If you missed last month's post, find it here: "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year"
Our month started out pretty good. January is also known as Veganuary which is a time when people are encouraged to take the vegan challenge and go vegan for at least a month. People can then carry on after that as well. Veganuary is also an organization as well. They promote the Veganuary campaign.
It was Mr. Wanderlust Vegan's (Mr. WLV) birthday. I'm not sure how we are going to refer to each other individually as we haven't thought up aliases yet, but for the blog we will be referring to each other as Mr and Mrs for now. Anyway, Mrs Wanderlust Vegan (Mrs. WLV) organised a surprise party for Mr.WLV as well as another one of our friends that has a birthday at around the same time. Many of the Vegan crew were there, or at least as much as Handmade Burger Co. was able to take a reservation for.
Handmade Burger has lots of vegan options. Mr. WLV had no idea that this event was planned and was even tricked into thinking that going out to Handmade Burger for Dinner was his idea.
|Vegan Burger and Cajun Chips|
We are still working full time to earn some cash to fund these travels. On the weekend we convinced our friend Plant-Based Nurse to drive us to Ikea for pretty much the sole purpose of trying the veggie balls that they have in the Ikea Restaurant. The were actually pretty good. Apparently people were upset before because they used to come with a sauce that wasn't vegan even though the veggie balls themselves are vegan. This is the new and improved Veggie Balls with Jambalaya and it was tasty.
|This guy is for adoption, his name is John or Geoff. (There was two in this pen, didn't know who was who)|
|Summer Rolls and Spicy Peanut Sauce|
|Homemade Lasagna with VBites Cheezley|
London click here. We also started a Youtube Channel to post some video clips from our travels. To go to our new Youtube Channel Click here! We think it will be a great addition to our blog and we can't wait to upload more videos.
In the Bull Ring shopping centre we went to the much talked about Wrap Chic to try their vegan option the soya amritsari burrito. This place sells Indian food in burrito form. It is excellent and well priced as well.
Another day, we wandered through the canals to get to our friend The Vegan Engineer's place to plan a trip. To see our day wandering around Birmingham Click here.
To end the month we had a pretty great weekend. On the friday, one of our friends had a going away party at Handmade Burger since she is going back to Germany now. Since it is still "Veganuary" we all got the 50% off deal for ordering their vegan options. We actually went there a couple days beforehand as well so I think the staff there are going to start recognising us soon.
We both like the sweet potato and bean burger the most along with their cajun chips. The super salad is nice as well.
We had a great time hanging out with our friend before she moves away. Although our friend is moving back to Germany we haven't seen that last of her yet. We plan on meeting up with her on our next holiday which we just finished planning.
The next day we made some pretty tasty baguette sandwiches with garlic mushrooms, tomatoes, houmous, vegan mayo, and lots of arugula. We did some holiday planning with our friend moving away and then we ended up playing Cards Against Humanity with our other friend Plant Based Nurse and our flatmates. Our flat mates own the UK Edition so some of the cards are confusing to us Canadians. Sometimes is makes it better because we don't even know the cringe worthy combinations that we are creating.
January was a busy month. Mrs WLV worked a lot of hours and while Mr WLV was laid off from his job, he managed to find another one fairly quickly though so it was no big deal.
We have more adventures coming up in February. It is gearing up to be even more jam packed with travel fun. Stay tuned.
To see what we are up to next month, find it here: "Leap Year = Extra Day in UK"