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, […]

Vegan on a very low budget (€ 10-15 per week)

Ultra low budget vegan groceries shopping nutritionIt’s tempting to spend a lot of money on food, especially when fancy new vegan products seem to be coming out every week. Looking at the prices of these products, you might conclude that vegan food is expensive. Fortunately, plant-based food can also be very cheap. For many people, meat and cheese are the most […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A fearless healthy vegan diet

Nutrition, diet, science based, fearmongeringI frequently see clients and people on the internet who are afraid to eat ‘unhealthy’ foods such as preservatives, soy, gluten, oil, artificial sweeteners or sugar. It makes me very sad. Of course good to eat healthy, but these people have become much too fearful. Many of these foods are not unhealthy at all if […]

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 […]