Recipes

Carrot Cake

This carrot cake with warming spices and dried apricots is so very more-ish! There’s no need to feel guilty either; it’s vegan, gluten free and contains no refined sugars. We eat this carrot cake for breakfast, lunch and dessert! If you can make this carrot cake last for longer than one day, you have amazing

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Vinegar-Based Fermented Hot Sauce

Hot sauce truly fires me up! They provide the spice of life we sometimes need. My children are still young and don’t yet appreciate hot sauce, but they always ask me, “Daddy, why do you put hot sauce on everything?” I answer “Because hot sauce makes things exciting!” I really can’t describe it any other

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Splitpea Soup

This splitpea soup is a typical Dutch dish, which we only make in winter. It is a hearty, thick and very filling soup, full of veggies. We love it! Whenever I think of splitpea soup, I think of the winters when I was a child. Back then winters were still cold and long, so much

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Red Cabbage with Apples

This wonderfully purple recipe is a traditional Dutch dish. Red cabbage with apples is sweet and a little sour, easy to make & an extremely good way to get kids (and adult kids!) to eat red cabbages. Originally it is eaten with baked potatoes or potato croquettes and a beef stew that is literally translated

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Roasted Pumpkin and Beetroot

This year I had the honor of getting the whopping amount of one pumpkin on my pumpkin plant! Luckily I had another plant, but same story, just the one pumpkin. I don’t know what happend, but apparently my pumpkins just didn’t want to produce more than one per plant. Nevertheless, I was glad to have

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Pumpkin Semifreddo

Pumpkins are great! I love pumpkins because they taste great and they are so versatile. You can use them for sweet and savoury dishes, roast, cook, bake and puree them. The choices are endless.This time I made a pumpkin semifreddo with it and it came out great (if I do say so myself). I had

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Blueberry cupcakes with Courgette

These cupcakes are a big hit in my household, eventhough they have courgette in them. I promiss you don’t taste it! So it is a great way to sneak in some extra veggies (especially effective for non-vegetable-eating kids).I have fooled many people with these cupcakes. Never ever has anyone guessed they have courgette in them.

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Sweet Carrot Cubes

Although it is autumn, I’m still harvesting summer carrots. I love them and I love making delicious recipes with them. This is one of those recipes that I come back to again and again because it is so easy, healthy, yummy and you don’t even need an oven for this one! It is also vegan

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Veggie Loaf

This recipe is a staple in my home. I make it a lot, because it is healthy, easy, tasty and versatile. It is also lactose-, gluten- and sugarfree. I can use a lot of vegetables in one recipe and use it for dinner, lunch (or your kids school lunchboxes) or as a filling snack. This

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Homegrown Pickled Brown Onions with Jalapenos

I had never made pickled onions like this before, and I was really happy with the outcome of this batch! The jalapenos give the onions a slight spicy/chilli hit that adds to the flavour and overall the pickle mix is well balanced. Pickled onions are great on their own as a snack but can also

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Snake Bean Bratwurst Burger

The main concept of this burger is to demonstrate that seasonal vegetables are fine to use as a substitute for the traditional burger sides and snake beans hanging out and over the edge is a novel twist. Taste wise these burgers were a total hit with my wife and kids and also a leaner healthier

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Chili Bread & Butter Pickles

Quick pickling methods like this taste great, are healthy to eat, and simple to make. I tend to make quick pickles using sliced up cucumbers or other vegetables when I don’t have enough to ferment all in one hit. Sometimes there aren’t enough small cucumbers to make a jar or crock but a few sliced

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Purple Pickled Eggs with Malabar Berries

This simple recipe adds a colourful twist to basic pickled chicken eggs by using the berries from Malabar spinach (climbing spinach) as a natural purple colouring. I briefly mentioned this method in a YouTube video I made (see attached) showing how to grow Malabar and some uses for this amazing vegetable.

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Lemon Worcestershire Beef Jerky

The base of this jerky recipe is a homemade Worcestershire sauce I had made from our own plums several years ago and since we currently have a ton of lemons growing I decided to add a good hit of lemon juice to the mix for extra zing.

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