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Sunday August 31st, 2014

Pear cake

Pear cake
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For a (spring) form with a diameter of 26 cm. 2-3 pears, cut into small pieces 2 cups flour 1 cup water 1/2 cup raw sugar 4 tablespoons oil 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 teaspoons vinegar 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, for color (optional) pinch of salt Mix the water with sugar, oil, salt and vanilla extract until the sugar has dissolved. Add the flour, little by little, stirring  to avoid lumps forming. Finally add the turmeric, vinegar, baking powder and mix well. Add the pears and mix. Grease the (spring) form with oil and coat with flour. Pour the mixture into the form and bake in pre-heated oven, at medium heat (175C) for approx. 30 minutes..

Sunday August 31st, 2014

Cucumber – radish salad

Cucumber – radish salad
Posted in : Salads, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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For 2 servings: 1 cucumber, finely sliced 10 radishes, finely sliced dill, finely chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons vinegar salt and pepper, to taste Mix all the ingredients! Serve directly!

Saturday August 30th, 2014

Seitan gyros

Seitan gyros
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For 3-4 servings: For the seitan: 1 kg flour 1 teaspoon paprika powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 2 bay leaves 10 peppercorns The preperation of seitan is described here. Cook the seitan, whole, in water with the bay leaves and peppercorns, for about 30-35 minutes. Drain well then cut into small pieces. For the marinade: 6 cloves of garlic, mashed 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons thyme 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon paprika powder 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder chili powder, to taste salt and pepper, to taste Mix all ingredients. Pour the marinade over the pieces of seitan, mix well and leave to marinate for
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Wednesday August 27th, 2014

Potato curry

Potato curry
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For 4-6 servings: 1 kg potatoes, peeled and cubed (or cut into wedges)  4 onions, finely chopped 5 tomatoes, diced 250 ml coconut milk (canned) chili / chili flakes, to taste 2 teaspoons mustard seeds 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1 teaspoon garam masala 2-3 curry leaves (optional) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric salt, to taste Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the mustard seeds. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes until they begin to pop. Add the onion, chili and curry leaves. Cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the tomatoes and the rest of the spices. Cover  and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the potatoes and coconut milk. If
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Monday August 25th, 2014

Grilled seitan & vegetables skewers

Grilled seitan & vegetables skewers
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For 6-8 servings: seitan 2 zucchini 2-3 onions 2-3 sweet peppers For the seitan: 1 kg flour 1 teaspoon paprika powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 2 bay leaves 10 peppercorns The preparation of seitan is described here. Cook the seitan, whole, in water with the bay leaves and peppercorns, for about 30-35 minutes. Drain well then cut into approx. 3 x 3 cm (1 x 1 inch) pieces. For the marinade: 6 cloves of garlic, mashed 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons thyme 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon paprika powder salt and pepper, to taste Mix all ingredients. Wash the vegetables and cut into pieces. Pour the marinade over the seitan and
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Monday August 25th, 2014

Grilled seitan and vegetables

Grilled seitan and vegetables
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For 3-4 servings: seitan 2 zucchini 2-3 onions 2-3 sweet peppers For the seitan: 1 kg flour 1 teaspoon paprika powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 2 bay leaves 10 peppercorns The preperation of seitan is described here. Cook the seitan, whole, in water with the bay leaves and peppercorns, for about 30-35 minutes. Drain well then cut into four equal pieces. For the marinade: 6 cloves of garlic, mashed 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons thyme 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon paprika powder salt and pepper, to taste Mix all ingredients. Wash the vegetables and cut into pieces. Pour the marinade over the seitan and vegetables, mix well and
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Thursday August 21st, 2014

Baingan Bharta

Baingan Bharta
Posted in : Appetizers on by : fleur
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For 2-3 servings: 2 large eggplants 1 onion, finely chopped 2 tomatoes, finely chopped 2-3 cloves of garlic, mashed (optional) 1 cm fresh ginger, grated (or 1 teaspoon ginger powder) fresh chili/chili powder, to taste 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon garam masala (optional) 1 tablespoon oil fresh coriander, finely chopped salt, to taste Heat the (pan)grill and bake the eggplants on each side until they are soft inside. Peel while they are still warm. Drain well and chop them. Set aside. Heat the oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds. Fry for 2-3 minutes until they begin to pop. Add the onion, stir fry for few minutes then add the tomatoes,
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Monday August 18th, 2014

Pizza

Pizza
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For 4 servings: For the dough: 400 g flour 2 teaspoons dry yeast 200 ml water 4 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon raw sugar a pinch of salt In a cup mix the yeast and sugar with little water. Let it rest until the yeast begins to ferment (approx. 10 minutes). Mix all ingredients and knead well. The dough must be soft and elastic but should not stick to your hands. Put the dough in a bowl, cover with a clean kitchen towel and let it rise for 2 hours. Knead again and let it rise for another hour (optional). Divide into 4 equal parts and shape each part into a pizza with a rolling pin. For the sauce:
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Saturday August 16th, 2014

Zacusca (romanian vegetable spread)

Zacusca (romanian vegetable spread)
Posted in : Appetizers, Breakfast, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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For 6 servings: 3 large eggplants 6 bell peppers 2 onions, finely chopped 6-7 large ripe tomatoes, finely chopped 3 bay leaves 15 peppercorns 2 tablespoons oil salt to taste Heat the grill and bake the eggplants on each side until they are soft inside. Peel while they are still warm. Drain well and let them cool. Wash the sweet peppers, dry with a kitchen towel and grill, on each side. Put the roasted peppers in a pan, sprinkle with salt and cover. Allow them to rest for approx. 10 minutes  than peel them (dip your fingers  in cold water to help release the peel). Process the eggplants and sweet peppers with a food processor until fine (not smooth). Heat the oil in a saucepan
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Tuesday August 5th, 2014

Sauteed leeks

Sauteed leeks
Posted in : Main dishes, Side dishes, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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For 4 servings: 4-5  leeks, sliced 2 teaspoons oregano 1 teaspoon basil fresh chilli / chilli flakes, to taste (optional) 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper, to taste Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the leeks, chili, oregano and basil. Cover and simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally. When the leek has softened add salt and pepper.