Food Diary ~ number three

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Hi there! Here’s some food pictures again, in which you can see how nicely the sun is shining. 🙂

I had a slice of housemate-made bread with avocado, as you can see. It was the first time I was able to slice an avocado like this, hehe. I love this picture for its colours, the weather!, and of course the bunny and the cat. The cat’s name is Minoes. If you’re not convinced of Minoes’ cuteness, here’s a close-up.

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And then I made soup from the garden: nettle soup! My very first attempt. I also just used an altered version of the very first recipe I found here (in Dutch). It’s basically onion, nettles, broth and roasted oats. I liked it! Especially as a midnight snack after a full day of festivals and parties on Ascension. Followed by a coconut cupcake after a recipe out of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World from Terry Hope Romero & Isa Moskowitz.

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It was a lovely day. On the festival I volunteered for Greenpeace, walking around in a tree costume, hugging children and asking their parents to sign the petition for setting marine reserves in the North sea, so that the fish population can recover.

Next up: vegan and even oil-free falafel! The rest is oil free as well. I am experimenting with cooking without oil, as Dr McDougall recommends in his book The Starch Solution. Everything on this plate is oil-free and it was delicious. 🙂 We have the falafel, grilled aubergine and courgette, steamed sweet potato, grated carrot with roasted sunflower seeds and a salad out of rocket salad, tomatoes, cucumber and more sunflower seeds. Life can be so good.

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I’m not so into bread baking (yet?), but here I turned some old-ish bananas and flour into banana bread! I used this recipe (in Dutch), left out the nuts and replaced the oil by some apple sauce. I love how banana bread is really easy and simple, yet a real treat.

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So, that was it for now. If you have questions or recommendations regarding vegan food: shoot! I’m just trying to post some nice foods of various kinds to show that there’s a lot of different things to eat as a vegan. I would like to see your pictures as well, so if you have a food blog: let me know and I will surely check it out!

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Harmony-seeking quiet observer learning to speak loud and clear when needed. Acknowledges both the complexity and simplicity of the world. Above all aims to influence the world in a positive way by being a good person.

2 Comments

  1. Roy Molenaar says

    Thanks for your story and food recipes Nina! The recipies sound really nice, especially the bananabread. Also the food pictures look good with all the nice colours. Looking forward to your next story.

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