Wellington Wanders and Vegan Eateries.

Fresh off the night bus, I arrived to Wellington one early November morning. Despite the very few hours of sleep crossing the north isle from one side to the other, I was pretty keen to get out exploring this wee capital that I had heard so much about.

(Be advised, an alternative title of this post could be "Me eating my way through Wellington".)

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Located just on the edge of the north island, Wellington is making the most of its pretty lively waterfront. With restaurants, live music,  museums and even the occasional rowing team gliding past there is plenty to rest your eyes upon.

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You can't visit Wellington without climbing one of its many hills. I wandered up Mount Victoria one morning and it rewarded me with some epic panoramic views from the top.

Back down through Victorian builds...

The fika session of the day was to be held at Sweet Release. How glad was I to come across this place; found just around the corner from my hostel on the caffeine hunt my first day in Wellington. I entered after seeing a sign saying something like "vegan food served here"; I asked what the vegan options were only to be told EVERYTHING!

Quickly decided to return after seeing a girl order a take away mocha topped with toasted marshmallow fluff (pinch me for I must be dreaming?!) and also tried the chickpea t*na sandwhich for lunch. Yum!

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By recommendation of my dearest Elme, I went to look for Laundry on Cuba Street. Considering our mutual Bristol love story I was pretty positive it was going to be great; and the recommendation did not fail to impress me. With its quirky interiors; disco balls, the kind of menus that you want to become an illustrator for and whimsical chalkboards.

Not to mention the gorgeous meal I had. On instagram I wrote "At first glance it might just look like a regular burger. But this was like the least burgery burger I’ve ever had, or more likely the most innovative?"; it had baba ganoush, pickled beetroot and some added crunchy sweetness from cashew brittle.

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My last day in down I hiked up the (very steep, mind you!) hill behind my hostel on O'Reily Avenue to reach the university area. Check this purdy building out ↑

Past the uni, I continued to the botanical gardens - that I was not actually too impressed with; but I did get to snap a few shots of the infamous Wellington cable car.

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In the eveningl I set off towards the Wellington Night Market, which takes place each Friday and Saturday (with one evening being fully vegan at the beginning of each new month apparently!).

I got side tracked on the way there and stood to watch a group of capoeira performers in the middle of the street. I stood eyeing them for a good 40 miutes before realising the November evening was indeed a little too cold to stand still.

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Another night, another burger. There were plenty of vegan options amongst the market stalls, but I decided to try the chickpea burger from In Bloom after reading only good things about it on HappyCow. Very filling comfort food without feeling too greasy!

I finished with vegan churros for dessert; which led to a pretty sweet food coma to fall asleep on. The next morning I got on the ferry to cross Cook Strait and thus enter the south island.

Lush Solid Shampoo Bars - Yay or Nay?

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Lush Solid Shampoo + Conditioner Bars Review

Before packing my bag for New Zealand, I was on the hunt for a decent travel size shampoo. Having used Lush products for hair washing purposes for some years now, I purchased two of their shampoo + conditioner bars to bring with me.

These guys are particularly handy as

a) they do not take up a lot of space
b) they arrive wrapped in paper, rather than single use plastics
and of course
c) they are completely vegan!

Karma Komba Solid Shampoo Bar

Karma Komba Solid Shampoo Bar

... But how well do they actually work?

I was a bit unsure what to expect from these bars, as I have pretty grease prone heavy hair. To be fair, it took a few washes to get a good technique (I found that rubbing the bar straight onto damp hair creates a better lather than first rubbing it between your palms) but now, a washes in, my hair is just nice smelling and fluffy*. It also feels smooth and moisturised even when I forget to add conditioner in.

Scent wise, the Karma Komba Shampoo Bar is quite intense with tones of orange, pine and patchouli oil. However, this only slightly lingers in your hair once dry. The Jungle Conditioner Bar, which cocoa butter, bananas and avocado, is far more subtle in scent, which makes for a good combination with the shampoo to not be overwhelmed by aromatherapy.

*Fluffy mightn't be the word people want to hear in a shampoo context, but for my heavy locks it is indeed a good thing.

Reduce plastic use

The small size is just perfect for travelling. I purchased a reuseable tin box to store the Karma Komba Shampoo Bar between uses, but in fact these shampoo bars are self preservative so you do not actually need a container. For the conditioner I would say it is a different story though, as it does start to deteriorate after a few washes - which is fine at home, but can be quite messy when on the road.

If you purchase the bars straight from a Lush store, they are cut and handed to you naked. If you were to order online, they arrive wrapped in paper. I adore this concept on saving in on single use plastic bottles. Lush also states that you can get around 80 washes out of one bar, which makes them significantly more affordable than their regular shampoo bottles,

Jungle Solid Conditioner

Jungle Solid Conditioner


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To conclude these bars are

  • price worthy - lasts about thrice as long as liquid shampoo
  • easy to browse vegan alternatives online
  • saves plastic packaging
  • perfect travel size
  • smells LUSH

Have you tried any solid soap bars for washing your hair - and how did you find it?


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14 Simple Vegan Weeknight Meals.

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More often than not, when the topic of veganism comes up to conversation, the question but what do you actually eat comes to light.

So, to answer that question, and perhaps inspire someone participating in veganuary or just looking for new greener meal ideas; here are 14 hassle-free recipes for delicious vegan weeknight dinners. Click the title to be redirected to the recipe.

14 easy vegan weeknight dinner ideas:

Deep Dish Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie.

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Happy new year folks!! And better yet, happy Veganuary! A yearly event that, with free meal plans, infomercials and plentiful a discounts on vegan food, aims to challenge and inspire people to try a vegan diet for the first 31 days of the year. It shows just how delicious and versatile vegan food can be; that it is not just about dandelion hot dogs (thanks Ellie!) and twigs. You can also have formidable creations like the one depicted above so that, hopefully, you will want to keep eating vegan grub the remains of the year.

Myself, if I have any resolution for the upcoming year it will be this. The making of, or more so consuming, all things chocolate chip - such as this delightful vegan cookie pie that I made for my leaving do a couple of months back. The recipe is really straight forward and appreciated by both omnis and vegans alike. #winning

 

Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie. 

  1. Set oven to 175C.
  2. Cream butter and sugars together for about 2 minutes or until smooth. Add flax eggs. 
  3. Combine dry ingredients, excluding chocolate chips, before adding to the wet mixture. Once combined, fold in the chocolate chips. 
  4. Pour into a 12” oven proof skillet and finish off with some coarse sea salt on top. 
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

If mixture is too dry; add some plant milk, a tablespoon at a time. You shouldn’t need more than two though. 
If mixture is too wet; do the same but with extra flour.  

Serve with ice cream or a glass of oat milk.  

  • 170 grams vegan butter
  • 5 dl plain flour  
  • 2 dl brown sugar
  • 1 dl caster sugar  
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar  
  • 2 tsp baking soda  
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda 
  • a pinch of salt  
  • 2 dl chocolate chips  
  • 2 flax eggs*

*1 flax egg = 1 tbsp ground flax eggs + 3 tbsp water, let sit for 5 minutes until soggy, egg-like consistency.


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Granny Squares & Peonys (or 'How I got on with my 2017 goals')

The best thing I take with me from this year is the knowledge that emotions are, in fact, not permanent; as I have sat through alarm after alarm of 15 minutes, waiting for Anxiety to get bored of hanging around.

At the beginning of the year, I wrote a list of things I wanted to do, aim for or accomplish throughout the year. I would not exactly call them the classical new year's resolutions, more like a way to motivate myself into doing more. As the last blog post of the year, let's have a look at how I got on with my list of nine:

And here we are at yet another year crossing over into the next. I suppose a sure sign you are growing older is when the years just seem to rush past. 2017 has been, in the grand scheme of things, a lot better to me than the year previous was.

I started the year to the overwhelmingly loud sound of Scottish bag pipes and ended it on a rainy beach on the complete opposite end of the world; and I must say I am kind of liking the unpredictability of it all! 

Current life mantra 🖋#whatveganseat

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[ x ] Crochet a blanket out of granny squares.
Ever the time optimist I indeed managaed to complete, albeit a small, blanket out of granny squares in pastel colours. After many hours of Buffy the vampire slayer and sore fingers, it was completed on the 30th of October. Like, literally the day before I left Sweden.

[ x ] Practise hand lettering more.
I started the explanation of this one last year by saying that "I have spent so much money on buying pens the past months but I suppose it is like spending money on theraphy. Because that is exactly what it feels like" ... which is still very true.

[   ] Bathe in the North Sea.
Since I left Scotland earlier than I anticipated, I did not complete this one. (If you were walk down Aberdeen Beach on a March afternoon I am sure you would understand why!). I did swim in the Tasman Sea though, which is sometimes probably equally freezing. 

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[   ] Eat properly.
I wanted to put in the effort of actually having 3 proper meals a day, but I can't say I have stuck with it. Sadly it is just a bit difficult when working split shifts in hospitality and sharing kitchen space with others and yada yada... but hey, at least my blood values are all good!

[ x ] Get inked.
Yes! I finally did it. I went into a tattoo studio in Chiang Mai one Friday morning, came back in the evening and had a customised peony drawn up that is now adorning my forearm. And I love it. Already planning for my next one.

[   ] Stretch properly. And often.
When reading this, with out the cross in the middle, inevitably, I think of one of the quotes my mum has on the fridge door. "One who does not make time for health, must be prepared to take time for sickness later", or something along those lines.

 

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[ x ] Not consume on impulse, nor any brand new garments.
Apart from some new underwear and a pair of work shoes, I have actually refrained from buying any new garments for the entire year and instead used the stuff I already do have. As long as you stray away from temptation it really wasn't that difficult! This year I might have to treat m'self to a new pair of pantalones though.

[ x ] Watch Earthlings in full.
The things is, I started watching this documentary three times already before I actually managed to complete it. So I put it on my list for this reason,  and lo and behold, with only a few days left of the year I sat through it the other day. I cried just as much as anticipated but I still wanted to complete it as I do not think ignorance is bliss.

[ x ] Travel to Japan.
And so I did! I even opted that and ended up in New Zealand.


All in all, I would say I did pretty well! Did you have any goals or accomplishments set for the year - and how did you get on? I would love to hear it! x

Vertigo, volcanos and flaky noses: An Auckland Photo Journal.

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If you follow me on instagram, you might remember a series of Auckland-related spam on my stories a while back. Why, here is that same weekend but captured through my camera lens - aka 3 days worth of photos from walking up and down New Zeeland's largest city.

Saturday I resisted the urge to spend all day in bed, which is easy enough to do when one is staying at a shady hostel, and spent the day walking around the city. Following a tour from my copy of Lonely Planet's New Zealand guide City Centre Ramble, it guided me through the top sights of the town.

The first stop of the day was St Kevin's Arcade on K-Road which turned out to be a darn delight, as it was full of independent cafes, book stores and second hand gems.

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I hit the streets before really doing any type of research on where to get vegan friendly grub and was thus set for a day of feeling very hangry. But then some almightly kale must have felt my despair and sent me walking straight into the all vegan bakery of Tart, located in the arcade.

I recognised the sign from @veganinbrighton's instagram page, looked twice and then had the chalk board picted above confirm that I had indeed hit the jackpot. 100% plant based! My reaction was very much like this.

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They served all kinds of donuts, pastries and pies, with four different choices of plant milks for your caffeinated beverage. I had a lemon ch*cken baguette and an oat flat white, but was already planning on my next visit.

Through the arcade I continued down to Myers Park, passing palm trees and the replica of Michelangelo's Moses before reaching downtown.

After passing the Civic Theatre on Queen Street, I continued on to Khartoum Place and its tiles celebrating the Kiwi women as the first in the world to win the vote back in 1893.

Right above Khartoum Place is Auckland Art Gallery, which is admission free for all its permanent exhibits and also just a really cool building to visit. I really enjoyed the one featuring Marti Friedlander's photos from her world travels.

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Just behind the gallery is Albert Park (so much in this town that is Victoria and Albert-related!!) where I was gobsmacked, as per usual, by the massive trees residing in there. They just don't make them like that in northern Sweden! *insert heart eyes emoji*

Past the University I crossed this beauty of a camouflage.

Then I got lucky once again as I stumbled over another veggie place, Raw Power Cafe, overlooking petit Vulcan Lane just in time for lunch.

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Rather than spending the evening at my shabby hostel; on a whim I decided I should visit the Auckland Sky Tower whilst in town. Mainly because it is such a cool thing to say you have been to the tallest freestanding building in the Southern Hemisphere. Right?

I even managed to get a $9 discount off my ticket as I pulled out my student card from Aberdeen Uni that I still carry around. Winning!

I have never actually been up such a tourist attraction before and despite the reassuring sign proclaiming that the glass windows in the floor are just as strong as the concrete floors, there was still some strong vertigo feels going on and I could not pass said windows without my fingers clenched tightly around the side rails ... which is slightly ironic if you think about it, as I doubt that would really help me were the glass to actually crack. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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The following morning I left jetlag in bed, and got up early to catch the ferry out to Waiheke Island. With the fortunate discount at the SkyTower the night before, I asked the young lad in the ticket booth whether they did a student discount. Merely to be met by a "Only for High School Students, MADAM".

So this is what 24 and a half is like, eh!

Once on the island, I rented a bicycle as my mode of transport for the day in order to see more of it.

Yet again I managed to find a vegan friendly lunch stop at this quirky coffee shop in Oneroa.

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I finished the day up at the vineyards of Church Bay before rolling down the hills back to the harbour.

Monday was designated for volcano-climbing, but after waking up with a very red, sunburnt nose from my island adventure the day before - I was in desperate need for some sun lotion. After finding out there is a place called The Vegan Shop, off to cross half of town I went. 

Auckland was such an unexpected enchanter, as once I had gathered my sun block (...and chocolate bars and nutritional yeast - a girl's gotta eat!) the friendly cashier told me that if I had walked all this way out to suburbia, I should definitely pay a visit to the bakery just around the corner...

Turns out yet another Tart Bakery was to be found there. Milles grazie Auckland!

Then I set eyes on the Mount Eden summit. All of Auckland rests upon old volcanic fields and Mount Eden is one out of 53 of those.

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Wouldn't want to fall down there!

DIY dried citrus earrings.

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The best way, I have found, to receive compliments from complete strangers is when I wear my set of dried orange earrings out on then town. By-passers to baristas strike up conversations due to them and it is always extra fun to proclaim that they are in fact the result of a simple diy.

All you need to make your own pair is a oven, a citrus fruit of choice (I prefer orange as it remains its vibrant colour) and a couple of hours to spare. They also make for a pretty garland for the festive season!

DIY ORANGE EARRINGS

  1. Slice the citrus in ½ cm thin slices then carefully remove the seeds with the blade of the knife.

  2. Spread out on an oven tray covered with parchment paper. Place in oven set to 65-75c. Bake for 4 hours, flipping the citrus slices over every hour until the fruit is dried (but not completely shriveled up.)

  3. Once dried, attach an earring hook with some wire - et voila!

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Ratatouille Lasagna | with cashew bechamel.

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As anyone who has been following this blog for a while will know, I do have a thing for culinary love childs. Be it a cross over from two different types of cuisine or, as in this case, to combine two different courses - I am all about that jazz!

This week's recipe is what I cooked up when I had gathered my sweet family for a final joint dinner before I was off to New Zealand... because what better way to show appreciation in shape of food than a time consuming, warming lasagna? You tell me!

You might also like: The Thaitalian Lasagna.

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Ratatouille Lasagna

Cashew Bechamel

  • 3 dl (1,5 cup) cashews, soaked over night
  • 0,75 dl (1/3 cup) nutritional yeast
  • 0,75 dl (1/3 cup) water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp each of garlic and onion powder
  • dash of salt and pepper
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  • lasagna sheets
  • vegan cheese

Tomato sauce

  • 2 onions
  • 1 bulb garlic
  • 2 eggplants
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 can à 400 grams crushed tomato
  • 4 fresh tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pot fresh basil
  • ½ lemon, zest of
  1.  Dress the garlic bulb in tin foil. Roast veggies for 1,5 hours at 150c, drizzled with olive oil, salt and black pepper. (Alternatively saute, in batches, until all veggies are tender)
  2. In a food processor, combine the bechamel ingredients. Make sure the cashews have been soaked for a minimum of 5 hours or it will not work.
  3. Bring crushed tomatoes, bay leaf and lentils to a boil in a small saucepan until lentils are near done.
  4. Comebine roasted vegetables with tomato-lentil mixture, add two handfuls of fresh basil, the juice of half a lemon and a tbsp of balsamic vinegar to the mixture. Layer between lasagna sheets in an ovenproof dish.
  5. Top with vegan cheese. Cook at 200c for 40 minutes; covering the dish with tin foil for the first 20.

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Best Vegan Restaurants in Chiang Mai: Tried & Tested!

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Chiang Mai ought to be one of the most vegan friendly cities in the world. There are so many good places to eat that one gets spoilt for choice (which, believe me, is not a common thing for us!) What is even better yet, is the wide variety of the food on offer - from middle eastern hummus delights and japanese whole foods, to traditional burmese or  westernized fast food. And of course plentiful of thai dishes! (When up north you simply have to try the regional speciality Khao Soi).

I spent the first week of November eating my way through two handfuls of these restaurants... all in the name of science of course! Here is my recommendations in a, somewhat, chronological order.

Tip top

Free Bird Cafe
116 Maneenopparat Rd (just outside the north east corner of the Old City)
Fully vegan as of October 2017, Free Bird House is such a gem! Not only because of the fabulous menu (lavender latte anyone?), the quirky interiors or the second hand shop in the back, but all the profits made go towards helping minorities, and in particular Burmese refugees.

They do western style foods like french toast, pancakes and smoothie bowls, along with traditional burmese meals. I had the papaya shan salad, apple cider limade and a lavender latte made beautifully by the barista. Throughout the month Free Bird hosts a range of events. One particularly eye-catching is the lunch meet up Nomad Girls Wednesdays. Definitely need to check that out next time around!

Anchan Vegetarian Restaurant
Nimmanhaemin Rd, Soi Hillside 3 (opposite Nimmanhaemin soi 11)
If you are heading to check out Nimman, Anchan is a must. What I enjoyed most about this place is how relaxed it feels compared to its city centre counterparts. The food is super tasty (I had the green curry with pumpkin) with vegan options clearly marked on the colourful chalk board that makes up the menu. All in line with the slogan adorning their sign outside the door "vegetarian food so good you won't miss the meat". There is also a nice terrace to enjoy the breeze from whilst observing the street below.

Amrita Garden
2/1 Samlan Rd, Soi 5 (close of Nong Buak Hard Park)
Hidden away in a small soi at the south west corner of the city, Amrita serves small but satisfying portions. The food is kind of traditional Japanese meets western macrobiotics. They do a lunch set that starts at THB99 which includes a vegetable plate, soup, rice and some tea. Unfortunately this was finished by the time I got there, instead I had a plate of eggplant carpaccio with a plain onigiri - which was both delightful and felt like a very fresh meal in all its simplicity.
The ingredients are all organic and the Amrita crew makes as much as possible from scratch themselves, which is rather impressive. Other items of the menu include an eggplant lasagna and vegan cheese platters.

 

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AUM Vegetarian
1/4 Suriyawong Rd
Aum is one of Chiang Mai's oldest, and best established, vegetarian restaurants. They recently moved into a new more spacious location, after years close to Thapae Gate, to better deal with the crowds that tend to appear around lunchtime. The food served makes it well worth the walk "outside" the city gates though. The menus are a little confusing and leave little in terms of description but it is all forgiven when you taste the food. It is simply gorgeous! I had the fresh spring rolls and a Khao Soi - done properly with the complimentary, and essential!, pickled cabbage and raw shallots. If there is any where to have the vegan version of the traditional northern thai dish, this is the place!

Reform Kafe
1/4 Sripoom Rd, Soi 7
The restaurant of Green Tiger Guesthouse, run by a Thai/Swiss duo, is certified fully vegan as of July 2017. I had the mushroom burger with garden chips and a standard salad. At THB150 this was the priciest of the meals I tried once in Chiang Mai, but Reform is a little fancier than the average establishments and I felt like trying something equally fancy whilst at it. The burger turned out to be real tasty, with plenty of earthy tones along with a very creamy vegan mayonnaise. Yum! Along with some traditional thai dishes, they also do things like almond milk lassis and espresso affogatos. Bonus for the cosy garden feel and smily waiting staff!

Blue Diamond
Moon Muang Rd, Soi 9
I have been going to Blue Diamond for years. After several features in Lonely Planet, it is safe to say that the prices have increased along with the popularity. But I, along with plenty familiar faces, still keep coming back - so it is clearly well deserved. While they do serve meat, there is plenty of vegan options - particularly cakes from their bakery in the front, which also serves as a health food store. The garden with its many pillows is a great place to relax during a hot day... or regular night. A must is the raw cashew and chocolate cake. Pure divinity!

The Salad Concept
Nimmanhaemin Rd, Soi 13
+ new location at Chaiyapoom Rd, soi 1

I remember the first time I went into the, original, Salad Concept restaurant in Nimman in 2013 and thought it was so quirky yet brilliant how you can make up your own salad with the little forms found on the tables. So you get 5 free toppings and a dressing for your salad creation, then you can add things on as your taste buds, and budget, desire. The prices are clearly marked on the menu, as well as the SFV salad dressings and toppings. When you are done, you simply pass the check over to your waiter - which is also a bonus when said person might not be the best at communicating with in English.

Mild Restaurant
24 Sri Poom Rd (at Moon Muang Soi 9)
This lovely, family run place serves meat but also cater for a lot of vegan options. The portions are generous (especially the fruit salad) and they also have a wide selection of homemade cakes. What I love most about this place is the familiar feel; you feel that you sitting in the garden of a family home (which indeed you are!) with graduation and wedding photos adorning the walls. The best is how you are always greeted with a big smile!
 

 

So-so

Da's Home Bakery
11/4 Moonmuang Rd, soi 6
Very good coffee (if you drink it black) but food is quite greasy. Does however also do some vegan baked goods and müsli, so excellent for days when you need a quick grab and go. Cinnamon rolls are supposedly grand.

Taste From Heaven
34/1 Ratmakka Rd
The minds behind the Vegan Heaven restaurants, this place is vegetarian with vegan options. The main reason they are scored this low on my list is because they fail to serve spicy food... in Thailand. This despite me requesting a spicy curry when asked my preference.
Plus points for being cosier than the newbies that have a somewhat sterile interior. The location is also good, as it is close of Thapae Gate and the Sunday Walking Street Market.

Vegan Heaven
44/6 Loi Kroh Rd + Moon Muang soi 9
This restaurant has two branches by the founder behind Taste From Heaven. The three basically have identical menus, except that the Vegan Heaven ones obviously only serves the vegan alternatives.  The prices are decent, and I did enjoy the mock-chicken
What brings this place down is the interiors. Painted in orange and green with veg-prone celebrity quotes adorning the walls it all feels a bit sterile... Along with the music that is far too "hip" (a crash course on how to feel old: use the word hip!) for a pleasant dining experience. Except perhaps when they have Westlife blasting out of the speakers. I would also avoid the Khao Soi; the broth tastes alright but unless soggy mushroom balls are your jam - go elsewhere or try to opt for another filling.


Have you tried any of these places? Or do you perhaps have some personal favourites? I would love to hear about it in the comments section!

Sweet Potato Soup with Roasted Sweet Corn (or 'A Darn Sweet Soup')

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These photos are already about a month old. They were taken in the light of dusk with one valiant warrior still awake enough to photo bomb my window sill set up. Undoubtedly such commitment grants a 15 minute of fame-permit on my internet corner! As I am writing this I am in Punakaiki, New Zealand and am pretty pleased to have daylight up until 9pm. Quite the changeover from northern Sweden!

This week's recipe is a soup made of sweet potato and coconut milk with some carrots joining the party (for that extra bit of sweetness!). Now if food blogging was like fashion; I have seen so many recipes where roasted sweet corn is used as a soup topping 'this season' and it seemed like great fun. Especially since I love to add texture and chewiness to my soups! Without further ado, here is a darn sweet soup.

You might also like: 3 ways to make your soup more filling + fun.

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Sweet Potato Soup with Roasted Sweet Corn

  1. Saute onion until soft, about 5 mins.
  2. Add curry paste and let saute for another minute.
  3. Add diced sweet potatoes and carrots along with the vegetable broth. Bring to a boil, then let simmer for 10-15 mins. 
  4. Add coconut milk and coriander. Leave to simmer another 5 minutes.
  5. In a medium skillet, heat up oil and saute sweet corn until they turn golden and start to smell like popcorn.
  6. Serve soup hot with fresh coriander and roasted sweet corn on top!
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 sweet potatoes, smaller sized
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • ½ litre vegetable broth
  • 1 can (à 400 g) coconut milk
  • a handful fresh coriander + more to serve
  • ½ a lime, juice of

Roasted Sweet Corn

  • 3 dl sweet corn (1.2 cup)
  • oil
  • ground paprika, chilli, coriander
  • pumpkin seeds (opt.)

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