Tag: gluten free

Schorseneren…the forgotten root.

Time for another fun installment of Stuff Dutchies eat (in the Autumn). Usually a trip to the market is a true mission to find the freshest and most in- season goodies possible. But last week the choice was really not up to me… She: Are you sure that’s all you want? 2 carrots, 1 potato, 1 celeriac? Me: Yep that should…

Tuinbonen…or fresh fava bean and red onion salad

Welcome to the second edition of stuff Dutch people eat, Hungry Lifetarian-style. As promised, I am going to try my best to make grocery shopping a little bit more accessible for expats (especially my own peeps, the ‘Mericans). So tell me, has this been you? Waking up with fresh food in mind and an empty fridge, you bike through the tourists…

Spicy fried chick-un style tofu

Life is full of goosebumps. Of course there are the moments when you literally have your hair standing on end, like when it’s cold or you have a fever. Goosebumps involuntarily develop as a response to fear, awe, pleasure, euphoria, admiration, and sexual arousal.  But I believe there are also moments when you figuratively have them. Making an inventory of…

Snijbonen met Pittige pindakaas: Dutch green beans in spicy peanut sauce

Unlike in the US where you can get nearly every ingredient you need all year round, some vegetables in Holland are only on store shelves for a few weeks a year. I know…what is this blasphemy I speak of, right? Is it really possible that some plants only bloom once per year? No fresh pineapples in winter? No white asparagus…

Wine poached artichokes with parsley garlic (vegan) butter recipe

I’ve died and gone to heaven. Not only is it FINALLY summer in Holland, but more importantly, it is artichoke season at the Saturday markets. I have seen them there for months, and I’ve been waiting. And waiting. And waiting (not so patiently) for the price to drop. Finally at a reasonable price (1 euro/one) I scooped up a few…

Cute Corgi Kitteh, cukes, and raw cucumber noodles with spicy vegan cashew meat

How do I know that God/Buddha/Allah/ Flying Spaghetti Monster wants us to smile and love life?  Welcome to the Corgi Cat. This was no accident, people! Munchkin kitteh was put here exclusively to extract toothy grins around the world. I know these things. On the vegetable side of things…I’m pretty sure human happiness was the cucumber’s job.  Aside from a laundry list of sophomoric gestures…

Dutchification of the innocent American

Hail to the king! We have officially been Dutch-ified. We Queen’s night-ed…and Queen’s day-ed…and just wow. I’m fairly certain there isn’t a quirkier country on earth. Unless you know of another country that hosts multi-day parties to celebrate a monarchy? I didn’t think so. We came up with a cleaver way to stay gluten-free (read: no beer) as well….whiskey (and…