Simple basic chia pudding

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Hello guys ;)

I’m gonna share a simple, basic chia pudding recipe. This is very easy, and very tasty too! Can be eaten for breakfast or at any time – it’s very healthy too!

I’ll write about the benefits of chia seeds another day, this time I’m only going to share the recipe with you ;)

Servings: 1


  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1½ deciliter of milk (I prefer almond, this is a little sweet too)
  • Seeds from 2 vanilla pods (if you like) or 1-2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar

Instructions:                      basicChia1

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Let it stay for minimum 2-3 hours in the fridge, or as overnight till the following morning.


Note: You can eat this pudding as it is, or top it with any kind of fruit, compote etc. ;)

~ AJ

Yummy cocoa chia pudding

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My attempt to a healthier lifestyle has now included breakfasts too. Since 2014 I actually didn’t eat breakfast everyday, as I used to have a kind of “fasting” to keep myself away from eating too much of calories. I have had several ways of controlling myself from eating too much calories, which included an “8-hour” diet for 3 months, and afterwards a 4-months “no sugar”-period, and later a “5 day morning-fasting” period for a year. I felt this actually helped me a lot, and I didn’t gain weight. Beside these kind of diets I also went to fitness, but unfortunately I haven’t trained the past few months due to mental and physical health issues. BUT since the beginning of 2016 I decided to go another way: eat normal instead of controlling myself from not eating on specific times or specific items ;)


So why did I chose not to continue my diets?

I have 2 major reasons for this:

1. I am a vegetarian (almost vegan). This means I don’t actually eat meat or fish, so almost everything I eat is actually “clean products” – I believe that clean-eating means no animal; my body is not any graveyard! ;)

2. I don’t drink any kind of alcohol – so no unhealthy calories from here.

All in all I actually don’t have an unhealthy lifestyle, and my sugar intake is low-normal (I think it’s okay to get some sugar here and there when I don’t get any of those 2 things mentioned above). So why should I control myself like a psycho? :P

As I’ve chosen to eat breakfast again, I’ve also started on experimenting with these breakfast items many of us eat. Let it be oats, bread, chia seeds or anything else. Why not make it funnier? ;)

Recently I tried out making chia pudding with cocoa. This was a great success, and even my parents loved it. So therefore I’ve decided to share the recipe with you guys :)chocochia11

Servings: 4

Prep time: 5 mins


  • 3 tablespoons of chia seeds
  • 5 dates (Medjool if you have)
  • ¾ cup of milk (rice, almond, soy or dairy, anything can be used) – If you want a thicker pudding add a ½ cup instead
  • Vanilla from  2 vanilla pods
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder (if you like, you can add 2 tbsp.)


Place all ingredients in a high speed blender, and blend until the pudding is perfectly thickened and smooth. Serve with toppings of free choice. Here, I added some banana on the tops, and I love it ;)

Note: This pudding can be eaten at any time :)

~ AJ

Hello 2016!

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 Hi lovelies ;)

First of all: Wish you all a very happy & blessed New Year :)

I know – I haven’t posted anything on my blog since October last year, it’s been more than 2 months now! Pardon! – have been pretty much stressed and not that much into sharing anything, but now I’m back, hopefully stronger and happier than before - and I'm indeed looking forward to a great year :)

The past 6 months have been one hell of challenge, but I’m not giving up, and sure I’ll never do! ;)

Many of us usually pick of on or more useful and worthy new year’s resolutions, and this time I too decided to pick up some:

  • Keep on exercising 3 times a week
  • Read more
  • Keep sharing good stuff
  • Spending more time on creativity/art
  • Not spending too much money :P

Furthermore, I really love, and appreciate those who are into humanitarian and charity work. As a part of this, I last year became a member of UNICEF. I hope to do more of this kind of charity, and this will definitely be one of my aims too :)

Fitness is an important part of my life too, I use to exercise and eat healthy, and I’m surely a practitioner of clean eating, but I’ve troubles in avoiding dairy foods. However, that’s the other side of my lifestyle – according to me, fitness and healthy eating are 2 important things we all should try following, and we find very useful tips everywhere on how to keep on having these kinds of good habits. I too have decided to focus more on eating healthy, so I started this year this way ;) Many people keeps asking me if it’s not difficult to eat healthy while being a vegetarian, and my answer is: NO!

If you ask me, I’d say vegetarianism (or veganism) is the easiest way to get a healthy lifestyle, because you’ll for sure be eating more clean food too! Seriously, is meat clean? (apparently not) :)

If there’s anything I’d call “my fave fruit”, it’ll be avocados – not doubt at all! :D I’ll try to eat at least 2 avocados a week (if not 3 or 4!), and this is because they’re so yummy and so much healthy! :)

Let’s have a look:

Avocados are extremely nutritious; they contain several vitamins including vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, C, E, K and minerals like folate, iron, magnesium etc. Although avocados are high in fat, most of it is healthy fat, which means they don’t contain any kinds of cholesterol, and are low in saturated fat. Moreover they are they are popularly known as low-carb plant food.

What about potassium? We all know that bananas are high in potassium, but did you know that avocados contain more potassium than bananas? (OMG). Many people really doesn’t get enough potassium, which is very important to us as they help us maintaining the electrical gradients in the body’s cells and have other important functions too. A high potassium intake is related to reduced blood pressure, strokes, heart attacks and kidney failure.

The majority of fat in avocados are oleic fat (monosaturated fatty acid), making them very beneficial on reducing inflammation and genes linked to cancer. This kind of fat is a so called “heart healthy” fat.

How to eat avocados?

Avocados are actually fruits, but here are some tips on the uses:

1. Eat them pure, possible flavoured with your favourite seasoning or some lemon juice. I mostly prefer a little amount of salt and a good amout of chili or pepper. Can be eaten with any other seasoning too.

2. Add sliced avocados to your wrap/sandwich/burger – this is really yummy!

3. Use avocados as spread.

4. Cut them into cubes or slices, and adding them to your salads will be very tasty too :)

5. As guacamole, using it as a dip to veggies (or chips) or any other item is definitely great ;)

6. Combing avocados with other fruits will make a delicious fruit salad.

7.  Add some diced avocados to your omelet.

8. Use sliced avocados as a filling to your enchiladas/burritos. This. Is. So. Yummy.

9. Eat them with rice, I like them this way pretty much.

10. Use avocados as toppings on crackers or ciabatta bread, for appetizers.

11. Turn avocados into gelato - This is awesome!

12. Make into chocolate mousse, a cake or a brownie.

13. Whirl some avocado into your hummus - because hummus is nothing. Haha.

14. Make a smoothie or milkshake out of it.

15. Blend your avocados into a yummy, creamy soup. 

Here I'm eating a half avocado as it is, with some bread with haydari, a falafel and some tomatoes. 


Hope this was useful ;)



Top #10: October 2015

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There have been some awesome tamil releases the past few weeks. No doubts in that ;) This guy, Anirudh is definitely the maestro of this time’s cinematic scores, I’m really impressed <3

Now here’s my top 10 for this month, enjoy ;)


1. Thangamey – Naanum Rowdy Thaan. I guess this is currently on the repeat mode on many people’s playlists ;)

2. Veera Vinayaka – Vedalam. Yes, I love this one.


Kaadhale Kaadhale - Indru Netru Naalai. Love, love, love this one. And yes, Shankar sir is my fave singer ;)

4. Yennai Maatrum Kadhale – Naanum Rowdy Thaan. Love.

5. Varavaa Varavaa – Naanum Rowdy Thaan. True sh*t!! :P I know it's inspired from Jigirthanda, and he's done a pretty good job here ;)

6. Naanum Rowdy Thaan theme song. This one is awesome, and makes me happy ;)

7. Indru Netru Naalai theme song – Don’t ask my anything, I just love the way Shankar Mahadevan sings and the composition of this song. Especially the veena-part, and Hip Hop Thamizha has used the zarangi so beautifully too. OMG! And I know, we’ll all agree with the lyrics, right? ;)

8. iPhone 6 Nee Yendral – Indru Netru Naalai – still lovely.

9. Kannala Kannala – Thani Oruvan. This one was actually no. 1 on my last month’s top 10.

10. Kannamma Reprise – Ko 2. I know, some people may wonder, but I actually like this reprise version better than the “original” one ;)


~ AJ

Looking back: NAC 2015

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First of all, sorry I haven’t posted anything the past weeks- been so busy ;)

I’ve wanted to write about my small trip to Bergen, but never got the time to do it, but now I’ve! :)

I was asked to go for an audiological conference that was arranged by GN ReSound and held in Bergen in Norway. GN ReSound has this yearly conference called Nordic Audiology College, that takes place in a Scandinavian country. This time it was in Norway, and they’ve chosen Bergen for this occasion. I was very excited, as this was the first time I was attending such conference, and was looking forward to learn more and meet others from other places.

So, on thr 23rd of September, I took the train to the CPH Airport were we all met, those travelling from Denmark. The 4 from GN ReSound were so nice, and everything was arranged so perfectly. We flew to Bergen Airport, were we met the others from the other countries, and we went to the Radisson Blu Hotel at Bryggen in Bergen.


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