Dec 16, 2018

My 2018 and Big News!

This year is coming to an end, but I already felt like looking back and also looking forward. I love that saying that sometimes it feels life doesn't change at all, but when you look back, everything has changed. This year has been rather crazy. The first thing that comes to my mind, is that I laughed more. It felt like I hadn't laughed like that for years. I am thankful for that. There were also some unbelievable events and also a lot of real sadness. Life tends to be that way. I keep most of the things deep in my heart, but there are some things I wanted to write down. This list is chronological.

Dec 3, 2018

Vegan blood sausage (black pudding) recipe + video

Today I'm sharing something really special with you. Ever since I've been a little kid, I remember eating blood sausages for every Christmas. I really haven't seen a classical Estonian Christmas dinner without these holiday favorites. When I became vegan in 2007, I had no clue what to eat at a Christmas dinner. A little bit of quinoa salad and a smoothie bowl? Hard pass. I've always loved hearty dishes and if you have made my recipes at home, I'm sure you've noticed that. So I made lentil or nut loaves for every Christmas and they were really nice. But I still craved something more.

Nov 25, 2018

One week vegan menu nr.6 + grocery shopping list

How have you been doing? It's basically a polar night in Estonia right now, as we get only a few hours of daylight. Some days it seems that the sun doesn't even rise anymore. But hey, at least this dark season is here. No need to wait in fear anymore. And you can make it a lot lighter by putting up holiday lights or burning candles or eating delicious homemade food. It's been such a long time since I posted a brand new vegan menu. I know many of you have benefited from my vegan menus, so it was about time for a fresh one. 

This menu consists of five weeknight dinners. All these meals are for at least four people. So if you are not in the mood to brainstorm about dinner ideas, I got you covered! If you have leftovers, keep them in the fridge and enjoy for lunch on the next day. You can definitely mix up the dinners - if you are not in the mood for soup on Wednesday, try wraps instead. At the end of the menu, you will find a grocery shopping list. Just print it our or snap a photo of it with your phone and take it to the store. Maybe you already have many of the ingredients at your pantry? I really hope this menu will make your weeknight meal planning easier and you will (re)discover some really delicious vegan dinners!

Oct 29, 2018

17 Amazing Vegan Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving isn't far away and I am so happy to share these amazing recipes with you! In this post, I've gathered my favorite holiday recipes that celebrate wonderful produce, delicious baked goods, creamy casseroles, hearty main dishes, flavorful side dishes and luscious desserts. It's a perfect time to plan your Thanksgiving dinner and choose your favorite picks. Let me help you with that!

Oct 6, 2018

Super easy chickpea patties (4 ingredients, gluten-free)

Lately I've discovered that eating bread products on longer car drives can be pretty hard on your stomach. At least for me. It's just so easy to grab homemade sandwiches on the road. They transport well and are easy to eat, but I really needed to come up with an alternative for the sake of my stomach. So I made these patties. They are protein rich and filling, but I felt much lighter after eating them. A wonderful road food indeed!

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