All posts tagged: pictures

Belated but beloved foods (and harvest!)

It’s amazing how sometimes I draft a blog post and then completely forget about it! Later I find it and get surprised by how nice it is. This juicy food-picture line-up here even dates back to last February! It includes dishes that were consumed with Christmas ’17, can you believe it?! Crazy stuff. This is now even my first food-related post of the year. Except for veggies growing on plants and freshly harvested, which I treat as nature-related posts. 🙂 Things are changing! (Have I completed my mission of spreading vegan food inspiration? Is that it?) As I’ve witnessed in my garden, this year’s delivery of pumpkins and bell peppers is coming in so I can happily post this now and tell myself I am a conscious blogger. Speaking of my garden: I’ll add a picture of our latest harvest! And as you can see from that one, my priorities also slightly shifted away from taking good-quality pictures with my actual camera. Also, my Photohop moved to a farm. So pictures can be blurry and …

Beans and berries from the garden

In the pictures: beautiful beans from our garden; the use of an egg holder for tea eggs; large sunbathing pumpkins; blackberries from the garden; oatmeal with self-made blackberry jam and blueberries. ☀ The pumpkins are from the garden too – we’re so happy and proud! Some were probably harvested too early, hence the sunbathing. ☀ Jam is made using agar agar for the consistency and it worked fine. Oatmeal has banana, flax seeds, chia seeds  and raisins inside. ☀ Have a good day! PS Several new pictures are added to the Food Gallery too! Let me know if you still miss a particular something there.

Happy happy Thai food

In the Forest Monastery in the North of Thailand the abbot or chief monk would motivate the people by giving pre-meal speeches packed with the phrases ‘happy happy Thai food’ and ‘big party’. He did seem to be an exceptionally happy guy, so something must be good there. Is it Thai Buddhism or the Thai food? Thai food is great. I’m not a fan of the animals and the increasing dairy use, but leave that out and you got yourself some great variety of rice in all forms, soy in all forms, many vegetables and mushrooms, tropical fruits, peanuts, chilli and other spices, lots of coconut milk and desserts made out of beans. They also like all forms of frying, and sugar. Food can be bought on the streets everywhere – in Bangkok there’s even a market on a railway. And food comes in many layers of plastic, which is a bit sad. And they have ice coffee, but often with cows milk in it, even though many Asian bellies cannot handle it so well. …

The Animals

This was supposed to be one of my first posts because of its utter importance; the draft has been in existence for over a year. And now it’s here! This is the story of the animals and the people who made me go vegan. In autumn 2014 I travelled for two months through Finland. I had made quite an unusual choice there, governed by the fact that I had to decide quickly where to go and that I happened to have two friends there, which made it the easy option. My stay has had a huge impact on how I am as a person. I learned that as a person you do have an impact. I met a lot of people doing amazing things, trying to improve the world in their own way. Among others, I met people building communities, people focussing on working on themselves, I met vegans and animal rights activists. The Animal Sanctuary I came in contact with the animal sanctuary Tuulispää, which is a retirement home and rescue shelter for farm …

The Greens of Budapest + Veganniversary

Baah. There are lots of things worth sharing and I am surely sharing them to some extent, just not via writing this blog. I haven’t been writing much, not even my diary! However, I have been writing reports on urban green spaces in Budapest, does that count? Everything is a trade-off. There’s limitations, like brain capacity, available energy, the amount of stimuli one can handle (is that equal to brain capacity?), time and stuff. My intention was not to write a shitty post, but I’d like to say hi to you and to keep in touch a bit, even though I don’t have a specific nice and polished message. I have not forgotten about this place here. Today is my 1 year vegan anniversary or veganniversary! You would think that a happy vegan would totally celebrate, but my cookies burnt so there’s no celebration today. I was planning to start planning a celebration with a nice dinner party and such, but then I figured I have been stressing my brain with too many stimuli and …

Vegan pizzas and pies from Germany

Dear you, I am happy to inform you that I have safely returned from my travels and that I am pretty happy. This summer has been really good to me and I am grateful for that. I hope you’ve been having a good time as well! So, since this blog is meant to be some sort of food blog, let’s confess: I have been away and eating for the whole summer and the yield of food pictures counts four. In my defence: I accidentally only packed half of my camera charger, so it’s not only the food pictures that are non-existent. I have been telling myself that it was actually nice to not really be able to make pictures, for then you can better enjoy things as they are instead of focussing on the photography. That worked quite well. Now I will just proceed posting the pictures with some additional chattering. Vegan currywurst in mango garlic sauce It’s vegan currywurst in mango garlic sauce! I forgot the name of the store, but it seemed to …

March’s food diary

Respect for everyone who manages to write regularly – or do anything regularly, for that matter. My head tends to be pretty chaotic, so I don’t manage. Moreover, I do have more important things to share than ‘this is what I ate!’, but these’re also harder to put into words, etcetera. So here is some more food! I will try again to remember to make more (exciting) pictures. Here goes. What an awesome find! Vegan8 is a food website on which Brandi posts recipes that are vegan, gluten-free, oil-free and made out of 8 ingredients or less. It’s all perfectly possible! You get to eat dishes like this: cacao black bean chili. I won’t say no to that! I have been looking forward to making and having chili so it was great to have this one popping up. This recipe is so cool, for it is really simple and healthy and the secret ingredient cacao really deepens the taste. I was also really happy when the day after I could eat the leftovers with my …

February’s food diary

Have I already come to the point where I am not writing and my blog is just sitting here, holding its breath? I have started my studies and I haven’t managed yet to do the time management thing very well. Plus, my hands feel sensitive already from writing all the other highly important things. Luckily there’s still food! I’ll just make this blog into a food diary then. There’s a huge demand for those. So, I don’t take pictures of my food very often, for multiple reasons. This is the humble collection I built over the past few weeks. Enjoy! Kale and tempeh make such an awesome combination. I just fried it both, with some soy sauce and sesame seeds. This wasn’t the whole meal by the way, but the best looking part. There was also carrot salad with roasted sunflower seeds, raisins and a dressing made out of tahini, spelt syrup and lemon juice. I tried, but it doesn’t work in my pictures. So you’ll have to visualize. Use your taste buds! Pumpkin hummus …