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
No energy, no shopping done. I had to make do with what I still had in the house. But I still wanted to do my weekly meal prep. Let’s jump right in, shall we? First things first. I wrote a list. I soaked 1 cup of white beans overnight. The next morning I got out… Read more
I don’t isolate myself. I seek solitude to find respite from social overwhelm. Withdrawal. Society tends to view withdrawal as a bad thing. It is not. Or rather, it doesn’t have to be. There are times when withdrawal is a need. Sometimes even a life-saving necessity. This has been true for me. Not the life-saving… Read more
When days are short and it’s cold and wet outside, what’s better than a piping hot, comforting Shepherd’s Pie? A vegan Shepherd’s Pie, of course. Made with lentils instead of meat. Ingredients 1 cup dried green lentils 2 large carrots 2 large, firm tomatoes 1 onion garlic, to taste 150 g (5 oz) mushrooms 1… Read more
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
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
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