Nice to meet you!
Salam and welcome to my food & lifestyle blog. I am Susan, the woman behind the posts and photographs, and write with an oriental soul about food, travel, and lifestyle. People ask me what is Labsal? Labsal is a german word and here you will find some synonyms for Labsal: pleasure, strengthening, benefit, relaxation, refreshment, and comfort. So Labsalliebe should reflect my love for pleasure and enjoyment in my life.
I am a curly-headed child of two cultures, a multiracial German-Persian Girl. My mother is German and my father is Persian (Neem-Rooni). The Orient is my home and so I would like to take you to the Persian, Oriental colorful cuisine, and Levant cuisine with my blog. I was born in Tehran and grew up there until I was 14 years old. I have been living in Germany for over 40 years now and have been working as a naturopath in my practice for 18 years. I am a mother of three wonderful children who inspired me to live a conscious life. Sustainability, mindfulness, and respect for people and our earth are especially important to me. In our kitchen, we cook, laugh, dance, and celebrate.
♥ I love to cook every day, fresh, healthy, organic, saisonal and local food. I buy mostly organic stuff at organic markets.
WHAT AM I WRITING ABOUT?
PERSIAN, ORIENTAL AND LEVANTINE CUISINE
♥ Here you will find mainly recipes from Persian cuisine. Now and then you will also find ideas from Levantine cuisine from the Middle East, the Orient and Morocco. For us Persians, every food has a property that either heats up or cools down the body and mind. When cooking, according to the principles of Unani medicine, we are careful to maintain the balance between hot and cold so that we can stay physically and mentally healthy. In most recipes I also write whether they have a cooling or warming effect on our body.
TRAVEL REPORTS ABOUT MALLORCA AND OTHER FAVORITE PLACES.
♥ Goethe already said “the best education a clever person finds while traveling.” MALLORCA and IBIZA are our favorite islands, which we have been traveling to again and again for 25 years. Here you will find tips about individual, city and culinary travel, hiking, vacations by the sea or in the mountains.
♥ I cook fresh, healthy, organic, seasonal and regional food every day, buying mainly organic, at Hofgut Oberfeld in Darmstadt or at small farmers’ markets.
♥ Natural beauty care is a matter that lies close to my heart, so here you will find my tips for homemade natural cosmetics or my favorite products.
BLOG EVENTS AND BLOGGER EVENTS
♥ As a food blogger, I have been invited to great blog events from time to time. Well, I’ve already been to a few, e.g. BAKE DAY FRANKFURT , CHEFKOCH FOODCAMP, Plum Patisserie with Matthias Ludwigs from Törtchen Törtchen, BLOGGER@WORK CAMP in Bonn, here I cooked together with Dominik Wenzel and Ingo Kantorek at the ELO booth at AMBIENTE in Frankfurt. At the PRE OPENING KOCHHAUS in Cologne Südstadt I had a particularly nice evening. I also participated in various blogger events, check out the blog events section.
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