Vegan Blueberry Muffins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup soy milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 cups blueberries
  • Muffin tray

Method

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C or 375°F
  2. Mix the soy milk and vinegar and set aside
  3. Blend the sugar, lemon zest, vanilla extract and oil
  4. Add the mixture of soy milk and vinegar
  5. Slowly stir in the dry ingredients
  6. Carefully mix in the blueberries
  7. Grease the mold and fill up to 3/4th with batter
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the centre is dry (test with a knife)
  9. Voila!

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Vegan Pancakes

On the weekends, I love a sweet lunch or snack idea, and when I have the time for it, baking pancakes is my favourite thing to do in autumn and winter. Because I try to avoid lactose, a vegan alternative is always great. Here’s how I make vegan pancakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 liter soy milk
  • 325g or 2.3 cups of flour
  • 1 tea spoon baking powder
  • 1 bag of vanilla sugar
  • A sniff of salt
  • Olive oil

Steps

  1. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, vanilla sugar, salt)
  2. Gradually add the milk and stir until there are no more lumps (you can also use a mixer)
  3. Use the olive oil to grease the pan
  4. Et voilà, perfect pancakes to top with whatever fancies your liking! :)
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Moon food

As I was looking for a vegan place to eat in Brussels, I realised there was only one place that ticked all the boxes: Moon food. This café near the Central Station describes itself as the first vegan café in Brussels and I think that must be true. Truly everything they serve, from breakfast options to lunch and dinner as well as dessert is vegan. What I like most about the place is how the wooden interior with lots of plants; it adds to the plant-based feel of the place. Another plus is that their food is served as a buffet and you can pick and choose whatever you like. Just let the people behind the counter weigh your plate afterwards and pay for exactly what you can eat. Or you can simply take-away your food, which is great.

Where? Koloniënstraat 58, 1000 Brussels (right on the corner), very close to the Warandepark and Bozar

When? Monday through to Friday from 12PM till 8PM

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