Vegan Portugal, where to eat (guide)

Being a vegetarian/vegan in Portugal is not easy, especially if you are traveling relying mostly on restaurants and cafes.

The restaurants¬†have usually 4 main options in their menu (not very vegan-friendly): appetizers, fish, meat, and desserts. however in most places you w,ill find a friendly Portuguese that will try to help you, and will create something with the things they have in the kitchen, you just need to explain correctly what you eat and don’t eat, otherwise you will almost for sure be served an omelet or a lettuce salad ūüôā

Veganism and vegetarianism has been growing in the country since the last decade, and lots of new restaurants and cafes are popping in from north to south. To make your life easier I will leave a list of great places that you should try if visiting Portugal:

(V) includes: vegan + vegetarian + ovo-lacto-vegetarian options

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  • Black mamba burgers and records – Rua dos M√°rtires da Liberdade 130, 4000 Porto (Vegan)
  • Lupin¬†Rua Arquitecto Marques da Silva 74 R/C, 4150Porto (Vegan)
  • Casa da Horta –¬†R. de S√£o Francisco 12, 4050-548 Porto (V)
  • Cultura dos Sabores –¬†R. de Ceuta 80, Porto¬†(V)
  • Suribachi –¬†Rua do Bonfim, 134 Porto,¬†(V +¬†macrobiotic)
  • Oriente¬†–¬†Rua de Sao Miguel , 19 Porto,(V)
  • Da Terra¬†–¬†Rua Mouzinho da Silveira, 249¬†Porto /or/¬†Mercado Bom Sucesso
    Praça Bom Sucesso (V)
  • Em carne viva¬†–¬†Av. da Boavista 868, 4100-112 Porto¬†(with¬†V¬†options)
  • Arvore do mundo¬†–¬†¬†R. do Duque de Loul√© 228, 4000-098 Porto¬†(Vegan)


  • Nutriverde –¬†¬†R. 21 219, 4500 Espinho (V)
  • Terra Viva – ¬†R. 27 715,¬†4500 Espinho¬†(V)


  • Da Terra¬†-Rua Afonso Cordeiro, 71¬†Matosinhos¬†(V)
  • P√© de arroz¬†–¬†Rua do Godinho, 866 ¬†4450-029 Matosinhos¬†(V)


  • Musgo –¬†Rua Tenente Rezende, galerias do Rossio B,¬†3800 Aveiro¬†(V)
  • Ki Macrobiotico- ¬†R. Cap. Sousa Pizarro 15, 3810-164 Aveiro¬†(V+¬†macrobiotic)


  • Cor de Tangerina¬†–¬†Largo Martins Sarmento 89, 4800-432 Guimar√£es¬†(V)

Castelo Branco 

  • Namaste¬†–¬†Rua de S. Jorge, 21-23¬†Castelo Branco¬†(V)


  • Hibiscus –¬†Largo de S√£o Francisco, 32¬†Braga¬†(V)
  • Anjo Verde –¬†Largo da Pra√ßa Velha 21, 4700 Braga¬†(V)



  • Os Tibetanos-¬†Rua do Salitre 117, 1250-198 Lisboa¬†(V)
  • ¬†PSI –¬†Alameda Santo Ant√≥nio dos Capuchos, 1150 Lisboa¬†¬†(V¬†)
  • Jardim doSentidos¬†–¬†R. da M√£e de √Āgua 3, 1250-154 Lisboa (V)
  • 26 –¬†Rua V√≠tor Cordon, 26,¬†Chiado, Lisboa¬†(V)
  • Vegana Burgers¬†–¬†¬†Saldanha Residence, Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo 42, 1050-010 Lisboa¬†(Vegan)
  • Foodprintz – R. Rodrigo da Fonseca 82B, 1250-38 Lisboa¬†(Vegan)
  • Terra¬†Rua da Palmeira, 15,¬†Pr√≠ncipe Real, Lisboa¬†(V)
  • Jardim das cerejas –¬†Cal√ßada Sacramento 36, 1200 Lisboa¬†(V)
  • Oasis –¬†R. Marqu√™s S√° da Bandeira 76, 1050-099 Lisboa¬†(V)
  • Tao –¬†1100 026, R. dos Douradores 10, Lisboa¬†(V)
  • ¬†Miss Saigon –¬†Rua Cais das Naus, Lt. 4.01.01, Parque das Na√ß√Ķes, Loja i, 1990-305 Lisboa¬†(V)
  • ¬†Bio –¬†R. Francisco Sanches 39, 1170-140 Lisboa,¬†(V)
  • Espa√ßo da Rosa¬†–¬†R. Ac√°cio de Paiva 11A, 1700-503 Lisboa (V)
  • Espiral –¬†Pra√ßa Ilha do Faial 14 A, 1000-168 Lisboa¬†(V)
  • The Food temple –¬†Beco do Jasmim 18, Mouraria, Lisboa¬†(V)
  • Princesa do Castelo¬†–¬†Rua do Salvador 64 A, Lisboa¬†(V)
  • Pachamama¬†– Boqueir√£o Douro n.46,¬†1200-163 Lisboa¬†(with¬†V¬†options)
  • √Āgua no bico –¬†R. Gaivotas 8, 1200-066 Lisboa¬†(V)
  • Veganeats–¬†¬†Rua Cavaleiro de Oliveira, n¬ļ42 Lisboa (Vegan)
  • Paladar Zen –¬†Av. Barbosa du Bocage, 107 C¬†1050-031 Lisboa¬†(V)
  • Tamarind¬†–¬†Rua da Gl√≥ria 43, 1250-115 Lisboa¬†(with¬†V¬†options –¬†Indian)
  • Cantina do templo Hindu –¬†Alameda Mahatma Gandhi¬†1600-500¬†Pa√ßo do Lumiar, Lisboa¬†(V)


  • Espa√ßo Edla –¬†¬†R. Dr. Alfredo da Costa 52, 2710-523 Sintra¬†(with¬†V¬†options)
  • Tinkly –¬†Estr. do Rod√≠zio 2, 2705-335 Colares¬†(V)


  • Aloha Caf√©¬†–¬†Rua Gil Vicente n¬ļ 30B, Cotovia,¬†Sesimbra¬†¬†(with¬†V¬†options)
  • XL da Carlota – ¬†Rua Basilio Teles, n¬ļ 196, R/C – Quinta do Conde Sesimbra¬†(V)


  • Cozinha consciente –¬†Rua de Oliven√ßa, Galerias Top√°zio n¬ļ 9, 2¬ļ andar loja 35, 3000-306 Coimbra¬†(V)
  • GreenSide – Celas, R. Parreiras 31, 3030 Coimbra¬†(V)
  • CAF√Č SHANTY – Avenida S√° da Bandeira 33/35 2¬ļ andar, loja 230 Galerias Avenida, 3004-544 Coimbra¬†(with¬†V¬†options)


  • House of Wonders – ¬†R. da Miseric√≥rdia 53, 2750 Cascais¬†(V)
  • Dona Flor¬† –¬†Rua do Poco Novo 180,¬†Cascais¬†2750-465¬†(V)


  • Convicts – ¬†¬†Rua Desembargador Faria, n.¬ļ 31¬†Oeiras¬†(V)


  • Veg-e-tal¬†– Av. D. Afonso Henriques 8A 2800-009 Almada¬†(V)



  • Jardin do ch√°¬†–¬†Largo Mario Chico, 17, 7000 √Čvora.(with¬†V¬†options)
  • Salsa verde –¬†Rua do Raimundo, 93 – A – √Čvora¬†(V)
  • art cafe ¬†–¬†R. de Serpa Pinto 6, 7000-505 √Čvora¬†(with¬†V¬†options)


  • Sabores do campo –¬†508, R. Prof. Bento de Jesus Cara√ßaa 4, 7800 Beja¬†(V)




  • Azul Algarve¬†–¬†Rua do Rossio Grande Lt E/F Loja C Alvor, Faro, Portugal¬†(V)


  • Vegetarianus¬†–¬†R. da Quinta do Bpo. 17, 8500 Portim√£o¬†(V)
  • Armaz√©m integral – Rua das comunica√ß√Ķes lj B, Ed. Casas do Rio (V) shop+caffe ¬†¬†
  • Mercearia Bio – Rua das Comunica√ß√Ķes,¬†Edif√≠cio Casa do Rio Loja C¬†8500-657 Portim√£o (V)¬†shop+caffe ¬†¬†



  • Bioforma restaurant –¬†Rua da Queimada de Cima, 31, Funchal¬†(with¬†V¬†options)


  • Casa do Jardim – Rua do Marques, 110, Angra do Hero√≠smo, azores¬†(V)


*Most Portuguese soups are vegan and you can find them everywhere for about 1.50‚ā¨¬†–¬†3.00‚ā¨.¬†They‚Äôre really delicious and always cooked freshly from scratch.

*The bread is great, make sure you try a good Broa de milho (Corn bread), or Pão Alentejano (a bread originally from the region of Alentejo)

  • If you are¬†visiting Portugal during fall or winter time you‚Äôll find street vendors ¬†selling castanhas assadas¬†(baked Chestnuts)

*While in the country, try a good olive oil, and olives.

*Don’t miss the opportunity to drink some Porto Wine,¬†red and white wine, medronho (kind of fruit brandy, distilled from wild strawberry¬†),¬†Ginja (sour cherry liqueur)

*seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables are great, find them in the open markets. All Portuguese towns have markets offering a daily show of fresh locally farmed fruit and vegetables.

*drink a Café (coffee)

Have fun, enjoy the country and the food!

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Have a plant-based diet in Angola.. is it possible?

Angola, land of contrasts, music, dance, earth smells, nice people and colorful landscape. Angola is still a difficult country to visit and lacks in touristic infrastructures. The differences between the capital city Luanda and the rest of the country are abysmal in all aspects, so food is no exception. Angola is in south-central Africa, from its past Portuguese cuisine has significantly influenced Angolan cuisine.

Luanda is one of the most expensive cities in the world and has some imported vegan and vegetarian products in some supermarket at a very prohibited price and some restaurants with vegan/vegetarian options available.

But if you are visiting or traveling to another place in the country the story is completely different. You might struggle to eat, because there is not enough options if any available.

The big markets are busy places and you will need help to find them, they are located in the middle of a shanty town, where you can find seasonal fruits, vegetables, roots, some cereals (rice, flour, corn, etc..) and beans, but they don’t have much variety. In town you will find women‚Äôs selling fruits and vegetables in the street.

Outside Luanda will be quit difficult to find a supermarket with vegan options due to the lack of supply and demand, or even a restaurant that has a vegetarian or vegan option available.

If you are staying in a hotel you can make a special request, for a vegan meal, but don’t expect anything too fancy.¬†If there is a possibility just cook your own meal, that will be the best solution!

Typical dishes/sides/snacks/deserts that are vegan:

  • Funge: Plain carbohydrate made from cassava with a texture like mash potato, generally served with a full-flavored spicy sauce.
  • Farofa: Toasted cassava flour with a salty and smoky flavor.
  • Feij√£o de √≥leo de palma: Stewed beans in a palm oil sauce.
  • Mukua: Dried fruit from the baobab tree, often used for ice cream.
  • Kussangua: Traditional non-alcoholic drink made from cornflour.
  • Chikuanga:¬†a bread made from manioc flour, served in a wrap of banana leaves (from northeast Angola).
  • Cocada amarela, yellow coconut pudding made with sugar, grated coconut, egg yolks, and ground cinnamon.¬†(vegetarian)
  • Doce de ginguba, peanut candy.

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vegan wholemeal beetroot pancakes (panquecas integrais de beterraba)

  • 1¬†cup oat flour
  • 1 cup wholemeal flour
  • 1 cup¬†any¬†unsweetened dairy-free milk
  • 1 large raw beetroot
  • 3 flax eggs (1egg= 1¬†tablespoon of¬†flaxseed flour+ 3 tablespoons water, let rest for 5 minutes to thicken)
  • 2 tablespoon¬†sunflower seeds
  • 1¬†teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 ¬†teaspoon ground cardamom

Blend the beetroot with the milk  and the sunflower seeds until smooth. Pour into a bowl with the rest of the pancake ingredients and whisk until smooth.

Put a few drops of olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Drop about 3-4 tbsp of the pancake mixture onto or pan over medium heat and cook for 3 minutes on each side.

Serve with your favourite pancake toppings!

Tips: just add more milk or oats till you have the right consistency.


  • 1 caneca¬†de farinha de aveia
  • 1 caneca¬†de farinha integral
  • 1 caneca¬†de leite¬†vegetal
  • 1 ¬†beterraba crua grande
  • 3 ‚Äúovos de linha√ßa (1 ovo = 1 colher de sopa de farinha de linha√ßa + 3 colheres de sopa de √°gua, deixa de repousar¬†por 5min)
  • 2 colheres de sopa de sementes de girassol
  • 1 colher de ch√° de fermento em p√≥
  • uma pitada de sal


  • 2 colheres de ch√° de canela em p√≥
  • 1/2 colher (ch√°) de cardamomo mo√≠do

Liquidificar a beterraba com o leite e as sementes de girassol até ficar homogêneo. Numa tigela colocar este liquido com os restantes ingredientes e bater até que fique uma massa homogénea.

Colocar umas gotas de azeite numa frigideira anti-aderente. Colocar cerca de 3-4 colheres de sopa da mistura das panquecas e deixar cozinhar em lume médio  por 3 minutos de cada lado.

Servir com o recheio favorito!

Dicas: adicionar mais leite ou aveia para obter a consistência desejada.

A Vegan in Sabah _ Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, was actually a very pleasant surprise, through my stay I easily found really great places to eat.
I just need to start to say that KK has countless markets, all selling fresh fruit, juices, coconut water and lots of other local vegan delicacies.
I had no trouble at eating at the street markets either, the food was okay, nothing too extraordinary  but I appreciated that they could always veganaise something for me.
I’m going to start with my very favourite place of all, the Vege Garden.
The only reason I didn’t have all my meals there¬†was just because I wasn’t always in the city and they are only open till 5pm.
This small¬†eaterie located between an Orange Convenience store and a Tourism Operator, and it’s¬†part of Wisma Sabah mall. the food is just amazing and¬†it’s very affordable.
The owner is super¬†friendly and is always happy to give you some advice about the food he has for the day, and if they have run out of food they will arrange something for you. I loved this place so much that I had all my breakfasts¬†there, a few lunches and even a couple of meals as a snack ūüėÄ ūüėÄ
The Liew Chai Vegetarian has really delicious options of mock meat, and its very affordable.
If you are not a mock meat fan they also have a good selection of vegetables and tofu.
 This eatery is located in the middle of the food court on the lower ground floor of the Centrepoint Mall.
Beyond Veggie is located in the Suria Sabah Shopping Mall. Its a bit more sophisticated and modern and more expensive than the other ones a mention. Has a huge variety of dishes and desserts and the food is tasty.
Among all the food, the most surprising things we found on KK was the coconut jelly/pudding that is served in a coconut shell with the flesh of the coconut, I truly enjoyed it.
The green caviar (called also by Latok or sea grapes), that is a type of seaweed found in Sabah and Philippines. I found it at the Night market.
Interesting enough for the first time in my travellers life I just found many stalls selling fermented drinks and herbal teas with fungus.
 Other dishes we had:
Click here if you want to know what to do and visit at Kota Kinabalu and here if you are planning to visit the islands.
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Forbidden Black Rice with Seeds, Berries & Cocoa (arroz preto com sementes, bagas e cacau)


  • 1 cup of black rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • a pinch salt
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2/3 cup of¬†hemp seeds, cacao nibs, mulberries, chia seeds and¬†goji berries.

Bring the¬†water to a boil with the salt and the bay leaf.¬†Add the rice¬†and¬†simmer until it’s¬†tender and absorbed all the water (abou 20-30 minutes). Remove from¬†the¬†heater and add the¬†olive oil and the mixture seeds and berries.

Serve and enjoy ūüėČ


  • 1 caneca¬†de arroz preto
  • 2 canecas¬†de √°gua
  • Um pitada de sal
  • 1 folha de louro
  • 2 colheres de sopa de azeite
  • 2/3 x√≠cara de sementes de c√Ęnhamo, sementes de cacau, amoras brancas, sementes de chia e bagas de goji.

Ferver a água com o sal e a folha de louro. Adicionar o arroz e deixe ferver até que fique macio e absorva toda a água (cerca de 20 a 30 minutos). Remover do lume e adicionar o azeite e a mistura de sementes e bagas. 

Aquafaba chocolate mousse -2 ingredients (mousse de chocolate com aquafaba)


Aquafaba is a game changer for us¬†vegans because¬†it’s a great substitute for the¬†egg whites in many recipes, Aquafaba is the remain water from cooked chickpeas.

I have been playing with aquafaba mousses for a while now and the result is always great, unlike all my attempts to do merengue ūüôā

This recipe is incredible easy and I promise has zero chickpea flavour.

  • the liquid of 1 can of chickpeas (150g) – I have used¬†homemade cooked chickpea water and they both work just fine – just don’t add any salt.
  • 90-100gr ¬†dark chocolate (good quality) 

Cut the chocolate into small pieces and melt it.

Using an electric whisk, beat the aquafaba for a few minutes (7 to 15minutes), till you have a fluffy white consistency. Gently combine the chocolate with the aquafaba until combined.

Pour the mousse into glass containers and place in fridge for a couple of hours, and then enjoy..


Рa little cream of tartar (1/4 teaspoon) can get more volume from the aquafaba and stabilize the mousse, its always more secure to add it if you want to make sure that still has a mousse consistency in the next day;

– And some cacao nibs or nuts for a little crunch and visual appeal;

– ¬†Add ¬Ĺ tsp vanilla extract or¬†chilli;

– Add a pinch of salt to enhance the flavours;



Descobrir a aquafaba foi espectacular para mim porque resolveu-me o problema de como¬†criar a consist√™ncia de claras em castelo sem usar ovos… esta receita de mousse usa a √°gua de cozedura do gr√£o de bico.

√Ä j√° algum tempo ando¬†a brincar com¬†receitas de musse¬†com aquafaba, que ao contr√°rio dos meus malditos suspiros fica sempre bem ūüôā

Esta receita é incrivelmente fácil e eu prometo que não sabe a grão-de-bico.

  • l√≠quido de 1 lata de gr√£o-de-bico (150g) – eu¬†tenho usado a minha √°gua de¬†cozedura mas¬†ambos funcionam igualmente¬†bem – apenas n√£o adicionar sal.
  • 90-100gr chocolate negro (boa qualidade)

Cortar o chocolate em pedaços pequenos e derreta-lo em banho maria.

Com uma batedeira elétrica bater a aquafaba por alguns minutos (7 a 15 minutos), até obter a consistência desejada. Envolver suavemente o chocolate com a aquafaba. Colocar a musse em recipientes de vidro e deixar no frigorifico por 1 a 2  horas. Depois é só saborear!


РColocar 1/4 colher de chá de cremor tártaro ajuda a obter mais volume e a estabilizar a mousse, é sempre mais seguro  adicioná-lo principalmente se se planear consumir só no dia seguinte.

–¬†Colocar¬†algumas¬†pepitas de¬†cacau ou frutos secos picados¬†no topo antes de servir¬†

– Adicione ¬Ĺ colher de ch√° de extrato de baunilha ou piri-piri ;

РAdicione uma pitada de sal para realçar os sabores;

Perfect Protein Balls with hemp seeds (bolas proteicas com sementes de c√Ęnhamo)


This is a super healthy protein ball full of superfoods, tasty easy and quick to do, it’s¬†high in protein,¬†essential fats and antioxidants.

so why don’t you give it a go? ‚ėļÔłŹūüĆŅ

  • 2 tbsp. of¬†hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp. of flaxseeds
  • 3 tbsp. natural wheatgerm
  • 2 tbsp. goji
  • 6¬†dates
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup (this¬†can be changed to another¬†sweetener)
  • 1 tbsp. raw cacao powder
  • 8 tbsp. of a good¬†muesli (you can use oats or toasted wholegrain wheat flakes instead – I like to use Alpen)
  • pinch of cinnamon

Start by placing the flax seeds and the hemp seeds in your food processor, and process until they completely broken down. Then add all the other ingredients, and blend until  you have  stick dough. Using your hands  roll into little balls and store in the fridge.


Esta é uma excelente receita de bolinhas proteicas super saudáveis, saborosas e fáceis e rápidas de fazer.

  • 2 colheres de sopa de sementes de c√Ęnhamo
  • 2 colheres de sopa de linha√ßa
  • 3 colheres de sopa de g√©rmen de trigo natural
  • 2 colheres de sopa de goji
  • 6¬†t√Ęmaras¬†
  • 1 colher de sopa de¬†xarope de √°cer (pode ser alterado por outro qualquer ado√ßante)
  • 1 colher de sopa de cacau em p√≥ sem a√ß√ļcar¬†
  • 8 colheres de sopa de um bom muesli (pode-se usar flocos de aveia ou trigo integral torrado em vez disso – eu gosto de usar Alpen)
  • Pitada de canela

Colocar¬†as¬†sementes de linha√ßa e as sementes de c√Ęnhamo num¬†processador de alimentos e triturar at√©¬†que estejam completamente quebradas.¬†Adicione todos os outros ingredientes e misturar at√©¬†que se obtenha uma massa homog√©nea.

com as mãos formar pequenas bolinhas e guardar no frigorífico.





Tiny date-cocoa truffles (trufas de cacau e t√Ęmaras)


You only need¬†4¬†ingredients and 3 minutes to do this little¬†pieces of even ūüôā

  • 2 cups of dates
  • 4 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 oat flour
  • 1 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

In a food processor,  process all the ingredients until smooth. With moistened hands roll the mixture into small balls. Roll the balls in oat flour to coat. Store in the freezer (you can store them in the fridge instead)

Enjoy every bite!


S√≥ s√£o¬†precisos 4 ingredientes e 3 minutos para fazer estes¬†pequenos pedacinhos de para√≠so¬†¬†ūüôā

  • 2 canecas¬†de¬†t√Ęmaras¬†
  • 4 c. de sopa de sementes de chia
  • 1/2 caneca de farinha de aveia
  • 1 c. de sopa de cacau em p√≥ sem a√ß√ļcar

Num processador de alimentos, processar todos os ingredientes até obter uma massa homogênea. Com as mãos molhadas rolar a mistura em pequenas bolinhas. Rola-las por fim em farinha de aveia. Conservar no congelador (também podem se  guardadas no frigorifico)

Aproveita cada dentada!



No-Bake, easy and delicious coconut Twix Bars (Twix de coco vegan e f√°cil)


I found this recipe when the blogger sardinha fora da lata¬†posted a¬†delicious picture on facebook, This is¬†definitely¬†a game changer… you will not¬†believe that this is vegan, gluten-free, ¬†and refined sugar free ūüôā

This amazing treat is made only with natural ingredients, but taste just as decadent as the ones you buy in store.


for the base:

  • 7 tablespoon¬†desiccated coconut (coconut flour or almond flour depending on your¬†taste)
  • 4¬†tablespoon¬†coconut oil (melted)
  • 5¬†drops of moroccan almond extract (optional)


  • 1¬†cup soft Medjool dates (any type will work. Pits removed)

chocolate coating:

  • any vegan chocolate you like or do it your self ¬†– 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
    1 teaspoon coconut oil

To prepare the base combine the ingredients in a bowl, and mix well. With your hands put the mixture into a squared or rectangular tin with parchment paper. Place it in the freezer to set while you prepare the caramel filling.

Place the¬†dates into¬†a food processor and process in high speed¬†until it’s smooth and creamy, stoping a few times during the process¬†to scrape down the sides.¬†Remove the coconut¬†layer from the freezer, and top with the caramel filling.¬†Place¬†it in¬†the freezer again while you melt your chocolate.

Pick up your twix slab and cut into the shapes/size you want. Individually pour the chocolate over the caramel layer.

Store the bars in the freezer, and Enjoy!


Eu encontrei esta ideia¬†atrav√©s¬†da blogger ¬†sardinha fora da lata¬†que¬†publicou¬†uma imagem deliciosa no facebook, e n√£o resisti em experimentar. Esta receita √© um sonho… nem d√° para acreditar que √© vegan, sem gl√ļten ou a√ß√ļcares refinados¬†ūüôā¬†Este chocolate contem apenas ingredientes naturais.


para a base:

  • 7 colher de sopa de coco ralado¬†(farinha de coco ou farinha de am√™ndoa dependendo do gosto)
  • 4 colher de sopa de √≥leo de coco (derretido)
  • 5 gotas de ess√™ncia de am√™ndoa¬†(opcional)

para o recheio:

  • 1 caneca¬†de t√Ęmaras sem caro√ßo¬†


  • Derreter um qualquer chocolate vegan¬†ou fazer o chocolate com¬†– 3/4 caneca¬†de chocolate preto e¬†1 colher de ch√° de √≥leo de coco

Para preparar a base combinar os ingredientes numa taça e com as mãos colocar e prensar a mistura numa forma quadrada ou retangular forrada com papel vegetal. Colocar no congelador para solidificar.

Colocar as t√Ęmaras¬†num processador de alimentos e processar em alta velocidade at√© que a mistura esteja¬†suave e cremosa, interrompendo algumas vezes o processo para raspar a massa dos lados.

Retirar a camada de coco do congelador, e cobrir com o caramelo. Colocar no congelador novamente enquanto se derrete o chocolate.

Retirar o preparado do congelador  e cortar na forma desejada,  colocar o chocolate derretido sobre o caramelo.

Guardar as barras no congelador.



Vegan in Mozambique

I don’t really want to demotivate¬†anyone, but if you’re a vegan traveling in Mozambique¬†you’re going to have a hard¬†time.

1383915_10200673552109384_560808564_nAs you know they have a famous cuisine and are one of the best countries in Africa foodwise, but is all about tiger prawns, seafood, fresh fish and, chicken.

I traveled from north to south only by public transports and thought lots of rural areas, where there isn’t any infrastructures, restaurants, cafes, food stall or surprisedly not even many street markets. So you are asking the same question I did, where and what to eat?

If you are in a rural area, you need to rely on the local people and what they can do for you, but communication can be a big problem, because if they don’t speak Portuguese (what is possible and probable) they will speak one of the 43 languages spoken in the country (yes you read well 43..)

If you are in place that has a “restaurant” you will do all your meals there and again, struggling with communication, try to explain what you can eat and understand what they have.¬†Maputo is the exception, ¬†has good options, and its easy to find your way around.

Mozambique was colonized by Portugal in 1505,¬†their¬†cuisine has been deeply influenced by the Portuguese. One of the¬†most eaten dishes is¬†ncima a¬†thick porridge made with¬†ground maize and water, in my opinion just serves the propose of giving you energy.. it’s tasteless, but vegan ūüôā

Here is a list of some vegan dishes that I came across:

  • Mucapata– rice with coconut, absolutely delicious, very common in Mozambique island.
  • Xiguinha –¬†Made with cassava¬†and cacana leaves, common in¬†Inhambane province.
  • P√£o – white bread rolls, you can find it¬†in any market¬†baked in wood-fired ovens in villages.
  • Matapa –¬†made from stewed cassava leaves, ground peanuts, garlic and coconut milk, more likely to get it if you end up staying with locals.
  • Collard Greens in Oil – it’s a saut√© of¬†onions and collard greens.
  • Chamusas – triangle shaped pastries, asked for¬†the¬†potato ones.
  • Cassava with Red Sauce – sauce made with¬†fresh tomatoes, green peppers, onions, garlic and ¬†oil
  • Rice and Beans – its a very¬†common dish.
  • Mucuane –¬†with boiled¬†cassava leaves, tomatoes, coconut milk, ask if is made with shrimp or¬†Cashews.
  • Quiabo a¬†Zambiana ¬†Okra
  • fresh sugarcane juice
  • p√£o de sura – it’s a¬†coconut sweet¬†bread more¬†typical in the¬†Inhambane province
  • Cashews ¬†– they have¬†nut trees growing all over the place. You‚Äôll see people selling bags of cashews on the side of the road and on the beach. they sell while plain, roasted piri-piri,¬†roasted¬†salt.
  • Fruits and vegetables–¬†fruit and veggies are available at markets and on the sides of roads all over the country, depending on the season you can find good¬†papayas, coconuts, mangoes. Avocados¬†okra and collard greens are also seasonal, avocados¬†only in season for a few short weeks. Others, like tomatoes, cassava or beans, are available year-round. ¬†Green peppers, onions, and bananas¬†seem to go through recurring phases.

    photography ‚Ästall rights reserved ‚Äď Ana Rocha

ūüöĆ If you are planning to visit Mozambique, or if you are just curious.. check¬†the post about my trip – Mozambique.. it’s maningue nice¬†