Superfood stir-fry recipe and its health benefits!

This dish consists of a stir-fry of kale, mushrooms, peas and leek and is served with ginger-turmeric-black pepper rice. Most of these ingredients are regarded as ‘Superfoods’. But what is it that makes a product a superfood? Below a short explanation and of course at the end the recipe to this delicious dish.

Spiced sweet potato and crispy tofu cubes

Are you stuck at home, bored to death, worried about gaining weight (because you can’t visit the place where you normally exercise) or simply looking for new healthy and super easy recipes during this corona crisis? You’ve come to the right place. Because the recipe I’m sharing with you today is very very easy, very…

Roasted buckwheat, Kasha, with oven roasted mushrooms!

Buckwheat actually is a deceiving name! It suggests being a wheat, which of course it is not. Buckwheat is a grain, instead of a grass, which makes it gluten-free and thus very suitable for people who suffer from gluten-allergy. It is a popular health food due to its high mineral and antioxidant content. It may…

Mezzalune ravioli with kale, mushrooms and red pesto.

This must be the easiest recipe on my website 😉. After finding red and green vegan pesto, I discovered another new vegan product in my supermarket! Mezzalune (ravioli) filled with chickpeas, lentils and rosemary. Fresh, organic and vegan! Of course I took some home with me and instantly new what I was going to do…

Pasta with roasted Brussels sprouts and green pesto sauce.

One of my followers tipped me about a vegan pesto that is available in one of the leading supermarket-chains in The Netherlands. An Italian company with a great philosophy* called Puro! (see link at the end of the blog). So I bought the red- and the green vegan pesto.  Now I have to confess that…

A bowl filled with happiness!

quinoa pumpkin salad with black tahini sauce Our eldest son is gifted with an extraordinary creative talent. Drawing, sculpting, painting, acting, dancing, performing, you name it, he can do it. He is what one would call: multi-talented. But in that long overwhelming list of abilities one thing is lacking. A rather important one too if…

Which Vegan burger do you prefer, homemade or store bought?

Hi there, remember me? It has been quite some time since my last blog. It has in fact been that long, that maybe I need to re-introduce myself to you….I sure hope not! There are many reasons for not having written for so long (several pressing family issues being one of them). But that does…

Purslane, Puy-lentils and homemade feta.

did you know that out of all green leafy vegetables, purslane is the one containing the highest amount of Omega-3 fatty acid, so do not hesitate any longer, go out and pick that purslane! (or buy it like I did).

Examples of meat substitutes and what to do with them.

My boys do tend to miss their meat, or at least the idea of eating meat, so I thought I’d better get familiar with the meat substitutes.
It opened up a whole new world to me. A world of seitan, tempeh, soy-flakes, vegan-burgers and of course tofu!

Lentil-leek curry with ginger rice.

Curious how my son is doing with his new chosen plantbased lifestyle? Well he is doing great, he is very brave at eating every meal I put in front of him, despite the fact that he does not like mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini and bell peppers. You probably wonder how on earth did he decide to…

Spicy lentils, grilled vegetables with tahini-tarragon dip!

Eating plant based always makes me feel good, but sometimes it makes me feel excellent! Especially when I start experimenting with new combinations and they turn out be a smashingly tasty match! This food is a perfect example of that. Grilled pumpkin, parsnip and green bell pepper seasoned with nothing but some sea salt, black…