Veggie carb substitutes

19 April 2016 - 8:31 by Martine in Tips & Tricks
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Time: preparation 10 minutes, cooking 45 minutes, total 55 minutes
Serves: 3-4 people
Beets, vegan sausage and mushy peas The Netherlands are very much a 'meat and potatoes' country. The traditional foods are 'mash pot' (mashed up potatoes and veggies, served with some kind of meat) and just simple boiled potatoes, meat, vegetables and gravy. These types of foods are actually surprisingly easy to make low carb, and they often end up tastier than their carb-filled cousins.

My favorite tofu scramble

19 March 2016 - 7:34 by Martine in Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
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Time: preparation 5 minutes, cooking 15 minutes, total 20 minutes
Serves: 2-3 persons
Tofu scramble, low carb vegan What's a vegan blog without a few tofu scramble recipes right? This is my favorite scramble.It's super flavorful, filling, nutritious and very fast to make. I know scramble is traditionally a breakfast food, but I actually prefer to eat it for lunch, or even dinner!

Lemony sunflower seed spread with dill

13 March 2016 - 9:48 by Martine in Dips & Spreads
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Time: preparation 10 minutes, cooking 0 minutes, total 10 minutes
Serves: 1 1/2 cup / 300 gram
Sunflower seed spread, low carb vegan I’ve been doing some meal prep recently and one of the things I do is make some spreads to use on sandwiches and as dips for veggies. I’m not very good at making time for meal prepping, so my prep is usually just an odd hour or two somewhere during the week where I make […]

Easy homemade tofu

12 February 2016 - 12:04 by Martine in Basics
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Time: preparation 15 minutes, cooking 15 minutes, total 90 minutes
Serves: 459 gram/ 1 pound
Homemade tofu I really like the taste of fresh tofu. It’s just so much better than the stuff you can get in the supermarkets that’s been sitting in the same old sour water for days or even weeks. I can get good fresh tofu from my local Asian grocery store, but I don’t always have time to […]

Tofu feta

9 February 2016 - 21:01 by Martine in Dips & Spreads
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Time: preparation 10 minutes, cooking 0 minutes, total 10 minutes
Serves: 250 gram
Tofu feta, vegan Good old tofu feta! It's a bit seventies, but I think it's still a really good and easy to make cheese substitute, especially if you use a nice fresh tofu, don't skimp on the flavorings and give it time to marinade. Of course it doesn't taste exactly like dairy feta, but if you just want some nice creamy cubes with a tasty oil marinade on your salad, this fits the bill perfectly. You might even be able to feed it to the tofu-fobic without them knowing what the mystery cheese is.

Low carb tortilla wraps, vegan!

2 February 2016 - 9:47 by Martine in Bread
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Time: preparation 15 minutes, cooking 15 minutes, total 30 minutes
Serves: 4 large wraps
Low carb vegan tortilla wraps These low carb tortilla wraps are probably my favorite type of low carb bread. They are very quick to make because they don't use yeast so they do not need time to rise. You cook them in a pan, so you don't even have wait for the oven to preheat. You can use these for all the things where you would normally use carb-filled wraps. Fill them with a salad, tofu scramble or chili. Or make quesadillas, burritos and enchiladas!

Tofu garlic-herb cream cheese

27 January 2016 - 10:18 by Martine in Dips & Spreads
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Time: preparation 15 minutes, cooking 0 minutes, total 180 minutes
Serves: 500 gram
Tofu garlic-herb cream cheese, vegan This tofu-based cream cheese is a new favorite. It's like vegan Boursin! It's a really quick recipe too. Just wizz everything in a high speed blender or foodprocessor, dump it into a container and put it in the fridge overnight to firm up. No long fermentation or hard to find ingredients. I've already brought it to a few potlucks and family events and everybody likes it, vegans and omnis alike, so it's a real winner!