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Hello again

Hello everyone,

I’m very curious to see if someone from here remembers me.

I’m Jazzie. I’m a 23 year old girl, living in Amsterdam. I have a wonderful boyfriend who kinda looks like Ed Sheeran. I eat healthy and run often. I like tot travel, drink tea and go out with friends. I’ll like to show you what my life look like. 

So if you think you’re gonna like it; stay tuned!

Love,

Jazzie

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Shop local and save a family

Hey!

This title seems, again, strange. But once you’ve read this post, you’ll understand what I meant.

Do you know those little flower stores? Or the bookshop, where the man behind the counter knows everything about your favorite author? I love those shops.
The people who work there, work with their hearts. They put their passion into their shop. They make long hours and work for our pleasure. They do what they love.

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In this picture you see my mum. She bought some juice and fruit in this tiny store.  The man who worked there, knew where everything was and helped us find our route to the subway. Although his store was small, he helped us and thought with us.

Local stores make the economy. I believe they own the creativity. They have smart solutions, and are open for suggestions.

They are passionate about their stores and work with their hearts.

I also find the weirdest,  but cutest things in local stores. The nicest clothing, the books that I’ve never heard of, and the funniest postcards.

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That’s  why I find it hard that local stores need to close. Bigger companies are taking over. They don’t share the passion. They don’t work with their heart. I support local shopping. And I hope you’ll do the same.

Love,
xx Jazzie

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London day 2

Hey!

I already told you about my first day, here is the link to the video. Let’s talk about the second day!

Day 2
We slept okay, we were pretty tired from all the walking. It was again a beautiful day, and after a nice breakfast we decided to go to Camden Town!

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It was so busy! We went to the stables and to all the food stands. We tasted some pretty nice street food,  like curries, wraps and falafel. There were a lot of vegan options but it was so busy, we decided to eat somewhere else.

We ended up on the roof from a pub, and I had the most amazing salad.

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It was a salad with spinach, butternut squash, beets and nuts. I had an apple cider with it.

I never had drank apple cider before, but it was so good! Especially in the hot weather, it was all that I needed. It had a decent amount of alcohol in it, I don’t drink that often so I felt it right away, haha.

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I bought 5 books in this second hand bookshop, in China town. China town wasn’t that much fun, but this bookstore was really nice. On our way back I started in one, it was such a good book that I finished it 2 days later.

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We were both sad to go, two days was way to short to see everything. I hope we’ll be back later this year.

Love,
xxx Jazzie

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Londen; day 1

Hello!

I went to Londen a few days ago. Only stayed there for 1 night, but it was awesome. I love Londen. I went with my mum and we had such a good time together.

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We had an high tea, which wasn’t completely vegan, but most of the thing were vegan so everything else was for mum. 😄
Since I watched Sherlock on Netflix (about 2 years ago) I wanted to go to Bakerstreet.  I don’t know why but I’ve been in Londen 2 times since but never went there. So today we decided to go!

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Here I am,  in front of his house. I was totally fan girling there. I doubt that’s even a verb, but you probably get what I mean.

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We walked around the old Dickens streets and ate lunch in the sun. We ate dinner around Picadilly circus, and did some shopping. I only bought a bag in the Disney store. Cinderella is on it.

I already knew that you can eat a lot as a vegan in Londen, you just have to look good and go to different places. The tourist restaurant don’t have vegan options on their menu, but the local restaurants do. And you can of course always ask for it. I made a video about my day, you can see it here. I hope I made you all want to go to Londen. It’s amazing, definitely worth a visit.

Love,
xx Jazzie

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IKEA goes vegan

Hello!

Recently I went to the ikea to look for a new closet. I didn’t find what I was looking for, but I did had a great dinner together with mum.

Did you know IKEA offers more and more vegan options? I read about it, and was curious to know if the IKEA here had this too.

What did I want to try?
Vegan meatballs!
I like the fact that IKEA spotted the need for Vegan food,  and made an effort into putting a vegan option on their menu. Of course I tried the “meatballs”. You could see all the veggies in it, it has multiple colours. The waitress in the restaurant asked me if I wanted fries or couscous, and I chose couscous.

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This was what it looked like. A plate full of fresh vegan food.

But, did it taste good?!
Yes, it did! They weren’t soaky like the ones I made. They were a bit crispy and a little bit fat. They bake them in oil. The couscous was also good;  filled up with beans. I definitely be back for this.

IKEA  well done! You’re making a step in the right direction by adding this to your menu. I liked it and will be back for this.

Love,
xx Jazzie

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High carb ninja

Hey!

I still eat like the vegan high carb way. I love my carbs,  and I get them out of fruit or pasta/patatoes.

Of course I also eat a lot of veggies and rice. I love salads and beans.
I try to eat as various as possible, sometimes this can be quite challenging. Especially when I’m at work and need to eat something in a hurry. Most of the times I grab something fattening, something that makes me feel saturated for a short petite of time.

Why do I do this? Why do I make the decision to eat fat food that is actually not good for me.

I think it has to do something to do with the fact that I have little time. I need to eat in minutes and fastfood is easy to eat. It’s also cheap and you don’t have to do anything to prepare it. It’s just easy, I’m to much in a hurry and to lazy to make something before.

I want to do something about this because I’m gaining weight and it’s making me feel bad. I gained a lot of weight over the years and that was a good thing. Due to my illness I was pretty sick and underweight. Now I’m at a healthy weight,  but I don’t want to gain more. I already gained more than planned.

I think it’s a good idea if I think better about what I’m going to eat. I need to meal prep more. If I do that, there’ll be always something in my fridge I can eat before work.

Love,
xxx Jazzie

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Fruit dumplings in Poland

Hey!

I’m currently in Poland, in the city Poznan. It’s a short trip for my study society, and I’ll be there till Monday. 

As some of you may now, I need to try new things. I find it hard to stap outside of my comfort zone, so I need to train that. Now that I’m in Poznan, I really want to try some new things.

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This is what I had; dumplings!
But not normal dumplings; fruit dumplings. They were filled with strawberries and raspberries. They taste really good.

It was a real step outside my comfort zone, because it’s hard to find vegan food and food that I can digest well. Fried of fatty foods hurt my bowel, so I tend to avoid them. That’s why I don’t do it. But I tried this and it was good. I’m so happy I dare to do it.

I’m curious what I’ll do next, here in Poland. I’m here with friends that I trust, besides that I brought my boyfriend with me.

I’ll keep you updated!

Love,
xx Jazzie