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Roasted Red Pepper Ketchup

August 31, 2016

Spicy sugar free, vegan, gluten free, roasted red pepper ketchup, with no sugar or salt addedEver since I started being more mindful of what I’m eating, I’ve been making loads of things from scratch, such as pesto and hummus. The main reason for me is that by making it myself, I know exactly what goes in it, and I get to adjust it to my nutritional and taste preferences.

Have you ever read the nutrition label at the back of your ketchup bottle? It is quite likely that your favourite ketchup is actually 1/3 part sugar! If you then continue reading the ingredient list, you’ll probably see high fructose corn syrup or something alike listed as the second or third ingredient, which means that it is the second or third most ingredient used. I’m not here to discuss the whole HFCS debate, but I do know that I don’t like to eat a lot of sugar, but if I do, I want it to be in the form of a delicious cookie, cake or muffin, and not in the form of an average-tasting, salty, red “tomato” sauce.

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How To Make Vegan Candied Rose Petals

June 20, 2016

How to make vegan candied rose petalsA few weeks ago I was cleaning out my spice cabinet and came across a little jar of dried, edible, rose petals. I had bought them once to use as decoration for cupcakes but eventually never used them. I’ve always loved eating flowers, be it in restaurants or as a topping on a simple rice cracker, but apart from using flowers in drinks, cooking and developing recipes with them has always been a little bit outside of my comfort zone.

So, in order to step out of my comfort zone, I took a look at my favourite book, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible, to search for some ingredients that pair well with rose. Next week there is a recipe coming up that uses rose water and these pretty little candied rose petals. It is delicious and perfect for summer, so stay tuned!!

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Savory Granola

March 30, 2016

Vegan and gluten-free savory granola

I’m a huge granola fan (examples: coconut quinoa granolathe ultimate granola). It’s pretty healthy, crunchy, full of fiber and good carbs and a little sweet, so what’s not to love? However, sometimes I like to spice it up a bit (literally) and make a savory granola. This granola is perfectly crunchy and has quite some fire to it thanks to a generous amount of black pepper.

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Bouillon Powder

December 4, 2015

A recipe for homemade bouillon powder. Done within 5 minutes and without all the nasty additives that you'll normally find in bouillon powders or stock cubes. Recipe by That Healthy Kitchen

Most bouillon powders or stock cubes are chock full of additives, flavor enhancers, sugar, salt and other weird things that you don’t actually need. Although using stock cubes is an easy way to e.g. give your soups extra flavor, it can also give you all those things that you would probably prefer not ingesting. Therefore I went out onto the internet to see what alternatives there are.

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Roasted Red Pepper Hummus + tips for a smoother hummus

September 29, 2015

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Ahh guys, I don’t know why or how come but I’m totally into making condiments at the moment! I guess it is because I’m back at uni now, and I have to plan my meals a bit more – hence the super portable (and delicious!!) grain salad from last week.

Although making your own jam, pesto or pasta sauce takes a little more time than just buying it in the store, it really is worth the extra effort if you take into account the amazing flavor and cheaper price of home-made goods!

So, this Roasted Red Pepper Hummus is the newest addition to my condiment stuffed fridge haha, but I don’t mind! It is so delicious!! When you roast red peppers, they get this really amazing sweet and sultry flavor and texture, which is just simply wonderful. For this recipe I roasted my own peppers, as I had the time and it is cheaper, but if you’re short on time you can of course use store-bought roasted red peppers, just make sure to use a little less oil.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade with Lime, Mint, Vanilla and Ginger

September 10, 2015

Strawberry Rhubarb Lemonade

Rhubarb is one of those veggies that you almost can’t call a vegetable in the classical eggplant-cucumber-peas kind of way. It’s flavor is too sour and sweet, and it just contains too much liquid to be cooked like normal vegetables.

But… I love it nevertheless! ❤️

I think strawberry rhubarb crumble is one of the most delicious desserts you can have, and a simple rhubarb compote served with some yoghurt makes a great breakfast. Unfortunately though, other than using it for dessert or breakfast, rhubarb is not very versatile.

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Two Ingredient Raspberry Jam

September 8, 2015

Two Ingredient Raspberry Jam

To be honest, I’ve never liked chia pudding.

To be really honest, I absolutely and totally hate them.

That weird, slimy texture, and those tiny crunchy balls… Nope, those puddings are not meant for me. Maybe I’ve just never made it the right way, or maybe it’s just that my tastebuds are weird, but I guess I’ll just have to live with it haha.

However, after all my downright horrible chia pudding experiments, I was still left with a whole bag of chia seeds. Of course they can be used as an egg replacer, in smoothies and to thicken things in general, but with my 500 gram (yes, 500 gram chia seeds – I don’t know what I was thinking when I ordered them at iHerb) I really needed some other purposes for them to finish them before the expiration date.

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The Best Marinara Pasta Sauce

September 3, 2015

The Best Marinara Pasta Sauce

Ahh, guys, this sauce is amazing!

Seriously… I don’t think I’ll ever return to supermarket pasta sauce. I just can’t imagine how I ever thought ready made pasta sauce was okay. Ah, well wisdom comes with age, right?!

This sauce is the perfect combination between quick-and-easy and made-from-scratch, and making this sauce will truly make you feel like a domestic goddess, or at least I did. Basically all ingredients for this sauce can be picked from your own veggie garden – or bought at the farmers market if you’re not that lucky.

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Burrito Wraps with Veggies and a Lime-Cilantro Hummus

May 15, 2015

Burrito Wraps with Veggies and a Lime-Cilantro HummusAfter all those Cinco de Mayo Mexican festivities a little while back, I kind of became obsessed with Mexican food. I’ve always loved guacamole (for obvious reasons) and maize and tomato and rice and all those classic Mexican (or at least in my non-Mexican eyes classic) ingredients. The reason this post comes this late though is something many of you will probably also have problems are familiar with: finals week, deadlines, essays, revisions, etc.

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