Sophies Foodie Files

Mostly healthy & tasty colourful cooking with Sophie's twist!

Vegan Gluten-Free refreshing apricot coconut smoothies! :)

Apricot cococnut Deliciousness!

Apricot coconut Deliciousness!

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! ;)

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Spinach spring onion pesto! A Seasonal pesto!

Vegan, Gluten-free spinach & spring onion pesto!

Vegan, Gluten-free spinach & spring onion pesto!

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! :)

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Vegan Gluten-free Raw Cherry Cashew Yoghurt! :)

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!

RAW, VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE CHERRY CASHEW YOGHURT!

RAW, VEGAN & GLUTEN-FREE CHERRY CASHEW YOGHURT!

Yum,…Yum,…I hear you thinking! I made it pretty simple,….Let’s check it out again!

Before going into the fridge to stiff up a bit! :)

Before going into the fridge to stiff up a bit! :)

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Home-made cinnamon cashew milk! Raw, Vegan & Gluten-free! Only 4 ingredients! :)

It looks like a vegan café latte, hey?

It looks like a vegan café latte, hey?

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! 

Look at those nice spots of cinnamon!

Look at those nice spots of cinnamon!

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Vegan Gluten-Free Breakfast Smoothies!

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???

Can you guess what is in it?

Can you guess what is in it?

Did you guess it yet? Yes? NO?

But wait, there’s more!

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Gluten-free Dairy-Free Egg-free Spiced chicken meatballs! A tasty side dish! :)

Tasty spiced chicken meatballs!

Tasty spiced chicken meatballs!

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! :)

The raw spiced chicken meatballs before frying in the hot oil! :)

The raw spiced chicken meatballs before frying in the hot oil! :)

But wait, there’s more!

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A Garden update!

Today, I will give another garden update! Let’s see what has happened in my garden lately! :)

My beautiful pink wild roses!

My beautiful pink wild roses!

And what has happened with my courgettes ( zucchini ) plants?

My green courgette plant already gave me 3 courgettes!

My green courgette plant already gave me 3 courgettes!

But wait, there’s more!

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Review: Bonvita’s Bon Ice! Dark chocolate covered Rice Ice-cream pops!

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!

Yummm!

Yummm!

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!

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Vegan Gluten-free cherry oat pancakes with cacao nibs!

A lovely tasty stack!

A lovely tasty stack!

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!! :)

Frying until golden!

Frying until golden!

Make them right now! They are just divine & healthy too! :)

But wait, there’s more!

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Do you want a CCC Smoothy? Vegan, Raw & Gluten-free!

Yum yum yummm!

Yum yum yum!

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! :)

But wait, there’s more!

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No-Bake strawberry cheesecake tartlets topped with cashew caramel!

Would you like a big bite?

Would you like a big bite?

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! :)

No-Bake, Vegan, Gluten-Free! :)

No-Bake, Vegan, Gluten-Free! :)

You can find this tasty recipes also here: http://www.instructables.com/id/No-Bake-vegan-strawberry-cheesecake-tartlets-toppe/

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Vegan gluten-free strawberry coconut vanilla smoothy!

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! :)

yum yum yum!

yum yum yum!

You can really taste the yummy strawberries & coconut in here! Yummy! :)

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Review: Kikkerland’s paper straws & a lovely cocktail to use them with! :)

Kikkerland's beautiful multicolored paper straws!

beautiful multi-coloured paper straws!

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.

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Cool, hey?

Cool, hey?

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! :)

Bamboo one's!!!

Bamboo one’s!!!

And these one’s too:

Pretty amazing, right?

Pretty amazing, right?

Lovely!

Lovely!

Now, lets test them out with these yummy drinks!

Yum yum! Raspberry Ginger fizz!

Yum yum! Raspberry Ginger fizz!

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A garden update!

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! ;)

Blossoms of my walled hydrangea!

Blossoms of my walled hydrangea!

Home grown green courgette plant!

Home grown green courgette plant!

With my 1st grown green courgette! It was a tasty one too! :)

Just look at that yummy green courgette!

Just look at that yummy green courgette!

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Vegan banana almond butter icy smoothy!

Something between soft-serve & a smoothy!

Something between soft-serve & a smoothy!

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! ”

The yummy ingredients!

The yummy ingredients!

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Just beet it! :)

A vegan Gluten-free top side dish!

A Vegan Gluten-free top side dish!

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! ;)

Just so beautiful on the inside!

Just so beautiful on the inside!

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Vegetarian pantry salad! Crunchy & creamy!

Tasty Seasonal Vegetarian crunchy & creamy salad!

Tasty Seasonal Vegetarian crunchy & creamy salad!

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!

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Refreshing vanilla strawberry buttermilk smoothies!

Do you want one?

Do you want one?

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! :)

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Avocado-strawberry-melon breakfast smoothies! :)

Yummy vegan smoothies!

Yummy vegan smoothies!

I made these stunning, tasty & filling vegan smoothies after my cardio & strenght-training work-out! It was also my breakfast!  :) Vegan deliciousness!  :) Yes!

yum yumm!

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My favourite cocktail of the moment!

Can you guess what is in it?

Can you guess what is in it?

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! ;)

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Mangoliscious Puddings! Vegan & Gluten-free!

Mangolicious cardamom puddings!

Mangolicious cardamom puddings!

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? ;)

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Curried Spring onion green asparagus soup and my 1st ever home-grown fresh peas!!!!

Vegan & Gluten-Free soup deliciousness! :)

Vegan & Gluten-Free soup deliciousness! :)

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! :)

My 1st ever home grown pea pods!

My 1st ever home grown pea pods!

Home grown fresh peas!

Home grown fresh peas= 11! :)

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Vegan Gluten-free Chocolate Banana Strawberry Coconut oatmeal with a special ingredient!

Because it still rains outside, I needed a warm, comforting, tasty breakfast! So, I made this:

Yum yum yum!

Yum yum yum!

= 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!

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A garden update!

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:

My Tiny Tim tomato plants!

My 2 Tiny Tim tomato plants!

My yellow pear aperitif sweet tomato plant & my red plum cherry tomato plant

My yellow pear apéritif sweet tomato plant & my red plum cherry tomato plant

My home grown green courgettes plant!

My home-grown green courgettes plant!

My bigger fig tree, already producing big figs but still unripe!

My bigger fig tree, already producing big figs but still unripe!

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Vegan gingered rhubarb panna cottas! Gluten-free too!

A lovely flower patterned Vegan & GF ringered rhubarb panna cotta! :)

A lovely flower patterned Vegan & GF gingered rhubarb panna cotta! :)

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! :) 

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White asparagus dinner with saffron sauce & haddock! All Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free!

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! :)

Divine dinner!

Divine dinner!

Saffron spiced up oven roasted new potatoes, with skin on!

Saffron spiced up oven roasted new potatoes, with skin on!

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Simple beetroot soup! Vegan & Gluten-free!

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!

MMM!

MMM!

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!

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My favourite ricotta sandwich! Archive post!

Yum Yum

Yum!!!

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?

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Rhubarb & almond muffins with cinnamon & nutmeg!

Lovely, hey? Tasty too!

Lovely, hey? Tasty too!

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,…:)

Again, my parents gave me fresh rhubarb from their garden. So, I couldn’t refuse,…

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It is Asparagus Season! Ooh yes!

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!

MMM!

MMM!

2. My husband’s Seasonal Belgian plate, including white asparagus!

Yummm!

Yummm!

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Avocado pesto pasta with smoked salmon!

 

A lovely tasty dinner!

A lovely tasty dinner!

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! :)

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My favourite breakfast of the moment! Gluten-free!!!

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!

MMM! A power Vegan & Gluten-free breakfast!

MMM! A power Gluten-free breakfast!

Doesn’t this bowl of Gluten-Free Deliciousness looks incredibly tasty???? Can you guess or see what ingredients are in it???

Yum Yum Yummm!

Yum Yum Yummm! Can you see the bee pollen?

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,…

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Vegan Gluten-Free minted pea spread with 2 recipes on how to savour it! ;)

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! :)

The vegan GF minted pea spread!

The vegan GF minted pea spread!

Read on for 2 tasty recipes with it! :)

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Raw dreamy creamy strawberry smoothies!

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! :)

Raw Dreamy Creamy Strawberry deliciousness!

Raw Dreamy Creamy Strawberry deliciousness!

The 1st really good strawberries are from Hoogstraten. Just look at these wonderful jewels:

Yummy Strawberries!

Yummy Strawberries!

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Vegan Gluten-free spiced brown rice dinner! :)

MMM! Vegan deliciousness!

MMM! Vegan deliciousness!

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???

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My Spring garden!

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!!

The last of my Japanese Pink cherry blossoms!

The last of my Japanese Pink cherry blossoms!

Just so beautiful!

Just so beautiful! 10 out of 11 flowers!!

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?

Georgous, hey?

Beautiful, hey?

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Vegan vanilla almond cream!

Vegan delicious vanilla almond cream!

Vegan delicious vanilla almond cream! Raw apple sliced dipped in this! Yummy!

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! :)

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Raw chocolate chia mousses!

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,..Raw Vegan Deliciousness! A real mousse!

MMM,..Raw Vegan Deliciousness! A real mousse!

MMM,…Go on, treat yourself,…It is healthy too! :)

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Spinach & rocket pesto!!

A divine fresh easy pasta Spring dish!

A divine fresh easy pasta Spring dish!

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Chocolate chip green smoothies! Vegan + Gluten-Free too! :)

My new morning drinkable breakfast! Vegan + Gluten-Free!

My new morning drinkable breakfast! Vegan + Gluten-Free! :)

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,…:-)

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Spiced Swiss chard! A lovely Vegan Gluten-free side dish!

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!!!

Spiced up multicoloured swiss chard!

Spiced up multicoloured swiss chard!

I served my side dish with organic chicken gyros & cooked red quinoa. This was a rather light dinner with tons of flavour!

A very nutritious tasty dinner!

A very nutritious tasty dinner!

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Vegan, Gluten-Free curried sweet potato, pointed cabbage mash with falafel!

A divine vegan & Gluten-Free dinner!

A divine vegan & Gluten-Free dinner!

This evening, I made this tasty vegan dinner.

Yum Yum Yummm!

Yum Yum Yummm!

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Vegan beetroot appetizers! With a Gluten-Free option!

MMM! :)

MMM! :)

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 )

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Why we blog.. Sophies Foodie Files

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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!

Originally posted on foodbod:

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Today, be inspired by healthy wonderful recipes from the lovely, Sophie at Sophies Foodie Files ..

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How long do you have your blog & what is your reason for starting it?

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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My mom’s wholesome cookies! :)

A wholesome food gift! :)
A wholesome food gift! :) Tasty, tasty, tasty too!

A few days ago, my mom & dad came to visit me. We all drank coffee together. She presented me with her home-made wholesome cookies. They were superb. They are softer cookies filled with great tasty ingredients like unsweetened dark chocolate, unsweetened dried cranberries & flax seeds. She even made them with wholemeal spelt flour! They also make a great breakfast & are filling! ;) Yummmm! They are a great food gift too, I agreed here! ;)

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My Dad’s wholemeal spelt apple tart!

MMM! Such deatail!

MMM!
Such detail!

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:

Yum Yum Yumm!

Yum Yum Yumm!

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Coriander walnut pesto pasta!

Yum Yummm!

Yum Yummm!

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! ;)

This coriander-walnut pesto is Vegan + Gluten-Free!

This coriander-walnut pesto is Vegan + Gluten-Free!

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Travelling Sophie: Leuven part 3, All vegan!

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:

This is when you come out of the Tiensestraat, onto the Grote Markt!

This is when you come out of the Tiensestraat, onto the Grote Markt! At your right side, The Sint-Pieters church!

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Travelling Sophie: Leuven, part 2!

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!

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Traveling Sophie: Leuven, part 1!

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:

The Bondtgenotenlaan, with in the end, The beautiful Town Hall!

The Bondgenotenlaan, with in the end, the beautiful prestigious Town Hall!

Mok Leuven: A tiny Micro-roasterie since 1992 & a cofeebar too!

Mok Leuven in Diestsestraat.This is a tiny Micro-roasterie since 1992 & a coffee bar too! I have yet to discover this cool tiny coffee bar! ;)

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