“Chickpea Cocktail” or the plant-based alternative to Tuna Sandwich and Shrimp Cocktail

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This is one of my favourite recipes for summer and after-work food – easy, quick, healthy and yummy. After reading this, I had to create my own chickpea dish and try out different styles: as a salad (light dinner!), on a sandwich (fake Tuna style!) and as a filling for lettuce wedges (crispy fingerfood!). The nori algae gives it some sea-ish flavour, the fresh veggies make it light and healthy, the soy-yoghurt does the creaminess.

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Guilt-free Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with Cinnamon & Almonds

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Do you also like a good old, outside-crunchy-inside-soft cookie? My recent trip to the US really inspired me – I loved the cinnamon raisin bagels everywhere and I’ve also seen a lot of oatmeal products. Back at home, I thought I’d try to combine these flavours as a nice way to be reminded of my last holiday. I also aimed for a healthy, pure recipe, so I chose whole-grain flour and nuts as a base, just a bit agave syrup instead of sugar and the overwhelming natural sweetness of the raisins. It worked out perfectly!

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“Vegan in Vegas” or eating vegan in the US

I’ve just got back from the US recently: My fifth trip to the States, but my first time as a vegan. Similar to my Stockholm post, I wanna share with you my best meals, some nice pictures and tips for those of you who live in or travel to the States soon.

I stayed for a total of 2,5 weeks in Orlando, San Diego and Las Vegas, and all in all, it wasn’t difficult to eat vegan. People were always so friendly and a lot of waiters even went to ask in the kitchen if my chosen dish was actually vegan. I noticed that a lot of restaurants and bars have a hummus dish on their menu, and I usually went for that…

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Vegan Cocktail Sauce

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Another simple and easy standard recipe today: Vegan cocktail sauce. Usually, store-bought cocktail sauce is stuffed with yoghurt, cream and sometimes egg, but this one is free from additives and plant-based. It’s whipped up in three minutes and tastes great with raw veggies or crackers as a dipping sauce, with cooked potatoes as a kind of sour-cream and with all kinds of tofu and barbecue items – perfect summer sauce, I’d say!

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