breakfast

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

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Vegantravelling to Sri Lanka…

Ayubovan, vegans…

I’m sitting on the balcony of my guesthouse in Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka watching the sunset and I know, it’s defi time for some update and of course, another nlogpost. So sorry, but travelling is such a busy time 🙂 I like Sri Lanka, it’s a crazy island with lots of kind people, good but spicy food and awesome animals. The landscape is stunning and there are mountains over rain forrests, coasts and lots more to see. But the one thing I don’t like at all is the transportation. There is really a problem when it comes to backpacking here- well, if you want to go to other places than just the south. You need to take buses, local non air conditioned and super fast buses. Sometimes you think you’re gona die in these crazy vehicles and a way of 230 km takes you about 8 hours. BUT I’m glad being here and that’s the way it is here in Lanka.

In the beginning I lived in the house of a friend of mine in Kandy, the holy city. There were a lot of invitations from friends and Sri Lankan people could eat the whole day. 😉

Well there are great vegan options like rotthi, if it’s made with oil. You could eat it spicy or not, but it is really delicious! The best I’ve had was in Hikkaduwa, in the south.

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The mum of my friend always cooked for us in the evening, that was real Sri Lankan vegan food and so tasty. I had jackfruit curry, lentils, chickpeas, soybeans and much more options every day.

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The fruit is like everywhere else in Asia just awesome…

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Every morning I’m eating fresh papaya, pineapple, bananas, mangoes (I learned eating them with my hands. Happens if youre travelling 8 hours by bus) and things like woodapples.

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I don’t know what I should think about these fruit. It was not delicious neither bad… But it’s supposed to be super healthy so give it a try once you’re here.

Another thing you have to try is real Sri Lankan breakfast. Have a tea (or coffee) and some kind of this:

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I’m staying here until the 2nd of June and after Anuradhapura I’m going to the beach, FINALLY! After Sri Lanka I will go to Bali- not sure yet for how long.

Have you been to Sri Lanka? Which kind of food have you tried here? Any recommends?

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