I’m currently enjoying another staycation week. The month of March has been very hectic for me, filled to the brim with work and other duties, and April will probably be just the same, so I decided to take a few days off to relax and get some paperwork done.
Last Saturday I convinced my husband to go to Munich, which is the nearest bigger city from where we live. Before we hit the road I needed breakfast, of course, in the form of my usual sandwiches.
My favorite sandwich toppings at the moment are this sunflower eggplant spread and mild ajvar. That combo rocks!
Before we left, I also shoved one of these no bake chocolate macaroons into my mouth. I found the recipe on Oh She Glows, noticed that I had all the ingredients at home, and had to make them right away. They are so easy to whip up, and so delicious.
When we finally arrived in Munich, we first got our bi-monthly food haul at the Korean grocery store done. It always amazes me how much money we can spend on food in just 10 minutes.
A few months ago, I discovered that a German Gratitude Restaurant had opened in Munich. How awesome is that!? Of course I had to try it as soon as possible. The Munich location is rather small but cosy, and offers a small but fine selection of vegan, organic, mostly raw dishes and treats. I ordered a salad with roasted squash and sprouts, and the husband had a quinoa dish. Both were delicious and only mildly seasoned. I just wished that my salad would have been a little more filling. On the other hand, I still had enough room in my belly for dessert.
This raw raspberry chocolate cake looked so good, I just had to have a slice. I was very fruity and tart, not too sweet, and so good. Overall, I really enjoyed our trip to Gratitude, and I will surely visit again when I get the chance.
Later that night, we got hungry again, so I used some of the things we bought at the Korean store for a quick and simple dinner. I had pan-fried rice cakes in black bean sauce, edamame, and some dumplings. Yum!
I’m a very curious eater and love trying new things. This bag of sweet potatoes got my special attention. I just had to try them as a late night snack. I expected some kind of crispy chips, but no, those were simply roasted and cut up sweet potatoes, without and seasonings or oil. They were delicious! And now I kick myself for not buying more bags, as these would be a perfect road trip snack. I hope those will still be around on our next shopping trip.
Have you ever tried a raw dessert?