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 […]

Vegan protein pancakes, low carb

13 February 2018 - 21:56 by Martine in Breakfast
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Time: preparation 5 minutes, cooking 10 minutes, total 15 minutes
Serves: five pancakes for one person
Vegan protein pancakes, low carb I have long lamented the lack of a good low carb vegan pancake recipe. Thankfully my fellow Dutchy and low carb genius Alynda solved the problem, by tweaking my waffle recipe into pancakes. It never quite worked out when I tried to do that, so I’m really quite indebted to her. She shared this wonderful […]

Juicy seitan seaweed sausages

29 December 2017 - 8:01 by Martine in Basics, Snacks
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Time: preparation 20 minutes, cooking 40 minutes, total 60 minutes
Serves: 3-5 sausages
Seitan seaweed sausage, vegan In Holland, we have a famous vegan company called ‘the Dutch Weedburger’. The ‘weed’ in their burgers is seaweed and it’s totally delicious. Be sure to visit their restaurant if you are ever in Amsterdam. Recently they also started making seitan sausages with seaweed in them. It sounds weird, but the seaweed adds a delicious […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cinnamon mug puddings

10 November 2016 - 10:47 by Martine in Dessert
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Time: preparation 5 minutes, cooking 3 minutes, total 10 minutes
Serves: 1 generous serving
Low carb vegan cinnamon pudding I came across this recipe for low carb protein mug cakes that had a very easy vegan option: ‘just leave out the egg’. You can imagine I felt it call my name, but I was ‘busy’ and scared to be disappointed, so it took me a while to actually make them. Obviously I broke down […]

Seitan ‘chicken’ pieces

24 October 2016 - 9:17 by Martine in Basics
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Time: preparation 20 minutes, cooking 45 minutes, total 65 minutes
Serves: 600 gram
Seitan chicken pieces, low carb vegan I loooove seitan! It’s cheap, low carb, high protein and super tasty. This new recipe is even lower in carbs and meatier than my ‘basic seitan’ recipe that I posted a few weeks ago. It is a little bit more work to make, but still really easy. The combination of vital wheat gluten and pureed […]

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.

Low carb vegan focaccia

6 October 2016 - 9:21 by Martine in Bread
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Time: preparation 10 minutes, cooking 15 minutes, total 90 minutes
Serves: 4 portions
Low carb vegan focaccia Low carb high protein bread is a great way to turn a simple soup or salad into a meal. This focaccia contains a fraction of the carbs in regular bread and is nicely soft and fluffy.
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