Avocado Mayonnaise

This avocado mayonnaise is a simple, yet elegant companion to your oven roasted veggies, chips, crisps and whatnot. Ingredients 1 small avocado, or ½ medium sized avocado ½ cup of vegan mayonnaise juice of ½ a lemon garlic, salt and pepper to taste Directions Cut avocado in half vertically. Twist halves until one half detaches…

Meal Prep January 2020

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…

Too much

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…

Lentil Shepherd’s Pie

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…

Cheat prep

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…

Instant Pot Rice Pudding

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…

Instant Pot Aubergine Curry

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…

Breakfast smoothie

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…

Apple Crumble

Simple, tasty and easy to make. One of my favourite desserts. Ingredients Directions Preheat oven to 180C/350F Toss apples with sugar, spices and liquid in a baking dish. Put flour, oats and sugar in a bowl. Slice in butter and rub it with your fingertips into the mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add more butter…

To prep, or not to prep

… 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…