"So, what do you eat? Must be very hard.."Read More
Last weekend I visited the “Vegana food fest”, the first vegan street food festival in Zurich! #FAN!
I was very surprised by the amount of people who attended, besides from being lucky with the weather, the good and happy energy was everywhere. It was an awesome opportunity to experience different views of Veganism, from simple juices and smoothies, to creative cooking, such as my experience with vegan Fish and chips from Unmeat fast food catering. Then there was the complete vegan lifestyle magazines, clothes, shoes, wine and even vegan hotels!Read More
Yeah, you read correctly! Vegan meatballs!
For all of us who gave up meat, this is a really exciting recipe and if you are a meat eater, give this a try and you won't regret it. The secret is chia seeds blended into a fine flour. A good friend brought this for me from Brazil, and I had to admit, I had no idea what to do with it! But what better place to find a recipe than the back of your bag. If you can't get this flour, you can just blend normal chia seeds until its turns into fine flour.
As I mentioned in a previous post one of the great properties of chia seeds, is that it produces a gel 10 times its weight and can be used to replace animal protein. So I promise you, these "meatballs" are soft and tender on the outside with a little crunchy crust in the outside.
Milk and dairy has been in our culture for ages, that's why it's difficult to ask ourselves why we consume these products and if they are good for us?
Living in Switzerland, the land of cows, cheese and chocolate, this culture is undeniable, last weekend while walking in the city centre I saw a big stand with balloons and all, giving away glasses of milk to celebrate “Swiss milk day” so I got to wonder, why do vegan people, including myself, not drink milk? Here are some answers.Read More
Last week it was my birthday and for a couple of years now I've decided to celebrate it with one of my favourite things to do, travelling! This time it was Portugal with my loved one and a couple of friends.
I have to be honest, I broke my vegan diet. In a country with such rich variety of sea food I couldn't not eat some of it, but why does a 5 day trip have to be so difficult when you are trying to eat healthily?
Hotel breakfast buffets with almost no vegetarian or vegan options, unknown cities where you can't spot a vegan friendly restaurant, indulging in sweets and alcohol and no exercising add up to the stress level while on holidays and takes our attention off the things that really matter.
My suggestion is to try to focus on the positives while enjoying your trip - love, fun, friendship, feeling adventurous and amazed of visiting a new place. We all know that holidays are not just to eat what you usually eat at home, so enjoy your time off! When you come home, go back to your healthy eating habits, relax, and try a juice detox for a couple of days. Relax while you look thorough all the pictures you took on your trip, your battery will be recharged and you will feel as good as new!Read More