My 2016 in quotes, April

Every day (or almost every day), for the next year, I am going to pick a quote or artwork, or write something that embodies my feelings or thoughts that day. The purpose of this is to, in the end, see how much feelings can differ between days, and months – and how much people and the way you experience things can change in a year. I’m mostly doing this for myself, but since I often get asked about where I find the quotes I share on instagram, I thought it would be nice to share these with you as well.  Read more

Purple Acai Popcorn

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I think everyone agrees that when we think about popcorn, we think about unhealthy sweets. At least I do, since growing up the standard movie theatre snack was caramel popcorn, glorious, sugar coated, crunchy deliciousness. But what if I told you popcorn doesn’t have to be that unhealthy? The thing that makes movie theatre popcorn unhealthy is the giant amount of butter and refined sugar that usually goes with it. But if we leave those behind us, we can enter the wonderful world of popcorn without having to worry about the unhealthiness.

Here’s a recipe for awesomely colored acai popcorn, AND how I make my oil free base popcorn!  Read more

Pea Protein Nanaicecream

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Nanaicecream. Some also refer to it as nicecream (but I think ‘nana’ sounds cuter). Apparently, when you freeze bananas and blend them, you get this soft serve, ice cream-y consistency. It’s basically ice cream but only made of fruit, and it’s delicious, let me tell you that. All you need is some spotty, ripe bananas (very important), a freezer and a strong blender that can blend frozen fruits easily.

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Vegan Instant Vanilla Pudding mix

VEGAN INSTANT VANILLA PUDDING MIX

Ever since I was little, we’ve always had instant vanilla pudding mixes around. I remember it was one of the first things my mother learned me to cook cause it was so easy, and I have some vivid memories of me burning the pudding cause I forgot to stir, and crying cause it was the last sachet of instant mix and I ruined it.

I recently discovered the pudding mix we have around is vegan if you make it with plant based milk, but it contains ‘aromas’ (no idea what that means specifically) and coloring agents so I had the idea to make my own instant pudding mix. It’s actually a really great gift idea as well, put it in a pretty jar with a nice ribbon and a tag with the instructions and you’re good to go! Read more

Vegan in Belgium – Loving Hut Veganerie, Leuven

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Eating vegan in cities you’ve never been to when travelling can be quite challenging. I, and I’m guessing pretty much every vegan around, always research the vegan options in countries or cities I go to beforehand. That way, upon arrival I’ve already got an idea of where I can go for lunch or dinner the next few days. To help me with my research, I use HappyCow, which gives you the possibility to browse vegan (friendly) restaurants in whatever city of your choice, but I also like just searching the word ‘vegan’ on Foursquare or Tripadvisor. But it stays nice to get some personal recommendations! I frequently get messages of followers planning on visiting Belgium, asking me about tips to eat vegan in whatever city they’re going to here, so I thought it might be an appreciated topic on my blog 🙂  Read more

Healthy Psyllium Apple Granola

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Granola. The first awesome thing about it is that you can do pretty much everything with it. Need something to put on your banana ice cream? Granola! In your soy or coconut yogurt? Granola. Want to spice up your cereal game? Granola. Has muesli gotten too boring? Granola. Want a quick snack? GRANOLA!

The second awesome thing is that it’s just so easy to make and you can put whatever the hell you want in it. Raisins, almonds, chocolate chips (I would recommend doing that after baking though), pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, superfood powders, anything you like. That being said, granola with psyllium husks might sound weird, but it’s actually a really good and healthy idea…

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My 2016 in quotes, March

Every day, for the next year, I am going to pick a quote or artwork, or write something that embodies my feelings or thoughts that day. The purpose of this is to, in the end, see how much feelings can differ between days, and months – and how much people and the way you experience things can change in a year. I’m mostly doing this for myself, but since I often get asked about where I find the quotes I share on instagram, I thought it would be nice to share these with you as well, as a source of inspiration, and to show you that life can be hard on everybody, and that, even though it might seem like my instagram is all flowers and sunshine all the time, even I feel blue sometimes.  Read more

My five favorite VEGAN places in Rome, Italy

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Gaaaah I love Rome… It’s only been two weeks since I arrived back home and it already feels like eternity… But I have whined about it enough by now and you’re probably all getting sick of my Rome-spam on instagram so I’ll start with what you’re reading this blogpost for right away: WHERE DID I EAT? Read more

In love with Rome, Vegan Travel Diaries

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Eva and I went to Rome twice, in a timespan of barely two months. The first time just wasn’t long enough, and we were so heartbroken when we were on our way to the airport to go home after the first trip, that we decided to, fuck it, go back as soon as possible. Both trips were short ones of only three nights, mainly cause of budget and because we had obligations at home as well, but if I could, I’d stay there much longer!

I’ve been to a lot of European cities, but I can safely say Rome is my favorite one yet. I don’t know if it’s the fact that I had so much fun there with Eva and Moeko, or the fact that it’s got such beautiful architecture, or just the aura that embodies it in general, but I absolutely adore every part of it. It’s travels like these that will stay in my heart forever. And it’s people like these that make me realize again and again how amazing life is. Hanging out with these two beautiful souls has warmed my heart so much, and I’m so incredibly grateful to have such wonderful friends. Read more