Having a delicious dinner after a long day of sightseeing. I ordered the vegetable sushi menu, which included maki with avocado, cucumber and picked radishes. This dipped in soy sauce and topped with wasabi 😍 I also had some vegetable gyozas to share, as I loved them so much at the ramen restaurant I went to before 😊 Yum!
Had such a beautiful bowl of ramen today. It was seriously the size of my face 🐱 Since you had to assemble your ramen yourself, I chose the gyoza with bean sprouts, corn, algae and tofu, in a miso broth 😍 Hopefully I can go back for lunch at this place sometime before I leave, because I'm not ready to say goodbye yet 😂
Pancakes for breakfast? Yes please 🙌 Made these babies with oats, bananas, baking powder, almond milk and gluten free powder, as my roommate has coeliac and I wanted her to try some too 😊 With some more bananas and peanut butter on top, these were incredible 😍 Takes a little while to make, as you need to be patient when the pancakes are cooking, but the result is more than worth it 😊
I thought I'd order a little salad for lunch, and this huge salad appeared in front of me 😂 It was very tasty though, and very fun as I was with my mom, aunt and cousin 😊 I may have stolen some extra bread from my mom, who didn't want hers, to dip into all of that yummy dressing 😍
This plate of food was a big success 🙌 Made potatoes, topped with nutrition yeast, courgette with curry spices and turmeric and a corn burger. The burger I unfortunately did not make myself, but I am very happy that my supermarket offers such a good tasting vegan burger for those days where I don't feel like cooking too much 😊 Yum!
My apologies for having been absent for a bit, but with my university starting again I've had very little time to make myself a proper meal throughout the past week 😨 I did however go out for a pizza not too long ago, which I very much was craving 😍 I ordered this pizza with tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes and rocket salad. This, as you can see, was way too much for me, but I gave it my best shot 😂
Lunch time after a gym workout 💪 Made a mix of veg, topped off with soy sauce marinated tempeh 🙌 I could never get a hold of tempeh back in Austria, so I am very happy to have it back in my life now. Yum!
Lunch time with my boyfriend 👫 Went to one of my favourite cafés in town, but they had changed the menu 😮 Instead of having my usual sourdough bread with hummus and veg, I had to improvise and ordered toast with avocado, tomato, pine nuts, onion, bean sprouts and lettuce. Still very tasty of course, but now that they have less vegan options I was pretty sad 😐 Hopefully that will change sometime in the future again!
Breakfast time back in my Dutch home again 😁 I had prepared these overnight oats the day before, putting 1/2 a cup of oats with 1 cup of almond milk. I also mixed in a banana, some maple syrup, chia seeds, flax seeds and cinnamon. This morning, I cut up a peach that I had lying around and put it on top to finish it off 😄 So quick and easy!
This dessert I had a little while ago on holiday.. I mean what dream this is for a chocoholic 😍 This was a chocolate cake, drenched in chocolate sauce, with a sort of whipped cream. I am always so amazed how easy it is to make well known desserts vegan. You just got to find some alternative ingredients, but other than than it's super simple. I should definitely try and experiment with desserts more often myself 😋
I've reached 500 followers!! 🙌🙌 Thank you all for following me along in my journey this past year and a half, it's been quite a ride 😁 Becoming vegan has brought me a lot. I feel a lot fitter and happy in my own skin (although I need to go to the gym more often 😉) and am happy that I am not supporting any industries I do not believe in. Making this lifestyle change has also encouraged me to cook and experiment more in the kitchen, surprising myself with what amazing dishes I could make if I just put some effort into it. Now, cooking has turned into a big hobby of mine and a point of relaxation at the end of a day of working when I'm craving something tasty 😊 I am curious what the rest of the year will bring but thus far, I wouldn't change anything 😋
Breakfast today was overnight oats. I decided to trade in my regular oatmeal for this, since it is just way too hot outside to have a hot meal to start the day. For this, I used 1/2 a cup of oats with 1 cup of almond milk, topped it with a layer of bananas, blueberries, blackberries and passion fruit 😍 This is definitely my new favourite breakfast and it is so easy to make, as you can prepare it the night before. Perfect if you have to quickly run out of the door!
I tried vegan mozzarella for the first time today, and boy was it a pleasant surprise. The fake cheese was very flavoursome and in my opinion very reminiscent of mozzarella. My mom, who eats regular mozzarella daily for lunch also tried it, agreeing with my opinion 😇 With the mozzarella, I made a caprese salad, with cherry tomatoes, olive oil and some fresh basil 🙌
Another pizza, because Italy 😂 Went to this restaurant that had very good reviews online and offered a 'pizza vegana', so of course I had to try that 🙌 The pizza had a tomato sauce that was very sweet in taste, and was topped with diced carrots, courgette and some other veg. Unlike the typical thin Italian pizza, the crust on this one was on the thicker side. I very much enjoyed this pizza, as it was so different from what I had been eating for days 😁 Paired with a glass of white wine, this is the perfect meal for me!
Main course at the best vegan restaurant 🙌 As I regularly have pizza and pasta in Italy already, I decided to go for something different. Ended up choosing this lemon and ginger risotto, which was super tasty. Little did I know how crunchy the risotto grains still have to be when they are so called 'al dente'. I usually cook them way longer, which now I know is a big mistake 😂 The rice was very rich in flavour, and very filling for the portion you got. I'm definitely going to try and make some more risotto back at home, so that I can hopefully try and have this tasty meal more often 😇