It Has Been a While


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.

Stay vegan and stay tuned!

Living more Sustainable #Lifehacks


To avoid a climate catastrophe, we must learn how to live sustainably. It is likely that many of us have grown up without giving it much though as we’ve been conditioned to ignore and dismiss the very real dangers that come with destroying our planet. I’ve come up with some tips on how to get started living more sustainably. No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. 

#1 Buy local as often as possible. Farmers Markets are a great way to buy your produce. Fruits and vegetables from a local vendor will most likely not be wrapped in excessive (or any) plastic, nor will they be shipped from hundreds (perhaps thousands) of miles away. Many of the vegetables sold here in Denmark are from Southern Europe or South America. Needless to say, that releases an incredible amount of C02 into the atmosphere. Buy local to avoid senseless waist. 

#2 Choose sustainable products. Once you finish something (ie toothbrush, toothpaste, make-up, lotions, cleaning products, etc), try looking for a more sustainable alternative. Genuinely eco-friendly products are becoming more accessible and can often be found in supermarkets. You no longer have an excuse for not owning a bamboo toothbrush!

#3 Stop being so wasteful. We’ve all gotten use to paper towels and plastic bags, cutlery, bottles, etc. Bring your own tumbler to the coffee shop! Carry your own cutlery for when you know you’re getting take-away and make sure to have an emergency tote-bag for when you unexpectedly have to carry something. 

#4 Re-use what you already have. A stained t-shirt can be cut up into squares and used as a cleaning rag. Cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, and cereal boxes can be used as shipping, gift, or storage containers. Wine bottles can be used to hold candles and glass jars make great looking cups (trying refreshing your Instagram feed and you’ll see what I mean). You get the idea!

#5 Do a little gardening. Growing your own food is incredibly rewarding. You can grow herbs in a small pot in your kitchen. Tomatoes and strawberries only require a balcony and small boxes to grow in. Having plant-life in your home is aesthetically charming and is nice small step towards self-sufficiency. 

Remember; living more sustainably does not mean being perfect. Focus on what you can do, not what you cannot. Every small step is a step in the right direction!


How to Travel and be Vegan

Travelling, Veganism

Summer is here and many of us find ourselves traveling. Slipping up is really easy on the road as it is so much easier to just go with what is being served locally without asking too many questions. The key is preparation- make sure you’ve done your research before you arrive. 

The first thing I do in a new city is hit up the local supermarket and stock up on essentials like fruit, vegetables, bread, nut butter, and plant milk. These standbys can be found almost everywhere and while not exactly pictured in travel blogs, a peanut butter sandwich on the beach can be very satisfying. 

I eat ice cream almost everyday when I’m on vacation. I’ve found that if a city doesn’t have a readily available vegan option, most sorbets are a decent option. Most restaurants have a few vegetarian options which can easily become vegan with a few simple requests. Order a vegetarian pizza without cheese or a falafel wrap with hummus instead of yoghurt. Most restaurants will be happy to oblige and make an extra effort for you! 

Do you have any vegan travel tips? Let me know in the comments! 


Vegan Summer Oats


I like eating oats for breakfast as they’re filling and filled with fiber. Throughout the winter nothing beats a hot bowl of oatmeal. But as it’s now summer, I crave something cooler. It takes the same amount of time to prepare as regular oatmeal and is just as filling, rich in fiber, and delicious! I tend to add whatever nuts and seeds I already have in my pantry, so feel free to improvise. My recipe is a little different each time but pumpkin seeds and shredded coconut are my go-to’s!

This is one of my favorite recipes and I have for breakfasts multiple times a week. What is your favorite way of preparing oats in the summer?


The Best Vegan (IKEA) Tip of All Time


I’m a minimalist so I don’t have much to do in IKEA. My overall opinion is that IKEA sell overpriced rubbish. (You can find furniture way cheaper and more unique second hand). But in a vegan perspective IKEA has some good options.

In the bistro you’ll find the best plant based hotdogs! The sausage is made out of vegetables and has a perfect flavour and “meat like” consistency. On top they add pickled red kale, fried onions, and mustard. It may sound weird, but it isn’t!

The second best thing about these hotdogs (of course the best thing is the flavour, duuuh) is the price. You’ll get one hot dog for 10 danish kroner (or 1.5 dollars)! I have no shame in admitting that I have visited IKEA several time just to buy hotdogs and it has been worth it every time. Have you guys tried these plant based hotdogs yet?


Motivational Words to Start Your Vegan Journey


The most common response I get when telling people about veganism is “I have no idea where to start”. It’s a pretty common sentiment to have seeing as many of us are led to believe growing up that beef builds muscles, potatoes put on the pounds, and salads are for skinny European women starving themselves. The truth is that there is a great awakening to be had once we dive into veganism head-first and embrace all of what a cruelty-free lifestyle has to offer. If you find yourself thinking “I love the idea of being a vegan but it’s just too darn difficult for me” then let me let you in on an insider secret- we all had to overcome that mental wall at one point. Don’t be trapped by a limiting mindset or fear of starting! 

Once you do have the chutzpah to get started you should aim to take it slowly. If you want to make a complete switch to only eating whole foods right away, great! But I really recommend taking it at a measured pace and indulging yourself in some processed vegan comfort foods like Oreos or dairy-free pizza. Try to make vegan versions of your favorite dishes. A spaghetti bolognese can easily be made with fake vegan meat found at the store. Additionally, there are a vast array of vegan cheeses out there for almost any recipe. Although these plant-based substitutes will not taste the exact same as their non-vegan counterparts they will still be tasty, albeit in a different way. Try to think of it as enjoying and experiencing something new, not recreating an exact taste or sensation. 

Don’t be afraid of slipping-up and making mistakes. Remember that every time you choose a vegan meal over one that contains meat or dairy you are making a huge difference! Don’t let a momentary lapse of will-power derail your progress and motivation! It helps to get a friend or family member to go vegan with you. It will be a lot easier if you have someone to hold you accountable. Plus it makes grocery shopping and cooking much easier!

Obviously an education component is crucial to sustaining a vegan lifestyle. Documentaries on veganism, cruelty-free literature, and vegan bloggers and YouTubers have had a profound impact on my personal journey. If you have any questions or seek more tips on getting started don’t hesitate to contact me! I find great joy in helping others finding enlightenment in cruelty-free living.



Vegan Coconut Milk Chia Pudding


I’ve recently come up with a new chia pudding recipe that I think beats my previous low-fat oat milk recipe. This version uses coconut milk which makes all the difference! 

It’s really easy to make. Start with a can of organic full fat coconut in a bowl and mix in 3 tablespoons of chia seeds and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or powder (if you like some spice to it – add a tsp. cinnamon). After thoroughly mixing it, place it in an airtight container in the fridge for at least 12 hours. Try to stir it a few times within this time period for best results. 

I enjoy mine with oatmeal and as a base for smoothie bowls but you can easily enjoy it as is! You can also easily serve it as a healthier dessert. Try it with raspberry compote or fresh strawberries. This has become one of my fridge essentials and will likely become one of yours after trying it!


Vegan Oat-spiratin


I can’t imagine a more satisfying breakfast than oatmeal. I love that it’s filling, wholesome, healthy, and the variety of toppings makes me never get tired of it.

I like to top my morning bowls with fresh fruits like strawberries, bananas, blueberries, or kiwis. To add an extra creamy touch I add chia pudding or nut butters. I’m also a sucker for fruit compotes. It’s very easy to make – all you do is cook up some frozen fruits with (plenty) of sugar on top and cook it until it’s a thick mass. You can eat it cold or hot – as you like it. My favourite fruit compotes is apple, raspberry, and rhubarb.

But my favourite topping must be my homemade granola (recipe here)! The crunchy nutty sweetness fits perfectly with the wholesome oat flavour.

and not to forget! I love topping my bowls with chickpea cookie dough. It’s protein dense and very creamy and delicious! You’ll have to try it!

What’s your guys favourite oatmeal trick? Let me know!


Healthy Vegan Pizza Lunch


If I could eat greasy vegan pizza every day without gaining an enormous amount of weight, I would do it. If you’re a regular here I think you might have noticed an obsessive pattern by now! 

I often find myself caught between the worlds of vegan junk food and healthy vegan nutrition. I love them both but realize that the latter is more beneficial for my overall well-being. Is there such a thing as healthy, nutritional pizza? The answer is YES! 

This is one of my favorite lunches and even though it’s healthy it still gives you that sinful junk food vibe! I use a whole grain tortilla for the crust, add pizza sauce, all kinds of vegetables (I love topping mine with potatoes and black beans), and top with a tiny bit of vegan parmesan cheese. I serve it with a bunch of greens and voila! I have the perfect lunch! 

You can easily add some more traditional vegan cheese to yours- I’m just a weirdo who prefers mine without. 


Green Protein-Rich Vegan Smoothie Bowl


I love experimenting with new recipes and when I first heard about edamame beans in smoothie bowls, I was a bit skeptical. After trying it myself I am officially a convert. 

The edamame itself does add any noticeable flavor to the smoothie; it does however pack it with much need protein that fills you up. I had a hard time finishing mine and for those who are familiar with my appetite, that says a lot! 

This smoothie bowl contains the following: edamame beans, fresh spinach, frozen mango, a banana, and oat milk. For the topping, I added my homemade granola, hemp seeds, chia seeds, chopped almonds, and a sliced apple! 

Do you guys have recommendations for making your smoothie bowls more filling? Please share in the comments! I’m pretty new to the smoothie bowl world!