Vegan orange cake, super light and moist

Vegan orange cake light and fluffyThis is one of the lightest and airiest vegan cakes I’ve ever tasted! The recipe is surprisingly easy, making it suitable for both inexperienced and seasoned bakers. Even your omni mother in law can make it with stuff from her cupboard, since no ‘special’ vegan ingredients are required. The batter is made with orange juice […]

Easy pizza toast

Vegan pizza toastWhen my husband was a kid, his family liked to eat this pizza with bread slices for the crust. It’s super easy to make and very budget friendly! We made this childhood classic again recently and we liked it so much that I’ll add it to the regular rotation. It’s super quick and easy to […]

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 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 […]

Homemade vegan mayo

Homemade vegan mayonnaiseDepending on where you live, vegan mayonnaise is getting easier to find in stores, but if you ever run out it’s also super easy to make your own from soy milk and oil with a few flavorings! It’s the perfect base for salad dressings, to spread on sandwiched stuff and for my European friend – […]

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 […]