Easter buns

Soft chai-spiced Easter buns with tea-infused cranberries

Easter is just around the corner. This year it is expected to be an unusual occasion. With people all over the world doing their bit in practicing social distancing, public celebrations will be limited to a minimum and instead of visiting family, many people will likely be staying in. All the more reason to make […]

spaghetti with cashew cream

Spaghetti with cashew cream, peas and mushrooms

Some days comfort food is called for. And on days like these, nothing beats pasta in a creamy sauce. Below you’ll find my current favourite version: spaghetti with cashew cream, peas and mushrooms. This one ticks all the boxes: it’s creamy, nutritious, filled with different textures and flavours and easy to whip up. As said, […]

buckwheat biscotti

Buckwheat biscotti with orange and fennel seed

Before I went vegan, biscotti were one of my favourite kinds of cookies. With their crisp texture and subtle citrus flavour, they embodied elegant munching, with a small espresso on the side. As I loved my shop-bought ones, the thought of baking them myself never occurred to me. A pity, really, because everybody knows EVERYTHING, […]

steamed buns

Vegan steamed buns with peppery hoisin glazed mushrooms

When comfort food is called for, steamed buns are the thing. There’s just something about these pillowy Chinese rolls that makes you forget everything around you the moment you sink your teeth in them. You can buy them fresh or frozen at supermarkets and oriental stores, but did you know it’s actually quite easy to […]

strudel

Savoury Christmas wreath with roasted veg and fresh herbs

I love preparing for the holidays. From early December I shamelessly indulge in Christmas songs, pondering on what to get the people I love and particularly what to feed them on the big day. This doesn’t change the fact that mysteriously every year Christmas seems to arrive a week earlier than I expect it to, […]

poached quinces

Poached quinces with ginger and cardamom

Quince season is here and now’s the time to enjoy these quirky-looking fruits to the fullest. By making these zesty poached quinces with lemon, ginger and cardamom, for example, to spoon over your breakfast porridge, use as a tart filling or serve to lift your snack platter to another level. Inviting as they may smell […]

quince jelly

Zesty quince jelly with ginger and cardamom

Making jam and jelly is a great way to preserve the fresh flavour of ripe, seasonal fruit. And as quinces are in season now, now’s the perfect moment to pick up a fresh batch and make quince jelly. With their subtle, rosy flavour, quinces will make a delicious jelly all on their own. But as […]

quince compote

Quince compote with white wine and star anise

Quince season is here! From October to January you can find these quirky-shaped fruits in Middle-Eastern stores and larger vegetable stores. And if you happen upon them, I strongly urge you to buy a batch immediately and make the most of this seasonal treat. By turning them into this warm-spiced quince compote, for example. Quinces […]

sticky portobello mushrooms

Buckwheat pancakes with sticky portobello mushrooms

Trees are turning golden and red, mushrooms are popping up everywhere in our garden, and in my kitchen I can’t get enough of them either. Few things spell autumn better than comforting mushroom dishes, like mushroom risotto, creamy chestnut and mushroom tart and this current favourite in our house: warm-spiced savoury pancakes with creamy crushed […]

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