vegan spätzle

German love spätzle – pasta which are usually made with eggs. So I was very happily surprised to find the vegan version at the local organic shop. You cook them for 10 minutes and you can accommodate with various vegetables.   spätzle vegan - allemagne

“ohne Ei” means “egg-free”🙂

I also tried the “roulades” from Wheaty. roulés vegan WheatySo yeah, it was good but to be fair, it was quite similar to usual pasta.
spätzle vegan - allemagne

Winter land

I have the feeling that the winter is quite long here in Germany. In town, it’s 0 degree in the morning and at the top of the hills of the Odenwald, the snow hasn’t disappeared.

So when the weather is clear, it’s very nice to have a walk up there – as long as we are careful!

L'hiver en Allemagne

L'hiver en Allemagne

L'hiver en Allemagne

Last night, I cooked some “vol-au-vent” which are vegan and organic. They come from Löwenzahn. Here in Germany, we call them blätterteigpasteten and they are made with spelt flour.

bouchées à la reine vegan et bio

For the filling, I used zucchinis and soya creme. Delicious!

Veel Good in Darmstadt

Hurray, a new vegan café has opened in Darmstadt. It’s called Veel Good and indeed, you feel home straight away when you come in. And you feel hungry too🙂

The choice is huge: sandwiches, biscuits, cakes… you can sit and enjoy or bring it home. The atmosphere is very friendly and cosy. Do stop by if you are around!

Veel Good - vegan café - Darmstadt Allemagne

Veel Good - vegan café - Darmstadt Allemagne

Veel Good - vegan café - Darmstadt Allemagne

Veel Good - vegan café - Darmstadt Allemagne

Veel Good - vegan café - Darmstadt Allemagne

Vegan Christmas biscuits

I don’t know about you but I had tons of biscuits and chocolate during Christmas. The thing is, as it was my first Christmas in Germany, I really wanted to try all the local traditional yummy bits and bobs.

All the organic shops were selling vegan versions of those desserts… how wonderful🙂

vegan biscuits germany

They are usually made with spices. The Pfeffernüsse are small biscuits made with cloves, cinnamon and anis. The Elisenlebkuchen are nuts and almond cookies with lemon and orange savour.

My favorite one? The Walnusskuchen, a cake made with walnuts and chocolate.

It’s beginning of January now and I am glad I still have a few left to keep me happy during the winter🙂

 

My 2014 vegan Christmas meal

This was my first Christmas as an expat living in Germany. I enjoyed a lot the markets and the atmosphere – as for my Christmas meal, it was very international🙂

For starter, we had chicories and humus from middle-east inspiration.

christmas vegan lunch

Then I had Tofurky sausages imported from the US with German “Semmelknödel” – those are balls of potatoes and herbs. I even found a Pina Colada vegan and alcohol free for the Mexican spirit🙂 – The meal was very good but a bit dry, I should have added some sauce.

christmas vegan lunch

christmas vegan lunch

The dessert was my homemade (yes, I am proud) cake with pears with vegan vanilla ice-cream Lovice from Sweden.

christmas vegan lunch

christmas vegan lunch