Lemon Beer Risotto with Olives and Chestnuts

Lemon Beer Risotto with Olives and Chestnuts

If anyone ever tells you that a good risotto cannot be dairy-free, don’t listen to them. Some people seem to think that it’s “impossible to make a proper creamy risotto without cheese”. I say nay! Anyone who really believes that obviously has no clue about food. Veganizing risottos is super easy, and this beer risotto recipe is just […]

Popeye’s Vegan Dinner

Popeye’s Vegan Dinner

Yes, that’s right. It’s time to eat more spinach, because guess what, it really is good for you (even if it doesn’t give you supernatural strength overnight). It’s a natural antioxidant packed with beta-carotene, calcium and vitamin C which help prevent diseases and boost your energy level. I’m personally crazy about spinach. I like it in […]

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

I’m not a fan of cauliflower or broccoli but I’ve been told they’re both incredibly healthy so I try to sneak them in my diet from time to time. I normally boil cauliflower and season it with balsamic vinegar, oil and salt, but sometimes you just have to try something different. And just by chance, the […]

Spicy Raw Chocolate Bonbons

Spicy Raw Chocolate Bonbons

Often enough people decide against following a vegan diet because they don’t want to give up some of the things they enjoy, like cheese and desserts (I know I’ve personally struggled with this). You’ll be glad to hear that things aren’t all that grim! When it comes to meat, milk, cheeses and desserts, there are plenty of […]

Seitan “a la Taronja”

Seitan “a la Taronja”

Back in my meat eating days, my mother would often cook duck on Sundays. After going vegan, I wanted to try and recreate her dish without using any animal products. This recipe is the end result of my little “experiment”. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂  To make this dish, you’ll need:  1. Cut the seitan into […]

Going Spring Onion Crazy in Catalonia

Going Spring Onion Crazy in Catalonia

Ever heard of a calçotada? If you’ve never been to Catalonia, chances are you might be hearing about this for the first time. I personally only discovered calçots after moving to Barcelona, and I have to admit, it took some practicing before I finally mastered the art of eating Catalan spring onions without getting myself covered in sauce or ash […]

Vegan Travels – Milan

Vegan Travels – Milan

I recently travelled to Milan and I have to say I enjoyed it more than expected. After hearing it was just another industrial city with little to see, I was somewhat sceptical but I decided to start my journey without any prejudice. I can see how Milan is not as exciting as Barcelona or Prague, but it does have a lot of qualities – […]

It’s Not Easy Being Vegan!

It’s Not Easy Being Vegan!

Yes, being vegan in a carnivore society does have its challenges, especially when your friends take you to have dinner at restaurants that aren’t all that vegetarian-friendly.You wouldn’t even believe how many odd conversations I’ve had with waiters trying to explain why fish is still meat, or why eggs are not like vegetables. It’s not easy being […]