Easy chocolate cake

Easy vegan chocolate cakeI love how easy this vegan chocolate cake is to make, while still looking really nice with it’s smooth layer of chocolate ganache. Perfect for when you don’t have a lot of time (or a lot of baking experience), but still want to impress. It’s also really tasty, especially if you add the optional layer […]

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, […]

Oatmeal raisin cookies

Oatmeal cookies veganThese cookies are wonderfully crunchy, and store really well. They’re made largely with whole grains and contain only a small amount of sugar, so they are also relatively healthy. Perfect to take as a school or work snack. Feel free to experiment with the mix-ins. For example, try them with finely chopped nuts, dried fruits […]

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 […]

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 […]