We discovered this awesome place on our Mexico trip last year. Yes, a 50s diner. Awesome? Indeed, and even better: 100 f*cking % powered by plants. They even have corn dogs! This shot of @yammibeena is one of my favorites from this trip. She didn't even realize I was taking a photo, which made this very unique 📸
So far on this Good Friday afternoon... Went through daily travel withdrawals ✅
Started feenin for food with LOTS of flavor but don’t wanna leave the house for real ✅
Started scrolling thru photos of past trips (and food) and came across this pic I took of some of the BEST coconut rice I’ve ever had from the @chill_spot_jerk In London. ✅
Currently more hungry. 😩
Yesterday I treated myself to some olives to go with our second night of avocado pesto, and they were so good!!! Things like olives aren't very cheap over here, but sometimes they're just necessary!
As a gluten free vegan, the things I've struggled with here are not being able to get hold of the things I miss the most. In the UK we are so lucky because pretty much anything you could ever want can be brought in a gluten free or vegan alternative, so when I'm craving some blue cheese or a yummy pizza or just simply a piece of toast it's so easy.. but here.. never! - Even mushrooms are expensive.. and baked beans? They don't exist!
What do you (or would you) miss the most when travelling? .
Even now, only 3 months in with 4 months to go, I'm already dreaming of my first meal back!
#fbf . I’m thinking about recreating the vegan paella I had in Costa Brava this weekend😍. I don’t think I’ve ever been in a place where I couldn’t find something to eat as a vegan. If nothing else, beans and rice are pretty universal and I always pack plenty of snacks, like larabars, kale chips, and other packaged raw snacks when I travel. The biggest hurdle at times is communicating through language barriers that vegan means you don’t consume any animal products, including eggs, cheese, or butter. When I was vegetarian, it was a little easier but I’ve found that restaurants are able to adapt something on their menu to fit my diet. Even with all my preparation and precautions, I’m certain that at some point I’ve unknowingly been slipped some dairy by mistake while traveling🤭. So, I do my best, maintain some flexibility, and know it’s not the end of the world. #veganfoodie#vegantravels
"What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you" - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hello fam! I've been away for the past 10 days or so and have not been very active here on IG, but now that I'm back I feel more refreshed and motivated than ever.
Our first stop was New York, and we had an incredible time there. Aside from visiting a few favourite spots in the city, I think my excitement was all focused on trying the famous impossible burger at @bareburger_nyc . We were so impressed with it that decided to go there twice during our stay 😂🙈 (too bad we don't have it here in Canada). As soon as we got back from New York, we joined the family at the cottage and it was the perfect place to wind down before getting back to Toronto.
The weather has been amazing this summer and I wish it would never end, but rather than cry about it when it's still mid August, I'm going to enjoy every minute of it for as long as I can!
Do you have any plans for the rest of the summer or just patiently waiting for the sweater weather?
Dinner @bonllocvegeta in Palma yesterday was such a nice surprise! One of the best vegan restaurants we’ve been to so far. Go for the raw zuccini canelloni or the seitan with red lentils and corn cream. Soooo delicious. Burger and alfredo pasta were good, but not as spectecular as the other main courses we had. #veganrestaurant#bonllocrestaurant#veganfamily#vegantravels
I found it. I found the holy grail of pizza. Fuck the rest, they are all closed anyway.
The manager wouldn't let me have a marinara so he created a pizza with fresh tomatoes, aubergine and peppers. I would 100000000% reccomend this in Naples. No queues when we arrived at 12.30, Michelin and Italian reccomended and great staff.
I’ve seen a few posts lately of bodybuilders or fitness folks saying food choices don’t always matter as “a calorie is a calorie” & I think we need to discuss this as its fairy misleading. Unless you want to look at weight as your ONLY metric of success then the overly simplified phrase “a calorie is a calorie” is certainly not the best framework to promote healthy food choices. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fruit loops for example are a questionable food choice to add to any diet if you are considering your long term health. It only takes one look at their ingredient list to see the second highest ingredient in their formula is refined sugar, followed by vegetable oils, salt and dextrose (another sugars). 11.4g of refined sugar per serve with basically 0 fibre. From a health point of view and avoiding chronic diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular disease etc you are far better off eating some oats and blueberries for the equivalent calories without all the garbage ingredients entering your system. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Same goes with oils. Yes they may sneak into your diet when eating out but for essential fatty acids look to whole foods like walnuts, ground flax, chia seeds, hemp seeds etc. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So if someone is pushing you to eat a certain food because “a calorie is a calorie” and they just have a short term goal in mind (looking good in the gym) ... be smart and think logically about food and what food choices are less likely to cause metabolic disorders in your body (I.e processed foods in cardboard made by Kellogg’s that contain dextrose, salt & vegetable oil or whole foods). Remember as humans we love to be told bad habits (I.e eating fruit loops) are healthy but in reality if it sounds too good to be true it probably is. Unfortunately “a calorie is a calorie” is a very micro way of looking at nutrition and it fails to consider why the majority of Western populations are suffering from chronic disease at rates never seen before.
Food for thought for the weekend. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Chiara wouldn't let me get my selfie light out for this one.
We were reccomended a tiny little restaurant by the Castell d'Ovo (egg castle). It's an fish restaurant, but they took good care of me and it was incredible. Particularly loved the spaghetti with fresh tomatoes and lemon sorbertto.
It's funny how you just know a place will be special when it's the only one with plastic tables surrounded by restaurants with giant menus.
I always forget how amazing and affordable wine is in Italy.
This is Falanghina which is from the Naples area.
Bonus all the wines at Cavoli Nostri are free from fish bladders and other gross stuff cuz it's all vegan💚
Best part of a transition towards a plant based lifestyle? When you no longer rely on animal protein as the star of the dish your creative juices in the kitchen go to another level 👩🏼🍳👨🏼🍳
Please meet the Roast Vegetable & Organic Village Tempeh Enchilada’s ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Some of the hero ingredients inside these bad boys are chickpea tempeh (@organicvillagefood), eggplant, jalapeños and sweet potato. Technically they’re ‘enchiladas’ but I prefer to call them flavour bombs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Do you want this recipe? Just head to plantproof.com and sign up to the FREE newsletter on the homepage and I will email it to you this weekend. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀