Yes you read that right, vegan shrimp are a thing. I’ve been buying my at an Asian grocery store in the Netherlands. After doing some digging I’ve found that more Asian grocery stores around the world sell this product. You should find it in the freezer section.…
Rice & Beans, this has to be one of the staples in many cuisines around the world, and this isn’t without reason. Did you know that these make a complete protein, and of course are some of the most comforting combinations in the world!
Want to find more vegan sources of complete protein? Find them here.
In Suriname we have brown beans with rice as one of our staple dishes, and today I’m giving one of my favourite dishes a twist with this flavour infused bowl. Our rice is going to be spiced (recipe here) and for the beans, we’re going to make something special, a triple bean stew to give this meal…
Here in the Netherlands it’s still winter, even though for some unknown reason I’ve created the illusion that winter comes to an end after December. As much as I’d like to fool myself, January and often February the temperatures are at an all time low, so we’re not done with the comforting and warming dishes.
Now don’t get me wrong, I adept quite well, so I don’t mind the colder temperatures that much, gives me even more reasons to eat pepper soup or warming breakfasts like this.
When my yoga teacher asked me to make some smoothies for her to serve to people during a yoga detox day I took my chance to introduce the people with a delicious creamy and lush smoothie, showing how delicious healthy vegan food can be, of course! Well I’d like to call this a mission succeeded because not only did I get a voice note saying the smoothies were delicious, Ive also been having this for breakfast the past three days, even my mom enjoyed it!…
Beans, oh beans. Beans and stews are some of my favourite foods, always been and always will. Even though I love both, combining the two is where the magic really happens! Look the dish might not look extremely appetising, but the flavour it on point! One of my loved ones called this “prison food”… Well let me tell you this! If they served this in prison, I wouldn’t mind a stay (just kidding, prison sucks). You know sometimes it are the most unattractive dishes that surprise us with their bold and complex flavours, and this dish is definitely one of them! I mean I could try to make it look presentable, but there’s no use, this dish speaks for itself, try it.
This dish is not only extremely delicious, combining it with rice it will serve as a complete protein. So next time people ask you where you get your protein you can simply send them to this post for a yummy protein packed recipe.
As most of my recipe you can totally modify this one to your own taste. You can decide to sprinkle it with some cilantro before serving, or maybe leave out the pepper, it’s all up to you. Also the spinach I added is totally optional, I simply love adding spinach to almost any of my dishes, go ahead and give it your own twist, maybe add some carrots and celery, experiment! And if you don’t like kidney beans, simply swap them for chickpeas, It’s your stew.
Let me know if you liked the recipe in the comments below and if you decide to recreate this dish feel free to tag me on Instagram as I’d love to see your creations!
I’m at a point that I’ve drifted so far from the original recipe of a sushi roll, that I’m not even sure if I can technically call this sushi, but what the heck!? let just call this sushi, I’m pretty sure it isn’t gimbap either, the sushi chefs will forgive me!
When it comes to “sushi” I love experimenting and coming up with new recipe ideas, it’s always a fun and yummy adventure, leaving my kitchen cluttered and my belly stuffed. You can find some of my older sushi recipes through these links, for a rainbow sushi click here and I’ve also got a more tropical gimbap recipe over here.
Now when it comes to this recipe I was inspired by heat, lots of heat! People that know me know I have a crazy tolerance for spicy food, growing up I would put cut up pieces of adjuma pepper on my bread and call it a sandwich (true story), at this point my stomach must be lined with sheets of metal. So its only natural that I had to come with a recipe for a spicy sushi roll, it surprises me it took me this long too make one!
Knowing that I can take things overboard I kept these rolls hot but not insanely hot, you can always decide to skip on heat, or add some if you like your food hot and spicy. To make them spicy I used gochugaru which are Korean red pepper flakes, but feel free to try using chilli flakes! Another ingredient that should get some recognition is the black rice, which by some is considered the most healthy grain of rice, with a high amount of antioxidants, even more than blueberries. They have a unique chewy texture and get a bit sticky, which in my opinion works perfectly with the creaminess of the coconut milk and spices.
You can have these rolls as is, because the rice is seasoned with garlic and onion powder, combined with the heat and sweetness of the sugar they are perfectly enjoyed on their own. Of course if you can add some heat by having some hot sauce on the side, if you are a true lover of spicy food you should definitely have some hot sauce on the side.
I also had some simple maki rolls with simple short grained rice seasoned with sesame oil and filled with some avocado, because why not?
Now its your turn to make these rolls and if you do feel free to leave a comment below and I’d love to see your recreations which you can show me by tagging me into your pictures on instagram.
Much Love and Enjoy,
Do you also like tricking others (and of course yourself) into eating more vegetables, without them having a clue? Well this dish will do just that, you kids, significant other, friends or whoever youre serving this too will never guess the amount of spinach you’ve sneaked into this dish. You just sell it to them as a “pesto” pasta, and watch them munch down all of that spinach laced pasta. And since this is a two recipe post you can easily skip making the pasta and just use the spinach pesto on whatever you like, maybe a sandwich?
This cassava coconut cake also known as bojo is another surinamese dish that loves to make an appearance on birthdays and other festivities. Its not one of the healthiest dishes, but remember its for special occasions and sometimes you just need to indulge!
This cake is so good that its always the first thing to disappear, growing up …
The autumn leaves are falling down, which means pumpkin spiced everything. Nothing escapes the claws of the notorious pumpkin spice, especially not the oh so delicious chia pudding.
This dish is perfect for those gloomy autumn, when the mornings are darker and colder this pudding will give you the comfort you deserve. I never thought i’d be a big fan of chia pudding, but i was wrong! The last couple of days i’ve swapped my comforting bowl of oatmeal for this delicious pudding. Apart from being scrumptious this pudding is also loaded with nutrients. Did you know that in mayan chia means…
Sometimes i’ll get home and really don’t feel like spending a lot of time making dinner, no i want to relax and do something else (although most of the time i still end up in the kitchen because, honestly i really love food!). This recipe is also perfect for if you are short on time but still want to take a delicious meal to work.
This sauce takes me less then 10 minutes…