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Quick and easy – summer snack

Aloha vegans,

I’m back in munich for a short stop before I’ll go back on the road in mid october. I’m really kinda homesick when I think about Asia at the moment and I can’t wait to get back there. The last 3,5 months were such an inspirational and joyful time and I met many nice people and even new friends. My favorite place to be was Indonesia, especially Bali and Nusa Lembongan so far. I just love the vibe and the scenery there so much, that I can imagine living there for the next years.
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Meanwhile I have to make the best out of the situation, but summer is great in Europe at the moment. The weather is superheat and sunny. I enjoy my time here in nice parks and at the Bavarian lakes. So nice! I spend a lot of time with my friends and family of course but I have to organize a lot of stuff as well. Sometimes there’s not that much time for preparing food. So I thought it might be good, posting a quick summer recipe on the go.

Easy and delicious!
Here is what you need:

– hummus
– cherry tomatoes
– iceberg salad
– olive oil
– spelt or corn bread/ waffles

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Just put the Hummus on the waffles, add all of the other ingredients and top it with olive oil. Awesome! It’s a nice and light snack for lunch or a picknick. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Have a great and sunny day!

Alex

Vegan travelling to Saigon, Vietnam // food tips for the road

I’m in Vietnam since a week now. I travelled from Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, to the Mekong Delta and back to get to the center of Vietnam, Da Nang and to Hoi An. I like this country so far. There are lots of really nice and helpful people, the weather is hot but I could handle that.

If I travelled on a sleeping bus there was a woman sitting next to me. If the bus stopped and some food traiders come into the bus for selling their fruits and vegetables, this woman offered me immediately one of her buttercorn (it was made with plant oil, i smelled it). She was so sweet! I really love the people

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But when it comes to vegan food in general it could get a bit difficult for you. I would like to share some tips with you.

1.) Make a list
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Write down your favorite things you’d like to eat and ask your receptionist at the hotel to put it down in the spoken language for you. Or get it from the menu if you’re in a restaurant where they translate their dishes.

2.) Whenever your in a supermarket where they sell any kinds of vegan food like fruit, bread, jam or whatever, get what you could carry and store. Just in case…

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Noodles with veggies and nuts at the l’usine.

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3.) don’t be shy

Ask the waiter if you could have just a rice/noodles with vegetables. That should be ok all around asia.

4.) eat a lot
If you’re in a restaurant with vegan food then eat as much as you can 🙂 You don’t have to starve a long time till you find another food court.

You don’t have to be scared of asia because you’re vegan. There’s always a way to get good food for you! But sometimes it turns out that eating vegetarian is a good compromise here in Vietnam, because you never know what they especially put on the veggies or in the soup even if it looks ,clean‘. I really enjoy my time up here and I hope you liked the quick tips for the road.

What do you do as a vegan abroad? Any tips I might add to this list?

I had some great experiences here in Saigon at these places:

– the khanhcasa tea house http://khanhcasa.com

– the hum restaurant http://www.hum-vegetarian.vn/default.aspx

– the l’usine restaurant http://lusinespace.com

xoxo,

Alex

Vegan brunch – meet family and friends

Dear Vegans,

if you read this blogpost I’m officially on my way to Saigon, Vietnam. I’m looking so forward to get there I couldn’t tell 🙂

Before I headed to South East Asia I had a real good brunch with my family on a Sunday morning.

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They aren’t vegan but they share my experience with that lifestyle and even my stepfather brought a vegan apple pie he made for me. That was sooo sweet! So we had a great time together and ate real good stuff.

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I bought a few vegan pastes like tomatoes spices, curry and a paste called „Bauernschmaus“ which means it’s spiced rustically.

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I also made plates with lots of fruit like mangoes, raspberrys, strawberrys and bananas which I topped with roasted coconut.

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As a dip I took coconut whip from Soyatoo.We used this for the pie as well and my stepfather really liked this one in his coffee.

We drank a smoothie made from my boyfriend with bananas, kiwis and oranges.

I wanted to have a salad with basil and tomatoes- I love love love the italian cuisine! So I did a bread salad with wholewheat toast and roasted the toast in a pan with olive oil and topped it with truffle oil. I mixed it all together in a bowl and I added some balsamico vinegar. It was delicious! My mum couldn’t stop eating this 🙂

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I also prepared my beloved avo-cucumber salad, you could find the recipe here: https://veganmunich.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/avocado-meets-cucumber-a-delicious-combination/

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It was such a fun and hands down- it wasn’t that busy preparing those things but all of our snacks were great and very tasty!

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Do you want to surprise your non-vegan friends? You’re good to go, the best thing for me is the brunch. You’re starting the day tighter, sitting all around talking and laughing, everyone could try a lot of different things- I think this will be great.

Do you have some brunch ideas? Just let me know.

Xoxo, Alex