It’s October! Fall has officially started, the temperatures have cooled off and I am writing this post from underneath a blanket on the couch, with a cup of hot tea in hand, a candle burning on the table and a dark & chilly evening unfolding outside.
If you are looking for an easy vegan meal to impress meat eaters with – this is it! This vegan ragu is so flavorful and spicy that is comes strikingly close to the original. It is Italian-approved and a quick go-to meal for when friends are coming over for dinner.
The first time I discovered Poké Bowls was actually after coming to Amsterdam for the first time. I love the taste of vegan sushi, but am too lazy to make sushi myself often and don’t want to go out or order it every week. This sushi in a bowl tastes just as amazing as sushi itself, but is much easier to make, so it’s a quick win for me!
My mom says you shouldn’t eat raw broccoli, but I still do it. 🙂 Most of the time just dipped in hummus, but now also in the form of this salad. The apple & cranberry add sweetness and the red onion makes it a bit spicy. I ate this as a main meal, but you can easily make it as a side for another dish.
I have to admit, I’m not quite ready for fall yet (granted I didn’t have a real summer), but I’m willing to see the positives and embrace the season! I can wear my nice coats again, snuggle up on the couch with a cup of tea on a rainy day, go to museums on the weekends and savour warm soups & curries!
Fasting in various forms has been shown to have a number of health benefits and can not only prevent, but even reverse certain diseases. It gives your body a break, so that it can reset the digestive system and flush out accumulated toxins, leaving you feeling overall lighter and energized. On top of these main benefits, it can help you break unhealthy eating habits and stimulate fat loss.
I know, but I had to. I haven’t made up my mind about fusion food yet – it always feels a bit wrong to me. But when I found out about sushi burritos, I just had to try them for myself. And I think they not only look pretty, but are also pretty tasty.
This roasted chickpea kebab is a recipe for the lazy vegans (like me), who want a quick meal without elaborate cutting & cooking. All it takes is cutting open a flat bread, marinating and frying the chickpeas and throwing everything in the bun together. It’s perfect for weeknights and probably classifies as “fast food” while still being sort of healthy! 🙂
Winter time is soup time for me. And even though I don’t crave soup all too often, I sometimes need a warm bowl to nourish my body when it gets colder. This creamy potato soup hit the spot just right, as it integrates my favorite food – potatoes – in a healthy way.
To prepare for the current Christmas craziness of overeating on candy, I did a sugarfree November, where I cut out all industrial sugar (meaning white sugar in chocolate, drinks, pastries and so on). This was tough for about 2 weeks as I was strongly craving my afternoon treat, but after those first weeks my body got used to it.