April Round-Up

At the beginning of 2017 I set some intentions for the year ahead but has it actually worked and what has happened this last month? Intention 1 – Improve my physical health. My home yoga practice has been a bit hit and miss. As I mentioned last month the space we have in our flat…

Last week on Instagram

This time last week we were away in Skye for Leo’s birthday. It was an 8 hour journey there (with stops) and 6 hours back and about an hour into everything I found out just how car sick I get. Sadly I didn’t get to see all the beautiful scenery but I got so see…

Throwback Thursday

In Kyoto we stumbled on a tiny tiny miso shop called Miso Pota who sold… you guessed it – Miso Pots. This is miso with a difference though. Here was their Halloween soup which contained pumpkin and sweet potato. I had with with soy sauce rice crackers and a salad I made in our wee…

AIN SOPH ripple – Tokyo

So it turns out there is an all vegan burger shop at the end of the road we stay on in Shinjuku, Tokyo. While I was glad we found it I’m also glad we didn’t know it was there until now as it’s painfully expensive compared to everywhere else we’ve visited. We decided to go…

Hanoi Bike Shop – Glasgow

Hidden in the west end of Glasgow down a wee alley is The Hanoi Bike Shop. The make everything from scratch, source as much as they can locally and… and this is the big bit, make their own organic tofu every day. How awesome is that. The restaurant is done up like a bike shop,…

T’s Tan Tan – Tokyo

Once you manage to find this gem of a restaurant you’ll be back time and time again… We’ll that’s what we did three days in a row. It’s a total pain to find but trust me it’s well worth it. T’s Tan Tan is a 100% vegan ramen restaurant hidden in Tokyo station, this means…

Dinner in Osaka… using just a kettle

During our time in Osaka I cooked breakfast/dinner for us in our room. We wouldn’t eat out every day at home so why do it on holiday? Also it means we get to explore our local supermarket! Here is how I made dinner for us using just hot water from a kettle. It’s a simple…

This week on Instagram

We’re back and we’re mostly over the jetlag. With everything that happened on our return flights it’s been a bit more difficult for us to get back to normal but we’re home, it’s good to be back but I’d much rather still be in Tokyo. Two weeks ago today we arrived back in Tokyo for…

The saga of Turkish Airlines 

We’re home! 28 hours later than originally booked but we’re home. It’s been a long and not very easy journey with Turkish Airlines… Let me explain.  We booked our flights months in advance. There is a stop over in Istanbul both on the way there and the way back but it’s not a long one…

Mumokuteki – Kyoto

Mumokuteki is billed as a ‘mainly vegan restaurant’ the only thing about it that isn’t vegan is the use of fish stock. Even then you can ask for it to be substituted for bullion instead. So everything is vegan if you ask for it.  Compared to Matsuontoko which is just round the corner this place…

Matsuontoko – Kyoto

On our first night in Kyoto we stumbled on Matsuontoko, a vegan restaurant that offers mainly pizza, pasta and burgers but also offers one or two Japanese dishes.  We decided to go for their Matsuontoko set for ¥1500 for the dish of the day and a drink and this is what we got –  It’s…

ATL Organic Vegetarian Cafe

While it says vegetarian everything on the menu is actually vegan. The set lunch we went for is ¥1500 for a starter, main and a drink. For an extra ¥500 you can throw in a dessert too. Naturally we went for 3 courses and a drink.  To start the options were a potato and pumpkin…