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Veganize it, part two!

Last time I talked to you about substitutes for plant based feta. This time I want to show you alternatives for parmesan and ricotta cheese and eggs. Three important ingredients in Ottolenghi’s recipe for ‘Aubergine dumplings alla Parmigiana’

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…

Spicy tower of pumpkin and beetroot

As much as I am convinced I am doing the right thing by “showing” people how delicious and easy plantbased food can be, sometimes this little voice in the back of my mind tells me that it is all very insignificant. Obviously that is a very discouraging thought and it leaves me completely uninspired from…

Vegetable curry in the desert.

One of the things we undertook while being in Israel was a Jeep trip in the Negev desert. This means driving around in the desert with a group of people/friends who share their love for their country and for 4×4 vehicles. Every now and then you stop and take a closer look to ruins of…

Mexican Cauliflower and Blackbeans

Ever since the kids returned to school at the end of August, live has been very hectic. One of the main reasons that I did not meet my goal of posting at least three times a week. However, the fact that I manage to post only once a week does not mean at all that…

Falafel of Hazelnuts, chickpeas and favabeans

When you are a parent of teenagers, like I am, it can be a challenge sometimes to prepare a family dinner. Not only does each and every one of them prefer different kinds of food, they also have their own activities to go to. Like soccer practice, swimming practice, theater class, jobs etc. Usually those…

Pearl couscous with vegetable tajine

I have been searching for pearl couscous for at least four months and finally last Saturday I walked into this tiny shop with al kinds of delicacies. There it was, a whole jar of pearl couscous. To tell you the truth I did not even know exactly what it was. I thought it was some…

Puy lentils with sticky dates

Recently I prepared Portobello mushrooms stuffed with a sticky dates mixture. I enjoyed that so much that I wanted to try and mix the sticky dates with something else. I figured Puy lentils would make a good combination and it did! Sticky dates of course is very sweet and the lentils kind of absorb that…

Easy and quick holiday dinner

No matter how luxurious or basic, adventurous or conservative, far away or close to home, sunny and warm your holiday is, there is no place like your own place. In fact, one of the great things about traveling is going home! If you ask me my own bed, worn out mattress included, is the best….

Seaweed-ginger-shiitake salad

When I opened the package of seaweed spaghetti I must confess I was a bit put off by the smell that came out of the bag! But I put my small disgust aside and boy oh boy was that a good decision! This salad is stunning! It is based on the original recipe of Ottolenghi…