, and 2- because I am not a nutritionist. All I can tell you is mostly anything which contains grains and fruits, automatically contains lots of carbs and sugar. But honestly, we live once, so try to find a good balance and don’t deprive yourself of the joys of life 😉

The bowl I am going to present to you right now is VERY easy and quick to make, and it almost tastes like ice cream (compromises are great, yaaaay!)

I eat it often because I am a sweet tooth, I love fruits (especially berries) and my all time favourite food is ice cream. If you think you have something in common with me you should definitely read this till the end, get up, go buy the ingredients, taste and, if you like it (or not) share your thoughts with me!

All you need are:

  • 300g of frozen strawberries (room temperature will not give you that ice cream feeling)
  • 100g of white yoghurt (I use a fat free one)
  • A drop of milk (dairy or non, whichever you prefer)
  • 25g of your favourite Müsli (I used Crunchy Chocolate Müsli from Brüggen) – if you don’t want to increase the sugar amount in this recipe leave the müsli out! But it will not be the same 🙂
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Coconut (in chunks or not)
  • One tea spoon of Chia

So now that you have everything here is what you need to do:

  • Crash the strawberries with a mixer and both the milk and the yoghurt to it, and keep mixing

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  • Once ready, serve to taste (I tend to overdo on this one) and top with the other ingredients

That´s it.

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Easy huh? If you have any comments, or thoughts, don´t hesitate to share below and check out my Instagram account @thepeteway

Lots of Love!

Pete xx

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VITAMIN GREEN

This year, just like every other year, I punctually caught a flue as soon as the flue season started. It has been going on for two weeks now, yep it really put me down!

Last week I gave up taking medications as I realized I wasn´t getting better anyway, and I followed the advice of a friend. I downloaded an Application from GU called “Grüne Smoothies” (green smoothies). To be honest I was never a big fan of green ones.. till this weekend. I really needed vitamins so I tried something full of them, but still tasty and refreshing. Oh yes, and something very very quick without the need of any fancy overly priced ingriedents 😉

All you need are a couple of fresh goodies, 10 minute time and a mixer (I use my to go WMF mixer as I usually take these to work) 🙂

So now, here you go:

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples
  • 1 or 2 ripe bananas
  • 100 to 150g of fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 of a lemon
  • 500 ml of water

Instructions:

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  1. Wash the baby spinach leaves, throw away the ones which you think may be gone bad, and dry them with some kitchen paper.
  2. Cut each apple into slices, removing all seeds.
  3. Cut the banana
  4. Cut the lemon and remove skin
  5. Add everything in the mixer and pour the water gradually to adjust to taste
  6. Mix mix mix
  7. Drinkkkk

Easy right? I usually leave in the fridge overnight so that I can enjoy it really cold and the taste blends together. I am not sure about any super foods you could add or super trendy ingredients or super whatever, I just know it tastes good, it is refreshing, and it gives me some energy when I need it 🙂

Hopefully you are healthier then me guys, but if not, pls share all your thoughts and suggestions on how to get better soooon !

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Let me know what you think, any good ideas for improvement are very welcome!

Good night and enjoy!

xx

Pete