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Sunday November 30th, 2014

Tiramisu

Tiramisu
Comments : 3 Posted in : Christmas menu, Desserts on by : fleur
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For 5-6 servings: oven tray approx. 17 x 21 cm 1 tablespoon cocoa powder For the base: 1 cup flour slightly more than 1/2 cup soy milk 1/3 cup vegan sugar 3 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon baking powder vegan margarine to grease the form Mix all ingredients  until the sugar has dissolved. Grease the form  with a little bit margarine and coat with flour. Pour the mixture into the form and bake, in the preheated   oven, on medium heat (175 C) for approx. 30 min. Check with a straw/toothpick if it is baked inside otherwise continue baking a few minutes longer. Allow to cool slightly. Remove the base from the form, level it cutting off the top. Wash and
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Wednesday November 26th, 2014

Lentil pate

Lentil pate
Posted in : Appetizers, Christmas menu, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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1 cup green lentils 2 bay leaves 10-15 peppercorns 2 tablespoons oil 1 onion, chopped 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 teaspoons thyme 1 teaspoon paprika powder 1 tbsp. tomato puree 1 cup dry white wine salt and pepper, to taste Wash the lentils thoroughly and cook them together with the bay leaves and peppercorns in 3 cups of water. If needed add more water. When the lentils are cooked drain but keep the water apart. Remove the bay leaves and peppercorns. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan and stir fry the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes.  Add the wine, the remaining spices and cook, uncovered, until the onion is soft and the
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Saturday November 8th, 2014

Creme caramel

Creme caramel
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For 4 servings (forms of approx. 100ml): 500 ml soy milk 2 packages vanilla sugar (or 2 tablespoons raw sugar  + 1 teaspoon vanilla extract) 2 teaspoons agar-agar 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, for the color 5-6 tablespoons raw sugar, for the caramel Put 5-6 tablespoons of sugar in a small saucepan, melt it on low heat until it gets a nice  amber color. Pour it into the  forms so that you get a layer of 3-4 mm of caramel. Dissolve the agar-agar  in a little bit soy milk. Mix the remaining soy milk with the vanilla sugar and turmeric. Stir until the sugar has dissolved, bring to a boil then add the agar-agar and cook for 2 minutes. Pour into the forms, over the
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Friday November 7th, 2014

Poached pears in red wine

Poached pears in red wine
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3 pears, ripe but firm, peeled 1/2 cup raw sugar 1 cup red wine 2 cups water 1 cinnamon stick 1 star anise Put in a soup pan  the water, wine, sugar, cinnamon stick and anise star and bring it to a boil  then add the pears. Add more water if needed, enough to cover the pears. Cover and simmer (approx. 20 minutes) until the pears are done. Remove the pears to a platter and let the sauce simmer, on medium heat, until reduced by half. Serve plain or with vegan vanilla ice cream.

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Thursday November 6th, 2014

Pumpkin mousse

Pumpkin mousse
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For 4-6 servings: 1 kg pumpkin 1 tablespoon raw sugar (or to taste) 1/2 cup raisins soaked in rum, including the rum 1/2 cup walnuts, crushed Wash the pumpkin, remove the seeds and cut into pieces. Bake in oven until tender (try with a fork if is ready). Allow to cool. Remove the peel and blend/process it together with the sugar until smooth, using a hand blender or a food processor . Add the raisins, rum and nuts and mix.

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Wednesday November 5th, 2014

Lentil stew

Lentil stew
Posted in : Main dishes, Side dishes, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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For 4 servings: 250 g green lentils 1 bell pepper, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon thyme 3-4 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon oil salt and pepper, to taste Wash the lentils well and cook them in water with the bay leaves.  Drain but  keep the water separate. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onion. Stir fry for  2-3 minutes then add the bell pepper and continue frying for a few minutes more. Add some water from the cooked lentils, the thyme and garlic. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft. Add the tomato paste and, if needed, more water (from the cooked lentils)
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Sunday November 2nd, 2014

Pumpkin strudel

Pumpkin strudel
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For 4 large pieces: For the dough: 500 g flour 1 cup warm water 3 tablespoons raw sugar 3 tablespoons oil 1 teaspoon vinegar a pinch of salt Mix all ingredients and knead for a few minutes. The dough should be elastic but soft. Put it in a bowl, cover with plastic wrap or a clean kitchen towel and let it rest, at room temperature, at least 30 minutes.  Meanwhile prepare the filling. For the filling: 8 cups grated pumpkin 3 tablespoons raw sugar 2 tablespoons oil Heat the oil in a large saucepan, add the grated pumpkin and sugar and fry , stirring occasionally, until the pumpkin has softened slightly (approx. 10 minutes). Divide the dough  into four
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Saturday November 1st, 2014

Tricolor quinoa pudding

Tricolor quinoa pudding
Posted in : Breakfast, Desserts on by : fleur
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For 2-3 servings: 1 cup  (tricolor) quinoa 2 cups vanilla vegetable milk  (or natural vegetable milk  + 2 tablespoons raw sugar + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence) a handful of goji berries (optional) Wash well the quinoa and cook it in the vegetable milk. Cook for 8 minutes on low heat, set aside, add the goji berries, mix,cover with a lid and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Serve warm.

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Saturday November 1st, 2014

Pancakes

Pancakes
Posted in : Breakfast, Desserts on by : fleur
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For approx.  7 medium pancakes: 1 cup soda water 1 cup vanilla soy milk (or soy milk + 1 tablespoon sugar + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract) 1 1/2 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, optional (for the color) oil to grease the pan Mix all ingredients with a whisk or mixer until smooth. Add more soda water or vegetable milk if needed. Heat a lightly oiled  frying pan over medium high heat. Pour a ladle of the batter into the pan and spread evenly moving the pan in the desired direction. Brown on both sides and serve hot with jam, syrup, vegan chocolate paste etc..

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