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Monday September 16th, 2013

Spaghetti a la bolognese

Spaghetti a la bolognese
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For 2 servings: 300 g spaghetti 200 g minced spiced tofu 2 medium carrots, finely sliced 1 bell pepper, finely diced 2 onions, finely chopped 1 stalk celery (optional), finely sliced 1  small can sweet corn (optional) 2 cans diced tomatoes chili/ chili powder (optional) 2 teaspoons dried oregano 5-6 garlic cloves, finely chopped fresh basil, finely chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper, to taste Cook the spaghetti as directed on package. Stir fry the onions and the ​​carrots in oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the celery, bell pepper,  tomatoes and the oregano. Cover and simmer stirring occasionally. When the sauce is reduced add the minced tofu, sweet corn, chili and the garlic. Cook for another 3-4 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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Monday September 16th, 2013

Seitan

Seitan
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For 2-3 servings: 1 kg flour warm water a pinch of salt In a bowl mix the flour with the salt and add gradually  water until you get a dough as for bread. You can add different spices (not too many otherwise it will break the gluten). Knead the dough for about 5 minutes. Allow  to rest for at least an hour in a warm place. “Wash” the dough under running cold water (in a bowl or colander) until the water is clear (it takes approx. 10-15 minutes). The remaining dough after washing (seitan) will be divided and shaped considering  the final use of the seitan or it can be cooked whole and then cut into pieces. Cook the seitan  in water with spices
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Monday September 16th, 2013

Romanian peasant potatoes

Romanian peasant potatoes
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For 3-4 servings: 1 kg potatoes, peeled and cubed 3 onions, finely chopped 5-6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped paprika powder and chili powder, to taste (optional) 3 tablespoons oil salt and pepper, to taste   Cook the potatoes in water with a pinch of salt. Drain and set aside. Stir fry the onions and the garlic in oil until golden brown. Add the potatoes, paprika powder, chili powder (optional), salt and  pepper and stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Serve as a garnish and/or with  salads or  pickles.

Monday September 16th, 2013

Italian potatoes

Italian potatoes
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For 4 servings: 1 kg potatoes, cubed 3 large onions, sliced 4-5 carrots, sliced 2 green peppers, sliced 6-7 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 3-4 teaspoons rosemary fresh chili / chili powder (optional) 4 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper, to taste Half cook the potatoes. Drain well. In an oven tray, greased with oil, put the vegetables (the onions, carrots, green peppers, chili), the garlic, rosemary, salt and pepper to taste. Add the potatoes and mix thoroughly. Bake in the oven until crisp, stirring occasionally. Serve with salad.

Monday September 16th, 2013

Barley salad

Barley salad
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For 2 servings: 1 cup barley 1 red onion, diced 1 large tomato, diced 1 bell pepper, diced 1 cucumber, diced 50 g olives fresh basil 1 tablespoon olive oil juice from 1/2 lemon salt and pepper, to taste Cook the barley in water  4 times the amount of barley (4 cups) for about 40 minutes. Allow to cool.  Mix all ingredients.

Sunday September 15th, 2013

Vegan whipped cream

Vegan whipped cream
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1 tin coconut milk 2-3 tablespoons raw sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1 teaspoon locust bean gum (optional) Let the coconut milk tin in the refrigerator for several hours (or overnight). Put in a bowl  only the white, solid part of the coconut milk, add the sugar, the locust bean gum and the vanilla essence and blend (with a mixer) until the sugar has dissolved and it becomes frothy (do not blend to long otherwise you’ll get coconut butter). The cream can be kept in the fridge up to 2 days.

Sunday September 15th, 2013

Avocado sauce

Avocado sauce
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1 ripe avocado 1 garlic clove, mashed the juice of half lemon salt and pepper Mashed avocado, add the garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and mix. Use it as  dressing for salads, vegetables etc.

Sunday September 15th, 2013

Grilled asparagus with avocado sauce

Grilled asparagus with avocado sauce
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  Trim  the asparagus, wash and dry with a (paper) kitchen towel. Heat the grill, grease with a little bit of oil, grill the aspargus 1-2 minutes on each side. Serve with avocado sauce. Variation: Grilled asparagus can be also served with a dressing made of lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper.

Sunday September 15th, 2013

Dal tadka

Dal tadka
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1 cup red lentils 2 cups water 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 1 tomato, finely chopped 1 cm fresh ginger, grated (1 teaspoon ginger powder) ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 tsp coriander powder ½ teaspoon cumin 2-3 curry leaves (optional) dried chilli flakes (or fresh chili pepper/chili powder), to taste salt and pepper, to taste olive oil to garnish (optional) Wash the lentils thoroughly. Put the lentils in a pan together with 2 cups of water, onion, garlic, curry leaves, chilli flakes, turmeric and the ginger. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes then add the tomato, coriander and the cumin. Cook until the tomato is done, add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with olive oil (optional).
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Sunday September 15th, 2013

Naan bread

Naan bread
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Ingredients: 500 g flour 50 ml soy yogurt 150 ml  unsweetened soy milk/water 7 g yeast 1 teaspoon raw sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 tablespoons oil Mix the flour with the yeast, add the soy yogurt, salt and the baking powder. The soy milk/water is incorporated gradually  until you get the consistency of bread dough. If needed add more flour or soy milk/water. Knead the dough well  for a few minutes. Allow to rise for approx. 1-2 hours, in a warm place, until it doubles in volume. After rising, briefly knead the dough again, divide into equal portions, forming balls. Roll the dough balls in length with a rolling pin. Bake the
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