Delicious spicy peanut soup

I love peanuts, peanutbutter and... Peanut soup! My mom showed me this recipe and I added some changes to it... And this beautiful soup came out of it!


Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • peanut sauce (350 grams)
  • 4 dl coconut milk
  • 250 grams of pea pods
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • Sambal
  • 150 grams bean sprouts

Put the two tablespoons of coconut oil in a deep pan and fry the two onions until soft. Add the crushed clove of garlic and add one minute after that the peanut sauce. Fry gently for 2 minutes and add the coconut milk and 1 liter of water. Add the peas and 1/2 pepper and let it boil for 8 minutes. 

Add the bean sprouts before serving and add salt and sambal to taste. Enjoy!

Roasted cauliflower in tahini sauce

I found this recipe on vegetariantimes.com and I HAD to try it. It's easy to make and delicious for anyone who loves cauliflower!



Ingredients

  • 1 large head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 4 tbs olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbs tahini
  • 1 tbsp  lemon juice
  • 1/4 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley

Preheat the oven to 425°F/218°C. Sprinkle 2 tbs olive oil over the cauliflower and season with salt. Spread the cauliflower florets on large baking sheet, and bake 12 to 15 minutes, or until the cauliflower is slightly browned. Meanwhile, heat the remaining 2 tsp. olive oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Fry the garlic in oil for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the tahini, lemon juice, 5 tbs. water, and salt. Simmer over low heat 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk the sauce, then spoon over the cauliflower. Sprinkle with parsley and sesame seeds. 

Budget grocery shopping

Who said living a healthy lifestyle is expensive? As a student I don't have a lot to spend but there are so many healthy foods that are super cheap (and super healthy ;))

Of course I wish I could buy everything organic, but that's not achievable for me. Because I buy cheap and healthy foods (and no unhealthy stuff) I save a lot of money so that I can buy more expensive fruits and vegetables and go to an organic grocery shop every once in a while!

I made a list of healthy and inexpensive foods that your body needs, and you wallet loves!


Whole grains
Brown rice
Quinoa
Couscous
Rice cakes
Oats

Protein
Black beans
Almonds
Walnuts
Peanuts
Lentils
Chickpeas
Pumpkin seeds
Mushrooms

Fruit
Apples
Banana
Grapes
Kiwis
Oranges
Pears
Plums
Watermelon

Veggies
Avocado
Beets
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Carrots
Celery
Cucumber
Garlic
Kale
Leek
Lettuce
Onions
Radishes
Spinach
Sweet potatoes
Sweet pepper
Tomatoes

Oils and fats
Olive oil
Sunflower oil

Drinks
Tea (green tea and white tea is awesome for your body!)
Water

Seasonings, sauces, condiments and herbs
Cinnamon
Cayenne pepper
Curry powder
Mustard
Low sodium soy sauce
Pepper
Salt
Basil
Parsley

Extra tips:

Raw vegan de-li-ci-ous carrot cake

I saw many people posting about carrot cake lately that I got curious... How good will taste a vegan version of the famous cake? I googled some recipes and mixed that together and the end result.... YUM!


Ingredients

Cake:
  • 3-4 medium carrots, grated
  • 125g walnuts
  • 175g dates
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg

Frosting:
  • 150g cashews soaked overnight, drained and rinsed
  • 5 tbsp coconut oil 
  • 3 tbsp agave syrup 
  • juice of 1/2 lemon

Blend the walnuts and dates together in a food processor or handmixer. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix until you've achieved an even consistency. Put the mixture in a cake tin (with parchment paper) and place in the fridge.
Put all the frosting ingredients in a blender or handmixer and blend until smooth. Pour over the cake and place in the fridge for 2 hours. After the long wait... ENJOY!