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Sweet Potato and Black Bean Empanadas

vegetarian sweet potato and black bean empanadas

To me, food and mood are related. When I’m feeling worried or upset (not seldom about world politics…), I start cooking. Preferably something more elaborate. I put on my favorite sing-alongs, turn up the volume, and lose myself in the process of creating something delicious, like these empanadas. When it’s time to clean up, my […] Read more…

My vegetarian appetizer board

grandmother's serving dish for appetizers

I love this mid-century serving dish that belonged to my late grandmother. I wish I could say that I recall her using it as a serving plate for appetizers at dazzling cocktail parties, where her sharp-dressed friends drank Sidecars and listened to jazzy music coming from huge loud-speakers. But I can’t. Although my grandmother was […] Read more…

Easy Peasy Cranberry Crumble Bars

Easy never goes out of fashion, nor do crumble bars, nor does Christmas. That’s why I love to make this dessert with its sweet, tart filling for the Holidays. You can make it well in advance (it even tastes better the next day!), you can safely take it to your sister’s dinner party without being […] Read more…

Vegetarian Pumpkin chili with dark chocolate

Pumpkin Chili Bowls

Yes, this easy vegetarian chili contains chocolate! I just add a very small amount of very dark chocolate to give this dish a deep flavor. My chili is rich, hearty, and robust, and it even impresses my meat eating friends and family. You can eat it any way you like. I love to serve it […] Read more…

Comforting Vegetarian Hot & Sour Soup

If you like to spice things up, this is your soup! This easy version of the classic Chinese dish is made with tofu, miso, mushrooms, and one of my favorite vegetables: pointed cabbage. There is not much more to tell about this soup, except that it’s very comforting. This recipe is a golden oldie of […] Read more…

My Vegetarian Thanksgiving Dinner

A year has gone by without me posting anything on this site… A lot has happened. I’ve been busy writing and shooting for my new city guide The 500 Hidden Secrets of the Hague, I started working as a freelance photographer for Ekoplaza, Netherlands’ largest organic grocery chain, and I’ve become fully vegetarian (Thus, from […] Read more…

Veggie-Loaded Tacos with Roasted Chipotle Carrots

Everyone loves tacos! Well, we do. Especially on boring cold grey winter days, these colorful tasty tacos loaded with veggies bring sparkle and joy into our lifes. The somewhat long ingredient list might scare you off, but do not worry, it consists of several mini-recipes which you can prepare well in advance. Since I cannot […] Read more…

quinces + apples = quince apple tart (with cardamom)

Rock-hard and not easy to peel or work with. Nevertheless, I buy quinces whenever I see them at the market. They are super seasonal and have a beautiful floral aroma and flavor. They are lovely in combination with other fruits, such as apples, pears and lemons, and with spices, such as cardamom, cinnamon, and star […] Read more…

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