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!
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!
Kaki is the Dutch word for Persimmon fruit. What are persimmon fruits?
Make this right now!🙂
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:
This is a great tasty dinner for a dinner party! You will WAW your guests for sure!🙂
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,…:)
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?
Sophie’s festive braised Magret duck breast with a cassis & raspberry sauce, served with a parsnip & carrot mash!
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!😉 Enjoy! xxx
Yes, here I am with a new recipe but yes, I am still ill!😦 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.😉
Today, I made these lovely wonderful healthy ginger orange chia seed puddings! I made my favorite ginger tea & steeped the chia seeds in it for a while, to absorb the lovely ginger flavors. Then, I added some extra ground ginger to the chia seeds for an extra touch of ginger-flavour! I added some freely squeezed orange juice for the orange flavor. I added a bit of sweetness & placed them in the fridge to stiff up for a while. I topped my puddings with fresh orange parts dipped into vegan dark chocolate! Yum yum yumm!
You can eat this as a filling breakfast or as a yummy dessert!🙂 If it is a breakfast, make larger portions than these ones!🙂
These are HEALTHY PUDDINGS,
VERY EASY TO MAKE,
They are VEGAN &
This afternoon, I made this seductive green celery garlic soup! I topped it with spiced tofu croutons! ooh yes! Celery is good for your health. It adds lust into your sex life,…yes, yes! Celery has a lot of antioxidants & it reduces inflammation too! It is also low in calories. So, go on & make this tasty easy soup!🙂
Because it is Autumn, Fall like your Americans call it, I will give you my favorite 10 pumpkin recipes from my blog! Perhaps, you all made them but maybe you will be inspired to make something different! I will give you my favorite 10 pumpkin recipes, in random order! Just click onto the picture to go directly to the recipe! I will state if it is vegan, gluten-free, vegetarian, dairy-free or not, besides the recipe title, okay?
1. Vegan cashew chocolate pumpkin spread!🙂 Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Egg-free!
2. Sophie’s festive stuffed pumpkin! Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg-Free!
3. Sophie’s Vegetarian chili with butternut pumpkin, quinoa & red beans! Vegetarian, Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Egg-free!
The sun was shining this morning, this made me very happy so I made this:
This morning, I picked 72 fresh ripe figs from my own fig tree. They are all huge & very ripe. I cleaned them & made this wonderful cardamom, mace & cinnamon scented fresh fig spelt bread aka cake. I made this lovely cake not too sweet. I like to eat a big slice, just like that! It is That good!🙂 My husband gave it a 10/10!
You want to devour a big slice, don’t you?
Vegan, Gluten-free grilled raddichio & red witlof in a pink grapefruit maple dressing, topped with toasted walnut crumble, pink grape fruit parts & smoked tempeh!
Yesterday evening, I made this fantastic vegan & gluten-free salad! It is so rich in different flavours but ooh so good too! It is a combination of raw foods & grilled foods, like grilled red witlof & grilled radicchio leaves, mingled with a pink grapefruit & maple syrup dressing, topped with a toasted walnut crumble, served with pink grapefruit pieces & fried smoked tempeh rounds! Delish! 🙂 A very festive vegan & Gf salad! The more grilled bitter leaves go so well with the more sweeter pink grapefruit maple syrup dressing!
A salad to impress!!! xxx Noor said: “I made it yesterday evening & loved every crunchy bite,..it was so delicious too! xxx”
This morning, I made this warm delectable Seasonal oatmeal. I also used gluten-free oats to make my warm brekky gluten-free! I created this:
This evening, I made these beauties!🙂 ooh yes!
EASY TO MAKE
What is the secret ingredient, I hear you say??? Well,… A-V-O-C-A-D-O!!! Ooh yes, you don’t taste it & it makes these tasty easy puddings very creamy & thick! :)
Bakwonder said: ” Just made it. Het is echt lekker met de koffie erbij. Zo kende ik hem nog niet. Thnx for sharing! ”
Come on, eat one, you will love it!🙂
Hey beloved friends!
I just found out that I reached over 1,000 email followers, I have 1,084 email followers to be exact!🙂 Yes, baby! :)
I will give you my personal top 10 posts from my blog since the beginning until now! I started my blog mid November 2008 & was the 1st years on blogger.com & then transferred my blog to wordpress.com. So, this mid November 2014, my blog will be 6-year-old,..cool, right???
First, I like to thank you all to make this possible!🙂 I love the recipe creating, the tasting, the writing part & the comments too, of course! I will give you 10 top recipes from my own blog, created through the years of blogging! I am counting from 10 to 1!🙂 xxx Enjoy! Just click onto the pictures to go directly to the recipes!
10. Flower almond cakes served with an almond pouring custard!
9. Vegan cranberry carob fudge brownies!
This morning, I made these Easy Vegan Gluten-Free Banana & Peanut Butter Smoothies! Yes, yes!🙂 I never combined these 2 before but I read all over the blogosphere that it is the perfect combo! So, I added a few things extra to make them a completely filling drinkable breakfast! Yum yum, I say!
Today, I made this fabulous, easy to make Seasonal Kicked up pumpkin soup to nourish me! A while ago, I received a big fresh pumpkin & a big yellow courgette from our friends who have an allotment! We were happy receivers! I used dried chili peppers, that I grew myself!😉 This soup is so smooth, because of my beloved Vitamix & so kicking too, just right!
Yesterday evening, I invented these easy to make delicious Lemon zested organic chicken meatballs!🙂 They are very easy to make in your beloved food processor & they are very easy to devour too! I served them with seasoned red cooked quinoa & yellow flat string beans with garlic & onion. Check them out!😉
This afternoon, I made these delicious easy to make vegan whole grain spelt pumpkin chocolate chips muffins !!! Yeah! That is right! That is a mouthful, hey? I made them not so sweet so you can eat them as a lovely portable breakfast, a healthy snack or a nice dessert! Check them out!😉
I received a lovely pumpkin from some friends of ours who have an allotment! Look at this beauty!!
So, I had to use some of it for this special fall dish! This spelt tagliatelli dish, I make often in Fall Season. It is very easy to make & very easy to devour too! I made it for a family dinner party some days ago & everyone loved it & asked for more,… So I am happy to deliver!😉 I always use spelt tagliatelli & the cheesy sauce goes so well with the smoked bacon & sage roasted pumpkin pieces! Check it all out for yourself!
Yesterday, I made this invented fridge stew. I had a lot of veggies that I had to use up. I also had some leftover unfried smoked bacon pieces, cooked carrot strips, some leeks & some pumpkin. So, I added a few things extra & it looked really delectable, like picture below! And it was very delicious too!🙂 My husband agreed with me!😉 It is also very easy to prepare!
Yesterday evening, I made this glorious delicious organic thyme chicken in a creamy brown mushroom, garlic & onion sauce delicately perfumed with home-grown thyme! This is a lovely easy side dish! Check it all out!🙂
This afternoon, I made this delicious easy to make, very filling, healthy, power RAW power green minted kale smoothy! Check it all out!😉 I am on a kale-kick lately, did you notice?
Yesterday evening, I invented this tasty curly kale lentil stew. It is a delicious easy vegan & gluten-free one pot dinner. I served it with vegan chorizo sausages that I stewed ready in my stew. You can make it completely Gluten-Free by using Gluten-Free vegan sausages!😉 This is surely a Fall dinner! Just the way, I like it!
I am back, from out of space,…hihihi! Hey, my beloved friends! It is good to be back! I missed you all heeps! Thanks for the lovely big feedbacks I all received from you! xxx Much appreciated too! It was great to hear that I was missed!😉
Now, I am back with great new recipes, ideas, etc! It is Autumn over here & that is my favorite Season of the year,.…I will start with this easy delicious Vegan, Gluten-Free curried swiss chard, lentil & chickpea soup! It is more a filling meal then just a soup! Ooh yes, I know that you all will love it too!🙂 Promised!
Make this delicious one pot dinner soup now!🙂
Hey my friends,…Long time no see,…hey? How is life in your part of the world? I took a break from my blog,…because, I needed to & also I had no inspiration whatsoever,…:(
Recently, I had a lot of chronic pain & needed to change my pain medication too. I had problems adjusting to it & didn’t have the energy to cook or bake anything. So, for this moment, this day, I give you some cool pictures from my holiday to Scotland, from some years ago. I looked a lot younger than, not? I hope you like them,..:)
So, I hope to see you in a few days maybe in 2 weeks or so,…;)
Because Summer is really over & the days are getting colder, I needed something warm for my breakfast! So, I made this lovely warm gluten-free vegan figgy oatmeal! Today, I had another 5 ripe figs from my own fig tree. So, I used them in this delicious no-guilt warm breakfast!😉
Today, I made this glorious winning vegan spelt gingered fig crumble! Again, I had a lot of figs from my own fig tree!
This time, my husband Peter & I wanted to savour them in a lovely home-made spelt crumble! This is how we did it & we served it with a hot vegan vanilla pouring custard!😉
This morning, I made these tasty to make spelt vegan pancakes & served them with a hot home-made fresh figs caramel! This is a lovely healthy breakfast too! I had the pleasure of having fresh figs from my own tree today & wanted to make something special with them! Check it all out!🙂 MMM,…
Today, I went traveling in my own neighborhood, Mechelen. Mechelen is a cool city in Flanders, the Flemish ( Dutch) speaking part of Belgium. This glorious city lies 25 km north of Brussels & 25 km south of Antwerp!
Mechelen is famous for many things! It has a smaller city centre, so that you can do everything on foot or on a bike!😉 You can find many different cool clothing shops, foodie shops, great cafés, cool coffee bars. We have great museums, lovely restaurants, old buildings with a lot of history in them, great hotels & we are also friendly people!🙂 We, Mechelaars bike a lot.
Yesterday afternoon, I made these tasty refreshing healthy coconut-cinnamon-banana-ice-pops! These are just beautiful, tasty & energizing too with the banana & coconut water! This recipe made 6 normal ice pops!🙂 Just 3 ingredients!🙂
Yesterday, I bought gluten-free buckwheat flour & gluten-free brown rice flour. I wanted to make tasty muffins with them so I made these beauties!
This morning, I made these delicious easy to make gluten-free vegan buckwheat oat brown rice apple muffins! One muffin really fills you up with deliciousness & goodness for your body! They aren’t that sweet either. I also made them vegan!😉 Yeah!🙂 They are great as a lovely breakfast on the go, or when you sit down with a good vegan café latte. I enjoy them with some vegan butter!🙂 These also make an excellent food gift, just see for yourself!🙂
Yesterday afternoon, I made this lovely wholemeal spelt foccacia with home-grown rosemary & 2 types of home-grown smaller tomatoes! Ooh yes! It has become a real thing of beauty!🙂
I used a combination of 10 smaller plum orange tomatoes & 10 red cherry tomatoes! I used a combo of 50/50 white spelt flour & wholemeal spelt flour! I also used instant yeast! I used less salt in my dough because we always do this. The salt ratio is just right!!
I also added a Facebook like sign, under each bottom of my posts, for you all, to like each blog post !!🙂
I am only there since a little while & I have already 80 fans!😉
My last post: Gluten-free Sugar-Free banana almond butter cake with dark chocolate chips, reached on 2 days: 880 Facebook views!🙂 That is great news, hey?
You see me smiling now,…..:)!!!Stay Tuned! If you liked this post & want more of them, join 928 email followers: Subscribe by email! It is free!
This is the best gluten-free and sugar-free cake I have ever made. I didn’t use any flour. I also used coconut blossom sugar. It is a more rich, a bit moist and delicious cake with now and then hints of melted dark chocolate chips. Just check it out for yourself! To make it more special, festive and beautiful, I made it in a flower silicon mould.When the cake was ready, I said: Mama, made it,…hearing and singing the song of Jay-Z!! He rocks, you know!
Recently, I made my flower shaped cake again to bring to a party, a dessert party! Everyone loved it & instantly asked for the recipe!😉 Yes, it is that delicious!🙂 MMM!
The cake was all devoured after 2 days!
A few days ago, I made these lovely appetizers.
I had the lovely produce of 16 red cherry tomatoes from my own 2 home-grown plants. I wanted to use them so their flavour would be superior in their own right.
I looked what I had in the fridge & made these beauties. I know it is an adapted classic but it is really tasty! Try it & you will see!
Yesterday evening, we had this fabulous Asian inspired dinner! Just check it all out! It is completely Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free too!🙂
Good morning, my lovely people!🙂 This morning, I made the two of us these delectable Vegan & Gluten-free apricot-coconut-breakfast-smoothies! They are filled with seasonal apricots & a tasty coconut drink! I added chia seeds to full your stomach & unsweetened almond flakes for a bit of extra nut power!🙂 You won’t taste the almond flakes!😉
Check it out!
Yesterday, I made this glorious spinach spring onion pesto! The pesto itself is Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-free & Gluten-free!
To make it completely Vegan, combine with tofu, seitan, tempeh or so!🙂
To make it completely Gluten-free, use GF penne!🙂
Yesterday afternoon, I invented this glorious cherry cashew yoghurt!! ooh yes! I sweetened it a bit with pitted dates & a bit of raw maple syrup! Check it all out!
Yum,…Yum,…I hear you thinking! I made it pretty simple,….Let’s check it out again!
Because it was raining this morning, I needed something comforting & tasty with cinnamon in it. So, I made this tasty date sweetened cinnamon cashew milk! Ooh yes!🙂 The milk is Vegan, Raw & Gluten-free too!😉 MMMMMMM!
Today, I made these glorious winning filling breakfast smoothies! One really fills you up! That is what I aim to do in my breakfasts!😉
Can you guess the ingredients???
Did you guess it yet? Yes? NO?
Yesterday evening, I invented this beautifully combined dinner! I made spiced chicken meatballs & served them with black peppered & oregano cooked quinoa & a veggie & chickpea mash! All of the flavours went so well together! It is easy to make & the spiced chicken meatballs, I made in my beloved food processor!🙂 The next day, the meatballs are super tasty, eaten cold,…Ooh yes!🙂
Today, I will give another garden update! Let’s see what has happened in my garden lately!🙂
And what has happened with my courgettes ( zucchini ) plants?
Today, I tried out a new product! Bonvita is the brand. I tried their Bon Ice: Dark chocolate covered Rice Ice-Cream pops!🙂 I like the sound of that!
This is a Dutch firm. These Bon ice pops are Dairy-free, Lactose-free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, Organic & Fair Trade too!🙂 That is a whole lot to live up too!
In the last post, I mentioned that I received some lovely cherries from my parents! I used some of the cherries in these lovely Carob Cashew Cherry smoothies but I wanted to use the rest of them in something different. So, I made these glorious Vegan Gluten-Free Cherry Pancakes with Cacao Nibs for some extra energy!! I need my energy in the morning!!! I have never made cherry pancakes let alone vegan cherry pancakes! Great for a tasty breakfast or brunch!!🙂
Make them right now! They are just divine & healthy too!🙂
I received some tasty cherries from my parents! So, I had to create these CCC smoothies! CCC stands for Cashew Cherry Carob smoothies!😉
They are refreshing & delicious too! They are also Vegan & Gluten-free!🙂
Today, I made these stunning no-bake strawberry cheesecake tartlets! I topped them with a cashew caramel! I bet if you want one to try & then, I assure you, you want another one!🙂 But one really fills you up & is enough!🙂 You keep the other one for the next day, to indulge yourself!!! They are also Vegan, Gluten-Free & No-Bake too!🙂
You can find this tasty recipes also here: http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Bake-vegan-strawberry-cheesecake-tartlets-toppe/
Hey, my friends! It has been a while since I wrote or posted a new recipe. It has been way too hot over here to do a lot of cooking or baking!😦
I have spent all my quality time with my husband Peter. We went biking a lot & visited our beloved friends & family. Most mornings, we make easy healthy smoothies to begin our day. I made a lot of smoothies from my favorite blogs & here is a new one, from me, for you!🙂
You can really taste the yummy strawberries & coconut in here! Yummy!🙂
Hey all! You know, just like me, that you have seen these multicolored paper straws in all the main American food blogs? Right!🙂 I was wondering where I could find them. A few days ago, I was in the center of Brussels, strolling from & to my favorite shops, where I spotted them in the shop, Rouge.
What is so cool about these straws, I hear you say? These straws are made out of paper, yes,…you heard me right! Each carton box has 144 paper straws. Each box costed me 9€. That is alright, I think. These paper straws are printed with food safe soy-based ink. They are all bio-degradable & compostable. They are from the brand: Kikkerland! So they are an eco-friendly product!🙂 I bought 3 different paper straw boxes! Let’s see!🙂 I have found these one’s in red & white, blue & white, grey & white & these other one’s too! These paper straws are colorful, lovely cool looking & not so thick. So perfect for cocktails, I believe!😉 I put my paper straws in my ready cocktails & they sat there for 10 minutes before enjoying them with my husband! They were pretty good & not soft at the end. Yeah!🙂
And these one’s too:
Now, lets test them out with these yummy drinks!
You all know, the last time, I did a garden update, my home-grown peas did okey! The second produce only gave me 4 peas! I don’t think they are meant to grow in containers!😦
Now, let’s see what is happening in my garden at the moment!😉
With my 1st grown green courgette! It was a tasty one too!🙂
This is something between a soft serve ice-cream & a smoothy! It doesn’t matter what it is called, it is very delicious! That is what matters!🙂
” The proof of the pudding is in the eating! ”
Yesterday evening, I made this glorious rosemary scented oven roasted beet side dish! I used fresh rosemary from my garden! This was just the perfect side dish,…my husband told me, I obviously agreed!😉
I was home alone & needed a tasty easy Seasonal salad for myself. I looked what I had in the fridge & pantry & made this! It is the end of strawberry season over here in Belgium, so I used strawberries in my salad. I ate this glorious salad as a nice crunchy & creamy breakfast!
This salad was just what I needed!🙂 How to make it? Read on!
This afternoon, I made these refreshing delicious vanilla strawberry buttermilk smoothies because I had buttermilk & strawberries to use up in my fridge!
I made them for my cleaning lady & myself. They were just right! Easy to make, so refreshing & ooh so delicious too! We both agreed on that!🙂
I made these stunning, tasty & filling vegan smoothies after my cardio & strenght-training work-out! It was also my breakfast! 🙂 Vegan deliciousness! 🙂 Yes!
Hey, all! I had been working in my garden today & said to myself that I deserved a well earned cocktail so I treated myself to this beauty!🙂 Can you guess the ingredients????
Yes, of course,…There are strawberries in here, basil, ice & vodka! Yes, yes, this is surely a drink for grown-ups! Ha!😉
Today, I made these tasty MANGOLISCIOUS desserts aka puddings!🙂 I loved the sound of that tasty title! I had several things left in my pantry so I made these delicious Vegan & Gluten-Free desserts. These are more like thicker puddings! But because these are a bit creamy, very healthy & a bit filling, you can easily savour these as a nice breakfast! So, these make a delicious dessert and even breakfast, how good is that, hey?😉
Yesterday, I made this gorgeous tasty, nourishing, healthy curried spring onion & green asparagus soup! Ooh yes!🙂 This velvety smooth soup is Vegan + Gluten-Free & not to mention, very delicious too! It is great for a dinner party!🙂
Because it still rains outside, I needed a warm, comforting, tasty breakfast! So, I made this:
= I made chocolate banana strawberry coconut oatmeal with a special ingredient, called hemp seeds! This is a creamy gluten-free vegan breakfast that is very nourishing, healthy & good-for-you!🙂 I added organic hemp seeds for extra nutty, crunchy flavour & because they are super healthy too!🙂 Yes, yes!
Today, I am going to give you a new garden update. Let’s see what is happening!
Last week, the sun was shining, the whole week & it did wonderful things to my plants. Outside, on the street it was only 16°C & but in my walled garden it was 22°C. All of my garden plants & container plants grew bigger each day but this week, it has rained all week & all days long so I put my container plants inside my house, directly close by the stove & gave them much light & lots of love & caring of course!😉
Outside in the sunshine:
Yesterday, I invented these tasty vegan gluten-free gingered rhubarb panna cottas! I used my flower patterned silicon baking mats to make them in! This way, when the panna cottas have set, they are easy to remove & you end up with a lovely flower pattern on the outside! Just look at this beauty! You must taste the ginger & then the rhubarb with a hint of coconut in the end. In the other same panna cottas, I didn’t taste the coconut. So maybe, next time, I will use unsweetened soy milk???? I used 5 ingredients in these beauties! :)
Yesterday evening, I invented this divine white asparagus dinner with saffron sauce served with haddock & saffron spiced oven roasted new potatoes, with the skin on. This dairy-free saffron cream sauce is just divine & I served it on top of the oil fried white asparagus & drizzled that same sauce over my fish aka haddock! It was just the perfect dinner! My husband Peter said that we need to eat this dinner often, this asparagus season!😉 I am happy to oblige,…so, check it all out!🙂
Here is a lovely simple but very stylish, easy to make tasty beetroot soup! It is also Vegan + Gluten-Free! Check it out for yourself!
This easy beetroot soup has been a great success in my family. It is super easy to make & so yummy too!🙂 You could top your soup with vegan sour cream, if you like. I just topped each soup surface with a celery leaf! Enjoy!
This is my favourite ricotta sandwich of the moment! This is one of my beloved archive posts on my blog. It was first posted on my blog, on April the 6th 2009! When strawberries are in Season, I eat it frequently! I bet, you will do so too!😉
What is sheep’s ricotta, I hear you say?
A few days ago, I made these lovely rhubarb muffins. These are a bit lighter & a bit more moist then I made before but they are so lovely & yummy,…These are also a great tasty food gift & will make a great dessert or a cool breakfast on-the-go,…:)
Hello, beloved ones! I hope you all celebrated a lovely Easter with your cool family & friends! The new Asparagus Season has started over here in Belgium so I am going to give you my favourite Asparagus dishes from my blog throughout the years! I love these so much & I know that you will love them too! Just click onto the pictures to go directly go to the recipes! I make them every year!🙂 1. Grilled green asparagus with oven baked potatoes & oven baked salmon, a classic!
2. My husband’s Seasonal Belgian plate, including white asparagus!
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Yesterday evening, I made this easy to make, fresh, delicious avocado pesto pasta with smoked salmon! This avocado pesto is very refreshing & light, really Spring-like, my husband told me!🙂
The avocado pesto itself is Vegan & Gluten-free! I know that you all will love this too!
To make it completely Gluten-Free , use GF pasta.
To make this meal completely Vegan, leave out the smoked salmon, use tofu or seitan!🙂
You know, 2 posts ago, I told you all that the 1st fresh Belgian strawberries are in Season, yeah! I made these delicious Raw Dreamy Creamy Strawberry Smoothies & now, I have a new favourite breakfast of the moment, being all Gluten-Free too,… Check it all out!
Doesn’t this bowl of Gluten-Free Deliciousness looks incredibly tasty???? Can you guess or see what ingredients are in it???
This breakfast is not vegan because I used to top my breakfast with a special ingredient called bee pollen,…so technically it is not vegan! You can’t leave them out because you really need them in here!🙂 What are bee pollen, I hear you say,…
Yesterday, I invented this tasty powerful green minted pea spread! I made a spread in place of a pesto because I could use it as a nice spread for crackers, etc! You can make it more oily by adding a lot more olive oil! This is one power pea spread! Check it all out! I made it without cheese or nuts! The spread is completely Vegan & Gluten-free too!🙂
Read on for 2 tasty recipes with it!🙂
Since a few days, the 1st ripe juicy strawberries are here in Belgium! Yep, it is strawberry season!😉 Yeahhh! And what better way, to use them for, in all of their glory,… Raw dreamy creamy strawberry smoothies,…yes!🙂 These breakfast or dessert smoothies are completely RAW, VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE !!! Just look at these beauties!🙂
The 1st really good strawberries are from Hoogstraten. Just look at these wonderful jewels:
Yesterday evening, I made this tasty vegan gluten-free spiced brown rice dinner & served it with a fried vegan tofu veggie burger! It was a divine dinner,…easy to make too,..Can you guess what is in it, which spices & which vegetables???
Hello, my friends!
Today, I am going to give you my 1st Garden Update of this time of year: My Spring Garden! Now, let’s see what has happened in my city garden!!
Do you know the name of these beautiful flowers? This plant was already in our walled garden since the day we bought our house. Can you help me?
Today, I invented this tasty Vanilla Almond Cream! All vegan goodness! If you leave out the vanilla extract it is also raw! ;) This is made by soaking whole almonds in clean water for about 48 hours!
This is a bit more thick than normal cream. You can make it to your liking & you can choose how thick you want your almond cream to be. You can add whatever you fancy with it, like cinnamon, or vanilla, like I did or raw cacao nibs or more sweet, by added 1 or 2 more pitted dates. It is up to you!🙂
Today, I made these tasty easy to make Raw Vegan Gluten-free chocolate chia mousses, Ooh yes! I had raw cacao nibs in my pantry & wanted to use them in these tasty chocolate chia puddings! A while ago, I made these other vegan carob chia puddings with a special ingredient, you can read all about it: here!
MMM,…Go on, treat yourself,…It is healthy too!🙂
Hey, my lovely one’s, long time no see, hey? This is my first post in April. I haven’t been much around the house lately, because life got in my way & I didn’t have any inspiration either. The days were long & I was in a hurry & enjoyed some foods from other blogs & my easy get to recipes too. Now, I am back in full swing & with lots of new inspiration too,…So, here we go again,…:-)
A few days ago, I found some beautiful rainbow Swiss chard & some dark yellow Swiss chard in my organic store. The 2 bunches looked really good & fresh, so I had to take them home. I wanted to make something new with my multicoloured chard. This tasty side dish is vegan & gluten-free!!!
I served my side dish with organic chicken gyros & cooked red quinoa. This was a rather light dinner with tons of flavour!
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This evening, I made this tasty vegan dinner.
These lovely appetizers are a big hit in my family & friend connections! To whom I served it, they asked me straight for the tasty recipe!😉 I have written about these tasty appetizers before, but I will happily do that again!🙂 This recipe is a monthly hit in my stats!🙂 Beetroot appetizers served in a witlof leaf ( Belgian endive ) ( Vegan, vegetarian )
A few days ago, Elaine@Foodbod blog interviewed me about me & my blog! Yesterday, she published it! Go on, go to her blog & check it out! It is worth it! Thanks again, my dear friend, Elaine for this cool interview, yeahh!
Today, be inspired by healthy wonderful recipes from the lovely, Sophie at Sophies Foodie Files ..
I have had my blog since mid November 2008. I started my blog, first on blogger.com & then 2 years later, I moved it to wordpress. I have chronic pain & first, I couldn’t move much around. I started my own blog to see what I have made & to document my recipes with pictures, etc. I also loved the writing so much & after a few months, I gained a lovely bloggers audience!
What is your constant inspiration?
I was inspired by my late grand-mother on my father’s side. She was very creative. Now, I am
inspired by everything & everyone,…also, in the morning, I already think what I am going to make as breakfast, as a nice…
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This glorious tasty easy to make wholemeal spelt apple tart looks amazing & is pretty tasty too! My dad likes his flavours plain & simple but you could jazz it up a bit, by adding raisins, cinnamon or almond flakes or whatever you like,…it is up to you!🙂
This is a more healthy dessert apple tart, using yeast. Check it all out:
Yesterday evening, I invented this tasty Vegan + Gluten-free coriander & walnut pesto! The pesto itself is vegan & gluten-free! It is a really power pesto with sharp flavours!! Check it out below! You only need 1/2-1 tablespoon pesto on your hot spelt penne pasta. Just mingle it into the hot penne tubes pasta! Yum Yum Yumm! To make this dinner completely Gluten-Free, use GF penne!! I made my pesto cheese-free because I wanted to. Delightful, I assure you!😉
I know you all, read about now, Travelling Sophie, Leuven part 1 & Travelling Sophie: Leuven, part 2 & now, finally, in the end, we have Travelling Sophie, Leuven part 3, an all vegan post! Ha! First, I leave you with a few images of Leuven, in that day:
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This week, I traveled one afternoon to Leuven, you can read all about part 1 here!
Some other impressions:
Adresse? Kookwinkel Van Eyck, Tiensestraat 15, 3000 Leuven/ Open? All days open, except on Sundays & on Holidays: from 10h-12.30 h & from 13.30 h-18 h.
I was also going to visit a lovely larger supermarket, called Origin O. It is near de Vismarkt. They sell organic & non-organic produce. Check it all out!
Today, I went to one of my favourite cities, called Leuven.The city 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 its international Catholic University, In Dutch: ( KUL )= Katholieke Universiteit Leuven! It is one of the oldest Universities of the Low-Lands. Leuven is also famous for their brewerie, Stella Artois!! Leuven is also a great foodie 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 a few impressions of my afternoon there:
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Today, I made this Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free Home-made sunflower seeds milk! I never made plant-based seeds milk before,…This is great for people who are allergic to nut milks! 😉 Check it al out below:
What is sunflower seeds milk? Red on for recipe & the video too, of course!🙂
This year, I am going to give you all, a monthly new post about my favourite cookbook of the month. I have several new cookbooks in my possession but also many old ones that I absolutely love. Each month, I am going to review 1 of them & tell you all, why I love this specific cookbook so much. If I can, I give you a tried & tested recipe of each cookbook & maybe I can convince you too !😉
This book is from the famous Kriss Carr. She is a former actress & also she is a great cookbook writer, a vegan & photographer. She lives with a rare sort of cancer, type, epithelioid hemangioendothelioma that is incurable!! She is living 10 years now with her cancer! She has Stage IV cancer, no cure, no treatment, no options. She is one very courageous woman. You can read more about her life-changing story, Here!
I was already following her in her blog posts & her recipes rock! I bought this book 10 days before Christmas & it is a whole vegan, healthy approach to life in general. What she says & does, I believe in. Her vegan recipes are totally inspiring for me & my husband Peter.
I miss her deeply. She was like a great grand-mother to me,…x
Yesterday evening, I made this divine Moroccan inspired dinner. My husband Peter & I also loved it! It wa so gooooodddd & delicious, if I say so myself!😉 Check it out below! I was inspired by my good fellow blogger friend, Laura who lives in Australia, by her recent post called: The Moroccan Table.
This is a very fragrant, filling, healthy dinner!🙂
Today, I made Vegan, Gluten-Free Raw cacao nibs, banana, vanilla almond smoothies! These are very filling too!🙂 We drank them as a nice filling breakfast before going, on a long walk!🙂
Today, I made this tasty easy peasy mixed vegetable tofu scramble! I had a lot of veggies in my fridge to use up & wanted to use my new smoked Maldon sea salt for the very 1st time so I created this tasty lunch, breakfast or dinner! Check it out!!