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Mungbohnen Rezept: Schnelles, einfaches Moong Dal

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Indisches Essen ist eine meiner kulinarischen Schwächen. Im Haushalt einer alleinerziehenden Mama muss die Mahlzeit aber immer möglichst schnell auf dem Tisch stehen können. Es gibt schließlich genug zu tun! Beides in köstlicher Vollendung – also indisches Mungbohnen Rezept & schnell zu machen – findest du in Form dieser Variante für Moong Dal. Das Schöne […]

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Libanesisch & vegan: Mujadara

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Na, wie sieht´s in deinem Vorratsschrank aus? In Zeiten, in denen die meisten von uns sich überwiegend zuhause aufhalten, um die Ausbreitung des Corona-Virus einzuschränken, kann der Lebensmittelvorrat ganz schnell zusammenschrumpfen. Zumindest bis auf einige Grundzutaten, die länger haltbar sind wie zum Beispiel getrocknete Linsen, Reis, Zwiebeln und Knoblauch. Und genau daraus lässt sich ein […]

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Bulgarian & Vegan: Тиквеник / Tikvenik

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Last-minute rescue – that´s how I would describe my very last cooking date this year! A few weeks ago two lovely Bulgarian girls and I decided to cook together when they are coming to Berlin in Dezember. They came, they “were silent”, they said that they rather want to go out with me for a drink […]

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Moldovan & Vegan: Fasole făcăluită

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The Romanians and Moldavians share a very similar cuisine so I was really happy to learn another recipe that belongs to that region. My teacher this time was a Moldovan girl named Katya. Yes again – a female cook! 😉 Katya lives in Tiraspol – the second largest city in Moldova. Tiraspol is the capital of […]

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Bolivian & Vegan: Sopa de maní (peanut soup)

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Franca contacted me on Facebook. She read about my project and wanted to be the Bolivian part of “vegan international”. I liked that idea very much – as you know – I LOVE the South American cuisine. Veggi Franca lives in Sucre – one more reason why she is perfect to be part of my […]

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Danish & Vegan: Brændende kærlighed

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Although Denmark is pretty close to Germany it was kind of hard to find someone to cook with. I mean many people said “yes – here I am” but then last minute they had no time anymore. That happened like 4 times in a row. I have to admit that I was a bit angry […]

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Romanian & Vegan: Zacuscă de vinete

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I have a very special connection to Romania. Not only that my boyfriend is half Romanian – two of my cats used to live on the streets of Bucharest before I adopted them. They are the cutest babies in the world! <3 Since the first one came to me one year ago I help to […]

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South African & Vegan: Chakalaka

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I´m pretty happy that I managed to cook a South African dish during my cooking challenge year! It´s possible because I met a vegan German girl on a South African website. Yes German – but in the moment Klara is living in Cape Town. Two years ago she made an internship in South Africa to […]

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Mexican & Vegan: Chiles en nogada

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Exotic, hearty, sweet & spicy – that´s how I would describe the Mexican dish we made last week. My Mexican cooking teacher Rosita told me about it as very traditional dish but not vegan at all. When I saw the pictures of it I decided to try a vegan version which was a very wise […]

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Algerian & Vegan: Mhadjeb

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Deutsche Übersetzung My Algerian cooking teacher is called Caroline. Yes right – she´s not born in Algeria. Originally Caroline comes from Texas. During a long travel trip about 10 years ago she fell in love with an Algerian guy. Now she´s living in two countries. Caroline is almost vegan and loves to cook. One of […]

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Maltese & Vegan: Kapunata

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Today we are going to visit a small island situated in the centre of the Mediterranean, 80 km south of Sicily, 284 km east of Tunisia and 333 km north of Libya —> Malta. I had a nice long talk with my Maltese cooking teacher Paul about the Maltese culture and I really feel as if […]

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Czech & Vegan: Vdolky/Dalken

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If you´re on a challenge like this one it happens that the world seems smaller from day to day. So many countries I cooked with and the countries left are getting less and less. Incredible how small the world can be! But on the other hand I still have countries to cook with – even […]

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Albanian & Vegan: Tarator

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Deutsche Übersetzung “Do you like tzatziki? Then you will love this dish!” That´s what Corinne told me and after I tried her Albanian dish “Tarator” I´m telling you the same! By the way – I love (vegan) tzaziki! Corinne lives in Paris now but her parents originally come from Albania. That explains why she knows […]

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Cypriot & Vegan: Louvana

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Before I tell you about the Cypriot dish we made I want to take a second to say – I LOVE SKYPE! 🙂 Otherwise I wouldn´t be able to cook with so many people. And I never would make it to my goal of 50 vegans this year! But I´m pretty positive to make it […]

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Portuguese & Vegan: Doce de tomate

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Another Skype adventure lies behind me. It was a very special one. And I´m feeling like a house wife now! 😀 For the lovely country Portugal my Portuguese teacher Maria and me chose sth. different to make. We didn´t make dinner or dessert. This time we made a very special Portuguese jam. It´s called “doce […]

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Welsh & Vegan: Leek Soup

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Great Britain is done! I cooked with a woman from England, I also cooked Scottish and now I met that awesome woman from Wales who teached me a lot about Welsh cuisine. When Laura sent me the recipes for main dish an dessert I thought it would be pretty easy to decide which recipe I […]

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New Zealand & Vegan: Pavlova

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Although the weather in Berlin gets colder and colder these days a few travellers still are coming to Germany to explore my awesome hometown. So did Amy and Georgina from New Zealand. They are on a trip through Europe right now and last week they visited me in Berlin to cook typical vegan dishes from […]

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Croatian & Vegan: Corba od Jabuka

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Yay! My first Skype cooking adventure is over and it was a lot of fun. 🙂 Although the connection broke a few times we had so much to laugh about and the food was pretty delicious and very heart warming! My first cooking guest via Skype was Mila from Croatia and this cooking session was […]

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Spanish (Mallorca) & Vegan: Coca de Trampó

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Spanish (Mallorca) & Vegan

For the first time I cooked with someone who is actually living in Berlin. Ruth moved here from Mallorca and it was so nice to meet her. The best thing is that we actually can make plans to meet and cook together again whenever we want because we are living in the same city. And […]

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Slovenian & Vegan: Žganci

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Last month three lovely ladies from Slovenia visited me and surfed my couch. And of course I´m telling you that because we also cooked together. Anja suggested to cook a typical dish of her childhood which is called Žganci. Every child in Slovenia knows Žganci. To me it was sth. very new and I had to get […]

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Chilean & Vegan: Charquicán

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Another country of my favorit continent is part of my challenge: Chile! And it is really one of the countries I wished for to cook with. So I´m very lucky that Jazmín from Chile liked the idea of my project so much that she decided to cook with me. Actually, Jazmín read about my challenge on […]

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Brazilian & Vegan: Vatapá

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Oh my Brazilian cooking day was sooo delicious. Again I can say I LOVE the south american cuisine! I think I should move there some time! 😉 But let me tell you about it. My Brazilian guest Felipe surprised me with his blonde hair! His family originaly is from Germany – indeed from Germany! But […]

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Norwegian & Vegan: Komler

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Komler is quite a short name for this Norwegian dish. But nevertheless it´s  one of the most traditional dishes you can find in Norway and the best – it´s (mostly) vegan by itself. So nothing to veganise here.

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Slovak & Vegan: Ryžový nákyp (creamy rice cake)

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My lovely Slovak guest Lucia went to a short couchsurfing trip to Copenhagen and of course to my wonderful hometown Berlin. That´s why she wrote me a message and we decided to cook with each other. When Lucia became vegan she “veganised” some of her favorite childhood dishes. One of them is Ryžový nákyp. Usually you […]

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Dutch & Vegan: Hutspot

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My dear guest Zäzilie from the netherlands wrote me because she was traveling to Berlin and liked to meet up with another vegan. Actually that nice Dutch girl was raised as a vegetarian. She never had eaten meat in her life, which I found pretty impressive! What great parents Zäzilie must have.

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Israeli & Vegan: Bourekas and Hummus

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It was a pleasure to host my Israeli guest Yasmin. Not only because of the delicious Israeli food we made on her last evening. I learned a lot about Israeli culture as well and had a pretty good time hosting Yasmin. Her Israeli friend Naama also visited us for dinner together with her host Robert. […]

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French & Vegan: Quiche Lorraine

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Oh it was such a French, such a delicious evening accomponied by jumping and leg climbing foster kittens who also desperately wanted to try the French & vegan cuisine. My French guest Astrid showed me how to make one of the Frenchest dishes you can imagine – Quiche Lorraine.

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Italian & Vegan: Panforte

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Mattia is that great Italian guy from Peru – so he actually could teach me both – Italian and Peruvian cooking. And much more better than that is the fact that this man used to be a dessert cook in Amsterdam, so he really knew what he was talking about and you actually could see […]

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Finnish & Vegan: Hernekeitto & Pannukakku

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Finnish Suvi (vegan) and her friend Annika (also Finnish, interested and experienced in vegan cuisine) were very funny to cook with. Those Finnish girls came into my kitchen and invited me to experience the very delicious Finnish cuisine. We had a lot of fun making those dishes!!

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Chinese & Vegan: Spring Rolls

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This cooking meet up was one of my most delicious ones until now. I met Yvonne from Hongkong via Couchsurfing.org. She was looking for a host in Berlin for one night and I told her that she could sleep on my couch. She ended up sleeping somewhere else because she met a friend who is […]

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Costa Rican & Vegan: Platanos Maduros (Fritos)

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The cooking with Penny from Cahuita, Costa Rica was pretty inspiring. She and her husband decided to quit eating meat around 45 years ago for ethical reasons! WOW! It´s pretty hard to find someone in Europe who is veggie for so long. You can imagine how impressed I was – I still am! In my […]

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Costa Rican & Vegan: Gallo Pinto

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I told you some blogs before that my boyfriend and I spent some time in Dominical, pacific coast during our time in Costa Rica but we also went to see the caribbean coast where we stayed in beautiful Cahuita. And that´s where I met Penny.

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Costa Rican & Vegan: Crema de Pejibaye (vegan)

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A German friend who is living in Costa Rica introduced me to the delicious little green/orange Palm Fruits called Pejibayes which you can buy almost everywhere in Costa Rica. The ticos eat them cooked and peeled or as Palm Fruit Soup – Crema de Pejibaye. As I was faszinated by the taste of that gorgeous […]

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English & Vegan: Helen´s Vegan Shepherd´s Pie

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When Nina and I travelled to England for the Brighton Vegfest we spend some days in London as well. Our first couchsurfing host was Helen. I can not imagine a better person for our very first couchsurfing experience! 🙂 Helen is such a nice person and she even showed us some beautiful places in London where […]

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Russian & Vegan – Cabbage indeed can be delicious

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Another Natalie came into my kitchen and that´s not the only common ground she shared with my belgian Nathalie. She´s another mutual friend of my first cooking guest Justin. As my dear friend Justin is travelling through Russia at the moment he was hosted by Natalie and her sister in St. Petersburg. Natalie was planning […]

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Belgian & Vegan – chocolate, chocolate, chocolate

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If you think of Belgium and food – you don´t need long to think about waffels. But there is another delicious dessert Belgium is famous for – chocolate! And that´s the reason why three girls in my kitchen shouted out: “Let´s make something with chocolate for dessert!” My belgian guest Nathalie knew the right recipe […]

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Belgian & Vegan – my second cooking date

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Yes, I already had my second cooking date. Last saturday a very lovely lady from Belgium honored my kitchen with a great vegan Belgian beef stew and an awesome  but very easy vegan Belgian chocolate mousse. The name of that Belgian lady is Natalie and she´s in Berlin for a week to visit a friend. […]

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Canadian & Vegan – the dessert

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Shame on me! I promised you the recipe of our delicious canadian dessert much earlier I know. But I have kind of a dramatic cat situation here, including terrible diseases. But we´re working on it so let´s switch back to our fire fighting canadian evening. I think I should summarize the evening for those who […]

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Canadian & Vegan – a very explosive mixture

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It´s done – the first vegan cultural experience is over and it will be pretty hard to  put into words as it was different from what I expected – part of it at least. But first let me introduce my vegan guests. I met them on couchsurfing.org. This website is quite new for me but […]

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The challenge begins…

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(English below) Okay ihr lieben Leute – es ist soweit! Gerade in diesen Minuten habe ich meinen Blog online gestellt! Denn – das Jahr 2012 hat begonnen! Und damit auch meine persönliche Challenge für dieses neue Jahr. Veganer dieser Welt – wo seid ihr? Jetzt ist der Zeitpunkt gekommen aus euren Schlupflöchern zu kriechen und mir´ne […]

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Challenge accepted

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(Deutsche Version unten) Do you remember my challenge meeting 50 veggies from 50 different countries all over the world? Great! Actually, I need support to fulfill this task. If you´re a veggie who would like to meet me and cook with me – let me know where you´re from and where you are now. If […]

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Hello vegan world!

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  (English version below) Hallo, ich bin Kathi aus Berlin. Für 2012 habe ich mir ein ganz spezielles Ziel gesetzt: Ich möchte jede Menge Veggies kennen lernen und zwar auf der ganzen Welt. Mindestens jedoch sollen es 50 Stück sein.  50 Veganer/innen aus 50 verschiedenen Ländern dieser Erde. Und ich möchte mich nicht nur mit […]