Just over 2 week ago, my boyfriend and I flew from Hong Kong to Paris to embark on our most spontaneous adventure yet. Ever since my brother started working for SCAD at their campus in Lacoste, France, I promised myself that I’d make a trip out to visit him. After countless times of thinking about it, I finally decided to make it happen with the help of my loving and supportive boyfriend of course. We hopped on a train to Avignon, where we then rented a car and proceeded to drive to the small southern town of Lacoste in the stunningly beautiful Provence region of France.
I’m not exaggerating when I say that all I ate in France was sushi. No joke, I had sushi every night for dinner and sometimes even twice a day if I was in the mood for a sushi lunch. I didn’t realize how popular sushi was in France until I went there and saw it for myself. Plus, besides sushi and the occasional build-your-own salad bar, it was incredibly difficult to find vegan options. Not necessarily in Paris, but when we were road tripping around the French Riviera nobody seemed to know what veganism was. So, sushi was my go-to because it’s always a safe option. I’ve really been missing all the vegetarian/vegan sushi I had in France, so I’ve rounded up these 5 vegan-friendly sushi recipes to curb my cravings.
Have you ever had pink dragon fruit, or “pitaya”, before? It’s an exotic fruit that’s spiky on the outside with black dots on the inside and it’s all the rage right now. Dragon fruit originated in Mexico, but you can find it all over the world normally at Asian supermarkets. They sell it at the street markets here in Hong Kong, so I always buy some, cut it up, and then freeze it to use in smoothies. Hence the inspiration for this easy, 3-ingredient pink dragon fruit smoothie!
I’m back! We just arrived back in Hong Kong this morning after a 2 week trip traveling around southern France, ending in Paris. First of all, thank you to everyone who’s been patiently waiting. I offhandedly decided to take a 2 week break from blogging, so that I could really truly enjoy my time adventuring around the French Riviera with my boyfriend.
photo via Dust Jacket
We’re going to Paris tonight! Funny story I have to tell you really quick. So, we were chilling out last night after an exhausting day of work. I had a wholesale order to deliver and my boyfriend had a really stressful day in the office. We were excited to relax a little on Friday, before having to pack and get ready for the trip on Saturday. If you want to know what happened to us, click to read more!