Tag: recipes

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…

Summer Love Melon Smoothie

If you have been following my blog, you know that I started eating super healthy, and living like a good vegan gal should in March 2013. My experience in the beginning was exactly what everyone told me it would be: loads of energy, beautiful skin, feeling great about myself, etc. I couldn’t have made my transition if it weren’t for…

Love in buckwheat smoothie form

Not sure what to do for Valentine’s day for your favorite person? Nothing says, “I wanna make out with you so hard right now,” quite like a buckwheat smoothie. They taste like apple pie, minus the calorie guilt, and can be made well in advance for a quick breakfast on-the-go. Besides…does anyone actually like those conversation hearts? Yuck. This is why I…

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…

Vegan Spanakopita (spinach pie)

Sometimes the best recipes are also the easiest to prepare. The ones that use few ingredients and take almost no skill, e.g. peanut butter and jelly sandwiches—salty sweet, filling, and a youngster could make it.  On the other hand, sometimes the best recipes are those that have you constantly worrying, call for ingredients you are terrified to use, and require…