photo via Down To Earth
Since I just recently got back from the most amazingly spectacular birthday trip in Ubud, Bali, I thought it would only be fair if I shared my favorite vegan restaurants there with you. We went to Ubud because it’s peaceful and fun, nestled in the rice paddies and surrounded by the jungle. I grew up surrounded by the sounds of the forest and when we went to Bali last year, I fell in love with Ubud instantly even though we only spent the day there. I loved the scenery, but let’s be real I really loved the food too. It was vegan paradise, so this time we went I was determined to make it a foodie trip.
I’d like to start off with an ode to this vegan burger. Yep, you bet I got a vegan burger in Paris and it was the best burger I’ve had in years. It’s actually the only burger I’ve had in the past 2 years (besides ones I’ve made myself at home), but darn it was good. It’s also basically the only vegan food I had in Paris that wasn’t sushi. Paris was well, Paris. I liked it, though I missed waking up to the sparkling, beautiful Mediterranean Ocean every day in the south of France. I’ll admit the French Riviera stole my heart.
So, I shared on my Instagram & recipe blog post yesterday that we received some bad news. We will not be making it to Nashville for the 4th of July and my boyfriend’s best friend’s wedding. But instead of staying down about it, we whipped up a batch of these raw peanut butter cookie dough balls and went back to the drawing board. The good news? Now we’ll be taking a trip to Paris + the south of France for 2 weeks! As we plan like crazy, I’ve had my mind on the recent summer solstice and strawberry moon. It’s the longest day of the year and the rose moon is a once-in-a-lifetime sighting that hasn’t happened since 1967. Which just makes me feel like everything is going to be okay.