Category Archives: Travelling around the world

:: Happy new year ::

Happy new year to all of you… and all our best wishes for the coming year. This year for us is going to be full of changes and hopefully good ones.

A resolution for the year: we hope that our lovely new-arrived cat LUA (Moon in Portuguese language) will feel completely integrated and be happy with us. It is improving little by little, recently she started to say meow… lovely! However we can still feel that the shelter period.

 

A resolution for this blog: we expect to post more and more about delicious food and this time around the world, well part of it. In a near future, we are travelling to the US, Scotland, Germany, Italy, … and hopefully more and more, so keep tuned and you will hear of lovely stories about eating vegan in our trips. A heads-up: most probably we will be able to attend the “NYC Vegetarian Food Festival”, did anyone of you go the last year? and if you are planing to go, … what I should not miss?

 

 

Something that we never mentioned here and simply appeared in our blog is a blog roll named “Viet Nam Trip“. This is a small collection of photos related to food that we collected in our month trip to Viet Nam. It was a great trip and not that difficult to be vegan. There is a large Buddhist influence and that was something to thank for. Every full and new moon, many Buddhist Vietnamese would eat vegan food. On those days, Quán Chay (vegetarian/vegan) restaurants were completely packed making it harder for us to find a place to eat. Actually, the restaurants themselves were much easier to find, due to the congregation of motorbikes parked outside! The whole family was there, from grand mum or dad until a baby, all of them eating Quán Chay.

Below you can see a sketch of our trip and a small selection of the food we ate.

To sum up: An amazing trip full of colors, adventures and nice people.

 

Awesome food in Capri

Eihh it  has been a while that I did not post, the reason was because I spent some days on Capri, a small  island  in front of the Naples coast. The weather was great almost all the days and the food really good even for a vegan. The reason to go there was because of a spring school related to my job. To my great surprise the organizers took a lot of care and effort to arrange perfect vegan meals in every restaurant, so I felt not discriminated at all. Here I want to warmly thank Dario and Daniel for their efforts to accommodate a vegan in Italy.

Here there is a bit of what I ate for lunch…

Look at the ruccola leaves, really big!

An awesome, simple and tasty pasta made with aubergine tomato sauce. I am amazed about the flavour of such a simple mix of ingredients but definitively the quality of the tomatoes, aubergine that I ate during the week cannot be compared to what I can get here in The Netherlands. The tomato sauce was cooked at low fire with some garlic cloves for a long long time and the aubergine was soft and nicely cooked.

I had some hours left before my flight departure around Naples. Of course, I went to eat a good pizza in a traditional place founded in 1780, quite old. It is called La pizzeria Brandi.  Did you know that marinara pizza (the one displayed in the photo above) is vegan by default?! I did not have to change anything from the ingredient list, awesome! It is basically tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, basil and olive oil. Yummy yummy….