Karolina is a 16 year old who has taken her passion for creating delicious meals and created an Instagram feed (@purelycaroline)that is inspiring others to try out these yummy vegan dishes.
I couldn’t help but want to share her passion for healthy food, so Karolina shared a few of her recipes for you lucky readers.
Plus I also asked Karolina if she’d do an interview to find out a bit more about this amazing girl.
Could you tell the readers a little about yourself?
My name is Karolina and I live in Poland in Europe. I’m 16 and and I’m in art high school near to my town. I love cooking and baking vegan, also traveling and making videos for my YouTube channel are my passion. I also love being close to nature, in the future I want to live somewhere green, warm and calm. I really don’t like big cities 🙂
What inspired you to start your Instagram account featuring amazing healthy recipes?
Well, I started being interested in this world when I saw Claire’s Michelle YouTube channel. She really inspired me to be me, to do what I want and not doing what others want from me. That’s why I stopped posting pictures which I didn’t like, just copied peoples Instagram to fit in in this Insta world. But I realized that it’s not for me. I realized that I love veganism, I love cooking and creating beautiful food, so I started posting my food. People liked it so much, that they were waiting for more pictures so I posted more and more. I started creating more professional looking pictures, I’m still learning. I also want to show people that veganism its not boring and everyone can eat like this, saving the planet and animals.
You mention you are recovering from eating disorders, do you think creating your online presence helps on your road to recovery?
It kind of helps, but I really don’t want to think about this all the time. I just mentioned it in my bio to connect with people like me. But people with this type of disorder really don’t want to hear about it so I don’t write posts about this etc. I just want to people know, that no one is perfect. It helping me, because I have this feeling, that ooh I have to post new picture, so I need to eat this after the photoshoot as well. So I’m making recipes which are tasty and every next bowl is little steps which helps me.
One recipe you couldn’t live without?
I love all vegan food. I also really love Buddha bowls so I think it is that one 🙂
What would be one thing you have learnt from your healthy eating adventure that you wish everyone knew?
Everyone has bad days, not everything must be perfect.
Who inspires you in the food/cookery industry?
The most inspiring for me are people my age, I see that they can so I can too!
One Instagram account you can’t live without?
That is a really hard question haha only one? @faithincuteness she is my favorite, I love her so much. She’s a funny, beautiful, minimalist, vegan girl with a lot of passion.
Do you have a quote that inspires you?
Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work, driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for, in order to get to a job that you need so you can pay for the clothes, car and the house that you leave empty all day in order to afford to live in it. ~ Ellen Goodman.
This quote inspires me to live, inspires me to live free.
What are your main hopes for the future?
I hope that I will have a freelance job, a free life without stress. I hate working for someone, someone deciding for me. I hate sitting at one desk for 8 hours per day (like at school). I just want to be happy.
Cauliflower Spicy Wings
- cauliflower head
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 4 tbsp water
- 1 tbsp mustard
- Pinch of smoked paprika
- Pinch of chilli (or less if you want less spicy)
- 1 tsp sriracha
- Bunch of oats
- Bunch of parsley
- Pinch of pepper
Boil the cauliflower until soft. Cool down. Mix everything for the marinade together. Mix gently the marinade and cauliflower together. Bake in the oven until golden color in 180*C for approximately 25 minutes. You can eat with sweet-spicy sauce, vegan cheese sauce (you will find recipe soon in my blog) or any sauce of your choice! Eat with fresh veggies for lunch or as a snack between classes!
Baked Tofu Bowl
- Block of tofu
- Soy sauce
- Nutritional yeast
- Veggies to bowl
To make crispy tofu you will need two things. First, tofu must be frozen. Filter the water, and then freeze (you can cut into pieces, and then freeze). Second, to bake your tofu you will need Air Fryer or at least just an oven. To make the marinade for the tofu, mix together few tbsp of soy sauce, few tbsp of water (as much as needed) and few tbsp of nutritional yeast. Bake tofu to golden color (about 10-15 min). Add veggies to bowl and serve with tofu. Enjoy!
Nourishing Bowl with Mustard Sauce
- Tofu (baked, marinate with just soy sauce)
- Broad beans
- Mustard sauce: mustard, peanut butter, water
To your bowl you can add any veggie which you like or which you currently have in your fridge. My bowl is some kind of buddha bowl, which I love actually. Mix your veggies together, or just put in the bowl. And mustard sauce. Nothing better and easier! Mix mustard with peanut butter in relation 3:1. Add more water if the consistency is too thick. Pour into your veggie bowl and enjoy!
Peanut Butter Oatmeal
- Rolled oats
- Almond milk
- Peanut butter
- Vegan chocolate drops
Just cook your oatmeal like you do usually, add oats, milk, cinnamon and 1tbsp of peanut butter (or any different nut butter). Top with drizzle of peanut butter, cut bananas, frozen or fresh raspberries and chocolate drops. Eat while hot and enjoy!
Thank you so much Karolina for sharing your recipes with us and taking the time to have a chat with Anne Louise Magazine. We wish you all the best in your future and will be checking your feed out regularly for inspirational Vegan dishes!
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