The science of Rutabaga

There are many great things about dumpster diving. One of these is that sometimes you end up with veggies or fruits you never had on your plate before. Like today, when I went out with Marc dumpstering at the Ten Cate Market, we hit the jackpot with kilos and kilos of some food we had never seen before. And after cooking and eating it, I really wanted to know more about the delicious food I just had.

typical casa dinner scene

typical casa dinner scene

i won't be here for this week's thursday night dinner, but i hear anu will be making something traditionally finnish. anyway, here's an image of a typical dinner at our place. (hummus, greens, noodles, tomato-avocado salad, etc.)

All i want to know is what came from the dumpster - or friendly merchants giving it away. Paxus

dessert: vegan fruit and nut cake, from the dumpster

fruit and nut cake

Crust: ground peanuts and linseeds mixed in a food processor then blended with vegan margarine.

Next layer: sliced and mashed very ripe and sweet mini-bananas

Next layer: apple pieces, clementine slices, and raisins

Topping: egg-replacer (to hold everything together), agave nectar (or honey), cinnamon

raw foods

I've been trying to eat raw this week, but I don't have the patience/money. Instead, I've just cut out the bread and sugar in my already vegan diet. Anyway, here are some ridiculously incredible-looking raw things with recipes, too:

Chocolate Raspberry Cake with Ginger Chocolate Mousse

Spinach and Wild Mushroom Quiche

Two Easy Recipes

1. Easy and very good vinegarette:

In a large jar mix together:
-- a lot of balsamic vinegar
-- a lot of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
-- fresh lemon juice from 1-2 lemons, mixed with honey (dissolve the honey into the lemon juice beforehand by stirring rapidly)
-- herbs de provence (dried, a lot-- oregano, marjoram, etc.)
-- fresh minced garlic
-- a little salt
-- a little black pepper

Shake like a polaroid picture and serve.

* Variations: minced onion, chopped peppers, fresh herbs, pure maple syrup instead of honey

2. Spanish Tomato Salad

Vegan Carrot Cake!

Hey crew! Im back in delft for a few days, and have been doing more dumpstering here... got so many carrots we didnt know what to do with, so decided to make a cake! Having recently turned vegan, i made an attempt at my first non-egg/butter gateau... and I must say... it was brilliant! Tasted just like a real cake, if not better, so thought id pass on the recipe... its really simple!


2 cups grated carrots
1 1/2 cups raisins
2 cups water
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp cloves
1 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
3 cups flour
1 cup soy milk
2 tsp baking soda

porto maçãs com canela

porto maçãs com canela

dumpster-doven apples, cooked in porto wine with cinnamon