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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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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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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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Summer abundance pie with vegan lemon curd

If you have been following us for a while, you probably know summer isn’t exactly my favourite season of the year. I don’t much like the heat, that barbeque smell, or the extra noise outside. But I do love all the fresh fruits that are now available in the shops, and admittedly, summer morning are perhaps some of the most gorgeous mornings in existence.

Here is our simple sweet summer pie with vegan lemon curd

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Vegan coconut macaroons

These macaroons are honestly so addictive. As a child, I would always remove the wafer part and eat the rest. The slightly crunchy bottom combined with the softness of the inside from the sweetness of the coconut is just so extraordinarily good. This version doesn’t have the little wafer, so you can immediately begin eating.

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Silken tofu cheesecake

Not that long ago, I got a message from Suus from Puur Suzanne, who told me she had finally found the recipe for the best vegan cheesecake of all time. As any serious food blogger should, she put her own twist on it and also sent me the original recipe, so I could be creative with it as well. First, I followed the original recipe to try it out for myself, and honestly, I sold from the very first bite. Suus wasn’t lying: this is the best vegan cheesecake of all time

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Simple series oven baked tomatoes

When we first decided to start this series of simple recipes, we completely forgot about this one particular recipe. We have made this so often, we don’t even think about it anymore. And that while the entire point of this series is to share those basic recipes that you want to make over and over and over again. This particular recipe we have been making for over 13 years now, and it manages to turn any salad into a fancy meal..

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Coffee to stay chocolate donuts

Not long ago, I wrote an article about sustainable and organic coffee and tea. With every choice we make as consumers, we can exercise a little bit of positive influence on the world around us, such as the environment and work conditions. And seeing as Johann and I aren’t the only ones in The Netherlands with a coffee addiction – Dutch people drink the most coffee in all of Europe – it is amazing to be able to have coffee that not only tastes great, but is also produced fairly.

Recently, I was contacted by Coffee to Stay, from whom I learned that their business does not only make sure coffee bean farmers are compensated fairly for their work, but are also taught how to work with climate change

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Decadent chocolate tahini pie

This cake is truly luxurious. The biscuit made from chocolate and almonds, the layer of rich chocolate that covers it, the sweet fudge with sea salt, the tahini, and you could even add an extra layer of caramel with some coconut cream and powdered sugar if you want to go extra fancy. This cake is more than just a treat.

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Rawnola

If you want a quick and easy breakfast or snack to make without an oven, then rawnola is what you need. Seeing as it has become customary for us to start the day off with granola, it can be nice to mix things up a little sometimes. Oh, and if you add some extra dates or other dried fruits to this recipe, you can also make some delicious bars to take to school or work with you.

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Vegan and GF Banoffee pie

Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a fancy and sweet-tasting pie. Banoffee pie with salted caramel and caramelised banana is exactly that kind of pie. It’s that kind of pie you really shouldn’t take two slices of, but you do anyway

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Simple series tahini sauce

This has to be the easiest recipe we have, but we make this so often and we never get sick of it, so here it is anyway. This easy to make tahini dressing is delicious in a salad or with some grilled veggies. Or, if you make some quinoa with chopped raw vegetables, this dressing will finish it off perfectly!

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Simple series granola

Granola is the perfect recipe for someone who can’t bake to save their life, but it is also a great basis for a good healthy breakfast, and will give you a happy feeling for the rest of the week.

To be completely honest, this is also my way of cooking and baking: throw a bunch of stuff together and pop it in the oven. But, of course, Food Bandits does sound a lot nicer. We make a big bowl of granola regularly, and I have some every morning with some fresh fruits, and Johann drowns it in almond milk.

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