Tofu and lentil curry soup

__Ingredients__ 1 350-gram block of tofu 2 small onions 1 clove garlic 1 leek 3 carrots 4 cups (1 liter) of water 3 tomatoes 1 jar of pre-cooked lentils with added vegetables* (610 ml, containing 385 grams of lentils) 1 vegetable stock cube (optional for extra _umami_ and salt) 1 tb chana massala 1 tb […]

Groceries for October 10: pre-travel week

This week’s groceries bill: €5.66. I only bought half a loaf of bread, a litre of milk, some bananas and a kilogram of tangerines. It’s gonna be an unusual sort of week though. I’m leaving for the United States (staying in Amsterdam overnight) on Friday, and the odds are I’ll be doing stuff in preparation […]

Some quick food/budgeting notes

This week’s groceries expenses were €35 – they’ll be €37 when I get the peanut butter, which I forgot. Most of my groceries were bought at the farmer’s market, and because I brought a list and stuck to it, I did not splurge on expensive cheeses and sun-dried tomatoes. Last week’s groceries expenses were €27; […]

I Heart Kale

While I’m on the topic of food, I heart Kale looks like an excellent resource if you like the bitter winter vegetable, kale, and want to do something other to it than use it in a mash. I like kale mash, or stamppot boerenkool but I always end up buying more of the vegetable than […]

In Defense of Food and my shopping list

I have broken down and bought a copy of In Defense of Food: A Eater’s Manifesto. I’ll take it off my Amazon wish list in a minute; in the event that someone’s bought it as a birthday gift for me as suggested earlier: thanks – I’ll make sure it finds a good home. On first […]