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 […]

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 […]

Tofu feta

Tofu feta veganGood old tofu feta! It’s a really tasty and easy cheese substitute, especially if you use a nice fresh tofu, don’t skimp on the flavorings and give it time to marinade. It’s high protein and a good source of calcium. If you really want to go all-in, make your own tofu first! Of course it […]

Easy homemade tofu

Homemade tofu recipeI really like the taste of fresh tofu. It’s just so much better than the stuff you can get in the supermarkets that’s been sitting in the same old sour water for days or even weeks. I can get good fresh tofu from my local Asian grocery store, but I don’t always have time to […]

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 […]

Easy vegan palak paneer

Tofu palak paneer veganFor this palak paneer recipe (Indian spinach curry) I took some cues from Vegan Richa, the queen of vegan Indian food. Tofu takes the place of the chewy paneer cheese and this works remarkably well! This dish looks impressive, but it is super quick and easy to make, especially with the few small shortcuts I […]

Quick and easy curry soup

Vegan quick chickpea curry soupI love a nice steaming bowl of spicy soup for lunch. Soup is so are easy and quick to make, you just have to put the ingredients in the pan in the right order, put the lid on and the food is ready 10-20 minutes later. Super handy for busy workdays, but also for parties […]