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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Homemade oat protein bars

Homemade protein bars vegan plant-based oatDavid likes to have an energy bar to take with him for long office days, to eat as an afternoon snack so he doesn’t come home completely starved. We also like to bring some on hiking and cycling trips. Protein bars can be quite pricey, so making your own can save a lot of money. […]

Chickpea shakshuka

Vegan shakshuka chickpea flourVegan shakshuka is a new favorite in our house. This Mediterranean dish of onion, pepper, tomato and egg is super easy to make plant-based if you replace the egg with a batter of chickpea flour. You can serve it for breakfast, lunch or even dinner. It is super fun to have as part of a […]

Umami hummus

Umami hummus veganPreviously I wrote about umami, the fifth basic flavor that humans can taste in addition to sweet, sour, salty and bitter. In this post I will share a second recipe packed with umami, namely umami hummus! The flavor of this spread is vaguely reminiscent of aged cheese. The paprika provides a subtle smoky flavor. It […]

Vegan umami sources

vegan umami ingredientsAt the Dutch VeggieWorld fair I gave a workshop about ‘umami’. Everyone knows the basic tastes sweet, sour, salty and bitter, but have you ever heard of umami? Umami is Japanese for ‘savory’ or ‘delicious’ and it is the fifth flavor that people can taste. Japanese cuisine traditionally uses many ingredients that are rich in […]

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 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 […]