Month: February 2015

Winter Veggies in colourful Thai Curry

Last time I already wrote about my love for Brussels sprouts and told you to combine them with ginger, unlike how they’re usually eaten in the Netherlands. The Dutch just boil their veggies for an hour and then mash them with potatoes. I’m not even joking. Luckily we’re able to peek into the kitchens of our neighbours from all over the world. Well, the following recipe is said to be Thai. I’ve been eager to try it, for it’s a curry starring Brussels sprouts! And much more, like ginger (you see?), a lot of tubers and coconut milk. I found the recipe ‘Thaise curry met geroosterde knolgroenten’ here on the Vegan Challenge website. Vegan Challenge is similar to Veganuary: you are challenged to eat vegan for a month, while being supported by them providing recipes and tips and tricks. Veganuary is being held in January, where the Vegan Challenge runs in April and I believe also in the fall. Vegan Challenge is Dutch and so is their information, therefore I will translate this curry recipe …

Connecting through Insecurities

As I was deciding on something important to write about, the What I Be Project popped up. What I Be (WIB) is a project of photographer Steve Rosenfield, for which he takes portraits of persons with their greatest insecurities written on them for everyone to read. Every person thus picture also comes with a statement from their side starting with ‘I am not my’. The pictures and statements are meant to show that these and actually all people have insecurities, but instead of being owned by those, these people are owning them. Steve writes: ‘By stating “I am not my_____,” they are claiming that they do in fact struggle with these issues, but it does not define who they are as a person.’ (…) ‘It is to spread awareness on what people go through due to society’s paved roads. These are serious issues that some of us can live with, but most battle on a day to day basis. Steve started photographing for this project in September 2010 and had since then been capturing insecurities …

Gingered Brussels Sprouts

Okay, so I might not be the perfect person to give you very regular updates on anything. The thing is that I am actually quite perfectionistic and want to give you the good stuff. But what’s that? The really cool, new things everybody is talking about? So then, won’t it then already be old news for you? How would I know? Etcetera. For now I’d like to give you this ultra simple recipe. That’s just Brussels sprouts in a bowl. With some yellow things. Yes, it’s true. The yellow things are ginger chunks. To achieve this bowl of Brussels sprouts and ginger chunks, you do this: Prepare Brussels sprouts: Cut off the end of the stem, remove and/or clean the dirty outer leaves. If the sprouts are big, carve the stem side with a knife to enhance ‘heat penetration’. Peel ginger and cut into pieces. Heat some oil in a pan and fry the ginger pieces a bit. Add to the pan a small amount of water and the Brussels sprouts. Bring to a boil, …