I am a foodie! I am always roaming the world for tasty, new vegan food options. So every year I make sure I go to Biofach, the worlds leading organic food fair to meet organic producers and be inspired by the latest international industry trends.
Once again there have been many yummy things to taste . Picture me: In one hand I had a vegan raw sausage, in the other a vegan ice-cream, after just eating vegan cheese and being on my way to a booth with a simply irresistible chocolate – as always I ate way too much, but loved every second of it!!
Here are my three highlights from the show:
Sometimes the stimulus to cook a new recipe comes from an unexpected direction.
Cleaning up the uppermost shelf of my wardrobe, trying to tighten und lash up our winter blankets while standing on a wobbly stool (Attention: DO NOT TRY THIS!) I managed to give myself a full blown punch on my left eye. It really hurt and my eye started to swell (well, at least I did not knock myself out). My husband sprinted to the kitchen and came back with a bag of frozen peas to put on. You see, a green diet improves health:)
But what to do with those half-defrosted peas? Helene Holunder has a wonderful recipe in her book “Meine Familie isst vegan” (My family eastes vegan), to make good use of them.
Recipe: Pea-Soup with Mint and Coconut
Its time for a green smoothie which is not green:) Today’s breakfast is a love potion for your body – in bright red.
Beetroot offers a high concentration of Betain and stimulates the liver. Your body will be able to more easily detox from all those toxins. The minerals in pineapple help to fight hyperacidity and basil has an antibacterial effect, in case you caught some mean cold while partying.
Recipe: Red Love Portion
Once again a very special time is approaching. In less than a week the Oktoberfest 2017 will start. Locals and tourist, young and old, hipsters and traditionalist, they all come together to drink, eat and enjoy Bavarian cosiness.
Much beer will be consumed and, unfortunately, many pigs, cows and chickens have to give their lives to fill hungry stomachs. But vegans do not need to despair. Vegan food has conquered Oktoberfest, too, and you will find vegan options at nearly all tents. Below I did put together some tips & recommendations for a vegan Wiesn 2017. So get ready for a stroll around the Oktoberfest and have fun!
(Picture: Michaela Schellhorn, pixelio.de)
Not everything always works out as expected, sometimes things just go bananas and a bit nuts. Just make the best out of it – turn it into a banana-bread and enjoy the ride!
Most of us love the sea. The salty air, this light “fishy” breeze makes us feel happy and recharged. We walk the beach, watch the fishes happily swim along and if hungry we thoughtfully gaze at the seaweeds – could we, should we, can we dare to eat 🙂
If you are missing a bit of sea breeze in your life right now ( or if you try to go vegan, but love a fishy taste) this pasta- salad is a good start. I recently did discover Seamore, a company selling algae products. Some of my “former-fish-addicted-now-vegan” friends can’t get enough of their algae pasta and bacon which I did use for this recipe.
Recipe: Foursome Pasta Salad with a touch of Seabreeze
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Every single year my friend Bea bakes a vegan birthday cake for me and also one for my husband’s birthday. Every single time a different one. Every single time her cakes are not only super-tasty, all vegan and organic, but they always are true eye candies. I even have created a Facebook album just for all her creations.
This year’s cake was especially pretty with it’s blueberries, coconut topping – and a filling of avocado, peanuts and raspberries.
Bea’s Birthday Cake for Daniela – 2017