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The food industry has gone insane – from sugar heavy, unnatural foods to sickening, demeaning farming practices. HurryTheFoodUp is our response. We want to show the world that it doesn’t need to be this way.


We started out by sharing fun, quick and nutritious veggie recipes with the world – we think food should be enjoyable and not a constant source of worry or second guessing.

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The three of us (Hauke, Dave and Kat) met in Australia and quickly became firm friends; travelling, cooking and laughing together. Coming to vegetarian viewpoints independently, little did we know our passion for food would lead us to starting this site. Fast forward 10 years and we’re now based in Germany – our writing hub in Hamburg and studio in Berlin.

What started as little more than an idea quickly became a fully-fledged project, and we’re pleased that we’ve been able to help so many people so far. But this is only the beginning.

DAVE

I don’t believe animals need to be killed for my enjoyment. Although I was once a big meat eater I changed to a vegetarian diet several years ago and haven’t looked back. A purely plant-based diet is my next stop.

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HAUKE

Here’s what I really think: eating meat is ok. Yep, I said it. I feel killing an animal for food is ok.

So why am I vegetarian? People, this industry got way out of hand! It’s revolting in so many ways, holy shit. Let’s do something about it. Even if it’s just avoiding meat. We can all easily contribute.

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KAT

Unlike the boys, I always felt uncomfortable eating meat. I feel there is no ‘humane’ way of killing, no matter what people say, or how ‘good’ the animal’s lives were before they were slaughtered. No animal wants to die.

Like Dave, I’m also working towards an animal product free lifestyle.

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THE KITCHEN SQUAD

Yes, that’s right! We were able to convince four talented professional chefs and dear friends to create kick-ass recipes for HurryTheFoodUp (lucky us!). Let us introduce:

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HEIKO

Hauke’s younger brother. Only 27, but has already worked as a chef for ten years. He’s the creator of some pretty bad-ass recipes like our avocado mousse and vegan potato soup.

If you wanna see him in action, you need to visit North Germany, to be more precise the Zollhaus.

CRISTINA

A Personal Chef, and also gives cooking classes. Her students are often chefs themselves. A chef of chefs so to speak. Her recipes focus on being family friendly and healthy.

If you’re visiting Barcelona, Spain and want to get to know the Catalan Cuisine better, join one of her classes! You won’t be the only tourist participating.

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Jansen

Jansen is from Holland and his many years of chef experience includes Canada, Germany, Australia and New Zealand – he’s picked up more than a few exciting ideas and culinary knowledge in his travels.

With the responsibilities of a new father, he’s started focusing on the healthier side of things. Check out his Moroccan Couscous Salad or slick Vegan Potato Salad for starters.

LORENA

Chef for 15 years. Worked in many places around the world taking on Mexican, Vietnamese, and French cuisines to name but a few.

Her speciality is Catalan cuisine – no surprise: that's her origin! To visit her, come to to the Coconut Club at the beach in beautiful Barcelona, Spain. Want to try one of her creations? Go for these Sweet Potato Burritos - stellar!

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How we test recipes

We (Dave, Kat, Hauke) are not out of the game however. Not at all! Before any recipe is published on the blog we put it through its paces, naturally.

Firstly, a recipe goes through Dave and Kat's kitchen. If something isn't quite right, they add suggestions to it. Secondly, Hauke gets out the pots and pans. He often invites his friends over for taste testing. Man, once people know nobody in the room is emotionally attached to the recipes they get brutally honest. Anyway, if a recipe doesn't work for us we discard it. Game Over. Finito. Ende.

Only if all of us three (meaning Dave, Kat & Hauke), give it a thumbs up does the recipe become blog material. By the way, we don't only check for taste, but also for speed, availability of ingredients, use of kitchen utensils and skill level.

Lastly, we get the recipe "blog-ready". It's usually Dave who writes the post including the tips from our chefs and observations we picked up along the testing process. Hauke is responsible for the photos. With all the recipe info at hand, it's now much easier to make it shine.

Our goal is to make sure your ingredients always turn into something awesome. We really hope we're succeeding with it.

13 comments

  1. would like to join your email list. thanks!

  2. Would love to join email list. Thanks so much

  3. You guys are very inspiring. I have recently switched to a plant based lifestyle. The goal is vegan but baby steps for right now. Thanks for creating this great forum
    For saving the planet and being humane humans.

    Marilo (from Canada)

  4. I’ve been vegetarian for a year now but I’m young and my parents have concerns about it’s effect on my long term health. I’ve always loved animals, though, and can’t imagine eating meat now. I’m trying to prove I can do it and your recipes have really helped. Thank you!

    By the way, do you have any idea when the newsletter might start up again? I’m on the waiting list.

    • Really really cool to hear we were of help on your veggie journey, Phoebe! In case you have any ideas on how we can improve our website our if you think we should cover a certain topic, just let us know. We’ll get on it 🙂
      I’ve added you to our newsletter. The waiting list is only a reminder for our 30 Day Veggie Challenge.

  5. Hi, I have been surging all over for good, easy, quick, tasty vegetarian internet sites, but always found boring once until suddenly one day your site popped up. Thank you for that. This is a great site with sooo many good recepies, and the are all so easy and quick, and I love how you explain everything in this easy, laidback tone. Reallly greatful. Thank you so much.
    So to my question: I love falaffels, and so does my husband, but everytime I try to make them at home they all get so dry and boring. Do you have a good recepie on falaffels? I really hope so.
    Looking forward to try more of your mouthwatering food tomorrow. Every day is now a hurrythefoodup-day in our house. Thank you <3

    • Hi Tanja,

      first of all thanks soooooo much for the warm words 😀
      Really cool to hear our recipes have become a staple in your household. To your question: We have a great falafel recipe on our hands, but it’s not “under development” yet. Though I can promise you that I’m going to shoot many recipes this September that we’ve tested and found awesome over the last months. We’ll get it up asap! 😀

  6. Jamaica Bloodworth

    Hi,
    Can’t wait to be a part of such an inspiring community! Please add me to newsletters, the upcoming 30 Day Challenge, etc (any and everything you have to offer). Excited to connect- can’t wait.

  7. Hi , was really excited to find you as I’ve just started trying to switch to being a vegetarian , unfortunately have looked in all aspects of email box and hasn’t downloaded. Help!
    Thanks

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