Whenever I plan to visit a new city, there are only 2 things I check out in advance for addresses: bookshops and places where I can get vegan food.
In the case of The Hague I got spoiled.
First there was the American Book Center. I knew this bookshop from his location in Amsterdam. Although this one isn’t as big, it still had a nice selection of vegan cookbooks. I scored Forks over knives the Cookbook. I’m one of those persons who believe that your life can’t be complete untill you have all the recipes from Isa Chandra Moskowitz in your house
After this we were ready for lunch, and of course we wanted to buy something at De Vegetarische Slager (The vegetarian butcher).
I had a ‘Broodje kip met satésaus’ (chicken with peanutsauce). Sorry, no picture.
For dessert we got to another place that was very recommended: Baklust.
And oh yes, I had this fabulous vegan cake:
This gave me enough fuel to go for a long walk. Because yes I really wanted to visit the Veggie supermarket: Veggie 4u. They promised on their website a fine selection of vegan food. And I wasn’t dissapointed. I got myself a whole lot of vegan cheeses. Unfortunately most faux meats where frozen. So, we couldn’t take them with us.
After that it was back home. Passing by on the Vegetarian Toko on the way to the railwaystation. Lots and lots of freezers with faux meats.
For dinner we had a break in Antwerp. Close by Centraal Station you find Aahar. A cheap vegetarian Indian restaurant.
It’s almost unbelievable, but it’s still snowing in Belgium. So, while we wait for spring to arrive, relax and have some comfort food like mashed potatoes with a Seitan Wienerschnitzel.
I made my own seitan with the recipe from ‘Fresh from the Vegan Slow Cooker’.
Name: Seitan Wienerschnitzel
Author: Carolyn Scott-Hamilton
This recipe asks for a few steps, but it’s so much worth it. It contains the recipe for Tofu Scrambler Mix. Make plenty of this mix, and soon you will have your tofu scramble on the table in a few minutes.
Name: Spanish Potato Omelet with Romesco Sauce
From: World Vegan Feast
Author: Bryanna Clark Grogan
I wrote yesterday about the fantastic website Melk Moet Niet. It also contains a great recipe for a Cauliflower Quiche:
This is one of those burgers you can easily prepare yourself: easy and no work at all:
Name: Masa Masala Burger
Author: Joni Marie Newman
Comment: the burger comes out a little bit dry so serve with a sauce , dressing, … .
I served the burger with a Quinoa celery salad with roasted pine-nuts and a Orange Miso dressing from 500 Vegan Recipes.
I noticed that in most US cookbooks you find recipes for rice pudding in the breakfast section. Overhere we are more customed to eat rice pudding as a dessert. So I had to find a recipe that I could change easily to a more comfort dessert. Also I really wanted to make my rice pudding in the slow cooker. As before making rice pudding involves stirring in your pot for half an hour. It looks so relaxing that you only have to put everything in your slow cooker and voila the rice pudding just makes itself.
Helas, this rice pudding was good but still not as good as making it the old fashion way.
Name: Pick-your-pleasure breakfast rice pudding
From: The vegan slow cooker
Author: Kathy Hester
- doubled the amounts
- used arborio rice
- used brown Sugar
- didn’t add the dried fruit
- this is ready in 2 hours
- flavor was still a little bit to watery