When it’s summer, there will be bbq’s! I love it and I hate it. I hate the smell of dead animals all around the neighbourhood on a lovely summers evening. There is nothing what ruins the amazing smell of summer more when you ask me. But I understand that it’s super fun to be outside and to enjoy a bbq together, with a little music in the background and lovely chats. It’s so easy to have a cruelty free bbq though! So why not enjoy the same things, but then without all the cruelty involved?! I created these yummy kebabs, I call ‘kebables’, to enjoy with your family and friends. Big chance they will love them too. For more vegan bbq ideas you can read my article about Vegan Partying. There is no excuse for bbq’s with victims!


serves: 2 (6 kebabs)

1 pack Vivera chicken style pieces
1 tbs soy sauce
1 tbs sesame seed oil
1/2 tbs balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
pinch of ground ginger
pinch of salt/pepper
1 red onion
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 corn cob
3 tbs mayonnaise
1 tbs ketchup
1/2 clove garlic
1/4 tsp thyme
olive oil

4 skewers

-Ideally marinate the chicken pieces a day before. Put the chicken style pieces in a container with lid and add all the marinated ingredients. Put the lid on and shake it (lightly) until it’s all covered. Leave it in the fridge overnight.
-Take the chicken style pieces and veggies and divide them on the skewers. Play with the colours.
-Put them on the bbq (or frying/grill pan) for about 5-10 min (depending on how hot the bbq is). Don’t forget to turn them once in a while.
-For the sauce: Fry the garlic in a little bit of olive oil and then add it to the rest of the sauce ingredients. Give it a good mix.
-Serve the kebabs with the sauce.

Are you going to surprise your family and friends with these yummy kebables? Please let me know when you’ve tried them. You can do this in a comment below.. or you can tag me or use #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X

Fruit Burst

Ice lollies are just yum and especially when it’s very hot. And it has been very hot here in London already. Summer in London always comes out of the blue I would say. One day it’s cold and rainy, the next day its 30C! I don’t think we can complain though, because it has been a lovely summer so far in my opinion. Though won’t it be nice if you have a healthy treat to cool down on the hot days still to come? You better be prepared now. That’s why I created these yummy and super simple ice lolly recipes everybody can make. You just need a ice lolly mould. There are loads on amazon, but they even have the at IKEA too. Blend some yummy summer fruits and pop them in the freezer. Cheers to summer!


Serves 5

-1/4 medium watermelon (chopped)
-1/4 cup oat cream (Oatly)
-1 tsp agave nectar
-1 banana (chopped)
-1/4 tsp spirulina

-Blend the watermelon and pour them into the mould, just under 2 cm.Put them in the freezer and wait 2 hours.
-Mix the cream with the agave and put about 1,5 cm on top of the watermelon. Put them back in the freezer and wait 2 hours.
-Blend the banana with the spirulina and fill up the mould to the edge. Leave them in the freezer overnight.


Serves 5

-2 mangos (chopped)
-1/4 cup to cream (Oatly)
-1 tsp agave nectar
-4 tbs blueberries
-1 lemon (juice)

-Blend the mangos and the juice of 1 lemon until it’s smooth. Fill the mould halfway.
-Divide the blueberries and put them on the mango puree. Then add the rest of the mango puree, just under 2 cm. Put them in the freezer and wait 2 hours.
-Mix the cream and the agave nectar and fill up the mould to the edge. Leave them in the freezer overnight.

Are you going to make these summer fruit lollies? Please let me know when you’ve tried them. You can do this in a comment below.. or you can show me by tagging me or by using #PlanetManel on Instagram. Thank you! X

Tropical London

11I know.. London isn’t a very tropical city and now Autumn started we can expect a lot of wind, storm and rain. That’s why I thought, let’s do a last summery recipe, just to end summer properly on this last day op September. Though there was quite some rain (I actually like summer rain.. a lot!) and cloudy days, I think we also have to be very grateful for all the lovely sunny days we have had. So let’s celebrate summer one more time. Let’s honour all our summer memories. Let’s relive them one more time, before all the leafs have fallen of the trees. Invite the friends you have spent this summer with and make this delicious tropical smoothie together. Cheers to summer!


9Serves: 2

200 ml orange juice
1/2 pineapple
1/2 mango
1/4 cup coconut cream
1 passion fruit

-Blend all the ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
-You can add some toppings like chia seed, extra passion fruit or some extra coconut cream. Enjoy!

Are you going to celebrate summer one more time? Please let me know or show me your favourite summer memory by using #PlanetManel or by tagging me on Instagram. Thank you! X