Fresh Veggies

The pandemic had me staying in voluntary self isolation for a long while, but eventually I got completely fed up with not being able to do my own shopping. It’s a right pain in the arse when you order your groceries and then things go wrong with your order – as happens all too often….

Schär White Bread

I went to the supermarket the other day, as I really wanted to try this loaf of gluten free bread that was on offer (I’ve never been a big fan of bread, and going gluten free hasn’t helped in that department either.) Though I picked up my groceries at the supermarket the other day, this…

How Corona changed my life

It was February. I celebrated my birthday. I found a new apartment. And at the end of the month the first reports about the corona virus reached my ears. I wasn’t particularly worried. After all, it was no worse than a bad flu, eh? So life went on as usual. Well, not quite, as I…

Sunday Morning

It’s Sunday morning. I’m sat on the couch, with two of my cats, listening to some good music. Life is good.

Chapter 2

Today I’m doing just a quick reblog from my fantasy blog. I’m working hard on that story and things are going quite well. I also set up my author page on Facebook, in case you’d like to follow me there: Daan katz, Author. Because, you know, stories matter. And it seems to me, that now,…

My Muse is back!

If you’ve recently visited my profile, you’ll have seen that it says: “Fantasy writer, Food Blogger, Cat Lover, Spoonie”, and you’ll see that I have two blogs. This one, and “The Elven Curse“, which is a recent addition. It has only two posts yet. The Prologue and Chapter one, but that will change soon enough….

Ableism sucks

Ableism. It’s not a made-up word. It’s not just internet slang either. It’s a valid word, found in the dictionary. “discrimination or prejudice against individuals with disabilities” Merriam Webster Dictionary “unfair treatment of people because they have a disability (= an illness, injury, or condition that makes it difficult for them to do things that…

The trouble with soy

Though many vegans and vegetarians include soy in their diets, you may have noticed that all my recipes are soy-free. I’m not – as far as I know – allergic to soy. So why would I avoid a food that’s cheap, versatile, protein rich and is said to have many health benefits? It seems silly….

The perfect meal plan (part 2)

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…

The perfect meal plan (part 1)

I’ll be honest. I suck at meal planning. It’s a right pain in the arse. All those wonderful meal plans and recipes you find online… I want that too. I love cooking and am good at it, so why can’t I do that? It shouldn’t be hard. And yet it is. It’s incredibly hard. No…