Hey there dear readers!
This blog post comes one day late but since we have a public holiday in Germany today, it was more convenient to write this post today. We also didn’t have much time yesterday because we went to the Vegan Street Day in Stuttgart! We ate sooo much delicious vegan food, there really is a plantbased version of every animal food out there! 🙂
Ken cooked such a yummy dinner tonight & decided he wants to share the recipe – hope y’all like it as much as we did! A red lentil curry with quinoa. A perfect idea for dinner especially if you want to have a delicious way to eat a high amount of plant protein!
Red lentil curry with quinoa
Wash the quinoa in a fine colander and cook it with the double the amount of water. Let it cook for 15 minutes. Add a little bit of salt.
You can cut the onion and the garlic while the quinoa is cooking. If you’re also cooking without oil, just add a little bit of water in the pan when you’re roasting the onions.
When they’re translucent add the lentils, the frozen spinach, 500ml of vegetable stock and garlic. Close the pan with a lid and let it simmer. While it’s cooking, cut the eggplant and the bell pepper.
When the vegetables are ready and the lentils are already cooking for a few minutes, add the veggies into the pan.
Also add the coconut milk and add the spices you'd like to have for your curry. Since I love the taste of garlic, I added an extra portion of garlic powder. You also don’t want to miss a good amount of curry powder and/or curry paste in the meal.
If everything cooked for a short while and the lentils are soft, you can make a taste test and add more spices as you desire.
If you have any suggestions on how to improve the recipes on we stray and stay, please feel free to write it in the comments below! It would also be amazing if you’d send us a photo of your creations!
In two weeks we’ll probably be back with a travel-post about our short trip to Bavaria!
Anouk & Ken
You’ve probably noticed that we didn’t upload a new blog post last Sunday. We decided to only publish something every two weeks from now on, since we both are pretty busy at the moment and we want this blog to be something fun & not another stressful task on our to-do lists. I hope y’all understand! 🙂 Still we love that we began to use this platform more than half a year ago. It’s not only awesome to hear and read your thoughts about our blog posts, but it also became some kind of diary for us about the adventures we experience together.
Today’s blog post is on such an important topic: PLASTIC! Ken and I would both call ourselves passionate earth-lovers, earthlings. We as humans live on this planet and have already destroyed so much of it – but there’s no planet b for us to live on! And even if there would be, wouldn’t you still want to live here on this beautiful blue planet earth?
So, what’s the big deal about plastic? Why does it really matter whether you take this plastic bag while shopping or not?
New week – new post!
This time I write about a topic which you may not expect on our blog, but since I am a big fan of watching TV shows I wanted to share my current favorites! They vary from time to time and I also find it very difficult to bring it down to a top 5. Maybe they will be completely different when I’ll do another post in a few months.
Life in Germany is busy, the weather is getting better and better and we’re so happy to finally welcome spring. I hope ya’ll liked the pink berry muffins of Ken’s last post – this week will be about our Southeast Asia trip again! 🙂
As you might know already, our third and last stop in Southeast Asia was the wonderful country VIETNAM!
(With our rented scooter in front of “The Fish”)
For everybody who’s interested, I’m gonna share some of our experiences we had in Vietnam and insert some of Ken’s beautiful pictures. After we had been to Thailand and Cambodia already, we knew we had to make it to Vietnam, since our flight back home would leave from Hoh Chi Minh/Saigon in the relative South of Vietnam.
Hey dear readers!
In Germany we had the first beautiful sunny days in 2018 this week. We spent them together in Tuebingen, the city where Anouk lives. Did you have some nice sunny days this year already?
Since I felt some nice summer vibes I decided to make some cupcakes with a berry frosting. Berries are typical summer fruits for us so that fitted quite well. The muffins turned out really amazing and if you’re not in the mood for such a heavy frosting you can simply add some fruits or chocolate into the muffin dough.
As promised, the stories of our travels through Southeast Asia continue. This blogpost will be all about our time in Cambodia, the second country we visited in Asia.
After our time in Thailand we decided to travel to Cambodia through the border checkpoint Poipet in the South. We were excited to go to Siem Reap first, mostly because of Angkor Wat. We booked the journey over the border on Koh Chang. We travelled by minibus and ferry but unfortunately we got badly scammed at the border. So our biggest advise is to check out how the money situation is in the country you go to! Be informed so you’ll not be insecure about how and where to withdraw money, how to pay and exchange money etc. and people cannot scam you.