Kolskål (literally meaning “cold bowl”) is a traditional Danish dessert made out of milk, sugar, and lemon and topped with “kammerjunker”, a sweet, crumbly cookie. My grandmother has always served it as a dessert so I have a bit of sentimental attachment to it.
Most “kammerjunker” are actually vegan and fairly easy to find in Danish supermarkets like Netto and Føtex, but if that fails just find some vegan vanilla cookies or granola to crumble on top. You can find my amazing granola recipe here
I would love to hear non-Danish opinions on one of our national desserts. Let me know if you like it or not!
One of my favorite things about traveling is finding new vegan stuff in local grocery stores. Denmark has a very limited selection, so it’s a real treat going somewhere else and discovering something new. Although I trick to stick to non-processed foods, my appetite for new vegan speciality products is insatiable!
Germany is great for new finds. I really discovered this living in Berlin and am now aware the entire country has lots of options for vegans. Flensburg, Germany is about an hour away from my house and I often make the pilgrimage there to stock up on my favorites.
I love the cheeses from “SimplyV”. Their sliced cheese has a wonderful consistency and taste. In addition, their Parmesan cheese is indistinguishable from the real thing and tastes great on pasta.
The “Fantastic Foods” white crisp chocolate is a creamy, fully-flavored treat that I usually end up eating in one sitting. It has that creamy white chocolate taste without that watery aftertaste found in many vegan chocolates.
The supermarket chain REWE makes their own house brand vegan products and I love their bolognese sauce! When I first tried it I was sure I had picked up the wrong jar by mistake; the chunks of soy where very meat-like. I like having a few of these around as they make for an easy dinner.
REWE also has a vegan Nutella, which I love. Pretty much a no-brainer if you love chocolate, hazelnut spreads as much as I do.
Interestingly, I found some great pre-packaged tortellini in the drugstore chain DM. It was a bit weird finding such a gem in a drugstore but hey, I’m not complaining! They also sell lots of vegan beauty products if you’re into that.
No trip to Germany is complete without schnitzel. “VegaFit” makes very tasty and nicely-textured schnitzel and fish fingers. I don’t really remember what meat and fish taste like but they would probably pale in comparison to these.
Over the summer I haven’t been posting much here. I wish it was due to being busy tanning under palm trees and relaxing on the beach but in reality I have been extremely busy working. I’m juggling three jobs at the moment and it’s very hard both physically and mentally.
Because I have been so busy working all my energy has been focused on keeping up my spirits. July went by without a single day off and as it seems right now, the work flow isn’t going to let up. But it’s something I chose for myself as I’m moving at the end of this year and I want a good start with a bunch of money saved up.
Although it feels very lonely, it helps knowing that this is just temporary. Even though I know I’m a happier person with lots of social interaction with my friends it has been impossible for me to find the energy to make any arrangements.
My vegan journey has felt challenging and I’ve been faced with a lack of inspiration. My brain has been occupied by work so much that I haven’t given creating new recipes much thought and food has just been fuel to me. My meals have consisted of more or less the same things like fries, ketchup, and Starbucks coffee. Not exactly the food you want to power you through the day!
Although I’ve taken a short break, it means everything to me that I am still getting clicks and new and old visitors everyday! The fact that people keep coming back inspires me to create more vegan recipes! What I’m trying to say is- I’M BACK!!! I am going to aim to post new recipes every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.