I discovered something new. And I’m so happy I found it. Or better said, them. Do you all know the concept of a dinner club? You go to a location, people cook for you and you pay/or give something in return? (I also made a vlog about my day worth of food)
Well, today I discovered a vegan dinner club, in the middle of Amsterdam. I didn’t knew what to expect, and I hoped I’ll get some tasty food.
I got a really really nice, nutritional and healthy meals! It cost 6 euro, but this was what I got:
In the cup is lemonade, freshly made. The yellow substance in the little bowl was Dahl soup. The orange sauce on the left was a mango chutney. Then there was rice with cashews, and a salad made of papaya, kale and other veggies. And finally the green stuff on the right was spinach with chickpeas and lentils. Later I got a dessert, a small piece of a cranberry cake, with maple syrup on top.
It was so great to eat with like minded people. They understood me as a vegan, I didn’t have to ask if the cake was made with butter. They all talked about how they knew we could change the world, person by person, by becoming vegan.
I loved it, and I will definitely be back.
Have you got dinner clubs where you live? Vegan ones?
I’ve managed to make it till day 4! And yes, today has been a real struggle. I felt so bad during the day, I felt light headed and sick. Around noon, before work, I got a terrible headache as decided to eat something. So that’s what I did. I ate, and I slept. When I woke up I wasn’t feeling like shit anymore.
So what did I learn?
I can’t go without solid food on hard,busy days. I need some food, even if it’s just a small salad.
I’m still finishing it, but I’m not gonna fast anymore. It’ll be more like an interment fast. I’ll drink juice till around dinner and then I eat one meal. And I want it to be a light meal, so nothing cooked.
Do I experience benefits?
Yes! I wasn’t sleepy at all. I did slept some during the day but that was due to my body, not because I was feeling tired. I also feel concentrated all the time. And my belly isn’t that bloated anymore.
I’m looking to find out what tomorrow will bring. Will I feel better now I survived day 4? I’m going to the gym tomorrow, so let’s find out how that will be.
I thought I already posted this one, but I saw I didn’t. . Oops. I know it’s now January, and that were almost going into February. That doesn’t mind. My resolutions can’t be done in a month, so I’ll still post them. I would love to check out new blogs BTW, so please like or comment. Then I can find your blog easier.
These 4 things are all goals, although I already do a lot of them.
– Eat less junk and do more meal prep.
Most of the times when I forget to pack lunch or dinner, I forget to eat in college. Then when I get home all hungry, I eat easy fat food. Sometimes sugary things, sometimes take away. I want to meal prep more, so there’s always something healthy (or somewhat healthy) in the fridge to grab.
– I want to gain muscles.
I’ll make a post about my body later. But what I can tell you now; my arms look skinny but they have no muscles. My legs are the opposite; I run and cycle a lot so they contain a lot of muscles. I’m just not in muscle proportion, haha.
– I want to do more with friends and keep better contact.
I love my friends, they are my
my support and my savers. I am so busy with school and work, that I sometimes forget to seek contact. I want to change that and see them more often.
– I want to feel good about myself
I don’t hate my body, but I struggle with habits I have. They make me feel insecure. I want to change, or make a start to change them. I hope the “new” me can give me confidence.
Have you made resolutions? Did you manage to work on them?! I’m curious!
Merry Christmas everyone! Do you celebrate it with your loved ones? Do you enjoy a (vegan) dinner?
I do celebrate Christmas with my family. We eat out, we enjoy each others company and we laugh. We do this every year.
Having my whole family around made me realise something; I am so grateful for all that I have.
I think about all the refugees, that are celebrating Christmas without family. Without a Christmas dinner and without a home. How will they feel?
I realise now that I, and probably all of the readers of my blog, should be grateful for all of the happiness we have. Of course; we all have problems. Of course we all have troubles; maybe fitting in, maybe finding a new job. But our problems are so small compared to the ones of all the refugees, of all the orphan children in Africa, of all the woman in India, desperate to stand up for themselves.
Think about all the refugees, without a home,family or a nice dinner. We should be more grateful.
We owe them, we owe them in feeling grateful this Christmas. In feeling proud and happy of what we got. Although we may have lost someone close, we still have each other. We have a place to call “home”, family or friends that watch our backs and give us love.
So maybe there is something we can give to the world. Something easy, something we all should be.
So surround yourself with loved ones, show them your love and remember : be grateful of all the joy you a experience in your life. Be grateful for all the love you got.
Love and a merry Christmas,
It’s finally time for another blog post. One about my trip. My amazing trip to the beautiful Thailand!
And believe me, it was amazing. I’ve met so much inspiring and kind people. I’ve seen and lived in a culture so different from mine. And every moment was worth it. We did great things; like a trip to the jungle and a cave tour. Thailand was a dream come true. I felt like I could outbeat the world; I felt so amazingly strong. I hope that one day I’ll be able to go back. To enjoy the land that gave me so much joy. I’m short in time now; but I’ll write a blog about what I experienced (food,people) later!
Remember my post about my cold feet yesterday? I should have known, haha. I was cold all day yesterday and today, and I didn’t knew why.
Untill 3 o’clock. I felt horrible, I had stomachpain and threw up.
I’m feeling a bit sick now.
I know that a lot of people have the flu, which is strange ’cause it’s already spring and almost april! Shouldn’t that be over now?
I also always thought that all of the RT4/vegan people had an amazing immune system, but clearly not, haha.
Thank God I have the best mum, ’cause she made me this amazing soup. This is currently my state of mind:
I call it; ‘Bored and feeling like crap’. Hooray.
A delicious vegan soup, with a lot of veggies! She really put everything in it. If this isn’t gonna make me better, what will?
At least I’m getting all my vitamins in. 🙂
A completely different subject; but do you guys have an Instagram account?
I do, and I’m looking for some refreshing, new accounts. So if you want me to follow you, post your name below.
Mine is the same as my blog: @rawjazzie.
I hope that you like to follow me. I post about my food, yoga,running.. And a lot more. I’m always open to suggestions for great accounts, so let me know.
Take care lovelies.