Category Archives: Eating on the GO!

Eating Vegan in… Ghent! @ De Zuidkant!

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Ohhh yeah baby! Las Monday the 20th november I had de honour to enjoy a very cozy evening! Every single detail was just perfect, the company, the place, the food and the music! My boss and friend Lucie asked me to go with her to this new restaurant in Ghent, De Zuidkant, to delight the concert of a friend of hers. I just could not say no!

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Unfortunately I don’t have any pics from the nice food we had (btw, vegan as far as I know), but I do have the poster from the eve with artist presentation: Michael Holt. I had already heard from him at Lucie’s place, but the “house concert” was even better! This guy has a very special touch, he’s very sweet, deep and authentic as well as funny :) He managed to involve us all with his music, which was food for the soul! He tought was that we should take some time to just enjoy music while doing nothing else! Wise words, thank you Michael for the “slow music”! ;-)

Food wise, it was a closed menu, we could not choose what to eat, but who wants to choose when everything we ate was simply delicious? The restaurant has been open for less than a month now, but it is already a success! Griet & Ellen, the owners, do know how it make your meal a great experience :) They do have a special formula, they cook something different everyday and you can go with your own containers and enjoy their food at home! That’s the perfect excuse to visit them often and try their creations. I am sure I will be back very soon, you will read more about it then! ;-)

Here you are both links, the one from Michael’s website and the one from the restaurant! 

http://www.michaelholtmusic.com/

http://www.dezuidkant.be/

Will be back soon! Big hug and much love,

Sara.es

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ChoCoLaTe AvoCadO WoNdEr DeSSeRt! You have never tried anything like that… ;-)

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2013-11-17 17.52.07 Looking for a magic dessert? Dont look any further, you have it! I know it seems like a weird combination, but actually it is just amazing! I will not make it any longer, here oyu have de recipe ;-)

Ingredients for a cup (1-2 pax):

1 Ripe Avocado
2 Table spoon cacao powder (or carob)
Lemon juice
1 Table spoon sweetener (in this case, agave syrup)
A pinch of salt, cayenne pepper, cinnamon and/or vanilla to taste

Directions:

Open the avocado and mix it all with the mixer!

What do you think? Isn’t it simple and fast? I can tell you it tastes amazing! Try it and let me know how do you like it!

Big hug and much ♥

Sara.es

Eating Vegan in… Ghent! @ Avalon!

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Two weeks ago I had a very spacial visit, my friend Olga from Budapest! After a very nice but rainy evening around Ghent we wanted to eat something… Where should we go?!?! Well, she’s fine with everything, but for me it is not that easy to find a vegan place where I can also eat gluten-free! Fortunately Avalon was still open by the time that we got hungry :) 

They do have menu but we went for the “Dagschotel” or “today’s speciality” and we got this amazing dish full of tasty veggies and quinoa, all organic! I could not say what I liked the most, it was all amazing! 

Do you want to know more about this place, visit their website: www.restaurantavalon.be

I highly recommend it if you want to eat very good (and feel full afterwards) at a reasonable price, 15,60€ (for such a delicious vegan and organic dish was is not much, right?)

If you visit then I hope you enjoyed as much as I did! Smakelijk! 

Big hug and much love,

Sara.es on the GO! 

Eating for Energy Lecture, back on track!

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Ohhhh, yeahhhhh! This is it, tomorrow Wednesday I will be hosting my next lecture in Ghent.

Do you want to know more about it? Click here, you are more than welcome! :) 

https://www.facebook.com/events/353841181426473/

Big hug, and see you there!!

Sara.es

Chia pudding, the best dessert ever! :)

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2013-10-01 14.11.43Do you often crave something creamy, tasty and sweet but you want to stay on the healthy side and get something nutritious and easy? I think I have something for you then… :) I am not a fan of exact recipes, but here you are and idea of how to prepare such a dessert!

What do you need? 

1/4 cup Chía seeds*

1 cup Veggie milk (I used home-made almond milk, but you can also buy it)

1 ts Maple syrup (or any other healthy alternative)

Cinnamon

A little bit of lemon juice

 

What to do? 

Mix al the ingredients together and leave for 10-15 min in the fridge.

Stir again and check the taste and consistency. Bear in mind that the chia seeds will grow and get slimy…

You can eat it now or leave it a bit longer in the fridge for more consistency and flavour! :)

Just enjoy it!

 

Other suggestions:

You can try your own version adding cacao nibs or chocolate powder, carob, coco, grated zest, raisins… Be creative, the sky is the limit!

I did also with fruit juice, crazy… hahaha I love it too! :)

 

Did you like it? I like so much tha tI normally have a big bowl at home and I have a portion everyday… :) If you try it let me know how it goes, please! I want to hear from you!

 

Big hug and much love,

 

Sara

 

 

*Chia seeds are a great source of omega 3 among other things. They will make you feel full without feeling guilty ;-) I use them a lot to replace eggs and in deserts. You can buy them on healthy stores

Eating RAW in… Antwerpen! @eten vol leven – What a Wrap! :)

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Here I am eating raw food one more time, where? In Antwerp again! It seems to be the paradise for raw eaters in Belgium, yesssss! I spent a week working in this beautiful city with not much time to cooking or whatsoever… Fortunately I did some research and I discovered “eten vol leven” a great “ORGANIC JUICEBAR – RAW FOOD KITCHEN”!

What I ate? A wrap made with love and “sur demande” (I kindly asked for no cucumber and they put some apple instead…). I don’t really remember the ingredients, but for less that 8€ I had a tasty raw organic wrap! (Very ecological too as you can see in the picture).Photo0163

So, if you live in Antwerp or are just doing some tourism around, don’t miss the chance to visit this cozy establishment and enjoy a meal full of love!

Thanks a lot for your service and “veel succes”  ♥

Sara.es

P.S. here’s their link! www.etenvolleven.be ;-)

Eating healthy @Gitanekesfoor, lots of options!!

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405586_468343946584014_1824370572_nAt the beginning of September I went working to a nice gypsy circus and music festival in Belgium, Gitanekesfoor. As always, I had planned most of my meals in advance but fortunately I had also left some room for nice surprises! :) 

The catering in the festival was much different from most festivals I’ve been to… Organic fries, vegetarian balls, gluten-free pancakes, watermelon, fresh made juices or home-made pizza among other dishes definitely upgraded the experience of all us! :)

Here you are the most vegan, gluten and sugar-free options!

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This little caravan assisted by 4 lovely Dutch girls   very tasty pitas filled with fresh salad and all kind of veggie balls. Since I don’t take any gluten, they offered me a dish with falafel and salad, OMG, sooo yummy!!

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Unfortunately I don’t have a picture, it didn’t last long on my plate… hihi. Thank you girls, you are doing an amazing job!! Good luck and hope to meet you again in any other festival!

You can find them here www.vegametballen.nl  and on FB!

 

 

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De Sappentrapper:

Have you ever ridden a bike to get your own fruit juice? This this I don’t mean to take your bike to get to the store, hehe. Now it is possible! This creative company gives you the chance to make your own  fresh made fruit juice that you blend yourself at the same time you practice some exercise… Plus it is very ecological because they don’t need any electricity! Amazing, right? :)

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Well, this is me preparing my morning juice! Could not be happier… :) If you want to have such an experience contact them through his website www.sappentrapper.be or via FB

 

 

 

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I will not say much about it because it deserves a whole post for itself! This cooperative not only uses organic products from A to Z but it is also completely vegetarian with some vegan options! It is true that fried fries are not super heathy, but the whole concept involves a very conscious alternative…

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To get to know more about them (us, I am proud to say that I work for them), visit www.denatuurfrituur.blogspot.be or FB!

 

 

 

 

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VZW Katapult:

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At last but not least, milk and gluten-free pancakes (baked with bookweit)! Ok, true, they contain eggs (so they are not vegan), but ehh, that’s already something, right? :)  Plus their friendly staff you can put on top of your pancake whatever you like!

Do you want to know more about them? Visit www.vzwkatapult.blogspot.be!

Well, that was it! Thank you all for giving us so many wonderful alternatives for a more eco-healthy-friendly world! Wish you luck, hope to see you (at least) next year again! :)

Big hug and much love,

Sara.es

Eating raw food in… Antwerpen! @ Seed of Life > Holy Smoke Burger, yummmi

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IMG_20130808_150319 (2)Two  weeks ago I had to go working to Antwerp everyday so I decided to explore de city in a culinary way! This is my first experiment: eating a Holy Smoke Burger from “Seed of life”, the first superfood store in Antwerp!

Curious? Well, it was not only me saying how good it was… My colleagues who are not used to healthy food certified its tastiness! :) Raw, vegan and gluten-free, what else can you ask for when you have a limited diet and want to eat out? Well, I have to add that although it was not cheap (14€), the ingredients were fresh, the burger was fulfilling and the owner was very very nice.

If you are ever around in Antwerpen and want to have a great raw vegan meal, this is one of the places to go! I highly recommend it, it is a great experience! (you just to look at my face to see how much I enjoyed it, hihihi)

If you need more information, please visit their website or contact me! http://www.seedoflife.be/ (they are also on FB!)

Big hug and much love!

Sara.es

Btw, I’ll be officially on holidays for the next two weeks, but I’ll be back with many fresh ideas for the blog! Have a great time, I will :P