Tomato chickpea soup {vegan, gluten-free}

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Okay so I’m having a really hard time with photographing soup. I understand this is a first world problem, but for me it is an issue. After making this soup I made 20+ pictures and I’m only using one for this blogpost. So if anyone has any tips on making these pictures more attractive, please help.

Anyway, enough about the pictures. Normally when you want to thicken your soup, you use a starchy vegetable like potatoes. This time I used chickpeas which has the same effect, but has a slightly different taste.

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Ginger tea + a boozy rum version {vegan, gluten-free}

Ginger tea + a boozy rum version  {vegan, gluten-free}

If you search for ginger tea on Google there are two types of links you will find: one the health benefits and second all kind of different recipes.

I will not go in to detail about the health benefits, but let’s say this is the perfect Fall/Winter drink.

About the recipes, you will find numerous versions. Some with just water and ginger, while others have a long list of different ingredients. My version is just that, my version. So feel free to add ingredients, or leave some out. Also the quantities are adjustable, if you like ginger a lot, add some more, if not…

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Grilled potato and vegetable salad {vegan, gluten-free}

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Potatoes must be one of the least popular vegetables I know. Most people I know avoid them or eat them in really small portions. Probably because in Belgium – and a lot of other countries – potatoes used to be the main ingredient of a typical dinner. You had potatoes, meat and vegetables. Day after day after day. But I love potatoes. I guess because we didn’t have them at home so often, so for me there is still something special about it.

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Harissa with rosewater {vegan, gluten-free}

Harissa with rosewater {vegan, gluten-free}

I guess everyone has those recipes they would like to make, but are frightened to do so. Because they seem too difficult, too ‘exotic’, what not. For me, harissa is one of those recipes. Each time I looked it up, I got intimidated and decided to keep it on my ‘to cook-list’ for a little bit longer.

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GARLIC-CAULIFLOWER GNOCCHI WITH BRUSSELS SPROUT LEAVES {VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE}

Garlic-cauliflower gnocchi with brussels sprout leaves and lemon zest  {gluten-free}

I was looking at all the pictures I made during the last year for the blog and found a couple I for some reason never used. Like these, and I really cannot remember why I never bothered to write a blogpost for them. I remember the gnocchi to be quite tasteful, although a little bit on the heavy side.

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Cauliflower Pizza Crust {gluten-free}

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So for the last few years low carb has been a hype. Personally I don’t really care about it. But it comes with some adaptations in recipes that I find interesting. Like a pizza with a cauliflower crust. You can find some vegan recipes but most of them have so many different ingredients that I opted for a non vegan version using mozzarella and parmezan cheese.

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Pancakes

Pancakes - Pinch of meI started this blog as a way to show sugar free, healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring.  But soon it also became a more vegan oriented blog, which helped me to explore the vegan world a bit more. But as everyone who tries to cook vegan knows, you have to experiment a lot and the result is not always what you had in mind. An example: vegan pancakes. The last year I tried to make them with bananas, with chia seeds, apple sauce, what not. And then I realised, maybe I should try to make the regular non-vegan pancakes first and work from there to a vegan version.

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