Baked Camembert, vegan style

Vegan baked CamembertPre-vegan, baked Camembert or Brie was one of my absolute favorite dishes. I hadn’t eaten this in a long time, but since vegan Camemberts have been popping up in local stores, I wanted to give it a go. This vegan version can definitely compete with Camembert from cow’s milk! In this recipe you make small […]

Tofu fried rice with peanut sauce

Tofu fried rice with peanut sauce veganThis recipe is a cross between Indonesian style fried rice and tofu scramble. You throw everything together in one large frying pan or wok, so it’s super easy and quick to make. The tofu in this recipe stays soft, like the egg in traditional fried rice. Because you crumble it, it easily absorbs the seasonings, […]

Carrot ginger soup and curry spread

Carrot soup, lentil curry spread, veganI’m working on a new series of budget recipes. If I shop smart, this entire meal of soup with toasted bread and the lentil spread costs me about 1 euro (just over $1), for 4 servings! The entire meal can be on the table within half an hour. The carrot soup is deliciously sweet, fresh […]

Sundried tomato lentil bolognese

Sundried tomato spaghetti Bolognese veganThis is a recipe for the ultra-low budget menu that I’m working on. The ingredients cost me about 2 euros for 4 generous servings, so only 50 cents per person! For such a humble recipe, this is a surprisingly tasty dish. The star of the show is the sun-dried tomato, which provide lots of umami, […]

Thai tofu curry

Vegan Thai tofu curryThis Thai curry is a new family favorite. It’s a real flavor bomb and surprisingly easy to make, if you get a jar of Thai curry paste. The recipe is inspired by a curry from The Vegan Instant Pot Cookbook by Nisha Vora, a super nice book with lots of tasty recipes that you can […]

Vegan for restaurants and catering industry

Vegan food service workshopsMore and more restaurants and catering businesses are choosing to put plant-based options on their menu. This trend continues during the corona crisis, as food service companies are looking for ways to distinguish themselves and attract more customers. Earlier this year, in collaboration with ProVeg, I created two training sessions for the kitchen teams of […]

Loaded nachos with cheese sauce

Loaded nacho's with homemade vegan cheese sauceWhen I first saw vegan cheese recipes with carrots and potatoes as the main ingredients, I was very skeptical. But then I tried some at a potluck and was blown away by how cheesy this stuff tastes! I now use it on everything, from cauliflower to lasagna, and of course on my loaded nachos. My […]

Easy vegan stir fry

Basic vegan stir fry with tofuI almost never use recipes for my stir fries anymore. So thought I’d share my super simple general method, that you can make endless variations on. For example, replace the tofu with vegan chicken pieces or chickpeas, choose other vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, leeks, carrots etc.) and change up the sauces. Your stir fry can be […]

Vegan miso soup

Vegan miso soup with tofu and bok choyDavid and I have been watching some documentaries about Japan (check Japanology on Youtube), and we like trying some Japanese food while we’re at it. This time it was miso soup, a big bowlful of Japanese comfort food that is super quick to make. The miso (fermented soy paste) makes for a lovely creamy broth […]

Tempeh bibimbap

Tempeh bibimbap vegan gluten freeI finally managed to find gochujang Korean fermented chili paste in Amsterdam. I love the flavor, like a marriage of sriracha and miso. I want to try lots of Korean recipes now, and started with bibimbap. This is a nice quick filling recipe with lots of different flavors that takes about half an hour to […]