photo by Will Frolic For Food
Since you all enjoyed my round-up of 10 delicious vegan Easter recipes, I decided to do another round-up of vegan recipes that use fruits and veggies that are in season now! It’s May, which means you can look forward to eating lots of dark leafy greens, strawberries, rhubarb, broccoli, and asparagus. But the most exciting part is what you turn these ingredients into! Scroll through for 10 mouthwatering seasonal vegan recipes for May.
1. Vegan strawberry coconut chocolate chip ice cream by Aloha
2. Gluten-free strawberry rhubarb crumble bites by Will Frolic For Food
3. Vegan baked cinnamon sugar strawberries ‘n cream cheese donuts by L’Herbe Muse
4. Gluten-free strawberry hazelnut crisp with coconut whipped cream by Salted Plains
2. Kale detox salad with vegan pesto by Well and Full
3. Vegan pesto pizza with asparagus, peas & vegan ricotta by Lazy Cat Kitchen
4. Spring greens salad with vegan garlic sauce by Faring Well
5. Creamy spinach pasta with cashew cream by L’Herbe Muse
We’ve had a crazy past 2 months! Seriously, I don’t know where the time has gone. We were in London for the last week of March. Then, my boyfriend surprised me with a spontaneous weekend getaway in Phuket, Thailand to celebrate his birthday in April. So I barely felt like I’ve had my feet on the ground.
Speaking of birthdays, I have officially outdone myself this year. First, I took him a goodie bag filled with all his favorite snacks and junk food to work with a balloon on Friday. We went to his parents’ place that night where they cooked him an epic feast of all his favorites.
Then, on Saturday, I planned a surprise birthday brunch party with 12 of his closest friends at his favorite Italian restaurant here in Hong Kong. I wish you guys could’ve seen his face. He hates surprises. It was absolutely priceless. *Don’t worry he ended up loving it! We partied the day away on his actual birthday. Then, Sunday night I took him out to a nice dinner at this really cool, hippie pizza restaurant by the beach. They have the best thin-crust pizza ever and happily made me a delicious vegan pizza!
Then, I let him open all his birthday gifts and we spent the rest of the night at home. It was truly wonderful. Oh yeah, and I can’t forget the triple layer vegan funfetti cake with hombre icing that I baked him! It literally took me 4 hours to make. It was the first time I made a cake of that scale, not to mention a vegan one. But everyone loved it! I recreated the cake as cupcakes for him to take to work, which you can check out on my Instagram here.
Anyways, as for this month, I’ve been spring cleaning our apartment. I’m working on getting rid of everything we don’t need or use. I’ve started at the front of the apartment and am working on one room at a time. I’ve already done the bathroom, which was an absolute nightmare but so worth it! I can’t even begin to explain how good it feels to have it so clean and organized.
I feel so much more centred in a minimalist environment. When it comes to my eclectic tastes, I love collecting books, magnets, and mugs to name a few. But when it comes to other things like clothes, shoes, and household items, I really feel like the less the better. Please comment and let me know if you have any tips for living a minimalist lifestyle or spring cleaning!