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Moroccan chickpea salad with couscous

After the Queen’s night (koninginnenacht) in Den Haag, we went to the famous Queen’s day (koninginnedag) markets. Look what a nice plate I found. It was really nice to walk around the markets full of old things. Basically you can sell whatever you want and in practice what happens is that the people empty their storage rooms or garages of unwanted things (old coffee machines, old dishes, old video games, old cloth, old bikes …) and sell it for the money you agree to pay. With the cultural mix of Netherlands, it was wonderful the mix of stuff you could get. You could also find people selling food on the street, this time no matters if you are an expert cook or not, simply put your post in a good place and sell food . This year, one friend of mine was selling Indian food and I am thinking that for the next year, I might put a post of vegan food.

In the photo you see a Moroccan chickpea salad with tofu cheesy sauce and couscous. The salad had lettuce, rocket leaves, onion, tomatoes, chickpeas, roasted bell paper and it was seasoned with lemon and olive oil. The tofu cheesy sauce was made with 150g of tofu, 2 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, some lemon, salt and dill. The couscous was mixed with some raisins and special spices for couscous that I got in one of my trips to France. As well on the side, you can see tomato with tofu salad. Great combination for such a plate.

Awesome food in Capri

Eihh it  has been a while that I did not post, the reason was because I spent some days on Capri, a small  island  in front of the Naples coast. The weather was great almost all the days and the food really good even for a vegan. The reason to go there was because of a spring school related to my job. To my great surprise the organizers took a lot of care and effort to arrange perfect vegan meals in every restaurant, so I felt not discriminated at all. Here I want to warmly thank Dario and Daniel for their efforts to accommodate a vegan in Italy.

Here there is a bit of what I ate for lunch…

Look at the ruccola leaves, really big!

An awesome, simple and tasty pasta made with aubergine tomato sauce. I am amazed about the flavour of such a simple mix of ingredients but definitively the quality of the tomatoes, aubergine that I ate during the week cannot be compared to what I can get here in The Netherlands. The tomato sauce was cooked at low fire with some garlic cloves for a long long time and the aubergine was soft and nicely cooked.

I had some hours left before my flight departure around Naples. Of course, I went to eat a good pizza in a traditional place founded in 1780, quite old. It is called La pizzeria Brandi.  Did you know that marinara pizza (the one displayed in the photo above) is vegan by default?! I did not have to change anything from the ingredient list, awesome! It is basically tomato sauce, garlic, oregano, basil and olive oil. Yummy yummy….