Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun – Enjoying Life in the Austrian Mountains

Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun, Austria

Many of the mountain resorts these days offer much more than skiing/snowboarding. And Kitzsteinhorn, Kaprun we’ve currently visited is definitely one of them. Everyday, every season they offer comprehensive services for demanding customers. Ready for glacier skiing? Or having a drink in an ice igloo? Maybe you prefer to relax in a wellness with a stunning view? Bathing in salty water under the stars? And what about exploring the beauty of the mountains from above in a balloon?

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Orange Gingerbread Protein Smoothie

Gingerbread Orange Protein Smoothie

So, back to reality. When we returned from our amazing trip to Austria (I will totally write about it later) the real life stuff hit me pretty hard. We have just 3 weeks left before our trip to Thailand (and moving to Australia after that, you can read a bit more about it in the Big Step story) and I’m starting to freak out a little.

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Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Coconut Flour and Avocado Frosting

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Almond Flour and Avocado Frosting

Looking for a recipe for some special Valentine’s treat? My Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes with Coconut Flour and Avocado Frosting have you covered! And you don’t have to have a bad conscience at all because these are totally gluten and dairy-free and using fruit and a tiny bit of maple syrup instead of sugar.

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Spicy Vegetable Hash

Spicy Vegetable Hash

I think breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. OK, I know that science in the last few years proved that this dogma is not actually so correct. But I like to stick with it.

If a poor brekky doesn’t gratify my fussy morning palates I will be most likely cranky till lunch. God forbid that I wouldn’t have any breakfast for some reason. That’s just dark…

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Celeriac and Carrot Fritters

Celeriac and Carrot Fritters

These Celeriac and Carrot Fritters are a great companion to many meals. You can definitely enjoy them as they are. Which means don’t worry about the cutlery, get your hands a bit messy and maybe even use the fritters as a scoop for your favorite dip. My Avocado Jalapeno Dip would serve just great for that.

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Chocolate Banana Protein Loaf

Chocolate Banana Protein Loaf

How successful are you with baking? And now – how successful are you with paleo baking??

My paleo baked sweets suck. I mean not all the time, but there is definitely lot of trials and errors. Cooking is so much easier. Right? Without all the weighing and measuring… But fortunately sometimes my baking efforts would bear the fruit. Like with this Chocolate Banana Protein Loaf which is foolproof and simple, yet very satisfying.

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Bow Lake and Num-Ti-Jah, The Overlooked Gems of The Canadian Rockies

Bow Lake, Alberta, Canada

Anyone who plans a visit to the lakes of The Rocky Mountains in Alberta, Canada, probably heard about Lake Louise or Moraine Lake. Of course they are beyond beautiful and shouldn’t be skipped by. But then there is this one overlooked treasure which should rightfully stand alongside. Bow Lake with the astonishing Simpson’s Num-Ti-Jah Lodge.

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Avocado Jalapeno Dip

Avocado Jalapeno Dip

Not sure if it’s because it’s getting really cold here in Czech (seriously, it’s at least minus 10 everyday, can’t wait for the Thailand weather), but I crave spicy foods all the time now. I sprinkle chillies on every possible thing these days. And I could just swim in Sriracha. So to satisfy my wild appetites I made an extra big batch of my Avocado Jalapeno Dip. It has a nice spicy kick, yet pairs perfectly with many of my favorite dishes.

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