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Casper

“I would like to say to someone who has never been before: prepare yourself for all kinds of exciting and new combinations and flavors!”

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No Food Waste Mixed Veggies

Mixed Vegetables is an easy way to get your daily palette of colourful seasonal vegetables in one dish. Choose your favourite vegetables and sneak in the ones you don’t like as much. Blend the red (peppers, tomato), orange (carrot, pepper), white (cauliflower, mushrooms) , green (beans, peas, capsicum). Up the protein by adding diced tofu bits.
Buy local and seasonal.It’s also a good way to finish various small quantities of leftover vegetables!

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Clara

“GZG feels like one big family. It does not matter if you are new or if you have not been there for a while, everyone appreciates you being there”

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Ruchika

“What motivates me is the idea of innovating on your feet and introducing nutritious flavours and meals from my part of the world”

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Balthazar

“In a world increasingly governed by money, divisions, and toxic habits, GZG feels like a precious antidote.”

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Sweet Potato Borani

Do you know Borani Kachalu? An Afghan potato dish traditionally served with a delicious garlic-yogurt sauce. One of our volunteers, Sara, made this delicious dish with sweet potatoes during one of our dinners. The sweetness of the potato combined with the acidity of the yogurt sauce is finger-licking good.

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Besan Ladoo

Besan Ladoo (or laddu) are Indian sweet bites (produced in Machilipatnam of Krishna district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh) traditionally made of besan (gram flour), sugar and cardamoms fried in ghee (clarified butter). Those treats are normally baked ina “kadai” a specific firebowls, but you can substitute it with a good pan or wok.

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Poha

Today our volunteer Ruchika comes to you with a delicious on-the go Indian breakfast/ evening snack full of nutrition. “Poha” is parboiled flattened pounded rice itself made into flakes. As for many dishes, each region of India adds its own twist to it. In the west you would add a pinch of sugar and garnished with grated coconut. In the north you would serve it with mint or peanut chutney.
Rice flakes are easy to digest, which makes this dish not only flavorful but also good for your gut.

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Italian polpette (balls) with Potatoes and smoked tofu

Willing to bring some Italian vibes in your kitchen and to elevate your dinner? This Sunday we offer you to make delicious “polpette” (traditionally meatballs that we veganized for you 🌱🍝)

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Topinambour soup

“Wondering what ‘topinambour’  (aka ‘Jerusalem artichokes’ or ‘sunchokes’) are 💡? It is kind of a forgotten vegetable around here. Basically, it is a species of sunflower native to eastern North America. Uncooked, they have a crunchy texture and a fresh, sweet and nutty taste, resembling water chestnuts. Cooked, they make for a hearty and fragrant dishes. So where do you use it for? You can use it for soups or purees for instance. Today we suggest you this delicious topinambour soup which will sublime this unknown veggie soup

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Ilaria

“I believe that cooking for someone else is a way to show him love and care

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Marlene

“GZG gave me a sense of purpose and a way to give back to Rotterdam and its inhabitants”

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Joris

“GZG brings some positive energy. Not only does it stimulate sustainable and healthy living, it also promotes social interactions, inclusivity, and creativity”

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Nanne

“I regularly catch myself thinking about new GZG ideas and ways to improve what we are doing, plus I got more skilled at cooking for a large number of people”

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Homemade soy milk

Want to learn how to make your own soy milk? A very rewarding activity which makes for a very flavorful soy milk (nothing compared to the store-bought ones).

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Zero Waste vegan nuggets

Have you ever tried vegan nuggets? What if we told you that they are super easy (only a few ingredients), delicious and, cherry on top, ZERO WASTE?

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Chloé

“For me, the greatest thing is just seeing people brought together by our initiative”

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Lentil and quinoa bowl

When it’s time to finish your leftovers in the fridge, you can always come up with delicious combinations, like lentils and quinoa. They’re both extremely healthy and they easily go with a lot of other ingredients. Here’s a version with tons of veggies and pesto.

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Manon

“I think GZG shows people who are not familiar with veganism that it’s very easy and healthy”

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Pancakes from Tapioca

This is one of the easiest, cheapest, tastiest and healthiest dishes we have ever made.

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Vegetable falafel balls with red kidney beans spread

Ever wondered how to recreate your favorite falafels? They are way easier than you think to make and so flavorful that they will become one of your staple meals 😋
And with this special kidney bean spread, this recipe is a must-try: full of plant-based protein and spices for a tasty and satisfying meal 👊.

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Moroccan-style couscous bowl

Food is always a great tool to travel. Flavors can transport you to other cultures in just a mouthful. Well, today we are going to Morocco with this Moroccan-inspired bowl. The Curcuma and spices bring this dish to another level!

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Mung bean omelet

This mung bean omelet is a life-saving recipe for an amazing breakfast, lunch or dinner or whenever you need it. It is just SO easy!

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Ariane

“What I like most is the mission we strive for”

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Vegan bounties

Not only are Bounties non-plant-based but they are also unhealthy. Thankfully, we got you covered with a delicious recipe made of wholesome and delicious ingredients.

With these bites, you will now have the perfect dessert (or snack) to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Cucumber kimchi

Kimchi is a traditional Korean dish whose ingredients are usually a combination of vegetables, garlic, ginger, chilli peppers and salt. Today, we offer a slightly lighter and crunchier version of this fermented food thanks to the cucumber.

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Wilco

” The diversity of people, relaxed atmosphere, and equality ensure that everyone can and may participate ” 

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Vegan bolognese with TSP

There are many vegan bolognese recipes out there. The one we are presenting you today has been approved by non-vegetarian friends, all because of a secret ingredient … Textured Soy Protein (or TSP for short). This protein source, made out of soy has an incredible texture which makes it rather meaty. And with some flavorful ingredients, this dish will become a staple of your cooking palet!

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Lentils polpette (balls)

What’s best than delicious Italian polpettes to go with spaghetti? Well, let us tell you that this plant-based version has nothing to be ashamed of in regards to its meat-based.

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Banana bread

Do you always throw overripe bananas away? That’s a pity! Because it is very easy to make banana bread out of your bananas.

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Three healthy salad dressings

Who says salads are boring? If you think they are, it means you are not using the right dressing. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with three healthy and delicious salad dressings.

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Cauliflower wings

Who said that you had to give up wings when eating cruelty-free? We have come to you with a special recipe, perfect for your next ‘borrel’

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Interview with Studio Circulair

Tijdens de eerste lockdowns heeft de GZG gratis meer dan 800 voedselpakketten en meer dan 1400 warme maaltijden geleverd aan mensen in nood.

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NinaRosa

”Groenten Zonder Grenzen shows that vegan food is not a limitation, but very tasty, fun and challenging. ” 

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Pasta with Pumpkin-lentil sauce

This pasta recipe will become your next basic for the pumpkin season. Rich and protein and in flavor, what else can you ask for?

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Mushroom risotto

A delicious risotto which will impress any of your guest (including yourself!)

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Harvest Festival Wilgenplantsoen

On Wednesday, we had an amazing time cooking at Wilgenplantsoen for the second Oogstfeest of the season with GroenGoed. With the help of our volunteers and kilos of zucchinis, tomatoes (among others) we cooked stunning vegan dishes for participants: soup, salads, curry, tomato chutney, tabouleh …

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Asian bean-cabbage salad

The Asian cuisine is a pretty particular kitchen, but even with some leftovers, it is possible to make a delicious and healthy salad. Do you have Chinese cabbage left? With the addition of some other veggies, beans, nuts, and some spices, you can make this tasty Asian salad from Asian cabbage.

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