Apple tray bake

This tray bake is very simple, and if you don’t have any vegan powdered eggs – I always use Organ powder and it’s really very easy to use – you can replace them with three regular eggs. Especially when you’re working with a simple recipe, it’s incredibly important that you use the right ingredients. The almond flour and the delicious apples in particular gave this tray bake its wonderful taste and smell. And seeing as this tray bake also isn’t as sweet either, we finished it off with some powdered sugar

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Make your own margarine

Our first ever IG tv is now online! We have been wanting to make videos like this for a while, but every time we didn’t like what we came up with, until we recently looked back at some of our earliest pictures and were actually pleasantly surprised with how much we liked our “eh, it’ll do” pictures. So inspired by that we have a video and recipe for your own margarine without too much hassle

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How to read a list of ingredients

Commercials often use a combination of natural and pure when advertising certain products. This doesn’t really make much sense, though, because in chemistry it’s not actually possible for something to be both natural and pure. In nature, you don’t find pure substances, so how can something be both pure and natural? Let’s say it’s a marketing gimmick (or, to use a more accurate word, deception).

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Organic in Friesland

Is het raar dat boodschappen doen mijn hobby is? Ik zag afgelopen zomer dat ik gelukkig niet de enige ben die het heerlijk vind om op vakantie naar de supermarkt te gaan. Zo kun je heerlijke, nieuwe producten proberen. En nu we weer verhuisd zijn - en ik ga voorlopig nergens naar toe al heb ik nog wel een Funda verslaving - is het tijd om te kijken waar wij graag onze boodschappen willen halen. Wij eten voornamelijk vegan en glutenvrij maar dit neemt niet weg dat wij ook wel eens dierlijke producten eten en ik mijn darmen belast met heerlijke, smakelijke gluten. Het belangrijkste vinden wij dat we het milieu zo min mogelijk belasten en dat we uiteraard heerlijk eten. HIer wat eerste fijne tips op een rij…

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How to eat eco friendly

Doing more for the environment on a small budget. There’s actually a lot you can do. I believe that we as consumers have the power and ability to make a difference, even just by doing the little things. For example, I have had many arguments with my neighbour, who used to give a lot of loud and highly annoying parties. His excuse for this was that he only did this a couple of times a year. My answer to this was that if all 17 million people in The Netherlands thought the same way, no one would ever get any sleep anymore. In short, you can make a difference! Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest, I would like to talk about how you can make a difference when it comes to your daily diet and the environment.

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Slow Fashion Season 2019

Three months ago, I told you that I was going to participate in the Slow Fashion Season 2019, a challenge where you are not allowed to buy any new clothes for three months. You buy things second-hand, but you certainly can’t buy from fast fashion brands. I said before that even though I try my hardest to live eco-friendly, this would be a particularly difficult challenge for me.

And it was.

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Almond chocolate cake vegan and gf

When we first found this recipe at Tasty Yummies, I could not believe that a recipe this simple, could taste that good. This recipe is quite simply perfect and I do recommend this as a “must try.” Vegan and gluten free, oh and all the chocolate goodness.

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Gooey vegan and gf chocolate cake

Imagine having a brownie, a chocolate cake, and a Schwartzwälder kirsch torte in one. And now imagine this also being incredibly easy to make, while also being gluten free and completely plantbased! No worrying about finding all the ingredients at your local supermarket. Doesn’t that deserve its own celebratory statue or at the very least its own song, written and performed for Food Bandits?

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Simple series tomato soup

The best recipes are created when you are too busy and there is too little time. One day, we didn’t have a clue what to have for dinner that evening, but did see we had an incredible supply of tomatoes in the fridge. So, we used those with a hand-held blender and ta-da! Soup.

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Buy less choose well

My name is Suus and I’m a shopaholic. While I do my groceries completely organically, eat organically, make my own cleaning products, and write plenty of articles to inspire others to do the same, I do also order clothes at H&M at least once a month and also get my clothes at other fast fashion stores. I also order environment friendly clothes online, but I tend to do this alongside everything else. So, that’s my shopping addiction. It’s the final obstacle on my way to live environmentally friendly. Or, to be more specific, the final obstacle is the little voice in my head that keeps telling me that other people and the environment suffer under my shopping habits.

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Vegan mayo test

Toen we een paar jaar geleden volledig vegan aten had je de keuze uit misschien twee vegan opties die beiden naast duur smaakten naar verzuurde zweetsok. Het was geen succes. Gelukkig springen nu ook grote bedrijven in op vegan producten en kunnen we “normale”vegan mayo eten. We testen er 4 voor je uit.

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What is margarine?

Margarine is often compared to plastic and it’s said not to be a “natural” product – whatever that means. It may seem scary at first, seeing all those strange terms when you read about how margarine is made. For example, they talk about extraction, molecules and use a lot of other nerd-terms. Which is why our very own and favourite chemistry teacher will now helpfully explain everything. What exactly is margarine?

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Vegan strawberry coconut cake

A summery cake from our cook book Andere Koek. This cake is vegan, gluten free and smells wonderful. Especially the recipe for the crust is something to remember - you can also use it with all kinds of different fillings!

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Eco friendly laundry detergent

Now that we’ve covered soap, shampoo and cleaning products, it’s now time for… laundry detergent! This article came about in corporation with the Instagram pod that I’ve been in for a long time. I don’t think we’ve come very far yet when it comes to algorithm results, but we discuss pretty much anything. So, you can thank Meatball Inc (how we got that name is a long story) for this blog post.

First, let me debunk a myth that I come across a lot

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Vegan ijs test

Het is heel erg fijn dat er steeds meer vegan varianten komen van reguliere producten. Uiteraard niet alleen voor het milieu maar ook voor het gemak. Ik eet niet elke dag vegan maar ik ben bijvoorbeeld wel lactose intolerant waardoor ik heel veel ijs niet kan eten. Dit betekende heel lang dat ik zelf ijs moest maken. Uiteraard is dit geen probleem maar soms mis je wel eens het gemak waarmee je een pak uit de vriezer haalt en direct een traktatie hebt.

Wij namen de zeer zware taak op ons om verschillende vegan ijsjes te testen en we kozen ook gelijk de allerlekkerste voor je uit

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Eco friendly on a budget

An argument you often hear about why people find it difficult to live more environmentally friendly, is money. Many organic products – whether it’s food, clothes, or cosmetics – are more expensive than the regular products. And sadly, that is the truth. Sometimes I read pieces from brave blogger who come up with all sorts of theories to prove that actually, when you look at your total expenses, this is not true. But whenever I do my groceries at the organic store, I’m shocked to see the bill and I do really want to cry when looking at the prize tags of certain fashion brands. So, yes, living more environmentally friendly is more expensive, but there is also a lot you can do without it ending up with you breaking down in front of a cashier. ..

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The cookies we send

A couple of a years ago, I was spending my birthday laying on the couch, just like another other day (I know I’ll die with a flat head), when a big envelope fell through our letter box. Inside it, there were (still completely whole) homemade oatmeal cookies from Barbara from De Wereld van Fien (literally translated: Fien’s World). She had sent a sweet little birthday card along with it and that’s when I truly felt like it was my birthday. It was so special receiving freshly made cookies like that, and since then Johann and I have also been sending cookies to people who we feel is in the need for a little support, or as a way to say “thank you”.

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Vegan chocolate mousse with almonds

Despite my love/hate relationship with Instagram, I do love it for always giving me inspiration. And you do meet some great people on there, who you otherwise would never have gotten to know. So, despite all the algorithm frustrations, I still like Instagram. For example, for a very long time now I have been following Nina Parker, not just because I want to have all of her clothes, or go on all of her travels, but also because of the delicious food she always shares. This time we decided to make her vegan chocolate mousse and it was delicious

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