Back, with Chickpea minestrone with Arugula and Cashew Crema

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I know I disappeared for a very long time. And I even had the courage to do this in the middle of VeganMoFo.

But I had two very good reasons:

First, the daughter got herself a boyfriend and is never at home anymore. So now I only have to cook for myself. That means throwing some food in a pot, put on a heater, eat! I’m now planning to change this kind of behavior and really start to cook and bake again.

Second, and this is actually the most important reason, and the best one too. Me and some friends started a Belgian Vegan Organisation. This took a lot of my time. If you wanna know more about it: you can check our FB page 

Chickpea minestrone with arugula and cashew crema

Chickpea minestrone with Arugula and Cashew Crema

For the Cashew Crema I used the recipe from But I could never go Vegan!

Creamy Coconut-Cashew Soup with Okra, Corn, and Tomatoes

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Okra’s can be very hard to find over here. So, when I found some in the Asian supermarket I just had to buy them. They gave me a good opportunity to try out Bryant Terry latest cookbook: Afro-Vegan.

Creamy coconut soup

Name: Creamy Coconut-Cashew Soup with Okra, Corn, and Tomatoes

From: Afro-Vegan

Author: Bryant Terry

The Cheesy Vegan

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The excuse “I can’t go vegan because I couldn’t live without my cheese”, doesn’t count anymore. Not only are there more and more vegan cheeses on the market, the internet is getting overwhelmed with recipes for making your own vegan cheese. And yes, we even have several cookbooks about vegan cheese. The latest one is The Cheesy Vegan, and it is a good one. So far I tried 3 recipes:

Vegan Cheddar

 

Vegan Cheddar

 

Creamy Seasoned MacaroniCreamy-seasoned-macaroni

Cheesy Broccoli & Potato SoupCheesy-broccoli-potato-soup

Spiced Peanut & Yam Soup and Sweet Coconut Bread (VeganMoFo 2013)

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Saturday is for using your new cookbooks

Last week I finally took some time to go through Vegan Secret Supper. I was afraid the book was going to contain only very time consuming recipes. But it didn’t. This soup doesn’t ask more time for preparing then the usual soup:

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Name: Spiced Peanut & Yam Soup and Sweet Coconut Bread

From: Vegan Secret Supper

Author: Merida Anderson

Comment: This if for sure one of the best soups I ever had.

The coconut bread didn’t work out like it supposed to be. The dough was to liquid, so I added some more flour. But it still didn’t bake all through. The flavour was ok, but a little bit to sweety for me.

Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup with Sesame Chive Muffins

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These muffins were based on a recipe for Sesame Scallion Muffins. But this combination worked too:

Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup with Sesame Chive Muffins

Name: Creamy Broccoli and Cauliflower Soup

From: Quick and Easy Vegan Celebrations

Author: Alicia C. Simpson

 

 

Name: Sesame Chive Muffins

From: 150 best Vegan Muffin recipes

Author: Camilla V. Saulsbury

Adjustments: based on Sesame Scallion Muffins

Replaced the scallions for chives

Replaced whole-wheat flour for plain flour

added 1/4 cup nutritional yeast

didn’t use toasted sesame oil