Turkish fermented pickles (tursu)

Turkish pickles tursuTwo years ago, my mother-in-law’s Turkish neighbor gave us a large jar full of fermented pickles (tursu). She grows the vegetables herself on her balcony and pickles them in the traditional way. David and I liked the flavor so much that I now regularly make my own tursu. Fortunately, it is not difficult at all, […]

Ethiopian spiced lentil pastries

Spicy lentil pastry vegan sambusaI love bringing these lentil pastries to family gatherings and work potlucks. Even avid meat eaters gobble them up and they are a good high protein option for me and my husband to eat if there are not a lot of other vegan foods to pick from. Be sure to make a big batch, because […]

Homemade saurkraut, three flavors

Homemade sauerkraut, flavorsNow that we are at home a lot because of covid, I do one fermentation project after another. Sourdough, vegan blue cheese, kimchi and now sauerkraut! Making your own sauerkraut is surprisingly easy and a nice approachable way to get into fermentation. It is almost impossible to mess up and you do not need any […]

German currywurst, vegan style

Vegan currywurst bratwurst GermanThis vegan currywurst (sliced bratwurst in a curried tomato sauce) takes my mind straight to Berlin in Germany. The city has currywurst stands on almost every square and in every train station and shopping center. The last time I visited in 2019, many of those places offered a vegan option! It was lovely, and especially […]

Real vegan blue cheese

Vegan blue mold cheese roquefortThis is a recipe for vegan blue cheese with real mold, which tastes just like a cow’s milk cheese! All you need are a strong blender or food processor, a few simple kitchen utensils, some cashew nuts and the mold culture. This recipe is inspired by the blue mold cheese of Thomas from Full of […]

Vegan steamed rice cheese

Vegan steamed rice cheeseFor a long time I’ve wanted to make a vegan cheese that was similar in texture to Violife (Europe) or Chao (US). I’ve tried many times with different ingredients and methods and this steamed rice flour based cheese is the closest I’ve come. It has a lovely firm texture that allows it to be grated […]

Vegan cottage cheese (hüttenkäse)

Vegan cottage cheese tofuWhen I was little I really liked cottage cheese (also called hüttenkäse). I hadn’t really found a good vegan alternative, but this recipe with crumbled tofu and soy yogurt satisfies all my cottage cheese cravings! It has a nice smooth mouthfeel and a subtle savory flavor. Just like cottage cheese made from cow’s milk, this […]

Real cashew-based vegan brie

Vegan brie cashew coconut basedThat’s right, this is a homemade vegan brie with real mold! It’s super creamy, with an strong brie flavor and a firm rind.  This recipe is based on those by Full of Plants and Lecker Planzen. Their cheeses are made almost entirely from cashews. I wanted to have creamier cheese similar to ripe brie, so my recipe has more […]