THIS JUST IN: Brussels is banning Foie Gras!! This is exactly why I’ll always be a voice for the animals ♥ Change is happening whether you like it or not so might as well hop on the train of justice & love for all living beings and try to stop the madness.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Last night I had a little date night together with my mom & grandma. First, we had dinner at Pure Hero, and then we went to see Lion at the movies. I had a really cozy night and Lion was really eye-opening and moving. Definitely go watch it!!
I had this salad taco with tofu and loads of other toppings and sauces, and we shared a side of sweet potato fries & cauliflower wings (which came with some kind of creamy dreamy dip), 10/10.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Today me and my mom baked Runebergs tårtor (or Runeberg tortes in english). I haven’t eaten these amazing tasting baked goods since going vegan which is 3,5 years ago. Since it’s Runeberg’s day tomorrow here in Finland, I thought it'd be nice to be a little festive and bake them.
I also thought that just this time I would make the original recipe which has eggs and dairy, because I figured they can’t be made vegan anyway, so I didn’t bother to look up a cruelty-free recipe. I mean who cares if baby chicks get killed, or calf’s get separated from their mom? Okay ha-ha of course I’m kidding.. Nowadays it’s ridiculously easy to just google vegan recipes and make all the things you love without having to miss out on anything. There are still so many people wondering if I miss eating foods with animal products and honestly..
My point is that you don’t have to harm any animals in order to eat amazing food but unless you’re new to my blog you would probably know that by now.. Anways, this is how our beautiful tortes turned out (wow I just realized how much I dislike the word torte):
It’s just such a ridiculous thought that veganized food can taste exactly the same, yet people keep making the original recipes with animal products when it’s completely unnecessary. Imagine how many animals wouldn’t have to suffer if everyone was interested and open, did a little bit of their own research and made their daily choices based on their true values. I’m convinced that the world would be at least a teeny-tiny bit more of a happier place for us all.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Life’s no party at the moment.
Nothing special has happened that would cause me to feel unhappy and down, but January in general wasn’t fun for me for some reason. After new years, I started to feel that things were slightly meaningless and I couldn’t find joy in the small things that I’ve always been able to do before.
In general, I’m the type of person who cries a lot, it can be whatever; frustration, sadness, anger, happiness, laughing too hard etc, but this past month I reached a new level in feeling low that I’d never experienced before. I knew that it was caused by something but I couldn’t point out what, I guess it felt like some sort of overwhelming feeling of numbness. I know some of it (or most of it?) has to do with stressing way too much, especially school and things that are beyond my control. I’m not where I want to be in life and I know this is just a phase but I’m getting tired and anxious not having some sort of plan for the future. I think the simple way to put it is that I've been feeling stuck. Stuck in this life and mindset I don’t want. Of course the lack of sunlight isn’t helping either.. Anyways enough of this negative nancy stuff, I want to kiss January goodbye and say hello to a fab February. To cheer myself up, I made up a list of some of the fun times I’ve had in 2017 so far, enjoy:
1. Quality time with my boyfriend (and his dog, duuh)
2. Spending time with both mine and V's family & friends
3. Watching Solsidan a million times over
4. Practising a liiittle bit of yoga almost on the daily
5. Getting back into stretching
6. Our mini trip to Himos (& snowboarding for the first time!!)
7. Finally getting to try Lenny and Larry’s Snickerdoodle cookie
8. Getting rid of my random rash looking area around my chin
9. Getting a mini buddha statue & Cam’s (=Cat&Sam) old popcorn machine
10. Going to some pretty interesting gender study classes
11. Eating out at restaurants (ordering vegan food at Shelter in Helsinki is a hot tip!)
12. Having mom do my hair and putting in some dark highlights
13. Finding some cute stuff at the flea market & at the Book Cafés free-stuff shelf.
14. My new shampoo from Vegekauppa (it’s by the brand Sante naturkosmetik and they have the best smelling products <3. Sante only has cruelty-free stuff so go check it out!!)
Hopefully there won’t be another blogging break this long because I always want to be able to look back and see what’s been going on in my life (best thing about having a blog when too lazy to write in a diary!). I’m going for a quick evening walk to get some fresh air and then off to bed, nightnight!