05 July 2015

Dinosaur portrait giveaway

Martinus painted this Velociraptor illustration for one of our friends as a birthday present. He liked painting it so much that he wants to do another one and we decided to have a giveaway over on Terrapin and Toad. I added the giveaway widget below so you can enter right here. Just tell us your favourite type of dinosaur and good luck!

01 July 2015

Homemade granola

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Hey guys. Can you believe it's July already?! It feels like time is just going by faster and faster as I get older and I'm not even 30 yet. Martinus came back from his trip to Germany last week and I'm so excited for my Belgium trip. We're both wishing we'd taken a shorter vacation together instead of longer separate trips, but I am very excited to get away and see a new country. Everything is planned, so now I'm just waiting.

I made some granola last night. I looked at a few recipes before and then just mixed together a bunch of things we had in the kitchen. There's lots of different textures and there's not much oil or sugar in so it's quite healthy. I used coconut oil for the flavour, but I can't taste it so I might just leave it out next time. I might also try it without sugar because it's also not very sweet. I prefer that because you can just add sugar when you eat it. This morning we had it with a smoothie bowl, so we didn't need any extra sugar.

Cinnamon carob granola

Dry ingredients

2 cups oats
1 cup rye flakes
1 cup popped millet
1/2 cup buckwheat groats
1 cup pecan nuts
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons carob

Wet ingredients

1/8 tablespoon coconut oil
1/8 tablespoon apple sauce/purée
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  • Mix the wet and dry ingredients in separate bowls and then together.
  • Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes at 150℃, mixing halfway.
  • Let cool.
  • Eat.
I hope you like it!

19 June 2015

Vegan food at Zest Restaurant

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We had this delicious breakfast at Zest Restaurant in Gordon's Bay a few months ago. We had been there once before and the chef made us a great vegan meal with no notice. This time we called ahead to arrange for something vegan. The chef made falafel with potato rosti, rocket, coriander and mango coulis. It's so nice to go to a restaurant and get a special meal like this instead of a bland salad. I would recommend them any day.

01 June 2015

Easy vegan banana bread

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I've made this delicious banana bread many times in the past, but we always eat it before I get a chance to take a photo. You don't need any vegan specific ingredients so it's perfect to bake for a vegan friend or just when you don't have any eggs and milk at home. It tastes just like the banana bread my mom bakes.

25 May 2015

Birthdays, travel and teeth.

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It was my 29th birthday two weeks ago. I think this was the first time in my life that I wasn't really excited about having a birthday and it had nothing to do with my age. Well, not directly anyway. Most years I plan a party and what type of cake I want for weeks in advance, but this year I just wanted to finish my work and relax afterwards. My priorities have changed as I've gotten older and this year getting on with my normal life seemed more appealing than a day of baking and eating cake. In the end I had a joined birthday party with one of my friends.

My trip to Belgium is slowly getting closer. I received my Schengen visa on my birthday and it was a great surprise. Going overseas alone is exciting, but I'm starting to get really nervous too. I'm trying to plan ahead as much as possible so that there's less to worry about. I won't have a detailed itinerary, but I want to have the lightest backpack I can manage. Each time I've had a sore muscle or carried a heavy bag during the past few weeks I reminded myself not to take along more than I have to.

I had a tooth pulled last week and I forgot how long it takes to recover from that. It's not nearly as painful as when I had my wisdom teeth removed surgically last year, but it hasn't been fun. It reminded me that I never shared my post about vegan foods to eat after a tooth extraction. Now that I'm experiencing it again I will finish the post soon.

This post has been all over the place, so let's just blame it on the painkillers ;)

07 May 2015

Travel plans

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I'm going to Belgium! Alone!

Now that the big news is out of the way I can tell how it happened. With three elderly dogs we weren't planning on doing much travelling soon. They're very attached to us and two of them have health problems so we wouldn't be able to enjoy a long vacation away from them. A few weeks ago we joked about going on separate vacations. Shortly after that we considered actually doing it and now all our plans are finalized.

Martinus is going to Germany to watch Bob Dylan and a few weeks later I'm going to Belgium. I'll save the specific details until I'm back and have photos to share, but I might do a post about packing. I've learnt so much since we went to Thailand and I'm hoping to take along a very light bag.

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