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Welcome to Gourmet Spoonie!

My name is Katz. Daan Katz. I love food. I love cooking.

Picture by Dory Aling

I love life.

I also happen to be a wheelchair user and a Spoonie, so I know from personal experience how hard it can be to take good care of yourself when your pain levels are through the roof and your fatigue is weighing you down like nobody’s business.

That’s why I decided to create this website. To help other Spoonies take back their lives. Because there are ways. They’re not always easy, but they are there.

Let me take you by the hand and show you.

The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach

Humorous Saying

Recent posts

  • To prep, or not to prep

    November 4, 2019 by

    … that is the question. Whether it’s nobler to prep and suffer under the pressure of your knives and spoons, or take arms against a kitchen full of food… I’m kidding. But then again, I’m not. If you’re anything like me, you’ve watched dozens – if not hundreds – of those meal prep videos, where… Read more

  • Cheat prep

    December 3, 2019 by

    When your fridge and your cupboards are empty, when most of your spoons have been used up, but you still have to eat… That’s when you have no choice but to cheat. You could order take-out. If money allows. Personally, I don’t like to order take-out. It’s expensive, and because of my dietary restrictions, my… Read more

  • Instant Pot Rice Pudding

    November 23, 2019 by

    Although this is really a dessert, I like to eat my rice pudding for breakfast. I make a nice big pot once a week, and store my rice pudding in a glass bottle in the fridge. It’s delicious either hot or cold. No Instant Pot? No worries. You can make it in an ordinary saucepan… Read more

  • Instant Pot Aubergine Curry

    November 20, 2019 by

    I love my curries. They’re easy to make, taste great and they’re versatile. They allow you to use up all those leftovers that might otherwise go to waste in your fridge. You can make a nice big pot, store it in the fridge and serve with rice, polenta, (gluten free) noodles or bread. That’s four… Read more

  • Boozy ABC pudding

    November 15, 2019 by

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve surely heard of this weird, but utterly delicious and – dare I say it? – decadent pudding. In its simplest form, it consists of just three ingredients: avocado, banana and cocoa. That’s it. No added sugars or other sweeteners, no other dodgy ingredients. Just these three. But… Read more

  • Breakfast smoothie

    November 15, 2019 by

    Breakfast has been an almost lifelong struggle for me. I have trouble chewing and swallowing that early in the day. My stomach doesn’t respond well to a large breakfast either. And it all just takes too much effort. That’s why I like to start my day with a quick, healthy smoothie. The way I make… Read more

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