Sophie's Foodie Files

Mostly healthy tasty colorful cooking & gardening with Sophie's twist!

1st pumpkin from the garden used into a lovely dinner!

A few day ago, we had our 1st Pumpkin from our garden,..yes! And it is this beautiful one, A Japanese pumpkin called, you can read it! Look at this lovely one:

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And I made this lovely dinner:

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I can tell you that my hubby Peter gave my dinner a 10/10! Ooh yes!:) Let’s see how I made it all!聽 Read the rest of this entry »

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Walnut butter with a secret healthy ingredient !!!

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Because I still had leftover beets, I needed to invent several new recipes with them. So, I thought, I invented this lovely recipe. Can you guess the ingredients? Two of them are RAW!!! The 2 raw one’s are very healthy too! Let’s see the spread again:

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Roasted beetroot balsamic vinegar thyme soup! Vegan & Gluten-free! :)

Yesterday afternoon, I pulled a few large Summer beets from our garden. They were very huge! One was even 1150 kg, with peel on, but with leaves & stalks removed! Ooh yes! I was worried that they didn’t taste as well as the young one’s 2 months ago but they were just perfect, that sublime mild beet flavor & the skin wasn’t though at all!馃槈 Yay!

This soup is a thicker soup but ooh so delicious. It has a milder sweeter flavor with the roasted balsamic vinegar & with the roasted beets. You can taste a hint of young fresh thyme. This sounds wonderful, right? If you like a smoother soup, just Vitamix it!聽 Read the rest of this entry »

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Black Kale smoothy! Healthy, Vegan & Gluten-free!

Yum!

Yum!

This morning, I invented this dark green healthy smoothy! You know that I have 3 black kale aka Tuscany Cabbage plants. One got ripped out of the soil, I think because of rats underground, so I had to pull it out! You must check your black kale often, on caterpillars. Wash well, spin dry use. I like to sue fresh black kale in a breakfast smoothy. I also freeze a lot of the torn cleaned leaves, for later use in fall or in Wintertime for in soups, stews, etc. :)聽 Read the rest of this entry »

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Healthy tasty fish dinner with 2 veggies from the garden!

Yesterday evening, I invented this lovely healthy lighter fish dinner. I also used 2 veggies from my garden in a lovely raw crunchy marinated side salad!:)

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Yesterday, I pulled a giant red cabbage from under the net! The red cabbage itself was hard & a real beauty! Read the rest of this entry »

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Oil-free Vegan Wholemeal Oat Plum Muffins! A healthy snack! :)

Today, I invented these lovely wholemeal oat & oat bran flour muffins. I still has some leftover red plums from a friend’s garden. I needed to use them up! Let’s face it, how many can you eat straight away?

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Vegan whole grain oat spelt pancakes with plum spiced comp么te!

Hello sweeties! It has been a while, no? Peter & I were very busy in our garden. We needed a break from it all so we went away on a quick holiday & now, we are back with plenty of energy!! Yes, yes, that is what we want, right? I have several recipe ideas on in my mind, like usual, you would say!馃槈 This recipe combination, came to Peter & me this midday. I invented the lovely whole grain pancakes recipe & he invented the spiced red plum comp么te. A few days ago, we received a whole lot red plums, from a friend so we had to use them up.

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Just look at that beautiful red spiced plum comp么te, shall we?

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These are really healthy filling pancakes topped with a delicious spiced up red plum comp么te, which isn’t too sweet either! Our plums were a bit more sour, so if you want to have a more sweeter comp么te, add more maple syrup, it is up to you! :)聽 Read the rest of this entry »

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A garden update, part 4!

What has been happening in our garden the last weeks?

We have 2 aubergine plants & have had 10 aubergines already! yes, yes!

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Refreshing breakfast smoothies! Vegan & Gluten-free!

This morning, I invented this tasty refreshing breakfast smoothy, ooh yes!

Go on, grab one & you will love it too, I promise you!馃槈

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Raw Vegan Gluten-free smoothy with a special topping!

You know, that in my last post, I made these glorious winning Raw Vegan Gluten-free Blackberry Caramel Nougat layered bars, right? I wanted to use them in a lovely afternoon smoothy! Don’t you want to grab one, at least?

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I know, I do!:) You must sip a bit from your smoothy before you add the lovely topping: 1 raw bar, chopped up into 4 pieces!:) Just for fun!:) And because it is unbelievably delicious at the bottom of your smoothy!馃槈 x

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Raw Vegan Gluten-free blackberry caramel nougat bars!

Today, I invented these tasty beauties! :) They are very addictive, raw, vegan, gluten-free聽delicious amazing freezer bars! Ooh yes, check them out! ;)

These are the best raw bars I have ever invented let alone made! :) They are fantastic, amazing & just wonderful in the mouth! The combined flavors go magically together! ooh yeah! ;)

About this post: Raw Vegan Gluten-free Blackberry Caramel Nougat bars! Hannah from the vegan blog Bittersweet said this: ” Oh my goodness, that sounds unbelievably delicious! I may not be able to use home-grown blackberries for mine, but I have no doubt that the end results will still be stunning!!! “

Hannah (bittersweet)

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Vegetarian red currant ricotta appetizers!

These lovely vegetarian appetizers were invented by my beloved mom, Lou. Can you spot the resemblance???

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Vegan Gluten-free banana ice-creams with Sophie’s twists!

Recently, I have experimented with home-made banana ice-creams! I used a lot of recipes from you-tube & the internet but made this one on my own!馃槈

It is really amazing that you can make fabulous banana ice-cream out of 3 large frozen bananas! The flavors, here beautifully combined: rock my taste buds! ooh yes!

Recipe:For 11-12 scoops of banana ice-cream with toasted walnuts, maple syrup, cinnamon & white chocolate chips!

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Harvest of the day & A Summer pasta dinner!

A few days ago, I invented this lovely Summer’s pasta dinner! I used organic spiced pork sausages here but you can make it vegan by using vegan seitan sausages!馃槈

Yum!

Yum!

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Allotment garden, update 3!

Here, I will give you another allotment update, number 3!:) Let’s see what has happened in our beloved garden, in last weeks!:)

There are 3 cavolo nero plants growing, under a large net, all grown from seeds, by us!馃槈 Further along, you will find young Summer leek plants, 58 of them, alongside red onion & 10 bunches of spring onions! :

There are 3 plants of cavolo nero growing, all grown from seed, under a net.

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Raw carob red currant chocolates! Vegan & gluten-free too! :)

Today, I invented these tastyVegan聽Gluten-Free carob red currant chocolates! Ooh yes! They melt in the mouth. They are a bit sweet with the carob powder & Medjool dates in them & now & then, you can taste a hint of sourness of the fresh red currants. The red currants come from my allotment!馃槈 They make an ideal food gift too!馃槈 MMM!

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Vegetarian courgette-pea ricotta patties!

Today, I harvested 2 courgettes, a few garlic bulbs & 聽spring onions from our allotment garden. I wanted the veggies to shine in my recipe so I invented these tasty beauties! If you serve them smaller, you can use them as appetizers!馃槈

Let’s look at the yummy inside, shall we?

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A lovely vegetarian dinner!

A lovely vegetarian dinner!

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Garden potato salad served with grilled marinated green & yellow courgettes!

A few days ago, I received some good new tasty potatoes from a friend at our allotment. I also had several fresh veggies from the garden that we needed to use up. So, I invented this garden potato salad with no mayo & served it alongside grilled marinated green & yellow courgette. I served it with bought organic marinated chicken pieces but you can serve with it what you like, vegan sausages or fish!

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MMM!

This garden potato salad, I served cold, included with the fried or cooked ingredients. Only my chicken & grilled courgettes were warm. My husband Peter & I ate it outside in our city garden & washed it all down with some great Belgian pils beer, Jupiler!馃槈 Here you can see this lovely cold potato salad:聽Enjoy!聽 Read the rest of this entry »

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Rhubarb & red currant spelt crumble! All home grown!

Yesterday, I cut some nice rhubarb stalks from the garden. I also had a lot of fresh red currants & wanted to create a lovely dessert with them both. What would I make? I knew instantly what to do with them. This is what I created:

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Do you also love what you see? Join me for some hot crumble fresh from the oven. I added some nice good COLD custard with it. Why? Because it was 35掳C outside. You see what I mean?聽 Read the rest of this entry »

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Vegan Gluten-free Cold fresh pea mint soup!

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MMM!

Yesterday, I made this glorious winning served cold fresh pea mint soup! I made it with every ingredient from my garden,….except the vegan gluten-free stock, of course! I podded 750 gr fresh peas from the garden yesterday, but just used 400 gr of them! Just look at these beauties:聽 Read the rest of this entry »

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5 veggies from the garden pasta with smoked bacon!

Yesterday, I ended up with 5 different vegetables from my garden. I wanted to include them in my dinner pasta dish. This is what I made, doesn’t it look just fabulous/ clean/refreshing???

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Fish dinner with veggies from the garden!

Yesterday, I invented this lovely easy peasy dinner. Let’s see how tasty it all looks, hey?

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I worked in our allotment & pulled this all from our garden: fresh podded peas, 15 sugar snap peas, fresh lemon thyme & garlic bulbs. I added a few other veggies & made tho lovely easy tasty dinner served with oil fried fish sticks! Yum yum, I say! :)聽 Read the rest of this entry »

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Oven roasted dinner with marinated salmon!

I pulled 4 medium beets, some fresh lemon thyme stalks & 1 small ball of garlic from our garden yesterday. I wanted to use it all to create this lovely oven roasted dinner & I marinated my salmon before roasting with what? Can you guess the marinade ingredients?

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MMM!

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Allotment produce from the last week & tips how to use them in your kitchen!

This is from a few days ago!

This is from a few days ago!

A few days ago, I had this produce from the garden! yes, yes!:)聽There were 15 sugar聽snap peas, a whole lot of fresh聽strawberries about 30 of them! 聽yum聽yummy yum! We had the 1st ever beetroot, type: Bolivar, red beet. It weighted without leaves & stalks: 150 gr netto. I also used the stalks & leaves in a recipe, more to come later in the week!:) We also had the 1st 13 fresh peas! ooh yes: delicious!:)

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Two days later: I had this:

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Home-made redcurrant strawberry jam!

Yesterday I invented this lovely red currant strawberry jam! Yes, a simple combined jam but a very good delicious one too!:)

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Home-made red currant vanilla jam! A tasty food gift!

Today, I invented this lovely home-made red currant vanilla jam! I had lots of fresh ripe red currants from our allotment! Ooh yes! So, what to do with them, hey?

I tested different ideas but this was the best recipe yet. This is more of a really thick jam aka jelly like, I believe but this is because you have natural pectin in your berries & I used jam sugar, there is pectin added also.

yummmm!

yummy!

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Pasta dish straight from the garden,…

Yesterday evening, I invented this lovely pasta dish. I had 3 veggies from my garden, I had to use up. Can you guess which veggies?

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MMM!

But wait, there’s more!

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Gluten-free Lactose-free No-Bake strawberry tartlets!

I went to my allotment yesterday & had yet again fresh ripe strawberries. Because these strawberries are so sweet, I needed to put a few of them into a lovely dessert, of course!馃槈

You see:

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Yesterday evening, I invented these lovely 2 Gluten-free Lactose-Free strawberry chocolate chip tartlets! Just look at these tasty beauties!:)

But wait, there’s more!

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My top 5 Asparagus recipes!

Because the lovely Season of the asparagus is nearly over, I will give you my top 5 asparagus recipes from my blog! I make these delicious recipes over & over again in Asparagus Season! Just click onto the photos to go directly to the tasty recipes!

1. White asparagus dinner with saffron sauce & haddock! All dairy-free & Gluten-free!

yummm!

yummm!

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Roasted radishes from the garden & potato wedges served with a fresh chives dressing, a lovely side dish!

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Yesterday, I invented this lovely side dish. I had a bunch of mixed side radishes from my garden & wanted to use them in a different way. I cleaned them & each I cut up into 2 halves & roasted them in the oven together with white peeled potato wedges. I served a home-made fresh chives white balsamic vinegar dressing to drizzle over the roasted radishes & wedges! It was amazing! The roasted radishes are a bit more sweet & apart & the dressing over them, it takes these roasted radishes & potatoes to a whole other level!!! Read the rest of this entry »

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An allotment update!

Lately, my husband & I were really hard-working @our allotment! I will give a big update now!:) We have enjoyed a lot of fresh mixed radishes lately. We have sown them again for the second time:

6 lovely radishes!

6 lovely radishes!

And a few days later, again 3 radishes!

We also eat the leaves!

We also eat the leaves!

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Spelt pancakes served with hot maple syrup strawberries! Ooh yes!

Yesterday at lunch, I invented these lovely spelt pancakes served with hot maple syrup strawberries for Peter & I. It was more like a brunch. We slept in & wanted something special for breakfast. So, I made these beauties! I had some strawberries lying around that I had to use up & invented this lovely strawberries in hot maple syrup to serve with these tasty pancakes!馃槈 Yum, Yum, I say!:)

Perfect for brunch!

Perfect for brunch!

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Strawberry rhubarb crumble served with hot Devon custard!

A few days ago, I invented this lovely strawberry rhubarb crumble!We harvested fresh rhubarb stalks from our own allotment! It was 638 gr in total! Ooh yes!聽I made it twice this week, each time, I used 318 gr 聽to use up my lovely rhubarb! :)聽The crumble itself is completely vegan but what I serve with it, is not! That is dairy-full so not vegan at all! You can make it completely vegan by serving a vegan hot custard!:)

Heaven!

Heaven!

You can taste the lovely speculaas cookies in the crumble top & ginger & cinnamon in the filling too! You still see pieces of cooked rhubarb in your filling, not fallen apart at all! That is what you want!:) Read the rest of this entry »

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Strawberry cream cheese ice-pops! Vegan & Gluten-free!

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Yesterday evening, I invented these lovely creamy vegan gluten-free strawberry cream cheese ice-pops! I am pretty new to creating tasty ice-pops but inventing these beauties was so easy to do! I had the vegan gluten-free tofutti cream cheese in my fridge, wanted to use it & had also fresh strawberries to use up! So, just look at the yummy ingredients!:)

Starr@Misfitbaker said: “Loved those Strawberry Cream Cheese Ice Pops! I must make them again this summer! ”

But wait, there’s more!

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Fresh chervil spread topped salmon with mixed salad & a lovely lemon spring onion mash!

Today, I cut off a whole lot of fresh chervil from my allotment. I used a bunch for a lovely tasty soup. You can read the recipe: Here! For the rest of the fresh chervil, I invented this lovely Spring like fresh chervil-lemon pesto spread, to top your salmon with. I served it with a mixed salad also from our allotment & a lovely lemon zested-spring onion mash. All of the flavors were beautifully combined! I drank a lovely white wine with it, this one: A Pinot Grigio Garganega dell Venezie, 2013! MMM!

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Read on for the lovely recipe,… But wait, there’s more!

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Vegan Gluten-free raspberry white chocolate smoothies!

This morning, I invented these tasty smoothy beauties! I wanted to create refreshing breakfast smoothies! You like? I drank both of them! So delicious!馃槈

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MMM!

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Simple pesto pasta with smoked bacon

A few days ago, I made this easy fresh basil pesto pasta with smoked bacon & courgette. You can make it completely vegan, by using vegan tempeh bacon bits in here!馃槈 I had a pot of fresh organic basil in my kitchen & had to use it up. I made a lot of different pestos in the past, some of them, very creative but never the old one, the normal basil pesto. You can read about my home-made red pesto聽,about my spinach & rocket leaves pesto& about my coriander & walnut pesto here!So, I invented this lovely easy peasy dinner!馃槈 MMM! But wait, there’s more!

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Vegetarian Seasonal salad with fresh chervil-orange dressing!

A few days ago, I invented this tasty Vegetarian Seasonal聽Salad with home-grown fresh chervil that I used in an orange dressing! The rest, my husband used, to make a similar soup, like I did, a few days ago. You can find the soup recipehere! My husband Peter gave it a 10/10! x It is a very colorful salad that you all will love too. I served it with a lovely white wine like a crisp cold Pinot Grigio. The wine & salad did go fabulous together!:)

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You see all of the different veggies & ingredients that I used in here? Let’s look at that beautiful divine dressing & wine?聽 Read the rest of this entry »

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Again produce from my allotment & a lovely vegan gluten-free breakfast salad!

This morning, we went to our allotment & cut off mixed salad leaves, 9 radishes & fresh chervil yet again. We let the chervil grow & grow! After picking, we ate this lovely breakfast salad, that we eat often in our house.

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yum yum yummy!

The radishes & a lot of the fresh chervil, we will eat in a future salad, this evening. Stay tuned for this tasty recipe soon,…Promise! x聽 Read the rest of this entry »

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Gluten-free Dairy-free fresh chervil soup & my 1st produce!

Yesterday, we ate our 1st produce from our allotment! My husband Peter & I were very excited!馃槈

We cut the 1st fresh chervil from our cold frame & ate the 1st cut away mixed salad leaves. We also had our 1st radish. We also ate the leaves like a salad.

Our 1st fresh chervil!

Our 1st fresh chervil!

Yay! We were over the moon,…;)

I weighed my fresh chervil & it was 42 gr. Ha! My young salad leaves weighed 35 gr! With my fresh chervil, I made my mom’s delightful fresh chervil soup. This soup is gluten-free, dairy-free & tremendously delicious! You can make it vegetarian or vegan by using vegan stock instead of chicken stock!馃槈

Yum!

Yum!

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Allotment update!

Our rhubarb plants are growing well!

Our rhubarb plants are growing well!

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Vegan Gluten-free stew with fragrant green lentils & vegan paprika sausage!

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Hello all, did you all enjoy Easter? Have you eaten a lot of chocolates & have enough of it? I have! I had some items in my pantry & fridge & had to use them up. So, I made this聽delicious vegangluten-free stew with ginger, garlic & ras-el-hanout. I served it with a fried vegan paprika seitan sausage & lovely fragrant cooked green lentils on the side! It was a match made in heaven!:) The stew with green lentils are vegan & gluten-free too. If you serve this with a GF vegan sausage, this complete dinner will be gluten-free all the way!:) MMM! Enjoy!

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Vegan raspberry chocolate vanilla smoothy!

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Today, I made these delicious easy peasy raspberry chocolate vanilla smoothies! In used frozen raspberries in here & my favorite vegan aka milk chocolate. They were so refreshing too!:) Read the rest of this entry »

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2 recipes of mine are published online! :)

1. 1st publication, online!

Ooh yes, a few days ago, I was contacted by the lovely people of chocodelic.nl. They saw, a recipe of mine, a while ago, on my blog, where I used a raw chocolate product of them. It was this lovely breakfast smoothy:https://sophiesfoodiefiles.wordpress.com/2015/02/11/raw-chocolate-goji-berry-banana-smoothy-raw-vegan-gluten-free/

Remember? You can also click onto the smoothy to go directly to my tasty recipe link!馃槈

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Travelling Sophie: Leuven part 5!

I know now that you all loved reading my traveling Sophie: Leuven part 1, 2, 3, 4 & now, there is a part 5,…ooh yes!

The last time, I went there to visit my favorite all vegan shop Shavt, I ate lunch in one of my favorite world caf茅s, called Coop.Wereldcaf茅.coop,聽Joris Helleputteplein 2, 3000 Leuven.It is located at a quiet public square, 1 street away from the busy Parijsstraat, shopping street. Open? Tuesday till Saturday:11AM-11PM/Monday & Sunday: closed!

Kitchen is open from 12 AM till 2 PM & from 5.30 PM till 8 PM.

It looks great from the outside, right?

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This cool world caf茅 is not just a caf茅, it is a smaller bistro. All the foods they serve here are 80% organic + fair-trade + local! Not all the beverages are organic though. Every day, they serve lunch & dinner. 聽You have to order & pay at the counter. They have a big black board, where they note down with chalk what there is on the menu. There are several vegetarian dishes on their menu. Every time, I come here, I eat vegetarian. I began with this:

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Travelling Sophie: Leuven part 4!

A few days ago, I went to one of my favorite cities called Leuven. About 1 year ago, I posted 3 traveling Sophie posts about Leuven. I will give you the links below my post!馃槈 聽The city聽lies in the Flemish speaking part of Flanders, In Brabant & is the capital city of Brabant. Is is about 35 min by train from where I live. Leuven is very well-known for itsinternational Catholic University,聽In Dutch: 聽( KUL )= Katholieke Universiteit Leuven!It is聽one of the oldest Universities of the Low-Lands. Leuven is聽also famous for their brewerie, Stella Artois!!聽Leuven is also a great foodies destination for me & has many cool foodie restaurants, foodie shops & places where also vegetarian eating is possible. You just have to find them! I also like the variety of many tiny, some larger & cool clothing, flower shops, etc!

Here you can find SHAVT!

Here you can find SHAVT!

I went there to go to my favorite all vegan shop called SHAVT. Shavt stands for Simply Healthy And Vegan Things! You can find it on the smaller side street of the Tiensestraat. It is located in the Charles Deberiotstraat 2,聽3000 Leuven. Open? Monday till Saturday from 12-18.30 h. It looks from the outside like this:

SHAVT

SHAVT

It is a smaller all vegan shop. All the things they sell here or edible & even non-edible like vegan shampoo, vegan soaps, vegan toothpastes, vegan deodorants, etc. I prefer the edible part, way more! They sell many different vegan edibles like vegan chocolates, vegan cereals, vegan burgers, based on seitan or on tofu, vegan sausages, vegan sliced sausages to put on vegan pizzas or on your sandwiches, vegan cheeses of 4 to 6 different brands like Valio, Wilmersburger, Vantastic foods’s vegan Parmesan, etc & the owner, Kobe, also makes his own cashew based spreadable cheeses. He also sells vegan food bars of the brand Naked! Just see it all for yourself! Read the rest of this entry »

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Home-made Vegan white chocolate coconut bars!

Yesterday, I invented these delicious聽vegan 聽home-made聽white chocolate coconut milk bars! The topping is super delicious aka it is home-made vegan white chocolate & the cooked cookie base is really yummy too! Between these 2 layers you taste the lovely coconut milk with added vanilla seeds! Really delicious!:)

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The topping is not pure white because of the used vanilla seeds & used maple syrup in here! Nevertheless, they are really super! They are not too sweet either! You can really taste the coconut first, then the lovely home-made white chocolate topping & then the tasty cookie base! Ooh yes! One bar is really filling too! Grab one before you go to work or enjoy 1 or 2 with a good vegan caf茅 latte or with a lovely coconut tea, why not indulge yourself? 聽These are fun to make, reasonably healthy & super yummy too!:)

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Let’s see how I made them!馃槈

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Vegan Winter Vegetable Coffee Stew with home-made vegan cheddar cheezy dumplings!

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A few days ago, I聽invented this lovely vegan winter stew with home-made vegan cheesy dumplings that I cooked into the hot stew! I know that you all will love it too!馃槈 Check it all out!

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Kale smoothy, number 2!

This morning, I made this lovely Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free delicious KALE smoothy! You know, a while ago, I made this lovely raw minted kale smoothy, aka number 1! You can find this tasty recipe here!

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Now, again, I received some yummy grown kale from my friends’ allotment. It is the last kale that they have. So, I invented this lovely kale smoothy! My husband Peter gave it a 10/10! Ooh yes! I drank one full glass as a lovely energizing breakfast & it kept me full for a long while! It really fueled me! So, I know that you will love it too!馃槈 You need these beauties in your life! Go on,…Grab one!

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Spiced chicken meatballs with home-made tomato veggies sauce & spelt penne!

The spiced chicken meatballs are dairy-free, egg-free & gluten-free too!

Yummy spiced chicken meatballs, all home-made!

Yesterday evening, I invented these tasty spiced up chicken meatballs! The meatballs itself are Dairy-free, Egg-free & Gluten-free too! I spiced up my organic chicken mince, served them on a bed of home-made tomato-veggies sauce & ate them with spelt penne! Ooh yes, this is a lovely flavored well combined delicious pasta dinner! I made enough for 2 days in a row, so for 4 persons! I made my chicken meatballs a few hours before dinner to stiff up a bit in the fridge!

Enjoy!:)

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Let’s see how I made it all!:)

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My favorite green juice of the moment!

This is my favorite green juice of the moment!

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It is very refreshing & has only 3 ingredients in it!

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Lovely 3 layers, hey?聽Let’s find out what!

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Flower-shaped mini almond butter banana cakes with dark chocolate chips!

Hey folks, welcome to the month March! The weather is getting better, the birds are singing & I feel fine,…How about you?

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A few years ago, I invented this Gluten-free almond butter-banana- flower-shaped cake! It was the best gluten-free cake, I ever invented. You can find the original recipe: here! This is a glorious easy to make winning almond butter & banana combination. I also added dark chocolate chips. It is truly delicious! Whenever I serve this cake, everyone who tasted it, asked me for the recipe! Now, I made smaller bite-sized flower-shaped cake treats out of them! It is easy peasy!馃槈

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yum yum yum!

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Creamy dairy-free pasta dish with home- grown oyster mushrooms!

Yesterday evening, I invented this lovely Dairy-free creamy pasta dish! I used home-grown oyster mushrooms in here. A while ago, my husband bought me a DIY package with spawn of oyster mushrooms in it. Home-grown makes all the difference in flavor! So delicious, so good, so meaty-like!:)How I grew them, I tell you all later in a separate post! The first time, we had 85 gr & now, yesterday evening , I had 125 gr! Not bad, hey?

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Raw Goji berry brownie tartlets!

Yesterday evening, I invented these tasty beauties! Check them all out! I soaked a lot of cashews in the early morning & used them well rinsed & drained at night! Make these tasty raw goji berry brownies tartlets now! No guilt!馃槈

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Yum Yum Yummmm & Good for you too!:)

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People,…It’s a wrap! :)

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Today, I invented these tasty beauties! Ooh yes,…It’s a wrap! These lovely dark yellow wraps are Raw, Vegan,Gluten-free, Corn-free,聽Soy-free,聽Egg-Free&聽Dairy-free curry coconut wraps!聽They are just AMAZING!!! I found mine in a tiny vegan shop in the city center of Leuven, called SHAVT.This stands for Simple Healthy & Vegan Things!

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Read on for more cool information & How I made these tasty filled wraps!

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Vegan Gluten-Free Cumin roasted vegetables: A lovely side dish!

Yesterday evening, I invented this lovely side dish! A mix of cumin roasted vegetables including cut up Brussels sprouts. A while ago, I roasted them for the 1st time & thought that roasting them, bring out, their sweeter flavor!!! I loved it. Now, I tested them with ground cumin. The Brussels sprouts loved it & so did we!

Yum! A lovely Side dish!

Yum! A lovely Side dish!

Cumin roasted veggies!

Cumin roasted veggies!

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Raw chocolate goji berry banana smoothy! Raw, Vegan & Gluten-free!

Today, I made a lovely Raw, Vegan & Gluten-free breakfast smoothy with raw chocolate covered goji berries, a ripe banana & unsweetened home-made almond milk! It was the best raw smoothy, I have made in ages! It looks like a carrot smoothy but I promise you it tastes like something heavenly! First, you taste the raw chocolate then the goji berries, then a hint of banana & almond.

Yum!

Yum!

I made this by using my new favorite raw chocolate covered goji berries. They look something like this:

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The yummy inside!

The yummy inside!

Read on for more info on this raw chocolate & how I made this delicious smoothy:

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10 Tasty Valentine Treats!

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Because it is nearly Saint-Valentine, I will give you 10 tasty treats from my blog to choose from & to serve 1 or more of them to your beloved! Check them out! Just click onto the pictures to go directly to the yummy recipes! Enjoy!馃槈 xxx

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1. Vegan Gluten-free 4-ingredient puddings with a secret ingredient!

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2. Vegan spelt pancakes with cardamom 聽scented fresh sticky caramelized figs!

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Vegan love scones! ;)

A Vegan Love Scone!

A Vegan Love Scone!

Now, I got you attention, right? These scones are one of the best, I ever invented!馃槈 I call them love scones because they have everything in here that I love,…Yum!

Now, what else did I stuff in them? Can you guess,…???

Fresh from the oven,..

Fresh from the oven,..

Yes, …You are right,…vegan chocolate,…almond flakes,…almond milk,…maple syrup & a maple glaze! Ha! Won’t you want to come over for tea & have a scone or 2 together???

Suzanne@apuginthekitchen said: ”聽I can hardly believe those scones are vegan. They look wonderful, I am really loving spelt flour. ”

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Vegan Gluten-free Seasonal salad with black radish & tofu!

This evening, I invented this lovely salad with shredded black radish, carrots, soaked big raisins & lots more,.. I made a simple balsamic vinegar dressing & served it with fried tofu bits. It was a super delicious salad that was also Seasonal! Yum yum yum! It was very tasty!:)

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And the special ingredient in this lovely shredded salad is: yes,…Black radish!

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Vegan veggie pasta sauce with seitan on a bed of spelt spaghetti

Yesterday evening, I made this tasty vegan pasta sauce. I served it with semi-wholemeal spelt spaghetti. I added some veggies too, of course! Instead of real mince, I used vegan seitan mince. I love seitan mince over real pork & veal mince anyway. So, this is how I did it:

Yumm! All vegan! It looks just like the real thing!

Yumm! All vegan!
It looks just like the real thing!

Yummm! Don鈥檛 you want a big plate full?

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Can you guess the ingredients in this lovely red sauce? Read on to find out, if you were right!

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Vegan Gluten-free spiced dinner!

Yesterday evening, I made this lovely聽Vegan & Gluten-free spiced dinner! All of the flavors were just right & tasty combined! Check it all out!:)

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MMM!

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Gingered vegetable soup with green lentils!

Just now, I made this lovely gingered mixed vegetable soup with green lentils! This is a one pot dinner! I have a cold so I needed a comforting healthy soup with fresh ginger in it to bring me back at health!馃槈 MMM!

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Want to know, How I made it?

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Sophie’s salsa verde with pan fried haddock pieces!

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This my version of the good & tasty salsa verde. It means a green sauce. Salsa verde is a great sauce to make. You eat it cold. You can easily make it in your beloved food processor.

I served my salsa verde with pan-fried haddock pieces & oven baked potatoes.聽It is great to use as a simple cold sauce in pasta.聽You could also stir it through mashed potatoes.

It is great to use a big dollop on jacked potatoes.聽It is great in a salad too.聽You could also use it on top of grilled pork: a divine combination!

Now, my recipe, it is easy peasy!

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Home-made nutty quinoa oat granola! Vegan & Gluten-free!

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This morning, I invented this delicious tasty nutty quinoa-oat granola, all home-made of course!:) This is also Vegan & Gluten-free too! I added lots of good stuff to it, just wait & see!

This granola is not so sweet, just the way I like it. My husband thought this was the best granola, I ever made! He gave it 10/10! xxx This would be an ideal food gift!

I love it with cold soy milk, straight from the fridge. Yum yum yum!

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Vegan spelt pancakes!

A few days ago, My husband made these delicious easy to make spelt pancakes! Just see for yourself, don’t you want 1, 2 or 3?

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These pancakes are very tasty & very easy to devour too! Enjoy!:)

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Raw Vegan Gluten-free lemony hemp protein smoothy!

This morning, I made this delicious Vegan & Gluten-freeLemony Hemp protein smoothy! I added a few other healthy things & drank 1 big smoothy as a nice drinkable healthy breakfast! You see?

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We have got an allotment! :)

Yeahh! My husband & I got an allotment! Yes, yes! It is situated at the outskirts of Mechelen, into the full countryside!:) It is nearby where we live. Our beloved friends are in the same allotment. We got the plot since November the 1st 2014. It is a really good size, about 110-120 square meters. We have sun early in the morning, in the afternoon & at the west-side too.聽We have clay-loam ground. On the left-side of our plot, there is a water-well. Great, right?

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There is a beehive at the end of our plot, on the left!:) Great for future blossoms, veggies to be, plants & flowers!

Like you see above, it was hugely overgrown with weeds & can you see what type of plant,…?

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Vegan Gluten-Free Fridge tofu scramble!

This morning, I wanted to make a lovely breakfast tofu scramble! I had to use up a few veggies from my fridge! That’s why I call this a Fridge tofu scramble! I added a few spices from my pantry & to keep it vegan & gluten-free, I added a bit of nutritional yeast聽for a cheesy flavor!馃槈

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Don’t you want a full plate & join me?

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Sojami: Tartimi spread with garlic & 5 sort of peppercorns: review!

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Do you want a slice of Vegan spiced tofu quiche?

Yesterday evening, I invented this fabulous Vegan Spiced Tofu Quiche! I had a leftover organic vegan puff pastry that I needed to use up. Check it all out!

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Come on over @ my house & I will serve you a big slice, if you want!馃槈

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I had a new square non-stick pastry tin that I needed to try! It really worked out well! I just had to grease the tin, sides & removable bottom & the Quiche came out perfectly! It was the 1st time, I created a vegan Quiche using drained & Vitamixed silken tofu! My husband & I ate 2 pieces each. In the pst, I made Vegan Quiche tartlets using a home-made spelt oil pastry & using soy cream in my tartlets! You can find the recipe: Here!

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Chicken served with a cranberry orange port sauce served with oven roasted parsnips, red onions & sweet potato fries!

Yesterday evening, I invented this festive chicken with a home-made cranberry-orange-port sauce with a hint of cinnamon! I served it with a lovely oven roasted side dish: oven roasted parsnips, red onions & sweet potato wedges! This is a festive & very delicious dinner!

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You have to know that this is my special to go home-made cranberry sauce that has had a lot of success the past years. every time, I made it at dinner parties for my friends or family, people asked me for the tasty recipe! It is an oldy but a goldie!馃槈

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Mustard-dill glazed salmon on a bed of deliciousness using A Belgian product of the region: Mustard De Ster!

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Yesterday evening, I made this delicious invented salmon dinner! I made a lovely glaze for my salmon fillets using a combo of fresh dill, some oil, pepper, sea salt & a special Belgian product of the region called: Mosterd De Ster. ( Mustard The Star! ) Now, you are wondering, what the hell is a produce of the region aka streekproduct? A Streek product is a well-known & well-certified product of a specific region in Belgium. Streek = Region. You know them by this labelling:

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Here is their website only in Dutch though. http://www.streekproduct.be

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Raw breakfast smoothies! Vegan & Gluten-free too!

This morning, I invented these tasty RAW breakfast smoothies! They are also Vegan + Gluten-free!聽I had leftover fresh cranberries, a few other things in my fridge & had to use them up! So, I made these beauties! The ginger in here gives you a big kick to your brain that you need in the morning,…right? One glass of 500 ml really fills you up! And that is what you want, hey?

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Sarah said: ”聽I made your divine tasty raw healthy smoothies this morning & even my teenagers loved it!聽It was so delicious too, Sophie! Xxx ”

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Got leftover fresh cranberries? Make this Vegan Gluten-Free Quinoa porridge!

I got leftover fresh cranberries that I needed to use up so I invented this Vegan & Gluten-free Warm Quinoa Porridge!

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t is such a lovely, warm, quinoa flakes porridge! You can add whatever you want, but I made it like this. The key is to make it not too sweet!馃槈

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Vegetarian cheesy spelt pasta!

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Yesterday evening, I invented this lovely vegetarian cheesy pasta dish! I had some leftover sheep’s cheese in my fridge. That was leftover from making the spelt flatbread, see earlier post: here! I had to use it up.

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Seasonal spelt flatbread!

My husband invented this Seasonal Vegetarian Spelt Flatbread for a New Year’s Dinner party that we hosted for my beloved mom & dad!

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Can you guess the ingredients?

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Vegan Pecan Pie Smoothy!!!

Hello folks,

Happy 2015 to you all! I hope you had a fabulous Christmas Season, many presents at Christmas & New Year’s Eve too!:) During these festivities, I ate,…a lot,…and you? Now, I need to slim down,… a bit,…how about you? So, you all know, that I only recently created a fabulous easy vegan spelt pecan pie,…and now, I wanted to recreate that pecan pie in a smoothy aka dessert aka breakfast! You even can name it a glorious dessert because it is spoonable,…or drinkable,…Check it all out for yourself, right?

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A Happy New Year & Top 10 most viewed posts of 2014!!!!

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I wish all of my readers from all over the world: A Happy, fun & healthy 2015 filled with joy, great new discoveries, many culinary adventures, many friendships & fabulous recipes also here on my blog!:) Yes!

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And now my top 10 most viewed posts in 2014!!! Ooh yes!:) I will begin at number 10 to 1! Just click onto the pictures to go directly to the tasty recipes, reviews & traveling posts!馃槈

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Festive Cheesy, ham pesto appetizers! Only 4 ingredients!

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Yummm!

Hey folks!

I hope you celebrated a lovely joyful Christmas with your family, friends & loved one’s! I want to give you this festive easy to make appetizer that always is a great hit wherever I present these tasty beauties!:) Yum yum yumm,…Excellent with a good glass of Prosecco brut, Cava brut or real Champagne Brut!:)

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Spelt chocolate ricotta muffins with dark chocolate chips!

Go on,...Indulge yourself!

Go on,…Indulge yourself!

Yesterday, I made these festive Spelt chocolate ricotta muffins with dark chocolate chips! They are incredibly amazing & wonderfully delicious in the mouth! I used fresh sheep’s ricotta in them!:) Go on,…Indulge yourself,…You so deserve it because of all the Christmas gifts packaging & decoration!馃槈

Yummm!

Yummm!

The muffins make an ideal breakfast & are not too sweet either! Just the way, I like them! They really fill you up! A lovely breakfast muffin!

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Can I serve you a glass of chocolate hazelnut milk? Vegan + Gluten-free!

A Delcious home-made Food Gift! x

A Delcious home-made Food Gift! x

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Vegan spelt crunchy double chocolate cookies!

Yesterday, I made these divine wonderful cut-out cookies! They are very simple to make! They are crunchy cookies & I added chopped vegan white chocolate & chopped vegan milk chocolate to it all! So they are like Heaven!

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Don’t you want a few of them with your coffee?

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Pecan Chocolate Cake Slices!

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Yummy!

Every year round Christmas, I make these delicious easy to make Pecan Chocolate Cake Slices! They are always a success wherever I bring them!:) So, now you can enjoy them too! 聽They are a Great Tasty Food Gift!聽

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Vegan maple scones with pecan & cranberries served with maple’s butter! :)

Today, I made these Festive Vegan Maple scones with pecans & cranberries! The scones itself are Vegan!! The maple’s butter is not! Maple butter is pure maple syrup with some added unsalted butter that is boiled, cooled & whipped into this tasty Canadian spread! Very rich but surely delicious! It is very sweet so it is good that my scones are not!馃槈 So use it for a long time in small portions!

Vegan Deliciousness!

Vegan Deliciousness!

I just looovvveeee these tasty scones! I used white spelt flour in them & vegan margarine! They are also topped with a maple glaze! You will love them too, even as a nice breakfast in these lovely cold days before Christmas,…or they are great eaten as a nice brunch on Christmas day,…;)

Canadian Maple Butter!

Canadian Maple Butter!

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Vegan Christmas stollen, my way!

Hey folks,

I just love the few weeks before Christmas, don’t you? It is my favorite time of the year,…ho,..ho,..ho,..!! How about you? T’s the season to be jolly,…falalalalaaaa,..la,..la,..la,..laaa!:) I put on some great old Christmas songs of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole of Ella Fitzgerald,…In Belgium, we didn’t grew up with these cool old-fashioned great Christmas songs!馃槮

Every year, my husband Peter & I get a real cool Christmas tree & we decorate it with gold & red balls of glory! Last year, we got this new wooden crafted Christmas Stable,…Just look at it: pretty cool, hey?

My new ecological wooden carved out Christmas Stall!

My new ecological wooden carved out Christmas Stall!

This fantastic home-made Vegan Christmas stollen was all invented by me, myself & I aka 2 years ago, but because it is so delicious & amazing, you all must make it this Festive Christmas Season! Even, if you are not a vegan, you will love it! It is a more healthy recipe with a bit of a twist!馃槈 A little bit naughty but nice,… Like you all know me!

An excellent food gift!

An excellent food gift!

Normally, aChristmas stollen聽has dried glac茅 cherries, nuts, candied peel & dried fruit like sultanas in them. I don鈥檛 like a lot of these ingredients so I had to make & invent one, my way. Every Christmas, I have to make this for my hubby Peter & family members,…It is not a request, it is a necessity! 聽I know that you all will love it too!聽:)

Normally, aStollen聽is a fruit cake, more like a bread, containing dried fruit聽and often marzipan聽and covered with sugar or icing sugar. The cake is usually made with chopped candied fruit and/or dried fruit, nuts and spices. Stollen is a traditional German聽cake, usually eaten during the Christmas season. It is聽made with yeast, water and flour, and usually with zest聽added to the dough. Candied orange peel and candied citrus peel, raisins & almonds, and different spices such as cardamom & cinnamon聽are added. Other ingredients, such as milk, sugar, butter, salt, rum, eggs,聽vanilla,聽other dried fruits,聽nuts and marzipan聽can also be added to the Stollen dough. Except for the fruit added, the dough is quite low in sugar.:) The finished cake or bread is mostly sprinkled with icing sugar. The traditional weight of a Stollen is around 2聽kg, but smaller sizes are now available. I didn鈥檛 add icing sugar on top! I did it this way:

Vegan Deliciousness!

Vegan Deliciousness!

Saskia said: ” I made it yesterday & loved it! It is soooo deliciousssssss! ”

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It is time for,…

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Yesterday afternoon, I made this Warm

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I received some fresh stalks of curly kale ( boerenkool in Dutch ) from our friends’ allotment.馃槈 This is a spiced up filling good-for-you soup filled with vegan gluten-free goodness! It is more a meal then a normal soup! I didn’t mix the soup! Enjoy!:) You will love it too!

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Vegan spelt pecan pie!

This morning, I made my first invented pecan pie! I saw many unhealthy recipes on the internet & on other blogs so I tried to make it much healthier & I think I succeeded! The only not so healthy ingredient in here is vegan butter!馃槈 This is a pure sweeter indulgent of a fine dessert, something new in flavors for Peter & me! I didn’t make it too sweet. I don’t like my tarts to be too sweet. Instead of corn syrup I used maple syrup, grade C!

The next time, I will make it into a tartlet tin with loose bottom, much easier in getting the pie aka tart out of the pan!

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Make this fantastic delicious vegan spelt pecan pie right now!

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Travelling Sophie: Mechelen, part 2!

Hey, folks! A while ago, I gave you Travelling Sophie, Mechelen, part 1. You can read all about it here!

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We will start in De Hoogstraat. It is one of the stress that lead into the center of the city. 聽From where I live, this is the way, into the city center.聽We have 2 African shops here, close to each other. Just before going in De Hoogstraat, you can find this African Asian shop. Here you can buy your chili peppers, kilo’s of rice, manioc, spicy sauces, etc.

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Here is the mini-competition:

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On the other side of the street, is a new candy shop! But they don’t have any vegan candies though,…:(

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My favorite vegan chocolate!

Hey all, this is my favorite vegan ” milk chocolate” with whole nuts! I first met this tasty chocolate 2 years ago, when traveling in Berlin, the vegan city!馃槈 I bought this lovely vegan chocolate aka ” milk” chocolate in the vegan supermarket called Veganz! I love all of their chocolate products! I know that you would like them too! But they are hard to find here in Belgium! I bought it @ Shavt! This is a tiny all vegan shop in the city center of Leuven. Shavt stands for Simply Healthy And Vegan Things! I was there yesterday. In a future post, I will review this tiny cool vegan shop.

On one side it will look like this:

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On the other side like this:

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Happy ThanksGiving!

I wish my readers all over the world, who celebrate ThanksGiving, a lovely happy one!:) Yeah! Enjoy it with your beloved family & friends!:)

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No-oil granola! Vegan & Gluten-free!

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Yummm!

This morning, I made this easy to make no-oil granola! You can change the nuts & use whatever nuts you have in the house, but keep the amounts. You will love it too! I like to serve the granola, still warm, with a good vegan soy yoghurt or with warm home-made cashew milk! 馃槈 This would make an ideal food gift too!:)

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Make this No-Oil tasty Granola right now! How?

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Curried Jerusalem artichokes yellow carrot soup! Vegan + Gluten-Free!

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Yesterday, I received some fresh Jerusalem artichokes, also named sunchokes, topinambours in French & aardperen in my language aka Dutch! Whatever you call them, these veggies are very under-estimated & under-used here in Belgium. When you buy them organic, they are very pricy!

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My husband’s bacon, mushroom & red onion quiche with a side salad!

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Yum!

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One evening, I was too tired to make dinner! My husband had the afternoon off & offered to make us dinner! It was this lovely combined dinner! So delicious too! A Speedy tasty quiche with a seasonal side salad!:) Yum!

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Ricotta dessert topped with Licor 43 marinated kaki’s!

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Yum!

Kaki is the Dutch word for Persimmon fruit. What are persimmon fruits?聽

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Make this right now!:)

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An organic pork loin dinner to impress!

Last week, I made this delicious invented dinner! I had a beautiful piece of organic pork loin in my fridge. Now, I wanted to make a more fabulous dinner out of it & I also used mulled ginger wine in here! This is what I made:

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This is a great tasty dinner for a dinner party! You will WAW your guests for sure!:)

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Vegan & Gluten-free spiced avocado chickpea spread!

Yummm!

Yummm!

A few days ago, I invented this lovely spiced avocado chickpea spread! I added some chopped red onions & spiced it up a bit too! How? Just read on,…:)

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yummm!

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Vegetarian Beetroot risotto with 2 cheeses! :)

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Every winter, I make this delicious easy to make vegetarian beetroot risotto with 2 cheeses! Which one’s? Read on,…:)

When you add the 2 cheeses to the risotto, after cooking, the risotto will turn pink red bubblegum color,..cool,..hey?

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Sophie’s festive braised Magret duck breast with a cassis & raspberry sauce, served with a parsnip & carrot mash!

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I am still ill but this was a scheduled post! We love to savor duck at our house & we love this more classical dish, that we at least make 2 in wintertime. I know that you all will love it too! It is that delicious! It is also festive & great to give at a dinner party & that is what we did!馃槈 Enjoy! xxx

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Soothing home-made cinnamon tea!

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Yes, here I am with a new recipe but yes, I am still ill!馃槮 It is a soothing easy to make cinnamon tea to keep you warm in these colder days ahead! I make this home-made cinnamon tea each time when I am sick. It helps really well when dealing with stomach flu! It is really good for you too.馃槈

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