Spaghetti squash with vegan cheese sauce and smoked tofu

3 October 2018 - 11:04 by Martine in Lunch & Dinner
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Time: preparation 15 minutes, cooking 45 minutes, total 60 minutes
Serves: 4 portions
Vegan spaghetti squash with cheese sauce and smoked tofu Spaghetti squash is an oval shaped yellow or striped member of the pumpkin and squash family. The flesh has a lightly sweet nutty flavor and falls apart into noodle-like strands when cooked. This makes it a great lower carb alternative for noodles in various recipes. My favorite way to eat it is with a creamy […]

Vegan cottage cheese

25 September 2018 - 7:03 by Martine in Dips & Spreads
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Time: preparation 5 minutes, cooking 0 minutes, total 5 minutes
Serves: 300 grams
Vegan cottage cheese, low carb I always used to love cottage cheese and I only just found a good vegan alternative. Most vegan recipes use silken tofu, but I much prefer this version with regular firm tofu and unsweetened soy yogurt. It is has exactly the right texture and a lovely slightly savory, salty and sour flavor. It is also […]

Tasty tofu, five easy ways

3 July 2018 - 8:29 by Martine in Basics
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Homemade tofu Many older cookbooks (and even some new ones!) say tofu needs to marinade for hours or even days to flavor it. When I was just learning to cook vegan I tried that a couple times and I was always disappointed with the result. The tofu never got really flavorful, it tended to burn in the […]

Noodle salad with marinated eggplant

22 May 2018 - 12:33 by Martine in Lunch & Dinner
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Time: preparation 10 minutes, cooking 20 minutes, total 30 minutes
Serves: 2 people
Low carb noodle salad with marinated eggplant, vegan This noodle salad is a new favorite in our house! It is bursting with Asian flavors from the juicy marinated eggplant and fried tofu. It is nice and quick to make too, especially if you marinade the eggplant in advance. Perfect for busy weeknights. I love this new way to prepare eggplant. It is very […]

Rutabaga mash-pot with greens, mushrooms and tempeh

18 May 2018 - 8:22 by Martine in Lunch & Dinner
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Time: preparation 10 minutes, cooking 20 minutes, total 30 minutes
Serves: 2-3 people
Dutch mash-pot /stamppot, low carb vegan Dutch mash-pot (stamppot) is a traditional dish made from mashed potatoes and vegetables. It is similar to Irish colcannon. Many Dutch people still eat this at least once a week, especially in winter. It is like ultimate comfort food and it used to be one of my favorite meals when I was a child. It […]

Cheezy vegan broccoli soup

1 April 2018 - 10:14 by Martine in Lunch & Dinner
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Vegan cheese soup, low carb This vegan soup so really creamy, tasty and delicious, I just had to share it with you. The recipe was inspired by the Cheddary Broccoli Soup from Isa Does It by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. I am a huge Isa fan and this book is one of my favorites. She does nog have lot of low […]

Air-dried cashew-millet cheese, geotrichum culture

27 September 2017 - 10:25 by Martine in Snacks
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Time: preparation 45 minutes, cooking 15 minutes, total 60 minutes
Serves: 2 small cheeses
Cashew-millet cheese with geotrichum This is hands down the tastiest vegan cheese I’ve ever tried, bought or home-made! It is firm and creamy at the same time and has a lovely full goat-ish flavor. It tastes great in sandwiches or salads, but it really shines as part of a cheese platter where you can taste it on its own. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five ingredient nutty fudge

3 July 2017 - 9:05 by Martine in Dessert
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Time: preparation 10 minutes, cooking 0 minutes, total 10 minutes
Serves: 30 pieces
Nutty fudge, low carb vegan Getting enough fat on a low carb vegan diet can be a bit of a challenge since many vegan protein sources such as tofu, tempeh and seitan are relatively lean. These healthy fat bombs are a delicious way to make up for that. Go easy on them if you are looking to loose weight, but […]
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