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Not So Traditional Christmas Lunch

On the second day of Christmas we eat cookies for breakfast in bed. We spend the whole morning in bed. We sleep, or cuddle, or read, or watch movies… Until, around lunchtime, we start to have horrible stomachaches caused by all the sweets we ate for breakfast. Then we heat the husleves without chicken, of course and eat some. It always helps. It puts us back on track so we can visit our families and eat some more unhealthy stuff at theirs. Again. And again. And again.

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Foster for the holidays

No winter holidays for us without fostering since 2018. Gosh! This means this is the 3rd year in a row when we take in a dog for the the winter holidays. It’s unbelievable how natural it feels already! It’s like our very own Christmas tradition. Probably the most wonderful of them all.

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Balance

Balance. Maybe the hardest thing to achieve. I like to think that I am living a cruelty free life. But the truth is that I am not. First of all, I am not 100% vegan. Yet. But this is what I’ve always said for like 2 years now. So… will I ever be? Sometimes I’m not so sure anymore. It feels impossible and I feel bad about it. But should I? Or should you?

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Vegan “Bolognese” Sauce

In Cluj you can buy minced tofu from Kaufland. I hope they have it all over the world, but I never checked. It is a life changer if you have a cruelty free diet but you used to love food made from meat. I use this alternative meat for cabbage a la Cluj, filled paprika soup and for bolognese sauce, but I also tried other recipes with minced meat with it, and it worked very well each time.

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The Story of the Fringilla Coelebs

So one of Pesto’s and Frizzante’s friend, Layla, caught a young Fringilla coelebs the other day. She was learning to fly, but she ended up in Layla’s mouth instead. After they leave the nest, their parents are still feeding them on the ground until they get strong enough to learn to fly and to take care of themselves. Until that, they are jumping around the grass, calling their parents to feed them.

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