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What I ate in Paris: Vegan & Vegetarian 

Hi Everyone, How are you all doing? FYI, the post is entirely made of pictures of food. I try to cook most of my meals and take advantage of my parents’ beautiful kitchen as much as I can. PS: of course I haven’t photographed ALL of my meals. The pictures below are just a tiny sample of what I made for myself and my family, from my week in Paris. What have you been up to? Ali Advertisements

One easy Vegan Recipe

Hi Everyone, How are you all doing? I initially wanted to dedicate one post to three vegan recipes but it was honestly way too long. So I hope you don’t mind because you’ll be getting recipes for a week. I have been cooking more and more. I love grilled tofu, fake chicken, vegan cheese etc. We are a match in heaven. So I spent one week in March cooking every single night and I would like to share my three favorite recipes with you. Vegan Couscous You will need: Chickpeas (2 cans) Carrots (2) Courgette (1) Couscous (150g) Fake chicken (optional, can be replaced by tofu) Harissa Tumeric Cumin Tabasco Salt&Pepper So I cut all my vegetables first. Whilst I cooked them in water, I took my chickpeas (already cooked) and put them for 2 mins in the microwave. Once my vegetables were a bit softer, I added all my spices, except the Harissa and my chickpeas. I brought down the heat, covered it up and moved on to my fake meat and couscous. I threw the meat …

My favorite Central London vegan and vegetarian pizzas (so far)

Hi Everyone, Guess what? It is FOOD TIME. Yes!Finally! I had a great Veganuary, I cooked a lot and felt great. I have recently enjoyed my first pizza of February 2017 (because trust me, there will be many more) and I thought: “Hm, who do I want to share my love for pizzas with?” So here you go, just for you, the best pizzas you can get in Central London, that I have personally tested and loved. PS: I will make update posts as the list goes on but for now, as I live in Central London, I’ll focus on what you can get over there. FRANCO MANCA – PIZZA 1 AND PIZZA 2 I love love love, love love, Franco Manca. I have talked about it before and I will not stop. I had both the vegetarian pizza and the vegan pizza without any added toppings. The crust and the dough are what makes their pizzas so f****** good. I don’t know how to describe it but the dough light in texture and strong in …

Cheeky Veggie Dinner Date for under £10.00

Hi Everyone, I know. Finally. A recipe. It has been so long. I have been so good at coming up with new ideas and uploading two times a week that I have forgotten to write down what I ate. Stupid me. Here is what we had for dinner a couple of days ago. It is a vegetarian peppered steak, baby potatoes, mushrooms and broccoli. The meat-free peppered steak is from Quorn. You can find the brand at Tesco and I believe that they have an offer running. Something like buy 3 of their products for £5.00 ( not sponsored by the way ). You all know how to cook your potatoes and broccoli so I thought I would focus on what made the dish so delicious. The sauce. I threw half a spoon of vegan butter in a pan to replace my usual olive oil Half a glass of water A vegetable stock pot A spoonful of truffle mustard A bit of Mulled wine I added my mushrooms and my peppered steak and a tiny …

How to flirt with a Food Lover

I don’t know about you guys but the only way to win my heart is with food. Cook me a meal, bring me a box a Macarons, pour me a chai latte… and I am all yours. I was on Twitter the other day and I came across the worst pickup line. I asked my friends and our good old internet for some of the best ( and the worst ) food related pickup lines and here is what came out of it. Should we all go update our Tinder profile ? “Nice buns” “How do you like your eggs in the morning ?” “How about we go straight to dessert ?” “If you were a fruit, you would be a fine apple” “If you were a vegetable, you would be a cute cumber” “I am amazing in the kitchen’ “We would make an awesome pear“ “Let’s mash” “I am loving your melons” “How about we plant seeds together ?” “Do you have any raisins ? How about a date ?” “You look delicious, can I …

Rainbow pepper tart

Hi Everyone ! How was your week ? I haven’t been posting a lot because I have been busy with uni and job interviews etc..overall a busy but enjoyable week. I had my whole weekend planned, ready to be productive and enjoy the first days of fall, but I got drunk on Friday. It is so dangerous to go out on a Friday night. You think you will have two days to go out again and recover when in fact, in my case anyway, you always end up going too hard on the first night out and won’t move from your couch for the next two days. So in honor of my legendary laziness, I present you with the easiest tart you will ever make. With the  help of the following ingredients : Three peppers  A tart dough or Puff Pastry for maximum deliciousness  Some sort of Smokey Barbecue Sauce Mustard ( maille is an all time favorite of mine ) Olive Oil & Salt & Black Pepper The only work you will have to do as illustrated above. …

Easy Lentil & Rice Curry

  I have been so inspired by Fall lately that I had to put together this quick recipe for you ! It is full of flavor, high in protein and will keep you full throughout the day. For this quick recipe, you will need : Red or Green Lentils Brown Rice Curry Powder Coconut milk Chili Powder One red onion Green peas Salt & Pepper So I bet you all know how to cook lentils & rice. Throw them both in the pan with some salt, cover it up and check on it once in a while to avoid overcooking and transforming it into a mushy mess. For the curry sauce, grab another pan and heat it up with some coconut or olive oil. Once it is warm, pour the coconut milk with curry powder and chili powder. Keep stirring when you add the ingredients, to make sure the taste is even and avoid any chunks. Add the onions, peas and whatever leftover veggies you might find in your fridge. I added the salt & pepper …

Amazon Pantry : Hit or Miss ?

Hi Everyone, I have something a bit different for you today. I ordered food with Amazon ! Not uncommon I know but I thought it would be a fun experience and I also wanted to compare the prices between my regular grocery shopping at Tesco and a regular grocery shopping with Amazon. To order with Amazon Pantry, you have to be subscribed to Amazon prime. From there, you have access to the amazon pantry with a good range of products from different supermarkets. This was the part I was most interested in because I mostly shop at Tesco. It is not the cheapest but it is convenient as I live in Central London and wouldn’t be caught dead walking more than 15 mins for groceries. Before we get into my Amazon pantry experience, I just wanted to give you a little reminder of what I usually buy. I spend between £30 to £35 on groceries a week. I buy mostly vegan/vegetarian products and lots of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables. Amazon pantry does not offer vegetables, fruits …

Diet or Lifestyle ?

Hi Everyone, How is it going ? As you all know, I spend a lot of time online. As a freelance translator and lover of good content, I read a lot of articles and watch my fair share of videos on pretty much everything. From Casey Neistat to Buzzfeed videos, vegan recipes and crazy makeup tutorials, I read a lot of comments. Whilst I try to stay away from the comment section on YouTube and its unbelievable negativity in general, I can’t help but get annoyed when I come across certain comments. I will often read : “vegetarianism is a diet not a lifestyle” “veganism is a lifestyle not a diet”. Now don’t get me wrong, expressing your opinion is perfectly fine, as long as you don’t talk down to someone for having a different opinion and don’t spread or encourage hate. If you read my articles, I use the words diet and lifestyle all the time to talk about vegetarianism and veganism because, in my opinion, it is not something to stress about. But after reading …

What I eat in a day #4 Vegetarian

Hey everyone, How are you ? I would like to apologise for the lack of posts. I write about things I am passionate about / like and I would feel like I am not being true to myself if I would prioritize quantity over quality. I would like to thank everyone who voted and would like to remind you that the poll is still up on the blog. I will look at all the answers at the end of next week. If you haven’t voted already, please check it out ! If you are annoyed at the lack of posts, I have a Tumblr and a Twitter and I try to post more regularly on there ( especially Tumblr ). I am completely new to Twitter but I will get the hang of it eventually. It could be a nice way for us to interact as I would love to get to know you all a little better. Food wise, today was pretty uneventful. I did not cook ( I know, shocking ) but ate …

What I eat in a day #3 – Vegetarian Recipes

Hi Everyone, How are you ? I feel like I haven’t talked to you in so long. I usually post more often but I am working on something good for you guys which requires a lot of research hence me not being very active this week. To continue the tradition, I bring to you another  What I eat in a day post. I promise I will try to make them less random and set a day for them. I am thinking Friday or Monday. What do you think ? But anyway, so happy to be writing again ! I woke up quite late today ( because I went to bed too late. Again. ) and immediately “made” breakfast. I had a full glass of organic orange juice. Some peanut butter on the side ( this one is delicious. I used to be a fan of the Whole Earth brand. I switched to this one recently and I honestly couldn’t be happier ). And my pineapple from Tesco. This one was not as good as usual. I like …

Living with A Meat Eater ? Scandalous !

Hi Everyone, I hope you are all having a lovely day!  So many things have been happening lately ! I just got back from Paris and I had to say goodbye to my beautiful family and my comfy house. Also, I have been playing Pokemon Go. But only from my bed. Got to level 6 pretty much without moving which is pretty impressive if you ask me. I have also been staying at home these past two days, writing and catching up on everything I left on the side. I did get up to go grocery shopping for the week yesterday and I realized that I had to buy enough food for two. Yes, I do not live alone ( who does in London really ). And the person who lives with me is not vegetarian or vegan. He eats meat. Red meat, poultry and fish. It has never been an issue for us. If you have a look at my previous articles, I am pretty understanding and will certainly not judge you for not eating the way you do …

What I eat in a day #2 – Vegetarian Recipes

Happy 14th of July guys ! First of all, I would like to thank everyone who decided to click on my tiny follow button. Today is my blog one month anniversary and it warms my heart to have so many beautiful people reading it. Whilst I do not have a lot of followers, I do appreciate it when someone decides to hear me out so thanks again for everything. Today was a slow day for me. I stayed home again and spent some quality time with my family. I will be going back to London very soon and not looking forward to it. I love my friends, where I live & the people in general but after the whole Brexit thing, I might have to think twice before spending my life over there. Breakfast was light since I woke up around 10 am. I had a full glass of homemade orange juice and two apples. I decided to spend the rest of my morning outside reading. I recently went to Bath ( Thermae Bath Spa is …