The Best Vegan Dressing Ever – Of Course it’s Tahini

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Tahini dressing is a real lifesaver when switching to a plant based diet. It’s simple to make, doesn’t require a blender, and is oil free!

I like to use it on salads, falafel sandwiches, or just as a dip.

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Danish Vegan Raw Bliss Balls // Original Danish favorite “Romkugle”

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These are pastry balls with a pirate twists. “Romkugle”(rum-ball) is an old traditional Danish pastry made out of day-old pastries and rum essence. They are then formed into balls, dipped in chocolate, and rolled around in chocolate vermicelli. Trust me- I’ve spent years working in bakeries and the entire country of Denmark can vouch for their deliciousness!  

My teenage sister Lærke came up with a healthy vegan version. Try not to eat them all by yourself in one sitting (yes I’ve done it).

Most frequently rum essence don’t contain alcohol but look at the ingredients before you buy.

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Finding Joy and Balance in Vegan Food; How I Stopped Restricting Myself

Personal, Veganism
Vegan burger and fries from the vegan bistro YoYo World in Berlin 
Vegan Raw Food from the Raw Food Resturant DALUMA in Berlin

It can be a real hassle to figure out which vegan diet to choose. Things like raw, Keto, and plant-based get thrown around a lot.Fortunately, you don’t have to follow any of these diets to be a vegan.

I don’t think it’s healthy to restrict your food. I try to use common sense and cravings to guide what I eat. Sadly, I’ve been counting calories since I was 12 years old. That has resulted in me always knowing how many calories a certain food has and allotting my daily total. I don’t support calorie counting and I wished I could turn the part of my brain that does it off.  It can be difficult enjoying food sometimes because in the back of my head I’m counting calories.

I’ve spent some time carefully diving into vegan diets. I’ve found that a plant-based diet works best for me (a plant-based diet consists of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains while avoiding processed foods). These whole, nutritional foods always fill me up and don’t give me a sense of restriction. Although processed vegan food tends to contain much more fat, salt, and sugar than whole foods, I will admit that I enjoy them occasionally. My boyfriend is a huge fan of vegan Döner Kebab and I think vegan meat and cheese substitutes are great for those in transition.  

As long as its vegan, I try to never restrict myself. I enjoy when my sister makes fries dripping with olive oil or when my boyfriend cooks Mexican food with meat substitutes and vegan cheese. I need to live a life where food brings me joy AND nutrition. Before I went vegan I saw food as a mix between an addiction and an enemy. That is not a healthy mindset and I’m grateful that I am able to enjoy all kinds of vegan foods now.

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