The Christmas feeling really has arrived for us. We recently got our first cute little Christmas tree together, I will make our own Christmas ornaments, we listen to Christmas songs and of course we already baked delicious Christmas cookies! 🙂 Besides that we really enjoy our last remaining weeks in Stockholm with our friends and are already a bit sad when we think of leaving Sweden soon.
We hope you all feel as grateful and happy as we do these days and that you enjoy the Christmas atmosphere wherever you are!
Hej dear readers!
Currently we are pretty busy since we have a lot of people visiting us. Anouk’s and my family came right after another and we wanted to show them the best sides and sights of Stockholm! Södermalm, Gamla Stan, Monteliusvägen, Hermans, Botanical Garden, and so on. It seemed like it would be a never ending list with spots we want to share but time is always running. Even we still have to see some places, café’s and restaurants here in Stockholm. But we still have a bit more than two months ahead of us…
Lets switch to this weeks post theme: Zucchini patty recipe! The second recipe which got featured in the THRIVE Magazin in the US. Still proud to have a four site long article written about me in a printed magazine which is available in stores all over the US.
Hej! We hope you all had a great week! 🙂
In this blog post we would like to give answers to some of the questions we are asked very frequently since we went vegan. Some questions we personally haven’t been asked before, but we heard other vegan people saying that they were asked about these topics so we tried to include everything we felt would be interesting for some of you 🙂 Let’s do it!
It’s already been a year since we both switched to a completely plantbased diet! Yay! 🙂
In this blog post we would like to tell you why we did it and how it worked out for us. We will also explain why we can’t imagine to eat animal’s byproducts or meat again and how we managed to come to this conviction. If you’re curious about veganism or if you would like to inform yourself more about your food in general, you will find some great sources of information in this post as well. This post does NOT claim to cover every topic around veganism perfectly. I will try to explain as short as possible without leaving out some of the most important information.
I will list all sources and further links to information down below!
How We Went Vegan:
In November 2016 Ken and I made the decision together, to change to a plantbased diet. We have both been vegetarian before for about 3/4 of a year. I’ve also been vegetarian from the age of 13 to 17 but then changed to eating meat again (why the heck, I don’t have a good explanation for that). We both slowly transitioned to an almost plantbased diet before we completely cut out all animal products. We started by not buying eggs anymore, then we switched from cow’s milk to plantmilk and the last thing we quit was cheese. Especially for me this was pretty hard in the beginning, since I’ve always loved cheese so much. While Ken became vegan almost over night, I finished all the products with dairy and eggs in it that I had bought before (such as pesto, crackers, müslibars with honey etc.). Ken gave the non-vegan food he still had to his roommates, so that nothing went bad. We both found different ways to transition and we strongly believe that everybody needs to find their own path when it comes to changing habits 🙂
I quickly want to say something about the cheese topic, because I see and hear that so many people struggle with quitting cheese. Maybe it helps to get more information about why this is so hard for us – it has definitely helped me and I can say I don’t miss it anymore!
It happened a lot again this week! We had a friend from Germany visiting us and Anouk & I visited the holiday park “Gröna Lund” today. It was a beautiful day and it was also the last chance during our stay in Stockholm to visit the park. The reason for that is the winter break. The park is not the only reason why you definitely feel that winter is coming. Since the time change it’s already dark at 4 pm and it gets also colder each day. We are so excited how it will continue.
But now lets talk about the main topic in this post. This week we have something special for you: An apple pancake recipe! This is our first recipe ever on this blog. The recipe was also published on a vegan food and lifestyle magazine called “Thrive” in the US.
Since we mostly wrote about travelling the last weeks, we wanted to write about delicious food again..:) As promised, we continue the series of new products we discovered. Let’s see what we found in Swedish supermarkets! You can also get some of the products in Germany or other countries.
- Frozen Kanelbullar (Kvarnvingen)
Let’s start with something that is traditionally Swedish. If you’ve ever been to Sweden you probably know about the Swedish “Fika” where people hang out after lunchtime and enjoy a cup of coffee and something sweet, typically kanelbullar. In Sweden there’s even a national kanelbullar-day! But even if you’ve never been to Sweden, you most probably tried these cinnamon buns already. Of course it’s nice to enjoy selfmade cinnamon buns. However, we wanted to have something that we could quickly make in case friends or family come over and they want to try them. We found this package at Lidl and it cost us around 2€/17 Swedish Crowns for 12 pieces. And what to say – they’re awesome! Smaller than the ones you get at café’s in Stockholm but very tasty, vegan and definitely worth the price 🙂