Today I’m very very veeeeeery excited to kick of my series of guest posts with a long time Instagram friend, Janine of Nuts and Blueberries. Janine and I connected through Social Media at the beginning of both our Instagram journeys. Since then we’ve always been in contact and I loved seeing Janine grow her following, her passion for food and photography skills.
Janine authentic style and her own story inspires everyone who comes across her blog and Instagram account. Also, if you love cats as much as I do, you should definitely check out her account and Instagram stories. Janine has a very open and creative approach to food. She doesn’t follow any super strict diets but she listens to her body. She is always keen to try new things, so when I’m in need of some dinner inspiration or a new breakfast smoothie recipe, Nuts and Blueberries is one of my first sources.
Today Janine shares an amazing and easy recipe for Eggplant Gyros in pita on black.white.vivid. Janine says herself ” Eggplant Gyros? Trust me! This is such a taste revolution! This Gyros is served in a fluffy pita and topped with fresh yoghurt.” The original recipe calls for yoghurt which can be easily replaced with soy yoghurt or cashew cream. Other than that, this recipe is a great vegetarian adaptation from the Turkish gyros. Just without the meat and lots of tasty veggies.
My name is Janine and I’m a vegetarian and vegan Food Blogger and Instagramer since May 2015.
I’m living together with my four male cats and my husband in a wooden house in a small village in Germany near the Dutch border. My home is my all and it is where you will find me when I am not behind the camera, meditate, practice yoga or walking of trails around the forest.
Beside this I’m a deep Africa traveler. I already visited Namibia and south Africa and I will travel to all the other places in Africa as well in the next years. I’m sharing my passion of healthy vegetarian and vegan food on my blog and Instagram because there are so many wonderful souls out there who totally understand my deep love for this life (like Katie for example).
I try to learn more about food photography and all the progresses I made in photography came from myself. I read lots of books, watched lots of tutorials and interchanged with so many food bloggers and food photographer. It is amazing what you can do with a camera, with light and at least with food.
Food is so beautiful and full of energy. If you open your mind and your soul you can feel the power you can get from good food. I changed my diet a few years ago. I was ill all the time and I decided to try out if a healthy diet can prevent my suffer. And it works! I eat more plant based and avoid all ingredients my body don’t like (garlic or some dairy products for example). I feel so much better. It’s all about “listen to your body”. It will tell you what’s good for you and what not. Most of the people don’t know some suffering can be avoided by eating right. I’m happy to enlighten people who listen to me and who are reading my blog and Instagram posts. I’m happy to share my own experience with all of you!
Eggplant Gyros – A guest recipe by Nuts and Blueberries
- 2 Eggplants
- 1 tsp sae salt
- 2 tbsp paprika powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp mustard seeds (optional)
- 100g Cocktail tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- 1 red onion
- 100g red cabbage
- 12 tbsp olive oil
- 250g yoghurt
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 2 tsb lemon juice
- 1 bunch dill
- sea salt
- 1 flatbread or 4 pita
- Cut the eggplants in 1cm thick slices.
- Sprinkle them with sea salt and set aside for 10 minutes.
- Mix the olive oil, paprika, oregano and mustard seeds.
- Rinse the eggplants and marinate them in the olive oil mix for 2 hours.
- Slice the tomatoes, onions and cucumber.
- Cut the Dill.
- Mix the yoghurt, tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, dill and salt.
- Grill the eggplants 3 min over high heat each side.
- Grill the flatbread / pita as well or roast in the oven.
- Serve the bread with all ingredients and top with yoghurt.
Thank you Janine for sharing your journey and recipe with us.