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 […]

Tofu garlic-herb cream cheese

Vegan tofu herbed cream cheeseThis tofu-based cream cheese is a new favorite. It’s like vegan Boursin! It’s a really quick recipe too. Just wizz everything in a high speed blender or foodprocessor, dump it into a container and put it in the fridge overnight to firm up. No long fermentation or hard to find ingredients. It’s a staple in […]

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 […]

Unwanted vegan weight loss, what to do?

preventing unwanted vegan plant-based weightlossThe vegan stereotype used to be (and sometimes still is) that we are all pale and thin. Unfairly of course, because vegans come in all shapes and sizes. However, plant foods are generally a little less calorie dense than animal foods, which is why people transitioning to a plant-based diet sometimes find that they are […]

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 […]

Carrot cake oatmeal muffins

Carrot cake oatmeal muffins veganAfter posting my baked banana oatmeal, I’ve tried all sorts of variations on that recipe, including this “carrot cake” version with shredded carrots, raisins, and spices. A tasty way to get some veggies in for breakfast. To make it extra fun, I baked the oatmeal in muffin tins this time. Easy to take with you […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gluten free vegan crêpes

Gluten free vegan crêpesWe already have a traditional Dutch crêpe or pancake recipe on the site, so I wanted to show you how to make a gluten free version. The combination of rice flour, chickpea flour and buckwheat flour (or teff) creates very tasty crêpes that are fairly easy to make. They do not stick to the pan […]