To be honest we love eating burgers, and it has been meatless burgers for a very long time already. But now we took it to the next level. For our yoga retreats last year we developed our own beetroot burger. Good food always plays an important role at the yoga retreats and we enjoy the planning and preparation of the menus very much. We decided that it was time to make a really nice plant-based burger. And it turned out to be a great success.
This is certainly one of my favorite new retreat meals, our pumpkin spinach lasagna. For a while we were making lasagna at least once or twice a week and we came up with all kinds of variations. Some of them needed more improvement and others where right away delicious. And that’s how we created this super tasty pumpkin spinach lasagna. It has a yummy combination of warm autumn flavors like pumpkin together with the freshness of spinach and tomatoes. We really love this comfort food that warms you from the inside, especially on rainy autumn days. This lasagna was served on our yoga retreats this fall and since we got the requests to share the recipe, here it is.
Happiness is an unexpected chocolate dessert! We often think about dishes and recipes we would like to create for our next retreat. It is so much fun to imagine all the delicious things we could prepare and share. When we are at a vegan restaurant we always get inspired to try something new. Like in Slovenia where they made the most delicious cakes with big amounts of vegan whipped cream. Or at our favorite restaurant in Rotterdam were we found this beautiful bright yellow pickled cauliflower. Or when we heard about making chocolate mousse with the water of chickpeas.
Bright yellow pickled cauliflower! Whenever we are back in the Netherlands we always try to find the time to go to our favourite restaurant, where they serve such an amazing diversity of inspiring dishes. Restaurant Spirit in Rotterdam. Last time I noticed right away a beautiful bright yellow cauliflower dish. The colours where so vibrant and beautiful and the taste was unexpected and delicious. The description said that it was cauliflower pickle.
We spend a lot of our time here in France thinking about food and preparing food. Boris baked serval versions of the new vegan apple bread until we were really happy with the recipe. This apple bread with flavors of almonds, walnuts and cinnamon is absolutely delicious and even healthy as we use whole grain flour and very little sugar. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!
So far this is clearly one of the most asked recipes at our yoga retreats. Boris makes this amazing raw cheesecake, which is vegan and can easily be gluten free as well. Most people who eat it for the first time will not be able to guess the main ingredient of the creamy top layer. Only the vegans know how to make such creamy, yummy, silky, soft layer out of nuts, cashew nuts!