Vegan Christmas dinner – Ragout fin / Braten / dessert

How to survive Christmas when you are the only one vegan πŸŽ„πŸ˜…πŸŒ±β­οΈ

Actually it’s quite easy!! Just cook everything in a vegan version! This Christmas I kept it really simple with cooking and was surprised that the result was so good!!

Vegan Ragout fin

Incredients:

β€’vegetable broth β€’soy sauce β€’mushrooms β€’tofu β€’white wine β€’soy cream β€’capers β€’pepper

After cooking a bit vegetable broth I just mixed all the ingredients in a pot and cooked all for a while. I’m really sure there is a more professional and order to add the ingredients but with only 20 minutes preparing it just came out perfect πŸ™‚

Roast soy meat

I prepared this exactly like the ragout fin but with red instead of white wine, without capers and with half tofu and half vegan kebab, because there wasn’t much more in the supermarket πŸ˜…

Like before I just mixed everything together and everything was ready in less than half hour!

Pears with cranberries

Fry pears in vegan butter and fill it with cranberries… ready!!

just make sure that red cabbage and croquettes are vegan and ready is the Christmas dinner!!

Dessert

This years dessert was ice cream with whipped cream and vegan decoration super easy, besides the cream not so unhealthy and yummy πŸŽ„πŸ¦β„οΈβ›„οΈπŸ˜

Now looking forward to what will be created for nye dinner 😍

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Vegan yes – London

Walking through Bricklane in London and passing by this place, i just had to go inside even with having breakfast right before πŸ˜‹

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and it actually was more than worth it!! The kitchen is a Korean Italian fusion 😍 a lot of fermented and super healthy things to eat there!!

I had a kimchi soup with coal bread which was super delicious and kept me warm again after freezing outside a bit πŸ”₯

And I tried FINALLY the first time butterflypea tea and got with it homemade focaccia baked with curcuma and homemade Nutella 😍😍😍

And of course I had to take a Mochi as well! Mochi is a rise ball filled with a cream of beans. But this ones are even surrounded with chocolate 😱

This really was the best one I ever ate 😍😍😍 the chocolate around makes it so perfect!

There is so much more to explore, which I definitely will do when I come back to London!! πŸ’˜ on my list for next time is the kimchi lasagne, Naples kimchi bibimbap and for sure more of the homemade Nutella and Mochis πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

Find it in 64, Brick Lane , London

Veganyes.uk

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Mooshies -vegan burger London

If you are around Shoreditch in London and up for a burger you definitely should go to this place!!

Located in Bricklane, this all vegan burger place has a lot of yummy vegan chunk food to offer πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Different burgers, fries, vegan fried chicken, brownies and vegan ice cream πŸ”πŸŸπŸ¦

I had the jackfruit burger, which was just soooooo good 😍 , fried chicken balls with a mouthwatering dip and the peanut butter brownie with whipped cream 🀀 you can add ice cream to the Brownies, which I definitely do when I come back to this place!

There is a little book exchange what I love, even if I barely have the time to read when I’m traveling πŸ˜…

Find this place in

104 Brick Lane , London

next tube stations: Liverpool Street, Shoreditch High Street, Whitechapel, Agathe East

veganburger.org

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Olive Dolci – vegan ice cream shop Rome

I can’t believe it that I didn’t checked Happy CowΒ good enough to find out that Rome has a whole vegan ice cream shop!! Luckily I had still a free day left as I was teaching nearly every day yoga and stretching classes πŸ˜…Β  Continue reading “Olive Dolci – vegan ice cream shop Rome”

Green Garden delivery

And again we tested a food delivery! By now you might know that we love to order food 😜😜😜

This time we tried a few things of Green Garden delivery and are absolutely excited about it!! Not everything is vegan but we found some really nice vegan foods on their menu! There are also a lot of extra ingredients which you can add to everything like dried tomatoes, artichokes or vegetable quinoa! If you want you can order completely gluten and sugar free! And of course fully vegan! They even told me on the phone that the salad sauce is not vegan because of the vinegar! And this really is advanced vegan knowledge which should be given with every food delivery! πŸ€“ Continue reading “Green Garden delivery”

Sixty Degrees

That’s the thing with Berlin: there is such a huge amount of ever expanding vegan discoveries to be explored that it’s difficult to keep up with it all sometimes.

That’s why we are quite happy if people get in touch with us about suggestions, letting us know about new vegan spots or new vegan dishes on the menu.

This is how we found out about Sixty Degrees, who are a vegetarian coffee shop, serving speciality coffee, breakfasts, lunch, sandwiches, smoothies, cakes and a lovely typical Berliner atmosphere with a book exchange corner and changing art exibitions. Β  Continue reading “Sixty Degrees”

Paletas Berlin

Look at this sexy thing😍

I’m so happy to see how Berlin has flourished, in terms of vegan products, cafes, restaurants and shops. If you see billboard advertisements of one of the biggest chocolate manufactures in Germany, who are advertising for their new vegan chocolate range, then I think things are really rolling towards a vegan revolution. 

Yey! So this is a relativley new store from Paletas Berlin whose vegan “Eis am Stil” we have already tried a few years back on the NeukΓΆlln Flowmarkt (A really beautiful fleamarket on Maybachufer). 

Now they opened this really sweet little popsicles shop that also serves coffee in WΓΌhlischstrasse, Friedrichshain. Look how cute it looks!!

Not everything is vegan, but you can get vegan versions dipped with dark chocolate and hazelnut crunch or coconut flakes ❀️

I chose strawberry basil covered in dark chocolate and coconut flakes. 

Made from fresh fruits and veg these artisan popsicles are a thousand times better than the flavoured water ice creams you can get in normal stores. It’s basically like a frozen smoothie 😌

Find it @ 

WΓΌhlischstrasse 26, 10245 Berlin

http://www.paletas-berlin.com

Arbonne Protein Mix Chocolate & VanillaΒ 

 

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Us girls from Berlinveganlove finally got together again in my current home in Stoke Newington, London. We had lots of fun and laughter and also a lot of food. We explored vegan restaurants in London that we haven’t blogged about yet (all to come in the next few weeks πŸ™‚ ) And we created new raw-vegan recipes in my kitchen. As we are both into yoga and sports and Aino dances a lot we enjoy a little protein boost from time to time.

If you are vegan you have probably experienced people bombarding you with the question “where do you get your protein from?” Infact this is a running joke amongst vegans and there are quite a few funny youtube videos on that topic like this song for example:

Infact It is easy for a vegan diet to meet recommendations for protein, as long as the calorie intake is adequate It is more important to eat a varied diet throughout the day than the strict protein combining which is not necessary.

If you are working out a lot though, your protein needs can be higher. For us that means taking care to nourish ourselves after workout with either a natural occurring protein like chia seeds, asparagus, pumpkin seeds, broccoli, almonds, quinoa, spinach, peanuts, oatmeal, kale, tofu, beans, lentils, spirulina….(and the list goes on and on πŸ™‚ ) or a protein supplement after our training to help our muscles to recover and to get stronger.
We got two samples of protein powder given by lovely Michelle from Arbonne who are a cruelty free company so that we could test them in our post-workout recipes. Airbonne is a company that has decided to be as “green” as possible, providing pure and natural products. Apart from nutritonal products they also stock skin care, bath&body and cosmetics. All are natural products, botanically based and vegan certified.
Here is a link to the protein powder: http://www.arbonne.com/Pws/homeoffice/store/AMUS/catalog/Post-Workout,1026.aspx

www.michellemcatee.arbonne.com

The recipes that we created are very simple and easy to make with solely natural preferably organic ingredients and you can of course also make them without the protein powder as a normal dessert!

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Here we created a Chocolate Protein Avocado Pudding with raw cacao powder, avocados, bananas, maple syrup and the chocolate protein powder by Arbonne which is vegan, GMO-free, gluten free and absolutely delicious.

Ingredients:

  • 2 soft&ripe avocados
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp Arbonne chocolate protein powder
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

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Directions:

1. spoon out the avocados into your food processor or blender
2. Add bananas, cacao powder, protein powder and maple syrup and blend until smooth
3. decorate with raspberries and raw cacao nibs

 

We also made this baby! A raw-vegan Vanilla-Raspberry Protein Smoothie. For that we used bananas, flax seeds, raspberries, Provamel almond yoghurt which is sugar free and the Arbonne vanilla Protein powder.

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Ingredients:

  • 2.5 ripe Bananas
  • 2 Tbsp soaked Flaxseeds
  • 1.5 cup Provamel Almond Yoghurt
  • 2 Tbsp Arbonne Vanilla Protein powder
  • 1 Cup Raspberries

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Directions:

1. soak flaxseeds for about 10 to 15 minutes
2. Peel bananas and place in blender
3. add Yoghurt plus the soaked flaxseeds as well as the protein powder
4. blend and pour half amount of the mixture into your smoothie glasses
5. blend remaining smoothie with the raspberries
6. pour on top of the vanilla smoothie

If you like you can decorate the smoothie with mashed up raspberries like we did in the last picture.

So our conclusion: if you are doing a lot of  sport and work out it can be very helpful to add extra protein to your nutrition! With the Arbonne protein mix you can easily make tasty smoothies, shakes, puddings or just add it in your porridge for example! 

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The Dutch Β Weedburger – AmsterdamΒ 

Had it already two times and surly will go for a third when visiting Amsterdam again!! Actually there’s a high chance of eating one every time I find one in Netherlands, cause it’s so good and we don’t have it in Berlin πŸ˜‰ till now!! 

 It’s said that the Weedburger is one of the healthiest burgers on the planet! It’s key flavor maker is seaweed and the green color of the bun comes from the superfood chlorella. So it’s not only fully vegan but also super healthy! And by the way absolutely tasty ! 

Check out their website to find out more and to know about the places you can have one!

The last one I ate I found at De Foodhallen, a big streetfood market in Amsterdam near Vondelpark.

http://www.dutchweedburger.com

   
    
     

Vegan Hippo London

New fully vegan place recently opened in Soho ! Only a few minutes walking from Picadilly Circus!

As I was just heading to a dance class in Studio 68 and was already late, I couldn’t order that much but definitely want to come back for having more of their menu!! πŸ™‚

I had the aubergin caprese sandwich and a peanut butter banana crepe ! On the menu you’ll find a lot more salty crepes, sandwiches, hot dogs and English breakfast! There are also more sweet crepes, cakes and cookies!

Super nice place, with a beautiful interior and a lot of vegan books to explore!

Find it at :

52 Rupert st, Soho, London

https://www.facebook.com/VeganHippoSoho/