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Vegan ‘Boerenkoolstamppot’: Dutch Winter Dish with Kale

Vegan ‘Boerenkoolstamppot’: Dutch Winter Dish with Kale

I was chatting with a fellow food blogger this week when the topic came to our national cuisines. She asked me about the Netherlands – which dishes are traditional, and how suitable are they for vegans? This got me thinking, and I decided I’ve never 

Red Lentil Dal with Turnip, or How To Eat More Legumes If You’re A (Somewhat) Picky Eater

Red Lentil Dal with Turnip, or How To Eat More Legumes If You’re A (Somewhat) Picky Eater

I really love lentils. Some might even say I love lentils a little bit too much, considering I’ve had them for breakfast and lunch for the last three days. But I wasn’t always the legume-lover I am now. When I was little, I had a 

Karē Raisu (Japanese Curry), veganized

Karē Raisu (Japanese Curry), veganized

As long as I’ve loved food (and eating!) I have loved learning about regional cuisines and traditional dishes. Being from the Netherlands, I often heard (Dutch) people say that Dutch cuisine doesn’t agree – I think they’re wrong. But that’s worth its own post. Since 

Vegan Spaghetti and Meatballs

Vegan Spaghetti and Meatballs

I love traditional Italian recipes, but today I wanted something slightly different. I bought some vegan precooked meatballs and needed to use them, so I decided to make a dish that just screams ‘American food’ to me: Spaghetti and Meatballs. For me, this dish brings 

Vegan Rhubarb and Custard Tart

Vegan Rhubarb and Custard Tart

It’s rhubarb season! I’ve been seeing rhubarb appear in the shops and decided to celebrate this peculiar veggie with a pretty tart. Now that I mention it, rhubarb is pretty tart… 🙂 After looking at several recipes for rhubarb pies and tarts, I realised there 

Vegan Flaky Pie Crust

Vegan Flaky Pie Crust

Years before I got into cooking, I was into baking. Even as a kid, I really loved baking: I would bake cakes, cookies, pies, and make all kinds of puddings and other desserts. I had a major sweet tooth, and over the years I tried 

Creamy Carrot and White Bean Soup

Creamy Carrot and White Bean Soup

I often have days where I eat a big lunch, and when dinner time comes around I’m not that hungry. On days like that, I love having a bowl of soup for dinner! Soup is the perfect way to use up any leftover veggies, grains, 

Vegan Harira (Moroccan Chickpea Soup)

Vegan Harira (Moroccan Chickpea Soup)

Last week Ramadan started, which means that Muslims around the world are fasting from sunrise until sunset. When the fast is broken in the evening, every country and perhaps every family has its own traditional dishes and snacks, which are cooked specifically in this period. 

Seitan, ‘Chicken’ style

Seitan, ‘Chicken’ style

When we choose to remove animal products from our diets, a lot of us miss the texture, flavor or convenience of meat products, which is why there are more and more faux meats out there. I think of all of us have encountered some good 

Peach and Granola Smoothie Bowl

Peach and Granola Smoothie Bowl

The last few weeks I’ve been craving smoothie bowls all the time. I’ve had them for breakfast, dessert, as an afternoon snack, I even had a smoothie bowl for dinner once… For me, smoothie bowls are the closest to ‘ice cream for dinner’ I’m willing