How you ask? With textured soy protein, aka TSP or TVP. Never heard of it? It’s been around for a long time, but the rise of vegetarianism and healthy-eating has brought it under the spotlight. It is after all one of the most convincing meat alternatives out there. It is made with defatted soy flour and can be found in different convenient shapes to veganize your favourite recipes: ground, nuggets, medallions, etc….
Back in April, Martin and I headed up north to Aarhus, Denmark, to spend the weekend with our friend Gabrielle. I think it’s safe to say that she likes cooking as much as I do and, to our delight, she had planned delicious meals for the entire length of our stay.
One that definitely grabbed our attention was a big pot of vegan baked beans she’d made for breakfast. We had never eaten them this way and were immediately smitten with the luscious tomato sauce. Actually Martin constantly asks me to make them but I just kept putting it off. Until now….
Considering how you guys loved my first Buddha Bowls, I can’t believe it took me so long to publish another version of one of my favourite meals!
The first ones even made it all the way to #1 of my 10 most popular recipes of 2016. The pressure is on, but I hope you will like these two Buddha bowls, featuring potatoes and a quick homemade hummus, just as much as I do!
Martin and I have been obsessed with it lately and have been making it weekly. We’re in awe before the velvety coconut sauce and the delicious pieces of tender vegetables. And monsieur likes to steal all the tofu paneer from the pan behind my back. He can’t be trusted that one.
Given all this, it was the obvious choice for our big Saturday cooking session during our weekend in the Netherlands, where we visited my foodie friend Odile who left Québec to live in Rotterdam for a year with her boyfriend and her two cats!
For outsiders who have no idea what I’m talking about, it’s in the spring that we tap the maple trees, put on our best plaid shirt and enjoy traditional dishes and maple products at the sugar shack….
Oh, sorry, did I startle you? I’m just so excited I can barely contain it.
So yeah, from March 2nd to the 21st we’ll be exploring this fascinating island and eating all the spicy food and the tropical fruit! We wanted to go somewhere special for our honeymoon and I think we picked the perfect destination. What do you think? Have you been? I want your suggestions!…
Who would have thought that green soup was such a crowd pleaser? I for one had no idea. Until I started publishing pictures of it on Facebook and Instagram. The response was so great that I felt compelled to share my recipe on the blog. I’m also happy to report that it’s a breeze to make.
All you have to do is chop up some vegetables, throw everything into a big pot with veggie stock and voilà, 20 minutes later you’ve got soup! And a super duper healthy one at that.
It’s become our go-to post workout lunch. I know, it’s hard to believe but we’ve been hitting the gym four times a week since the year start and we love to eat (read devour), something warm and comforting, but also light and quick to make, when we come home. Patience isn’t one of our virtues, especially not when our stomachs are growling. …
Happy New Year!
At the risk of sounding cliché, wow, I can’t believe it’s 2017 already. How fast does time fly!
2016 was high in emotions and, all in all, one of my best years so far. I can’t wait to discover what 2017 has in store! I wish you, actually I wish us all, health, happinness and lots of love. Because that’s all that really matters, right?
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Since the start of a new year is often an occasion to reflect on the previous one, I thought I’d share with you the 10 recipes that received the most love in 2016! Here they are:…
Martin’s been pushing me for months to share my crunchy tempura cauliflower recipe with you. It’s just too good to keep for ourselves. But I wanted to publish my epic coconut bacon recipe first. Careful it’s addictive!
Actually this week I had planned to share traditional German recipes, plant-based version of course, but… let’s just say that luck wasn’t on my side and that I’ll have to practice a bit before I can deliver something worthy of you guys.
This is a recipe I’ve had under my sleeve for quite a while. I have no idea what took me so long to publish it. Especially since I know you guys are gonna love it.
Why you ask? Well first, it’s super delicious, obviously, and secondly, it’s all cooked in one pot. I mean who likes to spend an hour washing dishes after a long day at work? I know I don’t. Not even after a day spent in my PJs… …