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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Vegan Perogies in Krakow

Travelling, Veganism
Perogies

Last summer I visited Krakow for the first time where I discovered the joy Polish food brings to all those who stick a fork into a perogie. Krakow is extremely beautiful and filled with countless restaurants that just ooze Polish hospitality. The hectic, whirl wind tourist vibe you get in places like Prague and Paris is largely absent and on egets the feeling they can navigate the city by foot or its straight forward tram system.

Me in the center of Krakow

Poland is a joy for budgettravellers like myself. Excellent food, grand historical sites, and beautiful nature are available to those who lack affluence but crave an adventure off the beaten “Eurotrip-stagparty-trustafarian backpacker” route.

The Polish baking tradition is incredible (and I’m from Denmark)!). All around the city you will find small, old-lady operated carts selling a round wheat-bread ring topped with sesame seeds. Very simple but amazingly tasty and a bargain at 2 zloty (.50 € or .60 cents)! By venturing into a few different brick and mortar bakeries I found these traditionally Polish spinach and mushroom pastries called “Paszteciki z pieczarkami” that just happened to be vegan.

Me eating perogies

However, my favorite Polish food is perogies. They are soft, plump dumplings that traditionally contain cheese, potatoes, or meat but can be stuffed with an endless number of fillings. They are found in many restaurants throughout Krakow; my favorite vegan ones where found at “Pirozki U Vicenta”, a cozy local joint. They where stuffed with a red lentil and spinach mixture that had it’s flavor brought out by the soft, starchy dumpling it was encased in.  

Are you a gluten-holic and desire to stuff yourself with perogies like me? Bookyour ticket to Krakow NOW!

Pirozki U Vicenta – address; Bożego Ciała 12, 33-332 Kraków

The hidden lake Zarókzwek
psst.. I recommend visiting the hidden lake “Zarkózwek”. It’s an hidden oasis in the middle of Krakow. The hike around the lake is incredible beautiful, but it takes some time to find it!

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I’m not Quite Satisfied with my Body… Yet

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a picture of me Josefine

I feel a bit hesitant about publishing this post since we fortunately live in a time where self-love and body positivism has a major presence in our society and I don’t want to knock or derail it in anyway. I’m completely on board with the self-love movement and I think it’s really important to have a healthy relationship with your body.

Even though I’m currently at a normal, healthy weight I still want to loose a few kilos (or lbs. for ya’ll ‘Muricans). I have a cute amount of chubbiness around my mid-section, but alas, I still finding myself wanting to get rid of it! I just don’t like the idea of yellow, stored, unnecessary fat around my organs. I know I could teach myself to love and accept it, but I’m young and want to push my body to new heights before it’s too late.

I hope you’ll follow my little weight loss journey here on the blog as I give you weekly updates on how it’s going. I don’t believe in dieting or hardliner restrictions I’m just going to try to swap guilty habit junk foods for more whole foods! I’m very physically active and I’m going to continue exercising daily.   

I’m convinced that for sustainable results I can’t starve myself by obsessively counting calories. Therefore, my strategy is to lose weight slowly so I can acclimate myself to a healthier lifestyle with greater ease. There is only one way to loose weight which is to burn more than you consume- no one said you have to burn it all off in a month!  

Remember that everyone is different so what works for me may not be the best fit for you!  Now that I’ve shared this with the Internet there is no going back! I’m so excited!

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Caramelized Vietnamese Style Tofu

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My boyfriend came up with this simple marinade that goes great with many different Asian cuisines. We usually serve it with rice noodles and traditional Vietnamese vegetables, but I’m sure it would mix well with other dishes or on its own.

For many unaccustomed Westerners, tofu can be difficult to appreciate. Most of us have experienced the dry, crumbly, flavour less variation served at certain Chinese restaurants. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to invest in high quality organic tofu. Also, make sure to press it by wrapping it in a clean towel and placing a heavy object on top (such as a pan or heavy pan lid) for 15-20 minutes.

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Vegan Chocolate Oatmeal Dream

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Oatmeal is healthy, filling, and lends itself very well to creative vegan recipes.

This recipe is a winner for those of you who love chocolate. Instead of using cocoa powder I use real dark chocolate. Let the chocolaty goodness commence!

Please let me know what you think of this recipe!

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LAZY VEGAN STIR FRY #4 – Tomato Veggie Pasta

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I grew up being told that pasta is junk food and should only be eaten rarely. Fortunately, research has shown that moderate amounts are still healthy and can be consumed while losing weight. Nothing beats treating myself to lunch with a bowl of whole grain pasta with veggies.  

Nutritional Yeast is a great cheese substitute as it has a cheesy flavour and melts easily. AND it contains B-12, which is an important supplement to take as a vegan

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Healthy Vegan Root Beet Waffles

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My body has learned to crave healthy food that tastes unhealthy! I like my breakfast sweet but also appreciate some vegetables in the morning. Waffles always satisfy my cravings as I can mix healthy things into the batter and still get awesome waffles! See my recipe for Spinach Avocado Waffles

The girly side of me is obsessed with the beautiful pink color the root beet adds to regular waffles. I was close to naming these waffles “Princess Waffles” but rediscovered my integrity at the last minute.

On a normal day I enjoy eating waffles as a snack but on a cozy weekend morning I top them with pumpkin seeds, coconut flour, maple syrup and a little yogurt mixed up with vanilla.

When you grate the root beets a food processor will do the trick, if you do it manually REMEMBER an apron; otherwise you’ll look like Ted Bundy before he’d clean himself up)

ENJOY!

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