daedal_lives Good morning and happy Tuesday! The sun is finally here and since I don't have a balcony at home I took advantage of the one my parents have for this picture I made an oatgurt parfait using @oatlyab oatgurt, warm blueberries and raspberries, unsweetened buckwheat muesli, coconut flakes, cashew butter, raisins and mulberries. Orange juice and tea on the side 2h

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daedal_lives Tonight I improvised a pasta for dinner - soy bean pasta with pan-fried mushrooms, oven roasted tomatoes and bell peppers, spinach and fresh basil in a garlic oat cream sauce 17h

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daedal_lives Left: Pre job interview a.k.a "see how well a job suits me" mode. Right: Post interview a.k.a "never leaving the house again if I have to wear anything other than my pug PJs" mode. Anyone relate? 19h
  •   healthy_lil_raspberry Every day!!!! As soon as I get in from college sweat pants on and bra off I hope you get the job! I know you did I would hire you 18h
  •   kittencat @daedal_lives ^ cuuuute!! ^ good luck with the job., did the interview go well...? 17h
  •   aniaolga Du är snygg i både intervjukläder och pyjamas! (Tror det är en bostonterrier eller fransk bulldog btw) 16h
  •   _infl0rescence @daedal_lives Mmm säkert full på kombucha! 16h
  •   prosperoushealthylife This is so me hahahaha Whenever I'm in my university room I put on my dinosaur onesie and just do everything in that as it's so comfy 16h
  •   evelinhindrikes Haha, åh, så söt pyjamas! Och söt Alex så klart. 16h
  •   iuriart Ahah!! Love it! I am with you! 11h
  •   hovkonditorn   5h

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daedal_lives Found this little fellow out on a walk yesterday. I suspect it might have banged into a window or something because even though it was sitting upright it didn't move at all as I approached and seemed quite out of it. But it wasn't there on my way back which hopefully means it just needed a little time to recover, and I enjoyed seeing it up close 21h

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daedal_lives Hi guys! Remember that job interview I mentioned? I was there this morning, and I was way too nervous to eat more than an apple and tea for breakfast! But I think and hope it went well, they are gonna call me later this week if I get the job - as an administrator for governmental services such as home care - over the summer. It would give me some valuable experience since I'm almost done with my studies to become a social worker. It's not vegan food but it's still something I'm interested in Anyway - when I got home I made myself coconut oatmeal that I topped with coconut chips, warm strawberries and cashew butter. I also had orange juice on the side Enjoy your Monday! 1d

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daedal_lives Miss Kenia modeling the new kombucha flavor I am trying out after a long walk in the sun! I have never seen this brand before but it's a Karma kombucha flavored with ginger. I love the bottle; too cute! 2d

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daedal_lives My parents treated me to a taco salad at a newly opened @tacobarsverige in Nyköping After getting rid of the cheese I was left with lettuce, corn, veggie "mince", corn chips and a vinegrette. I decided to order some guacamole too since they didn't add very many veggies. Quite tasty, I think, and reasonably priced 2d
  •   amyspieceofcake Och kidsen älskar det 2d
  •   hovkonditorn Så gott 🏼 2d
  •   jendiggitydirt Taco salads are a comfort food for me! We grew up with them as a camping (motorhome) staple on river trips. California native = almost all my comfort foods are Mexican foods. Wish I could find a place that had veg taco meat! 2d
  •   roshibrian @daedal_lives looks delicious 2d
  •   tokyopony @daedal_lives I want to eat this rite now 2d
  •   um_ninja My thoughts today as well. Looks tasty! 2d
  •   healthy_lil_raspberry Yum!!!! I never tried veggie mince!! I might like that!!! 2d
  •   earthharvestcafe Just had sloppy joes for dinner using veggie ground with a bunch of cumin seeds and salsa thrown in. Alas my avocados are too hard for guacamole. 1d

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daedal_lives Wiie, Sunday morning and I had breakfast while binge watching The good wife in my PJs - what a good morning I tried the blueberry soygurt from sojasun this morning. I usually don't eat the 'yogurts' with added sugars and this was therefore very sweet but still fun to try. Also a bread roll with vegan cheese, tomatoes and dill + tea Have a cozy Sunday! 2d

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daedal_lives Another scary looking meal today - at least for those of you who like me think the so-called "meat substitutes" are a bit too similar to the real deal Oumph soy based "meat" in the flavor thyme and garlic with brown rice that I cooked with turmeric, a tahini sauce and a simple side salad 3d
  •   daedal_lives @vivarisellc so happy to hear you like it! Thank you 2d
  •   daedal_lives @kimsveganworld Waaah, don't scare me like that yeah, it's so similar I almost found it difficult to eat! I liked it but won't be buying it regularly I don't think. It's just not something I miss eating. But awesome that it exists! Haha, I was a vegetarian for like six years and have been a vegan for almost three and it's not until now mom has started to think about it XD don't give up! 2d
  •   daedal_lives @amyspieceofcake visst gör det, läskigt likt! Ja, precis, soja och massa kryddor och grejer inget gluten i alla fall! 2d
  •   healthylifepath Aw, thank you ️ Yes I really want to try it and prepare for "meat eaters" to show them Everything you can eat, I can eat vegan 2d
  •   daedal_lives @healthylifepath haha, yes! Exactly! No need to kill animals to eat tasty stuff 😙 2d
  •   roshibrian @daedal_lives wow!looks LIKE meat. Great option for vegan people, but they freak me out😀😀 2d
  •   healthy_lil_raspberry @daedal_lives I don't miss meat at all!!! I honestly only ever had chicken before in my life I don't really remember what that tasted like but some textures of faux meats make me gag! I only tried 2 kinds of faux meat I couldn't digest or chew either of them haha! I do like tofu though but too much hurts my belly! I usually swap with beans or lentils like for tacos or nachos I love beans! 2d
  •   earthharvestcafe I agree. I always figure if I wanted meat I would be eating it. Though now I have kids I buy some of the substitutes so they feel like they're eating what their friends eat. 1d

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daedal_lives Found a smoothie jar with a handle today and naturally I had to try it out first thing! Banana, frozen cherries, frozen raspberries, pistachio milk, spinach and chia seeds. I made lots of it and gave some to my parents - it was fun making them guess what was in it! 3d
  •   daedal_lives @vegan_in_the_city they just started selling it here and I had to get some to try! It's actually better than I expected! If we have it here, they have to have some in NYC 2d
  •   daedal_lives @_infl0rescence ett viktigt inköp! 2d
  •   kengsus Mmm låter gott! Får jag prova snart 2d
  •   daedal_lives @kengsus jaa, jag tycker verkligen den är värd att testas 😙 2d
  •   roshibrian I love my jar with handle! So convenient especially when you have drink it on the train/bus! Whatttt pistachio milk....?? I want 2d
  •   earthyandie Delish!! Great to find a good jar ya 2d
  •   erinbass I love making my husband guess the smoothie ingredients too!! He can detect peanut butter and banana, and that's about it. 1d

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daedal_lives Peanut butter banana time, peanut butter banana time I found some gluten free bread rolls in the freezer isle yesterday and tried them out today - they have raisins in them! For breakfast I warmed one and served with peanut butter and banana, a glass of a blueberry grape ginger juice, and a cup of tea have an amazing Saturday! 3d

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daedal_lives Another baked potato for dinner tonight - I was gonna apologize but I'm working on not saying sorry about everything there's just something special about the humble potato isn't it? I served mine today with a mustard sauce and thyme + mixed greens, broccoli and beans on the side I also enjoyed mixed dry roasted nuts all night long 4d

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daedal_lives Friday morning is here and to celebrate in style I made a smoothie bowl for breakfast! Frozen strawberries, frozen cherries, banana and pistachio milk (my first time trying pistachio milk - it was quite tasty!). Topped with more frozen cherries, dried mulberries, coconut flakes and pumpkin seeds Enjoy this Friday your way! 4d
  •   daedal_lives @hovkonditorn när du säger det blir jag lite extra glad 😙😙 4d
  •   daedal_lives @quickgivemeaname I don't think sending you some would be a good idea but if you find some unsalted (and shelled or it's gonna take forever ) you should try making some 😙😙 4d
  •   daedal_lives @vegan_and_beyond this was my first time trying it cause I was a bit hesitant - I love pistachios but they have quite a strong taste to them, if you know what I mean? but I loved it! 4d
  •   healthylivingaus YUM 4d
  •   daedal_lives @healthylivingaus aaw, thank you! 😙 4d
  •   quickgivemeaname Haha aww! If only we can teleport... 3d
  •   so_fabulously_dee You're welcome! Have a wonderful weekend! 3d
  •   alisongrnr Wow pistachio mylk, never thought about it but it's gotta be yummy ! Did you make it yourself? Reminds me that I've been wanting to try pistachio butter forever, but I have so many nut butters to go through that I keep telling myself to not buy it for now, haha. Have you ever tried it? 19h

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daedal_lives On the second of three trains taking me to the town my parents live in. @veganboxse supplied my train snack (everyone has a train snack when they travel, right?!) - Birch water (ginger and lime flavored) and a Frank bar (chocolate and blueberry). The bar had a lot of ingredients but all vegan, gluten free and also nut free (not counting coconut). The Birch water is taken from a Birch tree and then flavored. Two interesting products! 5d

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daedal_lives Yes, I'm vegan. I have been since September 2012. This has proved to be a life-changing decision for me, but also one that sparks questions and often provokes others. I have had to get used to being insulted by those who see my lunch boxes ("that would have been good with some meat in it") getting asked why I'm vegan and then when explaining being either made fun of or making people angry (even though I didn't start the conversation) and people bluntly asking if it's because I have an eating disordered past - apparently only an illness could make you want to limit yourself to only eating cruelty-free food.
No.

I am vegan because I believe we, as humans, aren't superior to any other species. That killing for food is only justifyable if there aren't any other options (such as abundant and limitless choices of plantbased foods in any and every grocery store you enter), that not just killing but abusing and using animals for what they produce is inhumane (but sadly enough only humans do it) and cruel beyond words. I'm vegan because I, as a person, is healthier and happier than ever without animal products on my plate, because it's the single best decision to make to save the environment we, as humans, have quickly ruined for all creatures on Earth and because if we ate less meat we could make sure all humans, not just those with money in their pocket, would be able to feed themselves and their families every day.
I am proud of my choice and I am going to keep making sure I harm as few living beings as possible in my day to day life - even if it inconveniences and provokes those around me. Get used to it, vegans are here to stay
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daedal_lives Good morning guys one of my favorite breakfasts was waiting for me in the fridge today - overnight oats that I prepared yesterday in an almost empty cashew butter jar. I combined 1/2 cup gf oats, chia seeds, flaxseeds, 1/2 cup almond milk (I usually add more like a cup but this is a tiny jar), a pinch of salt, another pinch vanilla powder and some dried mulberries before closing and shaking. Today I added sliced banana and dried cranberries and had some orange juice and tea on the side. Enjoy your day 😙 5d

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daedal_lives Tomorrow I'm leaving my apartment - I have a job interview where my parents live so I'm going there and will stay with them for a few days - and I had the last fresh greens in my fridge for dinner to not have to worry about it going bad while away. A baked potato with chopped leek, broccoli, spinach, half an avocado, sundried tomatoes and balsamic reduction 6d

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daedal_lives My pride and joy Gotta give a face to the nose you saw sniffing out popcorn yesterday 6d

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daedal_lives A very green smoothie was the start to my Wednesday meals (2 bananas, frozen mango, 2 dates, almond milk, spinach, spirulina, wheatgrass and mint) and tea on the side I got up really early and had time to enjoy a book with breakfast I'm a sucker for crime novels by authors like Michael Connelly - they might be quick to write and not the most stimulating reads but I still love them Have a great day guys! 6d

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daedal_lives "How can you eat so healthy?!" I sometimes get asked here on ig, or I get similar comments like "I wish I was as healthy as you". Listen, guys, I don't post everything I eat, don't forget that! I do eat "healthy" (lots of fruit and veggies, always plantbased and cruelty-free) because that's what my body craves. I feel more energized, look forward to my meals and listen to my body to give it what it wants and needs. But I also have a soul. And there are times I need to listen to that too. You should have seen me this Easter - I ate my weight in chips I wanted some, I had some and I enjoyed it very much. And the next day I could feel my body scream for a fresh salad again. When you eat well and learn your body and its signals you want to give it what it thrives on and most days I don't crave anything else - but some nights, like tonight; my soul wanted popcorn in bed at six pm. Let it happen! I refuse to be scared of treating myself with something when I feel like it - true health is fueling your body and knowing that if you really want some chocolate the unhealthy thing to do is deprive yourself - your soul has its needs too (my treats are always vegan though, just to clarify. I don't feel any need to eat animal products ever) 7d
  •   happyblondiefoodie Feel the same!!! And my cat loves popcorn too 6d
  •   nepply @daedal_lives corn is poisones for cats and dogs tho. 6d
  •   daedal_lives @nepply det har jag inte hört förut! Har till och med blivit rekommenderad majsvälling till min förra hund! Men hon fick bara ett par stycken, det är nog okej... 6d
  •   nepply Jag hade inte heller hört det men fick reda på av en vän som kan mkt om djur å utfodring och det går att läsa mer på kattstatus.se. Det är relativt starkt allergiframkallande och förhöjer blodsockernivån hos djuren på ett sätt deras kroppar ej är vana vid/skapta för. Min inte exakt hur det va med hund 6d
  •   nepply Minns* 6d
  •   daedal_lives @nepply oj, ska tänka på det 😯 allergiframkallande är ju aldrig bra! Tack för infon 6d
  •   veganmammy Nothing wrong with having treats too. :D I eat a lot of healthy food and I post some of the treat I have too but I don't post every time I have chocolate or something, haha. So it'd be easy for people to think that other people eat perfectly healthy all the time but it doesn't have to be 100%. :) 4d

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