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!

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…

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…

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…

Pumpkin-Rosemary soup

I am excited because I LOVE PUMPKIN.
This love resulted in a new delicious recipe I conjured up. Pumpkin-Rosemary-Sage soup. A soft, delicate warming soup with a hint of fresh orange, a bit of summer and autumn in one. I guess you could call it a transition soup.

Spiced up Ful of dried Fava beans, comfort food at its best!

Less well known maybe, but at least as tasty and satisfying, is Ful (which actually means Favabeans) and deserves third place if you ask me! Like Humus it’s creamy, tasty, easy to prepare and it takes only a small portion to get you through until the next meal.

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…

Avocado club sandwich.

Usually I have oatmeal for lunch, but today I decided to make myself a sandwich. Not just any sandwich… this is special bread, made of wholegrain rice and sourdough, so it is really nutritious and satisfying. I toasted the slices of bread, sliced half an avocado, four cherry tomatoes and spread some humus on one…

Eggplant, chickpeas and sticky dates salad

This week there is a heated discussion going on in the Netherlands about a “50 day green diet”, a company started by a bunch of girls. The so-called experts (dietitians, culinary journalists, people who work for governmental subsidized company’s related to food etc.) claim that eating only plant based food is dangerous(!!!). Needless to say…

Spicy Gingery Cucumber and Sweet peppers salad

Nothing more refreshing than cucumbers I think. It is also the most favorite vegetable for many children. They do not see cucumber as being a vegetable, often they eat it as a snack. Whenever I serve my kids a meal I feel slightly guilty about (fries, pizza, that kind of stuff) I always serve cherry…

Greek choriatiki vegan style

The Dutch summer season is utterly disappointing. We suffer from a serious lack of warm sunny days. So I decided to create a little bit of summer myself. In the form of this lovely vegan stye Greek choriatiki. I replaced the feta with avocado, added also grilled bell peppers and some rocket lettuce. A simple…