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Thursday September 19th, 2013

Romanian beans stew

Romanian beans stew
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For 2 servings: 1 large can cooked beans (400 g), drained 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, sliced 1 bell pepper, chopped 2-3 tablespoons tomato paste 2-3 bay leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and paper Fry the onion together with the bay leaves in oil, for 1-2 minutes. Add the ​​carrots, the pepper and a glass water. Allow to cook for 5-6 minutes then add the tomato paste and mix it well. Cook for 2 minutes than add the cooked beans, salt and pepper to taste and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Serve with sauerkraut salad, pickles, etc.

Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Ratatouille on polenta bed

Ratatouille on polenta bed
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For 2-3 servings: 1 big eggplant, diced (1cm chunks) 1 zucchini, diced 2 onions, chopped 2 green peppers, diced 5-6 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped 4-5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 2 – 3 tablespoons oil salt and pepper, to taste For the polenta see the recipe here. Stir fry the onions in oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the eggplant. If needed add a little water, not too much. Stir occasionally, until the eggplant is partially cooked. Add the zucchini, the peppers and all the spices. Cook for a few minutes and than add the tomatoes. Cover and simmer stirring occasionally. When the vegetables are done and the sauce has reduced add
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Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Polenta

Polenta
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For 4 servings: 500 g cornmeal for polenta 1.5 liters of water 1/2 teaspoon salt Bring the water to a boil in a heavy large saucepan and add the salt. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of cornmeal stirring continuously and cook for 1-2 minutes. Gradually whisk in the remaining cornmeal. Reduce the heat to low, cover and cook until the mixture thickens and the cornmeal is tender, stirring often, for about 30 minutes, depending on the quality of the cornmeal (see the instructions on the package). Serve hot.

Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Vegetable stew

Vegetable stew
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For 5-6 servings: 2 kg assorted vegetables, chopped 5-6 tablespoons tomato pasta / 1/2 kg tomatoes, diced 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped 2-3 bay leaves 1 teaspoon dried thyme 5-6 cloves of garlic, mashed 3 tablespoons oil salt and pepper, to taste For this recipe you can use different vegetables, depending on the season: onions, potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, peas, broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, eggplant, celery, parsnips, sweet peppers, leeks, etc.. Stir fry the onions in oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the bay leaves, thyme and the vegetables, starting with the ones which take longer to cook : first the green beans and carrots than the cabbage, peas, etc. Add water to cover. Cover and simmer on medium heat stirring occasionally. When
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Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Penne arrabbiata

Penne  arrabbiata
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For 3-4 servings: 300 g penne 1 kg tomatoes, finely chopped or  2 cans of 400 g, diced tomatoes 1 big onion, chopped 5-6 garlic cloves, diced fresh chili / chili powder, to taste 1 teaspoon  thyme 2 teaspoons  oregano 2 tablespoon olive oil fresh basil (optional) salt and pepper, to taste Cook the pasta as directed on the package. Drain. In a pan, stir fry the onion in the olive oil, for 2-3 minutes. Add the tomatoes / canned tomatoes, the thyme and the oregano.  Cook until the sauce is reduced, stirring occasionally, then add the chili, the garlic, salt and pepper to taste and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Mix with the pasta and garnish with fresh basil. Variation:
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Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Hummus

Hummus
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225 g cooked chickpeas 1-2 cloves of garlic, mashed, to taste fresh lemon juice, to taste 2-3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons sesame paste (tahini) 1 teaspoon paprika powder, optional parsley, for garnish (optional) salt and pepper, to taste Drain the chickpeas but store the liquid. Put all ingredients in a blender/ food processor and blend until smooth. If necessary, if the hummus is too thick, add a little bit of liquid from the cooked chickpeas (the hummus should have the consistency of mashed potatoes). It can be served with bread, olives, falafel, “sticks” of vegetables (bell peppers, kohlrabi, cucumber, etc..).

Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Zucchini in tomato sauce

Zucchini in tomato sauce
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For 2-3 servings: 2 large/3 small zucchinis, washed and cubed 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 tin diced tomatoes (400g) 2 tablespoons oil parsley, finely chopped salt and pepper Stir fry the onion  in oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the zucchini and very little water. Cook for 5 minutes then add  the canned tomatoes. Cook until the zucchinis are done. Add salt and  pepper to taste. Garnish with parsley. Serve with salad.

Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Plum dumplings

Plum dumplings
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For 12-15 dumplings: 12-15 medium size plums 1/2 kg potatoes 150 g flour 1 tablespoon oil 3 tablespoons raw sugar pinch of salt 1 cup breadcrumbs 2 tablespoons raw sugar Cook the potatoes, drain and mash. Allow to cool then add the flour, oil, sugar and salt. Mix  until you obtain a soft dough. Make a roll of the dough  approx. 5 cm. thick. Cut into 12-15 pieces of approx. 1.5-2 cm. Wash the plums, remove the pits and eventually  fill each plum  with a little bit of sugar (only if de plums are sour). Take a piece of dough, stretch it between your hands, place the plum in the middle, seal the edges and form balls. In a souppan
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Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Guacamole

Guacamole
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For 2 servings: 1 avocado, mashed the  juice from 1/2 lemon 1 clove of garlic, mashed chili, to taste, finely chopped 1 red onion/shallot, finely chopped a pinch of cumin powder fresh coriander (or parsley), finely chopped salt and pepper, to taste Mix all ingredients! For variation you can add  chopped tomatoes, cucumber, olives …

Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Romanian bean spread

Romanian bean spread
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250 g cooked beans (white/brown) 5 tablespoons of sunflower oil 4-5 garlic cloves, to taste, mashed salt and pepper, to taste 2 large onions, finely sliced 2 tablespoons oil 2 tablespoons tomato puree (tomato paste) Put the cooked beans, garlic, oil, the salt and pepper in a blender/food processor and blend until smooth. Remove in a bowl. In a saucepan stir fry the onions until golden brown then add the tomato paste, mix it well and spread evenly over bean paste.