Tag: food

Coworking Amsterdam @ Dophert-cute Vegan Cafe

Overall Ranking: ★★★★(4/5) Neighborhood: Jordaan, (Center) Prinsengracht 276, 1016 HJ Amsterdam Hours: Monday-Friday 8-18:00 Saturday 9-18:00 Sunday 10-18:00 Price: $ Wifi: yes, free, great signal Power Plugs: Plenty of outlets for laptops Size: Small cafe, but not too small. Lighting: Gezellig. Warm. Natural. Cozy. Large front windows. Noise level: Bustling, loud, energetic, happy hippy Vibe: hippy, casual, granola, hard table and chairs, busy after…

Do you want artificial fries with that?

The year is 2013. There are over seven billion people living in the world, over 300 million in the USA alone. In many parts of the world, housing is dilapidated and overcrowded. Homeless populations overflow in major cities and food has become increasingly scarce. Real food…I mean. In an effort to address the issue of food shortages, google co-founder Sergey…

An open letter to America from an indignant expat

As a premise to this post, I want to say firstly, so there is no confusion, I am a liberal. After living in Amsterdam for a year, I have many (possibly impractical)  ideas about how to improve the lives of my friends and family living stateside. This includes building bike lanes in all cities. Secondly, I have lost nearly 15 lbs…

Vegan Reese’s chocolate peanut butter eggs

While grocery shopping in Holland, I can usually find everything I need at the Albert Heijn, Dirk, or BioMarkt, though there are the occasional frankenfoods from the US that I crave with a vengeance. The foods/ingredients that I have missed while living abroad include: 1) Maple Syrup. This is abundant and cheap stateside, but here you can only find the organic, super fancy…

Dutch Kale Stamppot with Vegetarian Sausage

“OMG! Have you tried that fab new Dutch restaurant downtown! WOW! The flavors are so exotic, and unfamiliar!” Said no one. Ever. To be clear: I love Amsterdam. I adore Holland. I admire Dutch culture. I enjoy Dutch people…but Dutch food, as in traditional Dutch cuisine, is nothing to write home about. Besides, friends back home want to hear about…

Moles require both nostrils to sniff out food: smelling in stereo

Originally posted on True Strange Library:
  Most mammals, including humans, see in stereo and hear in stereo. But whether they can also smell in stereo is the subject of a long-standing scientific controversy. Now, a new study shows definitively that the common mole (Scalopus aquaticus) – the same critter that disrupts the lawns and gardens of homeowners throughout the…

Connections and the year of the MOOC

Have you ever had one of those weeks when you felt particularly whole, grounded, and connected to the world? You feel that everything in the universe is perfectly aligned to convey a certain message to you. It’s a cozy, personal, intimate feeling.  Last week I also experienced this peace and connectivity… It started when hubby and I saw the new Tom Hanks…