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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Juicy seitan seaweed sausages

Seitan seaweed sausages veganIn Holland, we have a famous vegan company called ‘the Dutch Weedburger’. The ‘weed’ in their burgers is seaweed and it’s totally delicious. Recently they also started making seitan sausages with seaweed in them. It sounds weird, but the seaweed adds a delicious savory note, without making the sausages overly fishy. I liked it so […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]