Welcome to Gourmet Spoonie!
My name is Katz. Daan Katz. I love food. I love cooking.
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.
… 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
When you’re eating a (mostly) plant based diet, beans are probably one of your staples. They’re very affordable and generally considered a good source of protein – though plant proteins are incomplete and harder for the human body to process than animal proteins. This need not be a problem however, as long as you make… Read more
I love homemade applesauce. It’s sweet, smells great, has a lovely colour and is versatile. You can just eat it plain, use it in a smoothie, or – as I did today – use it in your baking. Here’s the story. I wanted to make brownies. The recipe I was using included jam, which I… Read more
It’s easy and convenient to make your own gluten free flour blend. That, and it gives you total control over what goes into it. It might be cheaper too, though I can’t be sure of that. I never bought a gluten free flour blend, just a ton of different gluten free flours. They’re still all… Read more
In my previous post on this topic, The perfect meal plan (part1), we explored why it’s so hard for a Spoonie like me to make a meal plan and then stick with it. Summarising, these are the complicating factors medical need to eat a gluten free diet energy levels often low pain levels might be… Read more
As of today, Corona Muffins are a thing. My thing. I was going to make biscuits but didn’t have the right ingredients. So I decided to make muffins instead. Didn’t have the right ingredients for them either, so I improvised. And the muffins magically turned into something more resembling scones. Pity I don’t have clotted… Read more
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