zaterdag 20 april 2013

Fashion Round Up: Coachella Inspiration

The festival season has officially begun! This means tons and tons of hippie inspired outfits, so expect a lot of round ups here on Hippy in High Heels.

donderdag 18 april 2013

The inspiring Nigella Lawson

Last week I had the great opportunity to be in the audience of the Dutch television show College Tour, in which students get the opportunity to interview a special someone, in this case the fabulous Nigella Lawson.

Nigella is full of wise life lessons and gave everyone valuable advise. She shared her take on life and of course on food. She also shared her famous chocolate olive oil cake! Yummy!

The Chocolate cake recipe is as follow (From her book Nigellissima)

What you'll need:

  • 150 ml regular olive oil
  • 50 gr cocoa powder
  • 125 ml boiling water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 150 gr ground almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • a tiny pinch of salt
  • 200 gr caster sugar
  • 3 eggs

What you'll need to do:

Preheatyour over to 170 degrees. Grease a 22-23 cm springform with a little oil and line the base with baking parchment.

Measure and sift the cocoa powder into a bowl and whisk in the boiling water until you have a smooth, chocolatey, still runny paste. Whisk the vanilla extract, then set aside to cool a little.

In another bowl, combine the ground almonds with the baking soda and a pinch of salt.

Put the sugar, olive oil and eggs into the bowl and beat together vigorously about 3 minutes until you have a pale-primrose, aerated and thickened cream.

Turn the speed down a little and pour in the cocoa mixture, beating as you go, and when all is scraped in, you can slowly tip in the ground almond mixture.

Pour the dark, liquid batter into the prepared tin. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the sides are set and the very centre, on top, still looks slightly damp.

Let it cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack still in its tin, and the ease the sides of the cake with a small metal spatula and spring it out of the tin.

If you love this, you'll absolutely adore Nigellissima, which is a very very valuable addition to your cookbook stash ;).

For more information, or simply amazing inspiration check
And for the whole College Tour Interview check

maandag 8 april 2013

Hippy in High Heels LOVES: Jewels from A beautiful story

A beautiful story is a Dutch brand and initiative that combines inspiring stories, craftsmanship, unique materials and ancient symbols into beautiful bracelets and necklaces.
All the jewelry is created by women from developing countries. So buying a pretty bracelet is not only a unique and pretty addition to you accessory collection, you'll also support someone far away!

A beautiful story has a web-shop and is sold in stores in The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany and Portugal.

Hippy in High Heels' favorites:

A beautiful story
Timorplein 47, Amsterdam

zondag 7 april 2013

Healthy hippy pt. 3: Snack Time

When it comes to snacking, I have to admit I have a severe weakness for chocolate and cheese (no, not at the same time). From Nutella to Cadbury, from Maltesers to Reese's buttercups, hell I even put chocolate sprinkles on my bread. Don't even get me started on cheese…. guess that is what living in Paris did to me.

In the search of a healthy and happy lifestyle I am constantly looking for easy super healthy, but very tasty, snacks for in between meals and keeping me from a massive chocolate or cheese binge.

My favorites so far:

Banana Coconut Shake:

What you'll need:
  • 1 banana
  • 3 teaspoons of flaxseed
  • 150 ml. of organic coconut juice ( e.g. Coco Vita, Dr. Martins organic coco juice)
Put everything together in the blender, let it mix for a few seconds and voilá your super healthy shake is ready!

Apple Chips:

What you'll need:
  • 2 apples
  • cinnamon 
Heat the oven to a 100 degrees. Slice the apples very thin and sprinkle the slices with a little bit of cinnamon. Place the apples slices in the oven and turn the slices around after one hour, leave them in for another 30 minutes and their done!
One tip, let the slices cool down for a long time instead of storing them directly, this way they get real crispy and tasty!