Makings of a Soup

Makings of a Soup

Food is more than something to eat. Food is love. Food is culture. Food is life. Food is meant to be shared.

If I eat at restaurants too often, I start to feel disconnected from food. I like to make my own meals. I like watching a bag of vegetables turn into a beautiful soup or salad. I like cooking with people, and watching them cook. People who cook from the heart, without recipes and measuring cups, inspire me.

We’ve cooked many beautiful meals while on the road. And had the pleasure of enjoying many meals prepared by the people who have hosted us. Homemade meals may not always be as pretty as restaurant meals, but they often taste better. There’s a certain satisfaction that comes with making a meal for yourself, or having one made especially for you.

Boxhanger Platz Market Buys

Farmer's Market Buys - Boxhanger Platz Market in Berlin, Germnay

We may be living out of backpacks, moving around every few days, and working with a small budget, but that doesn’t stop us from making meals from scratch. It’s not always the easiest or cheapest option but we make it work when we can. It’s a good day when we have the chance to visit a farmer’s market and buy a bag full of local produce to take back to our kitchen of the day (or week, depending on our host). What follows is always a delicious feast.

During the last three months, we’ve been traveling around Europe and enjoying  many homemade meals.

Now, before I overload you with pictures of all the homemade goodness, I have some questions for you:

What do you cook while traveling?

What do you like to make when guests come over for dinner?

What’s your quick and simple go to meal?

Okay, now you can dig in…..

Made by Us

Homemade Vegetable Soup

Vegetable Soup - London, England

Salad with leftover pilaf on top

Salad with Rice Pilaf on Top - Berlin, Germany


Black Bean and Vegetable Burrito - Rotterdam, The Netherlands


Pasta, Veggies, Tofu and Rice - Antwerp, Belgium

Chickpea curry

Coconut Chickpea Curry - Berlin, Germany

Vegetable and Bean Soup

Vegetable and Bean Soup - Berlin, Germany

Tomato Bread with Hummus, Basil and Cherry Tomatoes

Tomato Bread with Hummus, Basil and Cherry Tomatoes - Berlin, Germany

Hummus Pizza

Hummus Pizza - Dingle, Ireland

Sweet Potato, Green Beans and Apricot Salad

Sweet Potato, Green Beans and Apricot Salad by Vegalicious - Berlin, Germany

Best. Sandwich. Eever

BBQ Tempeh Sandwich - Berlin, Germany

Homemade Guacamole with Dill

Guacamole and Tortilla Chips - Dublin, Ireland

Rice and Veggie Pilaf

Rice and Vegetable Pilaf - Berlin, Germany

Madras Tomato-Coconut-Soup

Madras Tomato Coconut Soup by Vegalicious - Antwerp, Belgium

Roasted couscous, grapes, gooseberries and spring onions

Roasted Couscous Salad with Grapes and Gooseberries - Berlin, Germany

Healthy Salad for Dinner

Avocado Bell Pepper Tomato Salad - Dublin, Ireland

Veggie Burger and Fries at Home

Tofu Burger and Potato Wedges - Berlin, Germany

Made by Friends

Orange-Quinoa with Sweet Potato Salad

Qunioa, Sweet Potato and Orange Salad - Antwerp, Belgium

Cousco and Oat Balls

Cousco Oat Balls and Strawberries - Antwerp, Belgium

Cousco, Olives, Bell Pepper, Cucumber and Mint Salad

Cousco, Olives, Bell Pepper, Cucumber and Mint Salad - Antwerp, Belgium

Endive with Soy Yogurt, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon and Raisins

Endive with Soy Yogurt, Maple Syrup, Cinnamon and Raisins - Antwerp, Belgium

Vegan Chili

Vegan Chili - Ghent, Belgium

Vegetable Curry and Pita

African Inspired Vegetable Curry and Roti - Utrecht, The Netherlands

Vegan Feijoada (Traditional Brazilian Dish)

Vegan Feijoada with Sauteed Greens, Scrambled Tofu and Rice - Dublin, Ireland

Vegan Cupcakes by Sweet Vegan Dublin

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes - Dublin, Ireland

Vegan pankcakes for breakfast

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Pancakes - Berlin, Germany

Vegan Waffle Party

Chocolate Waffles, Soy Yogurt and Fruit - Berlin, Germany

Potato Dumplings, Mushroom Sauce and White Asparagus

Dumplings, Mushroom Sauce and White Asparagus - Berlin, Germany