For 3 servings: 200-250 g nettles, washed 3 potatoes, sliced 1 large carrot, sliced 1 onion, chopped 1 small parsnip, sliced 3 cloves of garlic, mashed salt and papper, to taste In a souppan put the vegetables and a little water (enough to cover). Cook for 5 minutes and than add the nettles. When the vegetables are cooked add the garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Puree the soup with a blender / food processor until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with olive oil. Note: Pick the nettles early in the spring (march/april) when the plant is very young. Pick only the tips and use gloves. The nettles are tasty, nutritious and absolutely free!
Tuesday September 10th, 2013Appetizers on by : fleur
300 g cooked chickpeas 3-4 tablespoons flour 1 large onion, finely chopped 4-5 cloves of garlic, mashed 1 tablespoon seasoning mix (coriander-, cumin-, allspice-, paprika-, juniper-, garlic-, mustard powder) 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme parsley, finely chopped dill, finely chopped salt and pepper, to taste oil for frying Blend the chickpeas with a blender / food processor or with a fork. Add all the ingredients and mix well. Form little balls with wet hands, dredge through flour and fry in hot oil until golden brown. Serve with vegetables, mustard, rice, mashed potatoes, salads … Note: fry first one piece, if won’t hold together, add more flour to the mixture and try again.
Tuesday September 10th, 2013Soups, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
For 4 servings: 1/2 kg asparagus, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 250 g vegetable cream/250 ml unsweetened soy milk 1-4 tablespoons flour a handful frozen peas (optional) 1 carrot, finely sliced (optional) parsley, finely chopped, to garnish salt and pepper Cook the asparagus and the onion in 1 l water, for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and blend with a hand blender until smooth. Add the peas and the carrots and simmer for another 5 minutes. Separately, mix the vegetable sour cream with a tablespoon of flour (or the soy milk with 4 tablespoons flour) and pour over the soup. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes, until thick. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley and a little olive