A Vegan Guide to Barcelona… (Part One of Many)

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Heading to Barcelona soon?  If not, you should be!!  It’s an amazing city…full of sun, jaw-dropping architecture, tapas, the beach, the mountains and a surprising number of vegan and vegan-friendly places!  Basically, everything you could want in a city…  Since I’m somewhat settled in now after a month (of running around trying to furnish my flat, see open-air cinema in a castle moat on top of a mountain, and adopt a puppy), I wanted to help you out with some insider tips on vegan Barcelona! I live in Gracia, which is the best neighbourhood in Barcelona (I’m a little biased though!).

Simple Roasted Butternut Squash Soup + The Easiest Way to Roast Squash

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Sometimes it’s just been one of those days – you know, one of the ones where you’re woken up at 3am by your neighbour’s dog barking, it’s like 2 degrees outside and you forget your scarf and Starbucks is out of hazelnut syrup (what? Does that not ruin your day too?).  And by the time you get home, you just feel like a simple, easy dinner, even if you’re like me and you love cooking so much you normally incorporate additional ingredients into meals just to complicate your life.  On those days, a simple soup like this one is just

Vegan Christmas Dishes Your Non-Vegan Guests Will Love (Or, the Non-Vegans at Your Dinner Will Be Totally Jealous Of)

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  Holidays might be a time of joy and relaxation, but they can also be fraught with tension and uncertainty for vegans, especially if it’s your first (or even second or third) Christmas as a vegan.  Will your non-vegan relatives and friends eat the vegan food you cook them?  If you’re going to someone else’s house, should you bring a vegan dish? Several? Will everyone sneer at your animal-free food?  Don’t worry, because if you want to impress your guests, or make the non-vegans totally jealous, here are some of my recipe suggestions!  (Or try the alternative option: make sure