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Spiced Pumpkin Stew | Vegan Recipe

Nothing says autumn like pumpkins, am I right? For that reason I’m bringing you another pumpkin recipe to day. You can never have enough pumpkin recipes! Today’s dish is a lovely hot stew featuring the warm, slightly sweet flavours of Northern African cuisine. I pulled out my ras el hanout spice mix again after a long time and I have to say, it works wonderfully with the creamy pumpkin. This recipe is a slightly modified version of a recipe clipping I found in my binder, originally from Allerhande. It’s super simple, just the way I like it, healthy, and delicious!

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Pumpkin Sage Pie | Vegan Recipe

When I was in Edinburgh this summer, we sat down in a little restaurant called Mums Great Comfort Food to have dinner one night. The place was packed, usually a good sign, and I ended up ordering a pumpkin sage pie off the menu. My oh my, was it good! Deliciously soft pumpkin covered in a creamy tomato sauce, with a subtle hint of sage, and crispy puff pastry on top… After I came home I couldn’t stop thinking about it, so I decided to cook my own. Of course I have no idea how they make the pumpkin sage pie at Mums, and I don’t remember exactly how it tasted either, but what I do know is my own version is pretty amazing, if I dare say so myself. It’s fragrant, it’s full-bodied, it’s healthy, vegan, and just plain delicious. Try it yourself!

Oh, of course it wouldn’t be a Loepsie dish if it wasn’t also impossible to photograph 🙂

Vegan Pumpkin Sage Pie

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Lentil Soup | Simple & Delicious

Autumn is soup season for me. As soon as temperatures go down and it gets dark early, I start to crave comfort food, and in my opinion there’s nothing as comforting as soup. Or lentils, which are my all time favourite food. Needless to say, lentil soup is the best of both worlds. I like to make a huge amount of a good, hearty soup on a Tuesday, and then enjoy it all throughout the week. This week I made a super simple lentil soup, which turned out so great that I wanted to share it with you. As you know I have a knack for making dishes that are impossible to photograph nicely, but hey. It’s all about the flavour 😉

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Quinoa, Grape & Avocado Salad | Recipe

When you take a holiday in villages and small towns in central/eastern Europe, it’s not too surprising that you’ll have a hard time finding vegan dishes in restaurants. I’m glad to see more and more vegan options in the big cities every year though, and always very happy to try them. This summer, one night, we had dinner in a restaurant in Bratislava which had this dish on their menu: a salad with quinoa, grapes, avocado, pine nuts and aged balsamic vinegar. I ordered it and was very pleasantly surprised! It’s a really simple dish, but the flavours go so well together and the meal is packed with nutrients. I recreated it at home and wanted to share the recipe with you even though it’s super simple, as I think this makes a perfect lunch. I ended up using walnuts instead of pine nuts as the only pine nuts I could find were sold at €4,50 per 100g, and that’s just ridiculous. Walnuts work great in the recipe, so you can run with either, depending on what you have available!

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