Happy almost 4th of July! We’re gearing up for our big trip to Paris & the Cote d’Azur, where we’ll be celebrating Bastille Day in lieu of not being in the U.S. for the 4th. But don’t worry, I made sure we won’t be missing out on fireworks. No way. We’ll be in Paris to see the Bastille Day fireworks over the Eiffel Tower. I have the biggest obsession with holiday traditions, since my mom made sure all our holidays were celebrated with a bang. She’d decorate our entire house with holiday decorations, make us goodie bags with holiday-themed gifts, and make holiday appropriate food for us among other traditions. Finding plant-based food while traveling can be tricky, but I’ve rounded-up these 5 recipes for healthy, vegan travel snacks to take on my trip.
This week went from super busy to super stressful in a matter of minutes. We just found out that we won’t be taking the trip to NYC and Nashville for the 4th of July as planned. It’s quite a disappointment, but long story short it has to do with my boyfriend’s visa issues. It’s an incredibly complicated situation and I understand with everything going on in the world that times are tough right now. So, we’re trying to stay positive and hope for the best in the future. Which is why I whipped up a batch of these delicious, super easy raw peanut butter balls to cheer us up!
I’m so into smoothies lately because it’s scorching hot here in Hong Kong. It’s been sunny and beautiful all weekend long, which makes me crave big, ice cold vegan smoothies. I grab whatever fruits I have in the freezer, mix in more fresh fruits & veggies to my liking, and blend it all up with filtered water in my food processor. I find that I get super impatient when it’s hot out and my boyfriend complains that I get “hangry” and take it out on him. That’s why quick, easy smoothies are my key to satisfaction. I’ve rounded up these 4 vibrant, plant-based smoothie recipes to try out this coming week!