Fridgecurious #3

img_6869This fridgecurious we are taking a look in the fridge of my cousin Mandy and her boyfriend Sven. What is so nice, is that it’s Mandy’s birthday today, yay! Happy Birthday! What is even nicer, Mandy is vegan since October 2016. Before she went vegan she was already vegetarian for 10 years. In the beginning of the transition she found it was quite a lot to take in and to learn and read about veganism, but it’s going very well now and she feels very good! I’m so proud of her that she took this step, as we are the only vegans in our family. Her boyfriend is still omni and so I thought it was interesting to see how they make this work. They both work full time and that’s why they go grocery shopping once a week. This works much better than getting bits and bobs every day. They rotate between 4 supermarkets, but most of it they get at the Dutch supermarket ‘Jumbo’. They only sometimes go to ‘Eko Plaza’ (health supermarket) or the Vegan Supermarket to get some special things. Because the 2nd of March they will move to the city Groningen, going to these supermarkets will probably increase as they will be much closer by then.

img_6868On the top shelf of the fridge she keeps all the spreads and sauces. There is a very nice plant-based herb-butter she gets at her local supermarket. They both like spicy food, so there is also a bottle of ‘sambal’, but the thing she is most happy with, is the plant-based mayonnaise from ‘Remia’. She has a jar and a bottle of this. She displayed the bottle in the front of the fridge, especially for the picture, haha.. I love it! The love for mayonnaise is so Dutch, I love it myself and I have to watch out I don’t eat too much of it. She likes to eat it with fries (yum!) and toasties and mix it up a bit with ketchup. I totally get this! Sven likes to drink sparkly water with a light flavour, so that’s what you see on the next shelf. You can also see bell peppers, carrots and cherry tomatoes. They eat a lot of vegetables and Mandy often takes cherry tomatoes and cucumber to work. In the left drawer you can see a package from the ‘vegetarische slager’ (vegetarian butcher) with ‘gehacktbal’, this is not vegan, but vegetarian. img_6870This is for Sven. He still eats a little meat now and then, but a lot of times he eats the same as Mandy or he goes for a vegetarian meal. They respect and take each others food choices into consideration. This is how they make it work and it makes them feel good. I do think that Sven deserves a compliment though! In the fridge door you can see a lot of Alpro products: butter, milk (Soy, Rice, Almond and she especially likes the Cashew) and yogurt. She likes to mix up the flavoured ones with the plain. Every morning she has breakfast with this yogurt, adding some oats and dried fruit. All the way in the top, you can see ‘Wilmersburger’ cheese. This is vegan cheese and super delicious. They use it to make toasties and often Sven eats toasties with this cheese too. They like the ‘Wilmersburger – würzig’ best.

I want to thank Mandy and Sven to share their fridge with us and to tell us how they make it work being a vegan and an omni, living in the same house.

I hope this inspired you and if it did, please let me know in the comments! If you also like to show your fridge, please send me a message via CONTACT! Thank you! X

Fridgecurious #1

12939268_1126343290743106_1586325496_nDo you also always look in somebody else’s trolley or basket in the supermarket? Or at the till.. what are other people buying? It’s so interesting what other people buy. What about having a look in somebody else’s fridge? I love looking in fridges, haha! I think there is so much you can tell about somebody’s personality and life, just looking at what they keep in their fridge. I give you the opportunity to have a look.. the first one who wants to show her fridge is my sister Melody.

She and her 2 kids(gosh I love them!) are vegetarian, so she does have a few non vegan products in her fridge. She works full time in shifts, so her hours are always very early or until late, what means she can have hectic mornings or she isn’t eating dinner at home. You can see that, even after just getting all her groceries, her fridge isn’t over full. When she is groceries shopping she just buys what she sees. She likes to buy fresh vegetables and fruit on discount. She always has things like pasta, rice, cous cous and tortilla wraps in her house, so there is always something to prepare a nice meal. Which is handy as she only starts to think about what to eat when it’s time to start cooking. She always cooks with fresh vegetables and also uses other fresh ingredients as much as she can.

12959412_1126343547409747_1907297163_oThe fresh 100% orange juice(not from concentrate) is for the green smoothies she makes for her kids in the morning. She herself always eats greek yogurt with muesli and apple for breakfast before her work out. She is a very good runner and on a good day she will run 10 km, just because she can. We definitely do not share these skills in our dna.. haha!

 

The other, besides the greek yogurt, non vegan products she does use are organic eggs, butter and goat cheese. She didn’t try Provamel’s new greek yogurt yet, but she is planning to do that soon and if she likes it she wants to use that instead. Sometimes she buys a meat substitute when it’s on discount, but normally she likes to use nuts, mushrooms, legumes and beans instead. 

The only unhealthy thing she keeps in her fridge is chocolate. Which isn’t that bad as it’s good for your mood she jokes! What is so true!! Also this week she had to try this chocolate cookie pudding, but normally she doesn’t buy puddings. Oh and the AlproSoya drinks are for her son to drink at school. Overall she does eat healthy and she tries to eat vegan as much as she can!

12939309_1126343264076442_26725825_nDid you like to have a look in somebody else’s fridge? Please leave a comment! Are you vegan or vegetarian and would you like to show your own fridge and tell about your eating habits? Send me a message and who knows.. your fridge might be next!