The Entertainer Blogger Award


Thanks so much to Chrissy from Simply Chrissy for nominating me for this award, that’s so sweet. Please visit her blog, If you want to know more about natural health, wellness, recipes (vegan + vegetarian), eczema, care tips, fitness, life & good vibes ?

Why did you start blogging in the first place? 

When I’m travelling, one of my top 3 things to have in my small bag is a notebook and a pen, where I write literally everything. I also have several books and loose papers where I write my ‘winning’ recipes.

For one or the other, people were always asking me for those, and for a long time in the back of my head I had the idea of having all my vegan travel adventures and recipes organised in just one place where everyone could access ❤  so it made sense to start a blog, and I’m loving it.

What is your favourite book?

This is a tough one because I love to read. So I will say a few …

  • Essay on Blindness by José Saramago
  • Blood River: A Journey to Africa’s Broken Heart by Tim Butcher
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
  • The War of the End of the World  by Mario Vargas Llosa 
  • Chasing the Devil: The Search for Africa’s Fighting Spirit by Tim Butcher

What do you dislike the most?

I dislike negative, nosy, impolite and prejudiced people.

I hate to see food and resources going to waste.

What is your favourite food at the mall?

I don’t eat at the mall.. There aren’t many, if any good vegan option.

What is your favourite pastime?

I have so many..  blogging (the obvious one), reading, drawing, painting, cooking, snorkelling, trekking, yoga, watch films and series, sunsets at the beach… oh wait, I was supposed to choose only one pastime…. well … travel is what I like to do the most 🙂

My Nominees ?

?Pequena Vegetariana 

?healthy food and me

?Vegan on a desert island

?the portia post

?busy bee 

?a mindful traveller 


? Pure imagination 

traveling matters

?yes all roads lead to food


?The vegan side of the moon

Congrats to all nominees ? Can’t wait to read your replies.


  • Thank the person who nominated you add link to their blog
  • Add the rules, so others can follow
  • Nominate people who you find fun, inspiring and entertaining!
  •  Answer the same questions
  • Include the graphic in your post

It is optional to participate in this, so please do not feel obligated to accept the award ?Thanks again! Wishing you all the best!?:)

Chrissy, thanks to you once again for nominating me ?

Lots of Love, Ana xx


Versatile Blogger Award


Hello Friends,

My dear blogger friend Saskia have nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award, I would like to thank her for this honour. I am really very grateful ? and hope you can check her great blog Travel with saskia

Versatile Blogger Award Rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and share their link. 2. Nominate and inform other bloggers 3. Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know.

7 Facts About Myself:

1.  I’m very determined and quick at making decisions.

2. I’m from Portugal, and I have lived in 3 different countries.

3 I am a teacher and I love my job.

4. I am a foodie person

5. I can’t sing or play any musical instrument at all

6. I’m very curious, and I love to learn new things.

7. Travel is what I like to do the most.

My Nominees ?

descolar comigo

Simply Chrissy

no meio do caminho

Africa vaidosa Blog

Traveling Matters to us



Herbivores’ Heaven


Corn Fed Vegan

Just Can’t Settle

Ally’s Vegan Vibes

Pure Imagination

Saskia, thanks to you once again for nominating me ?

Lots of Love, Ana xx




Mystery Blogger Award



Hi everyone, I was recently nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award (created by Okoto Enigma).

The lovely Shanika Graham-White from the ORCHIDS + SWEET TEA nominated me, she has a great inspirational blog, that you should visit:) and I’m grateful to have been nominated by her.


  • Display award logo on blog
  • List the rules
  • Mention creator of award
  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link
  • Say 3 things about yourself
  • Nominate 10-20 bloggers
  • Notify them with a comment on their blog
  • Answer 5 questions from the person that nominated you
  • Write 5 questions for your nominees
  • Share your best post

?So 3 things about me..

  1. I love to travel without plans and for long periods ?
  2. I’m vegan for the planet, for the animals and for myself ?
  3. I’m very optimistic and adventurous person ?


?My Nominees (check their blogs to)

It is optional to participate in this, so please do not feel obligated to accept the award ??

??5 questions from  ORCHIDS + SWEET TEA

1. Why did you start blogging?

I was always  creating new recipes that I would forget, and was never able to share them when asked, so decided to create a blog, so I can have a diary and of course share it with other people.

2. What is your favourite food of all time?
Watermelon ?
3. What is the one thing you couldn’t live without?
Fruit and Veggies 
4. Have you ever made a dish that you found to the best dish you ever made? If so, what was it? If not, what do you think it would be?
Every time I do a recipe that I like a lot I get obsessed and I will say that’s the best one dish/desert/snack, etc that I know, and I will eat that for weeks… till I find something else 😀 😀 my current passion are vegan truffles (maybe tomorrow is going to be something else 😉
5. How would you describe yourself in 3 words? Why?
Passionated, positive, easygoing

??My five questions for you?

  1. What’s you favourite non-diary milk, sweetener and spices?
  2. What’s your current obsession?
  3. What’s your favourite TV serie?
  4. What is your favorite thing to talk about?
  5. What’s you favourite desert?

Thanks again! Wishing you all the best!?:)

The Sunshine Blogger Award


Totally unexpectedly, I have been nominated 3 times this week for a Sunshine Blogger Award. I’m so happy 🙂  Thanks you all for nominating me; I appreciate blog “awards” because they get me looking at a manageable amount of new blogs and give me so many ideas for recipes to try.

?A HUGE thank you to?

Massala Vegan

? food by mama

? My vegan Dairy

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award given to “bloggers who are positive and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere” by other bloggers.

While accepting this gift of appreciation, let me also share the rules to accept The Sunshine Blogger Award, as:

1- Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
2- Answer the eleven questions sent by the person who nominated you.
3- Nominate eleven blogs to receive the award and write them eleven new questions.
4- List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

?Massala vegan questions
Favourite colour – Green is my favourite colour, I love the greenery around me,of course the nature.
Favourite fruit – really difficult to tell, I’m a real fruit lover, but I would say watermelon.
Favourite cuisine – asian vegan cuisine 
Favourite flower (edible or not) – Passiflora
Favourite cooking implement – wok 
Best habit – walking and cycling daily 
Raw or cooked  – both, just needs to be vegan or vegetarian.
Steamed or fried – both too, just love food and variety 
Describe yourself in one word -perseverant
Biggest influence in your life – Nature 
Night owl or morning bird – morning 

?Food by Mama

Favourite Cuisine – asian vegan cuisine 
Sweet or salty? hard to choose, need to say both 🙂
Favourite Ice Cream flavor – melon 
Soup or salad? soup during winter and salad on summer 
Comfort Food – fruit 
Your idea of stress burster – long walk in a beautiful peaceful place
Favourite Festive Food – 
Food or Sleep? food 
Home cooked or restaurant style? home cooked always 
Best childhood Memory camping with the family 
Your idea of socializing picnic in a park, nice music and a summer day

?My Vegan Dairy

How do you generally relax or unwind? walking 
Your take on self motivation? Food and cooking! I love to create, try new things 
Bake or Cook? cook 
In food, what best describes your weakness? veggie crisps 
Favorite author ? Tim Butcher, at the moment 
What in a daily routine bores you? ? washing up 
What is the one thing you would want to do to make the world a better place? all go vegan or at least vegetarian 🙂
Do you have a sweet tooth? yes I have, a very sweet one  (hihi)
How important is your tea and coffee time to you? really important can leave without both 
On a rainy day, what would you ideally do? watch a movie with my partner 
Best Vacation so far? Southern Asia 
What is the one thing you would want to change in you? better teeth

The eleven questions I would like to ask:

  1. Favourite Cuisine?
  2. Useful kitchens tip?
  3. Favourite Ice Cream flavor?
  4. Soup or salad?
  5. Comfort Food?
  6. Food or Sleep?
  7. Favourite vegan dish (one of 🙂
  8. Favourite vegan desert (one of 🙂
  9. favourite  vegan snack (one of 🙂
  10. recent food/recipe discovery
  11. Home cooked or restaurant style?

Here are my nominations. It’s a selective list of vegetarian/vegan blogs (for obvious reasons) in random order, which continue to inspire me in different ways.

Enjoy browsing through their pages and you bloggers: Keep up the great work ?

?? herbivores heaven

?? intuitive cooking 

?? bethany’s vegan kitchen

??  my dandelion mind

?? tsubako cooking

??  at fifty something

??cassies cookery

?? lushes food

?? sardinha fora da lata

?? tsubaki cookery

?? culinary mosaic

?? ritz flavours

Thank you all for reading, and for having such amazing blogs 🙂

Don’t fell any pressure to take the award, or stick to the rules 100% 😉 I’m not picky with this things!!



Liebster Award


Hello you all!

I’m glad and honored to announce that I have been nominated for a Liebster Award  by britoutofwaterShe is a health conscious cake lover that gave up on sugar. In her blog you will find really great recipes and ideas – hope you like it 😉

thank you britoutofwater for your nomination ?


Blogger Recognition Award


Hi everyone,

I was recently nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by Rhythm from  Thank you for considering me for this 🙂

Rhythm is an enthusiastic cook and a vegetarian by birth. She has all kinds of vegetarian recipes with different influences, and that’s why I really enjoy her posts and I’m grateful to have been nominated by her.

A Little about My Blog

Well, I started my blog COOK THE BEANS  2 months ago so I’m totally new to this world of blogging . I post vegan or vegetarian recipes that I do in my daily life. Despite food my other passion is travel, so I write about different countries and how hard or easy is to be a vegan /vegetarian traveler there.

Advice to other bloggers

I’m so new in this blogging world that I don’t have any wise advise to give yet ? But I think, is all about loving what you do,  be curious, enjoy the process of sharing and learning, and have FUN

My Nominees ?

It is optional to participate in this, so please do not feel obligated to accept the award ?Thanks again! Wishing you all the best!?:)

what you need to do:

  • Write a post to show your award
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Give advice to new bloggers
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to