Today is Sustainability Tuesday* in The Netherlands.I couldn’t have picked a better day for returning to this platform and to you. To pick up where I left off almost five months ago. Months during which I did some serious thinking about and reflection on Everyday Plantpower. Whether or not I see a future for this website and if so, how to proceed? Or maybe it’s time to throw the towel and do something else?
Matzot. Two religions, one tradition!
Matzot is not solely a Jewish tradition, it’s also a Christian one. They are a part of our Easter breakfast table. Obviously both holidays have nothing in common in their origin. The only thing they have in common is that they both occur in early spring, usually coinciding in the same weekend. So how come two different religions have the same tradition? Time for some research!
Home baked sourdough bread
I am always in for an experiment and keen on trying out new things. Especially when it involves self-sufficiency.on my self sufficiency list was baking my own bread! Not just any bread, but sourdough bread. As you might well know the baking of sourdough bread is a time consuming process. And besides that it’s time consuming it takes a bit of skill and knowhow.
Life after veganuary!
As we enter the last week of January the veganuary challenge comes to an end as well. Maybe you participated this month in eating vegan, to see if it suits you. Whether you want to stop animal suffering, live a more sustainable life or improve your health. Whatever the reason, how did it go? Do you recognise any of the above experiences? Would you be willing to explore plantbased living further but is it all a bit daunting still?
Pecan-chocolate chip cookies
These cookies, which I shared in my Insta story yesterday, are so good that I feel it would actually be a felony not to share them with you!So that’s were I come in! I translated it for you ánd made it vegan and slightly ‘healthier’ by reducing the enormous amount of sugar.
A pre-Xmas dinner for three!
I had the privilege to have a pre-Xmas dinner with two lovely ladies. I was assigned headchef, the ladies would assist and learn more about plantbased cooking in the meantime. Location was this beautiful kitchen in a stunning house in the nearby forest.
Veganize it, part one!
There are a good deal of great recipes where non-vegan ingredients are key. Ricotta, feta, Greek style yogurt and eggs to name a few. That leaves one with two choices: either you skip those recipes, or you transform the recipe into a plant based version. Here is how to!
Sprouting, one step closer to self sufficiency.
Sprouts are extremely healthy and are an easy way to supply your body with the right amount of nutrients. They are also quite easy to grow yourself and this book helps you how to. So I read the book, bought some basic sprouting equipment and seeds.
Mixed bean stew, a fresh broad bean challenge……!
This really is a super easy and quick dish. The freshness of the added lemon zest and mint leaves makes it very suitable for a warm Spring/Summer’s day. Obviously it’s a healthy one too!
The perfect basic muffin recipe!
After 8 years of vegan baking, exploring the internet for recipes, experimenting, testing (on my kids mostly😆)and adjusting, I finally and wholeheartedly can say that this recipe is PERFECT. The right sweetness, the right texture, the right size, the right crispiness on top. Just absolutely delicious!
Chocolate cake, a token of love!
At this very day we have another celebration going on in our home, our wedding anniversary! Today 23 years ago my husband and I got married in Carmel by the Sea, California USA. We married at the beach, just the two of us and the wedding officer. I would like to tell you a little bit about my husband, my soulmate and best friend for the past 28 years
A 15 minute recipe, great after an intensive workout! Green lentil-quinoa tabbouleh.
This recipe is great after an intensive workout. Within 15 minutes a nourishing, delicious, healthy and protein packed dinner that everyone can prepare!
Why 2020 is a special year for me.
2020 promised to be a special year. The year of the European soccer championships, the year of the return of Formula 1 to Dutch soil, the year of the Olympics and so much more. Only midway April we can conclude that indeed 2020 turned out to be a very special year, just not in the way…
Shakshuka, the ultimate plant based version.
Shakshuka is, like humus, a very popular dish from the Middel-East. This is my plantbased version, with a creamy cauliflower puree. Epic taste!
About black garlic and what to do with it!
Black garlic is regarded an ingredient for high end-cuisine. But what is it, where can you buy it and how to use it. Read all about it and learn how to prepare a delicious plantbased black pesto with it!
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…
Chickpea balls in tomato sauce, a real athletes dinner!
These chickpea balls in tomato sauce served with wholewheat pasta are an athletes dream. Packed with protein and carbo hydrates. The flavours are an encounter of Italy and the Middle-East. Insanely delicious!
Halva, a Middle-Eastern delicacy
During the preparations of the annual Vakantiebeurs Utrecht (vacation expo with about 20.00 visitors per day ) one of the first things we (Isropa* and Everyday Plantpower) decided on serving our visitors was Halva, a sweet delicacy from the Middle-East. The only problem was the fact that that much Halva would be too great an investment….
Asparagus salad with avocado dressing.
Relax, you can start breathing again, because this is a perfect side for the holidays and will take only 15 minutes to prepare!
Back home- time to share my experiences
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