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 […]

Gluten free vegan crêpes

Gluten free vegan crêpesWe already have a traditional Dutch crêpe or pancake recipe on the site, so I wanted to show you how to make a gluten free version. The combination of rice flour, chickpea flour and buckwheat flour (or teff) creates very tasty crêpes that are fairly easy to make. They do not stick to the pan […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vegan umami sources

vegan umami ingredientsAt the Dutch VeggieWorld fair I gave a workshop about ‘umami’. Everyone knows the basic tastes sweet, sour, salty and bitter, but have you ever heard of umami? Umami is Japanese for ‘savory’ or ‘delicious’ and it is the fifth flavor that people can taste. Japanese cuisine traditionally uses many ingredients that are rich in […]

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 – […]