Low carb empanadas, vegan

11 September 2017 - 12:25 by Martine in Lunch & Dinner, Snacks
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Time: preparation 30 minutes, cooking 10 minutes, total 40 minutes
Serves: 8 empanadas
Low carb vegan empanadas Oh wow, these empanadas! They have crispy edges, crumbly buttery dough and a nice hearty filling. I didn’t think it would be possible to make something like this with low carb flour, let alone without gluten. I’m loving it. Once you get the hang of rolling out and shaping the dough, these are surprisingly easy […]

Turkish ‘pizza’, the low carb vegan way

14 August 2017 - 13:24 by Martine in Lunch & Dinner
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Turkish pizza, low carb vegan Dutch food culture has received some lovely influence from Turkish immigrants and their descendants. This has resulted in many variations on traditional foods, such a lahmacun, also known as Turkish pizza. It’s basically a pan fried flatbread with tomato meat sauce baked onto it. The flat bread is stuffed with salad and rolled up. In […]

Miso soup with tofu

11 July 2017 - 9:11 by Martine in Lunch & Dinner
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Time: preparation 10 minutes, cooking 10 minutes, total 20 minutes
Serves: 2 people
Miso soup, low carb vegan David and I have been watching some documentaries about Japan (check Japanology on Youtube), and we like trying some Japanese food while we’re at it. This time it was miso soup, a big bowlful of Japanese comfort food that is super quick to make. The miso (fermented soy paste) makes for a lovely creamy broth […]

Snack style meals – back on the bandwagon!

26 June 2017 - 10:09 by Martine in Lunch & Dinner, Snacks
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Time: preparation 10 minutes, cooking 0 minutes, total 10 minutes
Serves: 1 lunch
Snack style lunch, low carb vegan Wow, it’s been a while. My previous post was in February, I can’t believe it’s been that long! We had a family vacation in the US, I finished my PhD (yay!) and we fell off the low carb bandwagon big time. Now all that excitement is behind us, it’s time to get back to it. […]

Low carb vegan bibimbap

22 January 2017 - 20:31 by Martine in Lunch & Dinner
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Time: preparation 15 minutes, cooking 10 minutes, total 25 minutes
Serves: 2 dinners
Low carb vegan bibimbap I finally managed to find gochujang Korean fermented chili paste in Amsterdam. I love the flavor, like a marriage of sriracha and miso. I want to try lots of Korean recipes now, and started with bibimbap. This is a nice quick filling recipe with lots of different flavors that takes about half an hour to […]

Palak tofu ‘paneer’

7 January 2017 - 20:06 by Martine in Lunch & Dinner
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Time: preparation 10 minutes, cooking 15 minutes, total 25 minutes
Serves: 2 portions
Palak tofu paneer, low carb vegan A reader asked me for more ethnic recipes, so here we go! For this palak paneer recipe (Indian spinach curry with tofu) I took some cues from Vegan Richa, the queen of vegan Indian food. This dish looks impressive, but it is super quick and easy to make, especially with the few small shortcuts I […]

Zucchini-broccoli soup

11 December 2016 - 10:04 by Martine in Lunch & Dinner
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Time: preparation 10 minutes, cooking 20 minutes, total 30 minutes
Serves: 3-4 bowls
Zucchini-broccoli soup, low carb vegan I love a nice creamy soup when it’s cold outside. Serve it with some high protein bread or crispbread spread with tofu-cream cheese and you’ve got yourself a meal. All you have to do is sauté the veggies in some oil, add water and some flavorings, let it cook and puree with your blender. Super […]

Black soybean chili

16 October 2016 - 15:15 by Martine in Lunch & Dinner
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Time: preparation 10 minutes, cooking 25 minutes minutes, total 35 minutes
Serves: 4 portions
Black soybean chili, low carb vegan Our local Asian grocery stocks black soy beans, and I thought it might be nice to use them instead of regular black beans in a chili to make it lower carb. If you don't have black soybeans, you could use the more common white ones or even edamame.

Thai curry soup with tofu

26 September 2016 - 8:44 by Martine in Lunch & Dinner
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Time: preparation 10 minutes, cooking 20 minutes, total 25 minutes
Serves: 3-4 servings
Thai meal soup, low carb vegan I love meal soups. They are quick and easy to make, and you can chuck in any ingredients you have lying around. This Thai-ish version is nice to use up all the odd ends of veggies that are lying around in your fridge. Peppers, selery, cauliflower, broccoli, carrot, leeks, rutabaga, parship and many others work […]

Raw low carb vegan cigköfte, paleo friendly

22 August 2016 - 21:16 by Martine in Lunch & Dinner, Snacks
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Time: preparation 20 minutes, cooking 0 minutes, total 20 minutes
Serves: 2 people
Raw paleo vegan low carb cigköfte We don't have many vegan take-away option in our town, but we do have a Çiğköftem. This Turkish chain serves çiğköfte, little cold 'meat' rolls made of bulgur grains, walnuts, tomato paste and herbs that are accidentally vegan. The köfte are very delicious but not at all low carb friendly. That's why I decided to try and make this nut based version and it came out really good!
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