Progress, Be a Plant-Eater for one month. No meat, no dairy products. You will do good for your own health as well as the health of the planet and mankind.
Maarten, posted On November 14, 2012
The other day I made a pumkin soup which was seriously delecious!!! (my new favorite word :-) The recipe is a mix between tips of my sister, her boyfriend and a bit of improvisation on my side. So be free to experiment with it yourself!
- olive oil
- garlic (around 3/4 cloves)
- spicy red pepper (I put half, but it depends on the pepper and your preferences, I like spicy :-)
- an onion
- 1 can of coconutmilk
- two spoons of curry paste
- a couple of potatoes
- a pumkin :-)
Cut the garlic, onion and red pepper, put olive oil in the pan and add everything while keeping it on a low fire. Peel and cut the potatoes and add them with a little water just before the carlic is starting to get brown. After a while (potatoes need more time to get soft then the pumkin) add the peeled and cut pumkin. Add a little bit more water, but not to much because you'll add the coconut milk later...
When the potatoes are soft. Blend it all!! While blending it add the coconut milk and curry paste. Now it will start to smell and taste great!! Add some salt if you think it needs it and water if it's to solid (or more coconut milk of course, I love coconut milk :-)
Put the soup in the bowls and add some chive or other herbs on top to make it look as delicious as it will smell and taste. You can now serve your soup.
ps. you can use the seeds of the pumkin to grow new ones. It's quite easy. We (me and my mom) did it this year and we got 4 pumkins from one plant! Made me happy.
Maarten, posted On November 5, 2012
I really like pancakes, it was the dish we used to eat when it was our birthday. And to be honest, I didn't have hight expectations of vegan pancakes. I mean, normal pancakes are soft and kind of eggie. How do you do that without milk and eggs?
Still, we were in the mood for pancakes. So we found a recipe with bananas and we just tried. They were amazing! Nothing less then any pancake with eggs and milk. Actually better since afterwards I didn't feel stuffed. Normally I always need to lay down for a siesta after dinner, but now I was fine. Weird...
Check this out!
If you wanna try it yourself, the recipe is here... (also good for non vegans, I promise!)
Maarten, posted On November 1, 2012
When I first read about the idea of this month - eating plants - it actually made me think off leaves, grass, trees etc. Not necesarily things which are a joy to eat. But I'm guessing (and hoping :-) it's more about eating vegatables, fruits, nuts etc and leaving out all animal products. Which - since I'm a cheese addict - will mean a change of diet!
Any tips what to do and why?
I haven't yet researched the subject thoroughly, which means I actually don't know all the advantages or disadvantages of being vegan. I guess that's what this month is for. So if you have any links, tips, advice, experience which you could share about the subject and give me a headstart, please do in the comments! This can be from either standpoint of course :-) Thanks!
Then... One of the ideas I had of things to do this month is to invite people to cook with me. And they don't necesarily need to be vegan, they simply need to have an interest in trying and experimenting with new recepies. Because it would be great to have a tasteful and delicious month of course! So who feels like cooking with me?
Kinda curious what I'll eat tomorrow...