All posts tagged: recipe

February’s food diary

Have I already come to the point where I am not writing and my blog is just sitting here, holding its breath? I have started my studies and I haven’t managed yet to do the time management thing very well. Plus, my hands feel sensitive already from writing all the other highly important things. Luckily there’s still food! I’ll just make this blog into a food diary then. There’s a huge demand for those. So, I don’t take pictures of my food very often, for multiple reasons. This is the humble collection I built over the past few weeks. Enjoy! Kale and tempeh make such an awesome combination. I just fried it both, with some soy sauce and sesame seeds. This wasn’t the whole meal by the way, but the best looking part. There was also carrot salad with roasted sunflower seeds, raisins and a dressing made out of tahini, spelt syrup and lemon juice. I tried, but it doesn’t work in my pictures. So you’ll have to visualize. Use your taste buds! Pumpkin hummus …

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 …

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, …

How to love your Avocados

Have you fallen in love with the avocado yet? Well, the rest of the world has! As for me: I didn’t fall hard at once. At first, I didn’t like him that much. He was a bit of a weirdo and even though I tend to like weirdos, I just didn’t know how to approach him! But with a little effort and help of my friends I got to know him better and now I absolutely adore him. He is such a sweetie! (Though, not so sweet.) Well, this is me being your friend, pointing out the avocado’s best qualities so you can start loving him as well. Isn’t that great? The more love, the merrier! Avocados are so immensely popular mainly because of their taste, creamy texture and nutritional values. They contain lots of healthy fats (unsaturated ones, and some Omega-3 as well as Omega-6), fibers and all kinds of vitamins and minerals, like vitamin C, vitamin K and folate. Nutrition Data gives you the complete facts here. Most people like their avocados raw. …

The Christmas foods

The past few weeks I’ve been spending a lot of time wading the internet trying to get to some perfect dishes to bring to the three different Christmas tables I was going to join. All three dinners were with my family, but in slightly different compositions. I am the first in my family to go vegan and even though they’re quite supportive, they do find veganism difficult and they are slightly skeptical about everything I cook. So I had to carefully find my way. Here’s a selection of the things I made. The criteria for putting them here were basically that I managed to take a picture in which it looks tasty, he-he. Enjoy! Maybe you find some inspiration for your New Year’s Dinner. Christmas Eve Roasted Chickpeas No, the dried cilantro didn’t get burnt – does it look burnt to you? It’s just the light and the contrast. I’m a perfect cook. It’s totally awesome how chickpeas get all crispy when you cover them in oil and leave them in the oven for some time. …