SEITAN SATAY WITH BAMI GORENG

SEITAN SATAY WITH BAMI GORENG

When I visit my family in Holland, we often have Indonesian food. Every time I come there, the food gets a little more vegan. This satay is my specialty, and I decided for bami goreng as a side dish and a refreshing iced lemongrass tea.

SESAME NOODLE SALAD

SESAME NOODLE SALAD

This sesame noodle salad was inspired by one that I once got at a little shop in New York for my flight home, and I liked it so much I took a picture of the label with the ingredients to experiment with them at home. I also added almond-sesame-tofu and red cabbage. The final result…

BANANA RASPBERRY CAKE WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE

BANANA RASPBERRY CAKE WITH WHITE CHOCOLATE

Whenever I’m in Sao Paulo, I have lunch at an all-you-can-eat veggie buffet close to our hotel. The buffet always varies a little. Once they had a banana cake that was just the perfect dessert and at home I found that it might be even more fun with raspberries and white chocolate. It turned out…

JAPANESE TANTAN SOUP

JAPANESE TANTAN SOUP

There is a vegan restaurant at Tokyo main station called T’s Tantan. They have this amazing tantan soup that makes me get on a train through half the city, walk forever through the giant station and even buy a ticket for a train I don’t take, to get to the area where the restaurant is.…

THAI SWEET BASIL

THAI SWEET BASIL

Thai Sweet Basil (or Bai Horapa) is widely used in Southeast Asian cuisine. It tastes of anise and liquorice and is added at the end of the cooking process. It is available in Asian grocery stores and meanwhile in some organic supermarkets. It is delicious with 

THAI HOLY BASIL

THAI HOLY BASIL

Thai Holy Basil (or Bai Krapao) is widely used in Southeast Asian cuisine and is unfortunately not very well known over here yet. The fragrant leaves remind of pimento and cloves. They are added towards the end of the cooking process, that’s the best way to release their aroma. Holy Basil is available in most…

BANH MI SANDWICH AND HYPER MONKEY SMOOTHIE

BANH MI SANDWICH AND HYPER MONKEY SMOOTHIE

When friend of mine went to Harvard for a while I flew to Boston a lot to hang out with her, and our ritual was having breakfast at a yoga school café. We basically worked our way through their whole menu, and everything we tried was great, but there was this one combination that turned…