Month: June 2015

No Egg Cakes

Egg cakes or ‘eierkoeken’ are typical Dutch treats. They look and taste more or less like these pretty babies here. But these ones don’t contain egg! How does that work? Well, they contain black salt or kala namak, which gives it the egg-like taste! How cool? It appears to have a high sulphur content, which causes the smell and taste. It smells quite horrible, more like rotten eggs, but if you use just a tiny bit, it can be pretty nice! This was the first time I used the stuff and I think it worked well. Black salt looks nice too: it has a pink colour. It can be used in other ‘fake egg’ dishes as well, like in ‘scrambled eggs’. The recipe for the vegan egg cakes I found here on Vegetus. I have translated the Dutch into English for you. I’m sure she doesn’t mind! Here goes: No Egg Cakes Preparation time: 10 min Baking time: 20 min Makes: 4-5 cakes The secret of the vegan egg cakes is in the two spoons …

Post Secret community art project

This post is about a really cool community art project: Post Secret, for which people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard.
This results in enormously impressive honesty on insecurities and vulnerability. It gives insight in so many different forms of conflict and trouble in human nature, in relationships, in society, etc. I find it really interesting to get to read the secrets different people harbour. It is so real, so recognizable. We all have secrets, be it small or bigger ones. We have troubles coping with our feelings. We are so similar.

Clothing reconsidered

In my post Love your Body I introduced the topic of body positivity. I wrote something about how I think getting used to being naked or else in simple clothing will be good for your body image and self-love. I then did not specify simple clothing which makes it a very vague statement, but I did mean something with it. Clothing often seems to be really important. I recall that when I had the age of five a group of girls didn’t let me play with them because I was not wearing a dress. Later, I felt regularly as if I wasn’t really wearing the right and nice clothes and as if that made me worth less. I feel as if it took me ages to somewhat find out what I want and don’t want to wear and I just still don’t know really. However, I did find some things. With the ‘simple clothing’ I meant two things. First is that the clothing that you wear as a person is often linked to your ego …

Cauliflower craze

[summary] Today I’m sharing two amazing foods starring cauliflower, namely: cauliflower wings and cauliflower pizza crust. Cauliflower wings are cauliflower heads covered in a mixture of chickpea flower, water/plant milk and additions like herbs, nutritional yeast, dipped in breadcrumbs and left in the oven for 20 minutes. Optionally, they can be dipped in hot sauce and put back into the oven again, but they taste great either way. The pizza crust is made out of grated cauliflower, soaked flax seeds and flour – and additions like herbs and nutritional yeast. Mine turned out moist a couple of times and not so crispy as you would expect from a pizza, but it tastes great! If you find how to get to the optimal cauliflower pizza, let me know! If not, I’ll just try again next time.