Monday, February 29, 2016

Vegan Power Podcast

It’s here!!!!!!! As I’ve mentioned, me and my girl Cat have started a Podcast called the Vegan Power Podcast. The first episode’s about why we decided to become vegans and how it all came about. Have a listen to our very first episode HEREEEEE !!!!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Vihis



I wanted to see if these veggie pasties are all they're cracked up to be.. so me, mom & dad tried them out today, and we give them a solid 10/10! 

Saturday, February 27, 2016

grannies

Today I went to see a stand-up performance with my grandma. After that, I went to visit my other granny with my brothers. When we got back to my parents’ place we ate mom’s homemade pizza & banana bread (oh.my.lord.) Hope you all have a good night!

Friday

I’ve gotten so much done today, I returned a book, wrote on my gender studies assignment, worked out, went to a photography studio to get a new passport picture, did some podcast related stuff with Cat, payed some bills and now I’m laying on my couch watching SATC 2. Go me! 


Before my passport photoshoot I took some crappy webcam selfies to make myself more comfortable in front of the camera in my new jacket that I got from a fleamarket (I don’t like being in pictures at all- something I’m trying to work on..)

Friday, February 26, 2016

soft caramel

This liquorice’s sooo good you have to try it if you’re into to liquorice and/or caramel. oh and speaking of candy; tomorrow, me and Cat are gonna do a chocolate tasting thingy, we have loads of different kinds and I litterally can’t waitttttt to try them out.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Santorini





Here I am, dreaming away as usual.. How beautiful is Santorini, Greece? Looks like a dream <3 Anyway, back to reading my school book ‘Distant Love’ .. 

Monday, February 22, 2016

freshness in a bowl


I just love having watermelon first thing in the morning, there’s nothing that makes me feel more refreshed (unless you squeeze some lemon or lime on top of it course). Watermelon is super easy for the stomach to digest because of its high water and electrolyte content, which also means it’s super hydrating. On top of that, watermelon is rich in Vitamin-A, Potassium and multiple antioxidents. It also contains a good amount of Vitamin-B6, Vitamin-C, Thiamin and Manganese! 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Sriracha




Tonight I made one of my most favorite dinners (simple, cheap & quick, yet tasty); steamed rice, curried veggie-medley & spicy red lentils. I recently bought a big bottle of Sriracha Hot Sauce (mom, I found it at Stockmann!) and I’m a woman obsessed... It has a very distinct flavor and I really like it, it goes with almost all foods. If you like spicy stuff then Sriracha is definitely something for yooou.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

vegan problems..

Ok guys.. I know I’m always hype-ing eating a plant based diet, but I’ve noticed something that’s changed since I stopped eating meat and drinking dairy..  


so basically my problem is that after going vegan, my nails started growing insanely fast. They’re always extremely long and I have to cut them quite often.. #veganproblems haha. 
I’ve always had brittle, poor nails but after eliminating dairy from my diet my nail growth is INSANE. It’s pretty safe to say my calcium intake is ooon point! ps. I was being sarcastic about it being annoying, I love my strong long nails :)

The Boy


 Last night me and B went to the movies to see The Boy. It’s a psychological horror film about a boy called Brahms.. I’m not gonna spoil it for you but there were a couple of plot twists and we thought the movie was really good!! Don’t watch the trailer because they always ruin the fun.. just trust me and go see the movieeeee! 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Faves

I thought I’d do some Q&A’s here on my blog so that people can get to know me a little bit better. I’m gonna start with a ‘favorites’ questionnaire, here we gooo;

What’s my favorite.......

Beverage? Freshly squeezed orange juice, hands down

Food? Indian, Thai & Greek food. Oh, and my mom’s homemade pizza <3

Quote? "It is what it is”

Candy? Sour, foamy and chewy candy, oh and liquorice! I loooove liquorice. and chocolate..okay let’s face it I love almost all candy.

Tv-show? Sex And The City, Friends, The O.C., Modern Family, Desperate Housewives, Orange Is The New Black, American Horror Story.

Movie? I love aaall kinds of movies but some of my all time faves are The Shawshank Redemption, White Chicks, She’s The Man, The Notebook, I Love You Man, The Law Abiding Citizen, Focus, Pretty Woman, Bridget Jones, Babe, Django, Brokeback Mountain, Requiem For A Dream, Despicable Me & Rush Hour.

Blogs: Kenzas, Mollyrustas, Venla Savikuja, Gabriellajoss, The Fruity Cat, Andreahedenstedt to name a few. I read like 20+ blogs... 

Animal(s)? Dogs, pigs, ferrets, hedgehogs, dolphins, penguins, cats etc. 

Actor(s)? Jackie Chan, Julia Roberts, Chris Tucker, Cameron Diaz, Jared Leto

Bands/Songs? Right now I like listening to Die Antwoord, some songs that’ve stuck with me over the years are 212 by Azealia Banks, Mr Brightside by The Killers, Double Nature by Moustache & Forever by Papa Roach. When I’m mad/sad or working out I often listen to Disturbed, Three Days Grace & Nirvana (helps me do a rage workout haha) aaand I also like Beyonce.

Alcoholic drink? Wine (red/white - doesn’t really matter, depends on my mood), Mojitos & Pina Coladas. 

Place(s) to travel? Australia, New Zealand, Bali & Thailand

Fruit? Mango, Watermelon, Pineapple, Satsumas..

Restaurant? Govindas in Sydney <3

Podcast(s)? The Joe Rogan Experience, Den fantastiska resan, Dr Wayne W. Dyer Podcast, Food For Thought (Colleen Patrick-Goudreau), Måndagspepp etc..

YouTube Channel(s)? Naturally Stefanie, The Hodgetwins,  Bonnyrebecca,  The Vegan Zombie, Jon Venus, That Vegan Couple, Mantras And Mangoes, Brian Turner and maaaaany more..  I’ve also recently discovered the Swedish Therese Lindgren, love her! 

Namaste my lovelies! 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

light pink dream


♥ Creamy and thick smoothie made of bananas, frozen bananas & some strawberries 

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Planti

I love Planti, they have the best yoghurts and now I’ve also fallen in love with their insanely delicious coffee drink. They were handing out freebies outside our school, eeh hello future?? 


Naturally I stored it with my bowl of bananas..  oooor I just thought it looked cute there (?)

oat based & milk free, no cruelty <3

dazed



There’s so much I want to write and there’s so much to tell but I don’t have the patience to sit down and write everything down. I’m done with the cold, school and the reality I’m living right now. I just want to be done with this time of my life and be able to move someplace that I love, I mean, isn’t that’s what life’s all about, doing things you love in the surroundings you love? I wanna be around animals but there are none where I live. I miss Iris.. Animals always make me so happy. I want to help save them all in return. I want to go volunteering with elephants or something.. question’s when? There, some of the million random thoughts my brain is processing right this second. 

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

piney


Love these little triangle & pineapple earrings that my bf gave me <3 You just can’t go wrong with pineapples, ever.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Tofuline Ice Cream


Tofuline’s caramel toffee ice cream cone... No words needed. I got ridiculously spoiled at C&B’s place this weekend with lots of goodies including one of my most favorite ice creams of all time. Tofuline I love you. 

Valentine's


 I spent my Valentine’s evening skypeing and watching the thriller The Gift with my bf. He didn’t know I took this screenshot of him,  sorryy my love:)

This weekend’s been pretty hectic, on Friday me and the girls drove to Helsinki because we had our elementary class reunion. It was sooo much fun seeing everyone again. I’m back home now and I can’t wait to get some sleep.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

dreaming away


Today I worked out the second time after being sick for over a week from the wisdom teeth removal thingy. Yesterday me and Cat worked out together and today I went on a bodypump class. Right now I feel like someone just ran me over with a bike, I’m aching in muscles I didn’t even know I had haha, feels good to be back in the game though! Ps. how dreamy does the picture look? Imagine waking up in the morning and the first thing you do is climb down the stairs and have a nice looong swim in the crystal clear sea... ahh paradise <3

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

simple & green


It doesn’t take a lot to make a delicious nutritious smoothie, in this one I only used bananas, kale & strawberries. Just finished up my third bowl, mmmh.. smoothies are life, litterally <3

oops.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

all kindz of gains


I can’t get enough of the Hodgetwins. These two have recently gone vegetarian/vegan(?) and they’re so hilarious I always laugh out loud while watching their videos. I love their answer to the question on why they’ve stopped eating meat when they say “because we don’t wanna be fucking savages anymore”- nailed ittttt

 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

20.07

My dad just dropped me off at my place which means back to basics, no more Grace & Frankie on Netflix and no more avoiding all kinds of exercise and school stuff. But before I start sorting out my life again; Cat and I have some catching up and podcast recording to do! 

 
mood.

orange


I've been chilling at my parents place since Tuesday and I've been super well taken care of and I feel like I'm finally starting to regain my strength after being sick the whole week. I’m also convinced that the super smoothies I’ve been drinking has helped my body to heal a bit faster. Me and mom went smoothieingredient-shopping together when I arrived, so we went a bit bananas and bought bananas, mangoes, apples, oranges, kale, spinach, romaine lettuce, pomegranate seeds, strawberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, blood orange juice & soymilk. Not quite the typical smoothies I usually make at home haha.. 

Friday, February 5, 2016

Pig business

Okay, I know I have blog readers who are not into eating a fully plant-based diet, so I would just really like to bring up this particular issue about making the connection to what you’re actually eating and seeing. I think it’s important to ask these kinds of questions so please, dig deep and ask yourself; how do you feel seeing these pictures?


 


Do you think the pig looks appetizing? do you feel the tiniest bit sorry for the pig? Would you be able to eat it just like that? Now, after looking at the barbequed piggies, how do you feel about this picture? 


“Bacon- the salted strips of a pig’s flesh” - Do you see food, or do you see the belly of a pig, cut and striped down to what we call “bacon"?

What about this one, would you still feel like eating pig if they served it like this?   


If these pictures made you feel sad, angry, disgusted etc. then you should probably know how most pig flesh products end up on the market. If you’ve seen slaughterhouse videos and you’re still convinced that the animal didn’t suffer in the process, or the pigs deserved it or whatever, then go ahead, support the industry, I won’t judge. But if you feel empathy for the pigs in the pictures, then I would encourage you to do some research and find out if the meat & dairy industries really are something you WANT to support with your money. 


 If you think hurting animals is wrong, then don’t hurt them, it really is simple as that. 


Seriously though, who would wanna hurt (=eat) this cutie?? I’m definitely getting a rescue pig after I've settled down somewhere <3

The Future Is Here


I remember signing a petition sometime last year, it was about asking Ben & Jerry's to make a dairy-free & egg-free ice-cream. Even after seeing the huge amout of signatures, I still thought this would never happen in my lifetime. Well well weeell, look at the four new flavours that are about to be released!!!!! I’M SO HAPPY that this is actually happening, hopefully these beauties will taste just as delicious as I remember the traditional BJ’s tasted, and I really hope that they will be a hit among all kinds of people. We need to show our support to companies that make these kinds of major improvements for the animals and the planet, and I like to think that if the product itself is cruelty-free, I’m buying it. 

The new ice-creams are made with almond-milk, I actually had some almond-milk based ice-cream in NY last spring, and it was the booombbb! Hopefully they’ll be released in Finland soooooooon if not sooner! I mean just look at the flavours; Chunky Monkey, Peanut Butter & Cookies, Coffee Caramel Fudge & Chocolate Fudge Brownie... Are you frickin’ kidding meeeeeeee!?? 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

COCO POPS



How could I not know that Coco Pops cereal's vegan??! We always ate coco pops as kids so eating them was like the best blast from the past ever<3 ps. I miss chewing so bad...my cheek is still swollen as hell so I’ve been drinking tons of smoothies, juices & yoghurt with a straw. Yesterday I managed to eat my mom's delicious mashed potatoes, ahh you have no idea how good it tasted.. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

innocent



I feel miserable and look even worse, the only thing making me feel better is Innocent juice..

Monday, February 1, 2016

no more wisdom


I just got home from the dentist where two of my last wisdom teeth were removed. It went well but the bottom one was really stuck in there, so it took quite a bit of drilling and wrenching which was pretty unpleasant, not to mention the anaesthesia part.. But luckily, I never have to do this again, yaaay! I'm just gonna lay in bed for the rest of the day, watch Netflix and pop painkillers. Hope you have a much more fun day ahead of you!