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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
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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)
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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
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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.

Monday August 4th, 2014

Spaghetti with tomato sauce

Spaghetti with tomato sauce
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For 4 servings: 1 package spaghetti (500 g) For the sauce: 4 onions, roughly chopped 4 bell peppers, roughly chopped 1 kg ripe tomatoes, finely chopped a handful olives 3 teaspoons oregano 2 teaspoons basil 2 tablespoons olive oil 5-6 garlic cloves, mashed salt and pepper, to taste fresh basil for garnish Stir fry the onions in olive oil, for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the bell peppers and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add the tomatoes, basil and oregano. Cover and simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has reduced. Finally add the garlic and olives and cook for another few minutes. Garnish with fresh basil.

Friday August 1st, 2014

Couscous vegetable burger

Couscous vegetable burger
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For 10 pieces: 1/2 cup couscous 300 g (10,5 oz) potatoes, cooked and mashed 1 zucchini, grated 3 carrots, finally grated 1/2 cup sweet corn (canned) 1 cup frozen peas 1 large onion, grated 5 cloves of garlic, mashed a pinch of cumin powder 2 teaspoons rosemary 1 teaspoon thyme 2 teaspoons  paprika powder fresh chili pepper / chili flakes, to taste (optional) salt and pepper, to taste Prepare couscous according to package directions. Allow to cool. Mix all ingredients until you get a paste. Divide the mixture into 10 equal parts. Form balls and than press between your hands about approx. 1,5-2 cm. thick (0,5 inch). Fry the burgers in a little bit of oil, about
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Monday July 28th, 2014

Paprikas krumpli

Paprikas krumpli
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For 4 servings: 1 kg potatoes, cut lengthwise in 4 2 bell peppers, sliced 1 onion, finely chopped 2 tomatoes, finely chopped (or 2 tablespoons tomato puree) 4-5 garlic cloves, finely sliced 2 teaspoons paprika powder a pinch of cumin 1 tablespoon oil salt and pepper, to taste Stir fry the onion in oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the bell peppers, potatoes, paprika powder, cumin and water enough to cover the potatoes. Cover and simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally. When the potatoes are almost cooked add the tomatoes (tomato puree) and garlic. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Saturday July 26th, 2014

Chocolate cake

Chocolate cake
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For 10-12 servings: 26 cm spring form 400 g vegan marzipan / fondant, different colors, for icing and ornaments For 1 leaf (prepare 2) : 300 g flour 3 tablespoons cocoa 150 g raw sugar 125 ml sunflower oil 375 ml soy milk 2 tsps. baking powder a pinch of salt Mix all the ingredients until the sugar has dissolved. Grease the spring form with a little bit of oil. Pour the mix into the form and bake  (in the preheated oven) on medium heat, for 30-40 minutes. Check with a straw if the dough is baked inside, if the dough sticks to the straw bake for a few minutes longer.
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