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 […]

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 […]

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 smoothies

2 February 2017 - 12:57 by Martine in Breakfast, Tips & Tricks
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Time: preparation 5 minutes, cooking 0 minutes, total 5 minutes
Serves: 1 person
Low carb avocado smoothie, vegan Smoothies are not really known for being low carb since they are usually made with banana and other high carb ingredients. However, with a little creativity and some smart tricks, it is definitely possible to make delicious low carb smoothies that are a convenient way to get your nutrients in. As the base for your […]

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 […]

Savory peanut butter muffins

22 December 2016 - 10:42 by Martine in Snacks
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Time: preparation 10 minutes, cooking 25 minutes, total 35 minutes
Serves: 6 muffins
Savory peanut muffins, low carb vegan The inspiration for this recipe comes from Liz over at Meat Free Keto. She is a low carb vegan baking genius and I want to try all her cookies, muffins and pie crusts.She recently posted a recipe for gingerbread muffins made from peanut butter. Before finding her blog I had never thought about using nut […]

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 […]

Easy flax crackers

21 November 2016 - 16:08 by Martine in Bread
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Time: preparation 15 minutes, cooking 25 minutes, total 40 minutes
Serves: 25 crackers
Flax-pumpkin seed crackers, vegan I already had recipe for flax crackers on the website, but this one is a lot easier and also cheaper to make. These crackers are a bit less sturdy than the other ones, but as you can see they still stand up to a spread and other toppings.
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