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I am a London based vinyasa and yin yoga teacher, obsessed with food and all things healthy. This is where I share my favourite recipes from my healthy plant-based kitchen. 

Serena x

Spain: August

Spain: August

Spain Photo Diary | The Herb Diaries

A little photo diary of a weekend in Sitges, Spain. The lack of foodie pictures is down to bad lighting, not having my camera with me, and extreme hunger by the time food arrived. Terrible excuses for a food blogger, I know….

It turns out eating vegan in Spain is much easier than anticipated. I’m fully obsessed with pan con tomate and ate it at basically every meal! There were loads of pimientos de padron, pan-fried with a generous sprinkling of sea salt, patatas bravas (ask for no mayonnaise), delicious big dishes of vegetable paella, and refreshing chilled gazpacho. By far the best gazpacho of the weekend, maybe even of my life, was at Taberna Guria so if you ever find yourself in Sitges it is well worth a visit - my boyfriend had awesome non-vegan pintxos there too.  On our last night we had an amazing meal at Cal Pinxo - the pan con tomate was my favourite of the weekend and paella was delish - definitely don't eat your whole serving if you want to go dancing though, you will have no choice but to roll yourself home to bed and sleep off your food coma!

We spent the first night in Barcelona so went to Flax and Kale for breakfast - I’ve been following them on Intsa for ages, was so excited to go and definitely wasn’t disappointed! It was probably the foodie highlight of the weekend. The menu is vast which makes choosing a bit tricky and the waiter wasn’t the most helpful (you can’t leave the agave out of your smoothie and you can’t remove a poached egg from a dish to make it vegan?!) but when the food came it was amazing! I had a latte with horchata (a traditional Spanish dairy free milky drink make from tiger nuts), a yummy tropical smoothie and the most incredible truffled mushrooms on toast and my boy had coffee, smoothie and savoury pancakes with pico de gallo, avocado, black beans, egg and cashew sour cream which looked insane!

Naughtily as we only had two days there we did absolutely nothing cultural, choosing instead to swim, sunbathe and read in between meals, so I can’t recommend anything activity wise… I did power through some very good books though, so if you have any last minute holidays coming up and want some beach reading definitely try The Ice Twins and The Tea Planter’s Wife, I loved them both.

Spain Photo Diary | The Herb Diaries
Spain Photo Diary | The Herb Diaries
Spain Photo Diary | The Herb Diaries
Spain Photo Diary | The Herb Diaries
Spain Photo Diary | The Herb Diaries
Spain Photo Diary | The Herb Diaries
Spain Photo Diary | The Herb Diaries
Green Summer Salad with Violets and Radishes

Green Summer Salad with Violets and Radishes

Mango Matcha Smoothie Bowl

Mango Matcha Smoothie Bowl