The other day I got a comment under one of my Instagram photos telling me “you’re disgusting, you’re a carnist, you were never vegan, you should change your account name”. First of all I felt that comment was pretty rude and second no, I’m not gonna change my name. Here’s why.. It’s true that I originally chose the name plantifulalexandra in reference of only eating plant foods. However, over the years I got quite attached to the name and people know me (or my account) under that name, it’s pretty much my “online identity”. I don’t see the point in… Read More »Why I’m not changing my name.
First of all: This will probably be the longest blogpost I’ve ever written but please make sure to read it all if you want to understand where I’m coming from. After you’ve done that feel free to judge me or unfollow me on social media if you still feel like doing so. Thank you. Oh and don’t worry, this is not the next “my vegan diet made me sick that’s why I quit” kind of story and it also has nothing to do with other vegans who’ve recently quit veganism but with all the personal changes I went through the… Read More »Why I ditched the vegan label.
Too many ripe bananas at home and you don’t know what to do with them? Unexpected guests are visting but you don’t have any cake or cookies to offer? How about baking some delicious fluffy chocolate banana bread? Not only is this a great way to get rid of overripe bananas, it’s also super quick and easy and satisfies both cravings for bread and cake at once. And not to forget about that wonderful smell that fills the house.. For one small loaf you will need: 300g flour of your choice 1tbsp corn starch 1tsp baking soda 2-4 ripe bananas… Read More »Fluffy Chocolate Banana Bread
We all know these days.. we crave cookies, we just need them. And we need them NOW! Well, these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies only take 5 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to bake. And is there anything better than the combo of peanut butter & chocolate? <3 You will need: 7 tbsp flour 1 tbsp corn starch 2 tbsp rolled oats 3 tbsp brown sugar/coconut sugar a paket of vanilla sugar (8g) a packet of baking soda (15g) a pinch of salt 2 tbsp peanut butter 6 tbsp chocolate chips 250ml plant milk of choice Mix all the… Read More »Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Okay, to be honest.. I don’t even like Halloween. However, I truly believe pumpkin smoothie bowls make a perfect Halloween breakfast. I mean, what else would you wanna eat on Halloween other than pumpkin? See? And since I’ve been obsessed with my pumpkin smoothie bowls this whole month of October, I thought I might as well share how I make it with you. I don’t measure out my ingredients when making a smoothie as I believe it’s always best to experiment a little to get the perfect taste and texture. Anyway, here’s how to make it: You will need: 2-3… Read More »Halloween Breakfast – Pumpkin Smoothie Bowl
If you love the taste of cold and warm food mixed together, this recipe is perfect for you. <3 This yoghurt bowl can be a whole breakfast or just a snack or dessert. As I had it for breakfast I used 500g of soy yoghurt but you can use less (or more), of course. You will need: 500g plain soy yoghurt 1 apple 1tbsp raisins 3tbsp rolled oats 2 tbsp maple syrup 1 handful of walnuts 1tsp vegan butter 1tbsp (roasted) buckwheat grains cinnamon Put the soy yoghurt in a bowl. Cut your apple into small pieces. Put your apple… Read More »Autumnly Soy Yoghurt
Yay, it’s autumn! <3 The time of the year for books, tea, cuddly socks, movie nights, walks through the colorful forest, pumpkin, and for cozy mornings with a good warm breakfast. This baked apple is seriously the best thing I’ve had in a while so I just need to share this easy little recipe with you. I just love apples (who doesn’t?) and you can never go wrong with the combination of apples, cinnamon and raisins. The taste is like autumn in your mouth. For one baked apple you will need: 1 big apple 1-2ml rum aroma (or 1 tsp… Read More »Cozy Autumn Breakfast – Baked Apple with Cinnamon & Rum
This is a post for all my fellow chocolate lovers out there.. A while ago I started replacing my morning coffee or tea with hot chocolate on some days. So I thought I’d share my recipe with you as it’s so easy and delicious. Most people immediately think of the unhealthy chocolate flavoured powder for milk drinks when they hear „hot chocolate“. This is not what I mean when I say hot chocolate, I’m talking about the „real deal“ made with cacao powder or even cacao beans which you ground yourself first. This kind of hot chocolate is actually pretty… Read More »Hot Chocolate – Vegan & Healthy
Weekend to me means treating myself to some extra delicious breakfast. So today I had some yummie berry crumble which I decided to name “Bounty Berry Crumble” as it actually tastes like Bounty.. just with berries. In the past I actually ate non-vegan crumble quite often and I used to make it with a lot of butter – which we all know is bad for your health and the animals, right? I’ve already made vegan crumble as well – with vegan butter – but today I decided to try something new as I didn’t have any butter at home anyway. So here we… Read More »Vegan Bounty Berry Crumble – Coconut Heaven
As you might know, I absolutely love tahini! I actually wrote a whole blog post about why I love tahini so much, you can find it here. So because I love my tahini so much, I decided to share a recipe which includes tahini: Creamy Tahini Zoodles with Tofu For 1 portion you will need: 100g natural tofu 2 big zucchinis 50g (whole grain) spaghetti 2tbsp tahini 2tbsp nutritional yeast 1-2 garlic cloves 1tbsp mustard 1tbsp agave syrup salt, pepper water Note: I’m a big fan of zucchini noodles but as they don’t really keep me full, I always mix… Read More »Creamy Tahini Zoodles with Tofu