January Favorites :: buffalo filet, electronica w/ native sounds & a few more

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Dear reader, happy new year! I hope it’s gonna be a good one.

Well, this year on this blog is gonna be another one dedicated to minimalism. So I decided to only post on the fourth Friday each month and we’ll see how that’s gonna feel like. Posts of course will continue to include my favorite things regarding a healthy and minimal lifestyle as well as outstanding art and some things that will help in supporting the Lakota people.

So starting today, here are the four things that inspired me the most in January.

#foryoursoul: This buffalo filet was the most delicious meal to start the new year with. I still had some buffalo meat in my freezer from our recent trip to the buffalo farm close to Leipzig, so I decided to create this dish. It’s buffalo filet, Hokkaido puree, salad made of japanese radish, cucumber and sesame, and homemade sweet cherry chutney. I am a big fan of a good beef steak, but this buffalo filet really topped it all. I was a bit nervous in the beginning, since it was quite expensive and I really didn’t want it to be a failure. But in the end, it was just perfect. The hot and the cold, the hearty and sweet and sour, the crispy and mellow all satisfied my “Ayurvedic appetite”. So good!

#foryourears: I follow A Tribe Called Red for a few years already and really like their sounds which are most of the time electronica mixed with Native American vocals, drums and other indigenous music elements. I really enjoy listening to their songs which are very powerful in raising awareness for indigenous peoples’ needs. On this album called “We Are The Halluci Nation” my favorite track is “R.E.D. Feat. Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear”.

#foryoureyes: “Warren the 13th” by Tania Del Rio and illustrated by Will Staehle is such a cool and funny book. It’s about a teenage boy running an old hotel that he inherited and that needs to be protected, since his evil aunt has certain plans. A lot of cool and whimsical things happen and reading this one and looking at these amazingly drawn pictures is more than worth the reading time.

#foryourmind: Well, you may have heard it in the news, under the new president of the U.S. the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) probably will be continued. But you can still take action, so please go and visit the Lakota Law website and sign the petition or donate for the water protectors who are still there despite freezing temperatures and other hard circumstances!

Well, have a great weekend and enjoy February with lots of sun and snow! :-)

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