I’ve started to eat a lot of energy & raw bars, they come in so handy at work and I literally haven’t tried any nasty tasting bars in my life which means I’m rarely disappointed. Wish they’d be cheaper though.. maybe I should start making my own? Ok I’m gonna go google bar recipes now, later!
Tuesday, August 8, 2017
Am I crazy to think this chocolate tastes a bit like Fazer’s regular milk chocolate?? It doesn’t taste coconutty at all, just really light, smooth and creamy. This might be one of my favourite vegan chocolates now.... Watch out Rapunzel Nirwana & iChoc. It’s organic (sadly also a bit pricey) but it makes for a great gift because it’s cruelty-free and honestly who doesn’t like that? And as a bonus the packaging is super pretty! You can at least find this chocolate in Vegekauppa, don’t know about the availability in other stores...🍫🍫🍫
Wednesday, August 2, 2017
Last night I was alone at our country place. I took a dip in the soothing sea wearing only my birthdaysuite (halleluja freedom) with a glass of rose in my hand. Then I returned to the steaming sauna and just took a moment to be really reflect on and be grateful for everything I have. I haven’t felt that kind of bliss in such a long time. Sea & sauna & solitude = best therapy ever ♥
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Me and Vicke went for a waffle brunch to Makers Cafe in Lauttasaari on Saturday. I reeeaally liked the place, the waffles, the interior, the atmosphere and the overall vibe. You get to eat as many waffles (which are gluten-free) as you like and they have both salty & sweet toppings (everything vegan except for the feta cheese). They also served delicious coffee & Rooibos wildberry iced tea.
Love cozy places like this.
Sunday, July 23, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
On Saturday night, me and bf had a date night at Gaijin in Helsinki. We had emailed in advance and checked if they would do a vegan tasting menu for me and they sure did. I got 8 dishes while my bf got 10 but that was all forgiven after the food started rolling in and after we rolled out of the restaurant after we were done.
My seasonal rhubarb drink aka “Suck My Garden” tasted like sour candy ♥ My bf had the Herushinki cocktail which was super refreshing.
This bun dish was probably my favorite of them all, can’t quite remember what it was though...
Another plus was that they were very generous with bringing out more Gohan japanese rice which was meant to be shared.
OI can promise you that you won’t get disappointed if you go here as a vegan foodie or if you’re just interested in trying some delicious North Asian veggie dishes.
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Besides from working, I’ve been chilling at our summer house and celebrated my graduation with the fambam. Midsummer was spent in Hanko and I also went to the regatta for 22 hours because of work, haha desperate much...
Evening pre-sauna guitar sesh
Iris sure loves to swim after sticks
the three best friends that anybody could have
I love that Iris loves being out at our summerhouse
ping-pong champion & bf :)
Today we went for lunch to Via Tribunali which is a new pizza place in the city that serves authentic Neapolitan pizza. Their marinara pizza is vegan (apparently traditional Neapolitan pizza’s are made without cheese?! read that somewhere, correct me if I’m wrong)
...and holy moly it was one of the best pizza’s I’ve ever had. It was so rich in flavour, even the crust was top notch. Right now we’re chilling in the sofa with Iris at our feet. We’re gonna make dinner and then watch a horror movie and eat ice cream. I bought three different tubs, two of which I haven’t tried out yet. The excitement is real. If I have any readers left after this one month absence, I wish you a super cozy Sunday night!
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Tuesday the 13th of June was my goddaughter Chanelle's birthday. She turned 3 and we celebrated her yesterday in Henttaa. She was the most adorable little princess as always.
Walking around with her sippy straw cup & balloon, my heart is melting.
Fun little fact, Emmy couldn’t attend the party because she was busy giving birth to Chanelle’s sister who arrived into the world last night!!!!!!!!!!!! Welcome to the world little baby, you have the best sister & mommy ♥ ♥ ♥
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
I have a weird bump on the lower right side of my knee and today I finally got an MRI for it. Keep your fingers crossed that it’s just some fluid that's causing the swelling. It’s been bothering me on/off since last November and no matter what it is I probably have to do some procedure to get rid of it, but here’s hoping it’s nothing serious!
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Mixu & me! pic stolen from snapchat (which you can probably tell). We had a good 4,5 hours ashore in Tallinn and we were super lucky with the weather! It was sunny and warm even in the shade, luckily we were able to get a table outside at my no.1 favourite restaurant Vegan Restauran V in old town.
As a starter we had...
toasted garlic ciabatta with a selection of three different spreads; cashew spinach herb spread, muhammara & sweet potato peanut hummus.
As a main I went for their zucchini noodle and red quinoa salad with grilled avocado, tofu and pesto.
I can’t even describe my love for this place. The prices are really good for the quality & quantity of food, the atmosphere is super inviting and the staff is just lovely. The only negative thing is that it's pretty much always fully booked so you need to make a reservation at least a week or two beforehand. Hot tip if you’re in the area! It’s located on Rataskaevu 12.
Friday, June 9, 2017
My brother got married the 27th of May and it was the most perfect day ever. Just looking at this picture makes me wanna bawl my eyes out all over again.
I stole this pic from Vicky’s (aka my beautiful sister-in-law’s) facebook. Hello lovebirds♥
I stayed in the city for about 5 days around that time and me and V did a lot of fun stuff such as attend family dinners, hang out with Iris & film her (we’re making Iris The Movie) and we also had our very first "summer’s officially here ice creams". Other exciting news is that in the bus on my way home, I read my emails and found out that I got a super good grade on my bachelor’s thesis AND a few days after that it was confirmed that I’d completed all my courses and I can now call myself a bachelor of social science (not quite sure if that’s the term in english though). Can you even imagine my relief and happiness after busting my ass off and feeling like poop the whole fall and spring? I don’t even think it has sunk in yet.. seriously GO ME!!!!
Anyway, tomorrow, I’m going to Tallinn with my roomie Chobster and MIXU who I haven’t seen in about a year (??) because she lives in Sweden. God I’ve missed her. Hopefully the weather will be good too, I couldn’t possibly ask for more than a sunny/warm terrace, a cool glass of wine in my hand and my girls by my side.
In other news; I’ve started working two different jobs which is great! I’m gonna be working the whole summer but I’m definitely gonna make room for lots of other stuff too. I refuse to go all year waiting for these summer months just to let them pass unnoticed. Also, I’m really gonna try to keep blogging more regularly, I’m not feeling the breaks that I’ve been having lately. Have a great weekend, talk to you soon!
Monday, June 5, 2017
A few weeks ago me and bf went to have a late breakfast to Gran Delicato. It was my first time there and I really liked the place, we went to the one on Kalevankatu. They don’t have anything vegan on the menu but they were more than happy to make me a delicious ciabatta sandwich and I also had a creamy oat latte. A+!
Sunday, May 21, 2017
A few nights ago I made falafel patties with Bauckhof’s gluten-free Falafel mix which I really liked.
The ingredients are really good, simple and healthy which is a plus. All you need to do is mix the content of the bag with 250ml boiling water, let sit for 15 min and then you roll it into balls/patties and fry or bake them in the oven, easypeasy! You can also add in garlic, onion, coriander, parsley, chilli or whatever you like before rolling the falafels to give it some extra flavour.
I had my patties with a green salad, grilled vegetables such as red bell peppers, broccoli, zucchini, tomatoes, sweet potato fries, corn and chunky hummus. Another idea is to make falafel wraps or serve with tabbouleh/couscous salad. Enjoy!
Friday, May 19, 2017
Heey guys, here’s a little update of my London trip:
Thursday: We went to Camden to see some bands play from V’s school. There was a nice big terrace (and live music outside too) so we had some drinks outside in the SUN which felt so good. After a while we went for falafel and then to Brewdog for some special beers & boardgames with Dennis and his gf. No pics from this day unfortunately.
Friday: We were tourists at the bus (loove riding the bus in London rather than the tube), shopped at Whole Foods and in the evening we had a cute date night. We had dinner at Fed By Water in Dalston and both tried their pasta dishes which were top notch.
The food there is SO pretty and YUMMY. As a starter I had the raw cheezy balls (omg) and V had a lovely bruschetta.
I had the “carbonara” with soy cream with crispy seitan chunks and smoked tofu pasta
... and V had porcini mushroom tagliatelle. Mmmmmh.
I totally fell in love with the place. Then we had a bottle of wine and rushed (amazing race style) to Sheraton Hotel because we were going on a spontaneous Magic Show (The Magic Hour) which was so much fun!! We were both so impressed. I recommend you go see magician Tony Middleton he was so good and entertaining!
On Saturday we went to the Vegan Summer Festival and they served so much delicious stuff so it was really hard to decide on what to get, but I eventually decided on...
Jake’s seitan burger and....
& a big piece of creamy pomegranate-pistachio cake. Besides this, they let you sample a lot of stuff such as cookies, brownies, chocolates, juices, cakes and so on.
In the evening we had tortilla/Eurovision/game night which was a lot of fun. The guys’ terrace is so cozy in the evening with the mood lights.
On Sunday V had band practise so I walked around in Shoreditch, visited the Spitalfields City Farm which is a MUST every time I’m in London. They have all kinds of rescue animals and I love the calm over there. After my little alone-time in Shoreditch we went for a glass of wine and sat in the sun for a bit. Then we had a little pre-celebration for V’s birthday where we dressed up and went to have tapas and wine (Badalisc<3) in Soho.
Cauliflower & chickpea fritters, mix of olives & beetroot carpaccio.
The next day (Monday) was Vicke’s birthdaaay!
How adorable?? (I stole the pic from his mom’s facebook hehe)
We went for breakfast bagels and coffee to Subtitles Café.
They had two vegan options but I went for an avo-marinated tofu one with onion chutney...
...and a pretty oat-milk chai latte.
Then we continued to Camden and Cookies And Scream and shared a warm brownie and a salted caramel freakshake.
So gooood. I flew home that same afternoon and that was pretty much my little trip!
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
We went go karting on Monday night which was so much fun!! In other news I just booked a flight to see my boyfriend, I’m leaving for London next week!! A little vacay is so needed right now, plus there’s a lot to celebrate. We’re both finishing up school and it’s his birthday the 15th! I think it’s important to celebrate life in general, small and big things whenever you can. I’ve been super bad at it lately which sucks but at least I’ve acknowledged it and I’m going to do everything in my power to change it. Talk to you later♥