Life without Anorexia

My motto is
'Dont let the sadness of your past & the fear of your future ruin the happiness of your present'

I am a generally happy girl who loves running, going to the gym and eating food!! Though my life has been very different.
I spent 5 years sick with anorexia nervosia & purging tendencies & over exercising. I was depressed and self harmed. I spent 2 years in different treatment centres.
After alot of struggles, lots of ups and downs, suicide attempts, tears, anxiety, panic and never thinking i would be healthy.
I am now declared healthy from anorexia nervosia.

I have been blogging for 4 years, and my whole journey is written in my posts. I now represent healthy and happiness. I want to show anyone struggling that it is possible to recover, no matter how hard it may seem.

I am happy and healthy and living my life. Going to school, meeting friends and trying to find myself in this world.

I write about my daily life, but also try to write posts about how it was when i was sick, advice and tips.
I am open and friendly, so dont be scared about writing a post or sending me an email at:


Monday, December 22, 2014

Baked falafel burgers

These are  great for lunch, dinner, bring to work/school!!! :)

Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Vegan, Mediterranean
Serves: 4
  • 1 bundle fresh parsley (~2 cups chopped)
  • 3 large cloves garlic
  • 1 large lemon (~2 1/2 Tbsp juice)
  • scant 1/2 tsp sea salt + black pepper
  • 1 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas, well rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup ground raw walnuts, pecans, almonds or GF oat flour
  1. Add parsley, garlic, lemon juice, cumin and a healthy pinch each salt and pepper to a food processor and mix to combine.
  2. Add chickpeas and pulse until incorporated but still slightly chunky. You want to maintain a bit of texture.
  3. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add nut meal (or oat flour) and mix again until a loose dough is formed that's firm enough to be handled. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. I added a touch more salt.
  4. Draw an “x” in the dough to form 4 sections, then use your hands to form into 4 large patties roughly 1/2-inch thick.
  5. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet and refrigerate or freeze for 15 minutes to firm up. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F in the meantime.
  6. OPTIONAL STEP: For a little extra crust on the outside, before baking heat a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat and add 2 Tbsp olive or canola oil. Swirl to coat pan, then add falafel. Carefully flip once golden brown – about 3-4 minutes - and then cook on the other side until golden brown as well - 3-4 more minutes. Return to baking sheet to continue baking. Otherwise, just add them straight to the oven for baking.
  7. Bake for a total of 30-40 minutes, flipping once at the halfway point for even cooking. The longer you bake them, the firmer they’ll get!
  8. Serve warm wrapped in a pita or chard bun and desired sauces / toppings. Alternatively, serve atop a salad and use the garlic sauce as a dressing.
  9. Burgers will store in the fridge, layered with parchment paper in an airtight container, for several days. Freeze to keep longer.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Izzy!
    I have a little question about hair. I´ve been recovering for about 3 months, but my hair is still falling out like crazy. What can I do about it and when it is going to stop?