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Tuesday December 31st, 2013

Masala sauce

Masala sauce
Posted in : Sauces/Creams, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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4-5 onions, sliced 2 cans diced tomatoes 2 tablespoons oil 3 cm ginger, finely chopped (or 2 teaspoons ginger powder) 5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder 1 teaspoon mustard seeds 1 teaspoon garam masala 3 teaspoons coriander powder 1 teaspoon cumin powder fresh chilli /chilli powder , to taste salt Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. Fry for 2-3 minutes until they begin to pop. Add the onion and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the canned tomatoes, ginger, cinnamon, coriander powder, cumin powder and the chilli. Cook approx. 10 minutes than add the garlic and garam masala. Continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes. Add salt to taste. Blend with a hand blender/blender
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Tuesday December 31st, 2013

Samosa

Samosa
Posted in : Appetizers on by : fleur
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For 15 to 20 pieces filo pastry (defrosted if frozen) For the filling: 3 potatoes, diced 2 carrots, diced 100 g green beans, diced 100 g (frozen) peas 3 onions, finely sliced 1 teaspoon mustard seeds ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon garam masala chilli pepper/chilli powder, to taste 2 tablespoons oil salt Oil for frying Heat 2 tablespoons of  oil in a large pan and add the mustard seeds. Stir fry for about 2-3 minutes until they begin to pop. Add the onions. Cook further another 2-3 minutes then add the potatoes, ​​carrots, green beans and  peas along with 2-3 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally and add more water if needed. When
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Tuesday December 31st, 2013

Zucchini masala

Zucchini masala
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For 3-4 servings: 2 zucchini 1 tablespoon oil ½ teaspoon cumin seeds ½ teaspoon mustard seeds ¼ teaspoon fennel seeds ½ teaspoon garam masala fresh chilli / chill powder (to taste) ¼ teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon raw sugar salt Wash the zucchini, cut them in half, lengthwise  and then into slices of approx. 0.5 cm. Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard, cumin and fennel seeds. Fry for 2-3 minutes until they begin to pop. Add the zucchini and cook, stirring occasionally, being careful that they do not stick to the pan. When the zucchini have softened slightly add the remaining spices and salt to taste. Continue cooking for approx. 4-5 minutes. The
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Monday December 30th, 2013

Mushrooms – peas curry

Mushrooms – peas curry
Posted in : Main dishes, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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For 3-4 servings: 250 g mushrooms, sliced 200 g peas (fresh or frozen) 3 tomatoes, chopped 2 tablespoons oil 2 cm ginger, peeled and chopped (or 1 teaspoon ginger powder) 1 teaspoon cumin seeds ½ teaspoon turmeric 2 tsp coriander powder chilli / chilli powder to taste Fresh cilantro for garnish (optional ) Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds . Fry them for 2-3 minutes , until they begin to pop. Add the ​​mushrooms and fry them, stirring occasionally (if you are using fresh peas then it will be added together with the mushrooms). If necessary add a tablespoon of water. When the mushrooms are slightly softened  add the tomatoes, ginger, coriander powder, chilli and
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Monday December 30th, 2013

Tofu masala

Tofu masala
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For 3-4 servings: 150 g tofu, cubed 2 tomatoes chilli / chilli powder 2 cm ginger 4 tablespoons soy yogurt 1 tablespoon oil 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander powder ½ teaspoon turmeric ½ teaspoon garam masala 1 tablespoon flour fresh coriander and chilli for garnish (optional) Blend the tomatos, chilli/chilli powder (to taste) and ginger with a blender / food processor. Mix the tomato sauce wih the yogurt, coriander powder and the flour. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Fry for 2-3 minutes, until they begin to pop. Add the sauce and simmer approx. 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the tofu, turmeric and
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Sunday December 29th, 2013

Orange cake

Orange cake
Posted in : Christmas menu, Desserts on by : fleur
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Springform 250 g orange jam For the base: 1 ½ cup flour ½ cup raw sugar ½ cup oil ½ cup water 2 ½ teaspoons baking powder zest of an orange 1 teaspoon amaretto Mix the oil, water and sugar and whisk until the sugar dissolves. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix everything thoroughly . The composition should have the consistency of cream otherwise add a little bit more water / flour as necessary. Pour it into the baking springform and bake it, in the preheated oven, for approx . 30-40 minutes. Check with a straw if it’s baked inside. Allow it to cool (it can be prepared the day before). For the cream: 2
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Sunday December 22nd, 2013

Apple pie

Apple pie
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For the dough: 3 cups flour ½ cup oil ½ cup sugar ½ cup water 15 g baking powder salt For the filling: 1-1 ½ kg apples ½ cup raw sugar 2 teaspoons cinnamon Peel and core apples, grate on a box grater. Add the sugar and the cinnamon and mix it. Drain off apple juice. Meanwhile prepare the dough mixing all the ingredients, if it is too hard then add a little water. Divide the dough into two equal parts and roll on to the tray size. Place one sheet of dough in tray, add the apple filling (drained), spread evenly and cover with the remaining dough sheet. Bake at medium heat for 30-40 minutes, until brown. Note: The above
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Monday December 16th, 2013

Vegetables aspic

Vegetables aspic
Comments : 2 Posted in : Appetizers, Christmas menu, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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For 6-8 small portions: 1 large carrot, peeled 1 large potato, peeled 1 onion, cutted in quarters 1 parsnip, peeled 50 g frozen peas 50 g frozen green beans 3 tablespoons canned corn 5-6 cloves of garlic, mashed 2 bay leaves 10 peppercorns 5 g of agar – agar salt Put the potato, carrot, parsnip, onion, the bay leaves and  peppercorns in a soup pan, cover with water and cook. When the vegetables are almost done add the peas, green beans and the garlic. Cook for another few minutes. Remove the vegetables  from the water (keep the water!) and cut them into small squares (or various forms for ornament ). Add the corn and mix. Place the mix vegetables in forms
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Friday December 13th, 2013

Seitan sausages

Seitan sausages
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For 3 pieces: seitan from 1 kg flour (see recipe here) 1 ½ teaspoon paprika powder ½ teaspoon onion powder ½ teaspoon garlic powder 4 cloves of garlic, mashed 1 tablespoon mix seasoning ( marjoram, thyme, juniper berry) 1 tsp dried chilli flakes salt and pepper plastic film jute rope When you prepare the dough for seitan add the paprika powder, onion powder and the garlic powder to the flour. Further  follow the steps of the seitan recipe. After “washing” the dough add the rest of the spices, the garlic and the chili flakes  to the seitan and mix well being careful not to “break” the seitan. Drain well. Divide the  seitan  into three equal pieces.
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Sunday December 8th, 2013

Biscuit walnut raisin roll

Biscuit walnut raisin roll
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For a salami of approx. 40 cm length and a thickness of 6-7 cm. 250 g vegan (coconut) biscuits 150 g walnuts 100 g raisins 100 ml coconut milk 50 ml amaretto 3 tablespoons cocoa 2 tablespoons raw sugar 3 tablespoons coconut flakes plastic film Soak the raisins in amaretto for at least an hour. Crush the biscuits in a bowl. Bake the walnuts 10 minutes in the oven, let cool and than grind finely. Mix with the biscuits. Put the coconut milk, sugar and the cocoa in a saucepan  and cook for 1-2 minutes. Let it cool a little and than mix with the raisins, amaretto and the coconut flakes. Pour over the biscuits and mix well. Pour the mixture onto a plastic film, roll it in a 
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