Fancy homemade dinner for World Vegan Day!

As you can probably tell from the number of restaurant reviews on our blog, we do like to go dining out. But we also love to stay at home and experiment in the kitchen (an overview of several homemade meals can be seen here: what do you eat?). Yesterday was World Vegan Day (November 1) and…

Vegan? So what do you eat? xx Photogallery xx

So what do you eat? We do not get the question that often anymore, but still, some people have a hard time grasping what vegans eat. So what’s left after you take away the animal parts in a traditional dish, nothing right? Unfortunately, some people still seem to think that. Could not be further from the truth…

Sandwiches for the feast of St. Nicholas: ‘klaaskoeken’ – vegan

‘Klaaskoeken’ are not really cookies, but more sandwich like breads. I could not find a proper English translation for it! They are traditionally eaten in Western-Flanders (most in the south of the province) around the period of Saint-Nicholas. (Sinterklaas or Saint Nicholas is on December 6, a date when children in many countries (especially Netherlands, Belgium)…

Thanks friends, for a lovely vegan dinner!

We were invited to dinner at friends recently. They are not vegan, but do not mind making us a lovely vegan menu. We’ve been there several times over the years, and it has always been a real treat. Not only the food in itself, but also the way they take the task of preparing a vegan meal seriously, and…

Carbonade flamande or Flemish stew à la vegan

Carbonade flamande or Flemish stew (Vlaamse stoverij) is a traditional Flemish dish. It is commonly sold at ‘frietkoten’ (fast food places selling fries, hamburgers, ..) and is often served as a ‘plat du jour’ at bistros or traditional restaurants. In 2015, Flemish stew with fries was chosen as the most traditional Flemish dish by viewers of the popular…

Apple and raisin pie with walnut crumble

We have plenty of apples from our apple trees in the garden. I juice them, I make apple sauce, and they are of course also great for baking. And as I also have plenty of walnuts from our own tree, so this apple pie with walnut crumble is a great combo to use both of these! Attention: making this pie…

Vegan baking for the Vegan Challenge

I haven’t posted many entries on The Bruges Vegan lately, because I was busy posting a series a vegan baking recipes on our other blog veggieleven.be. In April 2015, I posted a vegan baking recipe daily, to match the Vegan Challenge (a campagne of the Dutch organisation NVV). So all in all 30 recipes for pies, cookies and…

Spaghetti squash with pearl couscous and tempeh and chicory salad

Have you tried spaghetti squash? It’s such a funny vegetable. It looks like a pumpkin, but when prepared, you don’t have ‘chunks’ of pumpkin, but spaghetti like strings. I haven’t seen spaghetti squash much in regular stores in Belgium (they were available at Horeca Totaal when we last visited), but if you have a vegetable garden, you…

Linda McCartney sausages

We found these sausages at the British shop Stonemanor in Everberg (in between Leuven en Brussels). Stonemanor sells a variety of frozen Linda McCartney products, which are unfortunately not commonly found in Belgian shops. We were happy to also discover some items that are labelled suitable for vegans. One of the things we bought were these boxes…

Simple vegan meringues

Vegan meringues, impossible you think? Think again! It all started with a simple post a couple of weeks back from someone who had experimented making vegan meringues and posted the result in the immensly popular facebookgroup What fat vegans eat. The secret ingredient? Chickpea brine! When you whip the brine from jarred or canned chicpeas, it…

Cherry hazelnut muffins

These are delicious. It’s a combination I had not tried before and I was curious to taste how it would turn out. Very good! The recipe is adapted from one in the baking book 150 best vegan muffin recipes, by Camilla V. Saulsbury. Will defintely bake these again. Roasting and chopping the hazelnuts takes some work, but otherwise…