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Friday September 19th, 2014

Celeriac, carrot and apple salad

Celeriac, carrot and apple salad
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For 3-4 servings: 1 celeriac, grated 2-3 carrots, grated 1-2 apples, grated Avocado Mayonnaise: 2 avocados, pureed juice of 1/2 lemon 1-2 teaspoons mustard, to taste salt, to taste Mix all ingredients for the avocado mayonnaise. Pour over vegetables and mix. Serve with bread or as salad next to a main dish.

Friday September 12th, 2014

Spaghetti alla puttanesca

Spaghetti alla puttanesca
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For 4 servings: 500 g spaghetti 750 ml tomato passata or 750 g ripe tomatoes, finely chopped 5-6  garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tablespoon capers 100 g black olives 2 teaspoons oregano fresh chili, finely sliced ​​(or chili flakes), to taste 2-3 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper, to taste Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the garlic. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the tomato passata (or the chopped tomatoes), cover  and simmer  until the sauce reduces slightly. Stir occasionally. Add the capers, olives, chili and oregano. Stir and continue cooking another 5-6 minutes. Finally add  the salt, pepper,  spaghetti
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Wednesday September 10th, 2014

Coconut – lemon cake

Coconut – lemon cake
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Spring form 20 cm (8 -10 servings) 2 cans coconut milk Leave the coconut milk cans in refrigerator overnight. Before use separate the solid part from the liquid part. The solid one  will be used to prepare the cream, the other one for the leaf. For the leaf: 300 g flour 150 g raw sugar 125 ml sunflower oil 375 ml liquid from the coconut milk cans (if needed add vegetable milk or water) zest from 1 untreated lemon 3 tablespoons coconut flakes (fresh or dry) 2 tsp. vanilla essence 1 tsp. vinegar 15 g baking powder a pinch of salt Mix all the ingredients until the sugar has melted. Grease the spring
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Monday September 8th, 2014

Plum cake

Plum cake
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For a (spring) form with a diameter of 26 cm. 4-5 plums, sliced 1 cup flour 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup raw sugar 3 tablespoons oil 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon 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. Grease the (spring) form with oil and coat with flour. Pour the mixture into the form and place the plum slices on top. Bake in pre-heated oven, at medium heat (175C) for approx. 30 minutes.

Friday September 5th, 2014

Pasta alla Norma

Pasta alla Norma
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For 4 servings: 500 g pasta (penne, rigatoni, spaghetti, etc.) 2-3 eggplants, sliced ​​approx.. 0.5 cm 750 ml tomato passata (or 1/2 kg ripe tomatoes, finely chopped) 1 head of garlic, finely cut 2 tablespoons olive oil fresh basil, finely chopped (to taste) salt and pepper, to taste Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain. Grill the eggplant slices on the pre-heated grill, 2-3 minutes on each side. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the garlic. Stir fry for about 2-3 minutes. Add the tomato passata (or the chopped tomatoes), cover and simmer until the sauce has reduced slightly. Stir occasionally. Add the eggplant slices, salt and pepper and cook for few minutes. Put the pasta on a plate
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Monday September 1st, 2014

Soybeans in tomato sauce

Soybeans in tomato sauce
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For 4 servings: 500 g soybeans 2 onions, finely chopped 1 bell pepper, chopped 5-6 tomatoes, diced (or 2-3 tablespoons tomato paste dissolved in a cup of water) 2-3 bay leaves 1 teaspoon thyme 1 tablespoon oil salt and pepper, to taste Soak the soybeans overnight. Sort through them and discard any discolored kernels, then rinse them. Cook them in water (2 times the amount of soybeans) and add the bay leaves. If needed, add more water. Drain. In a saucepan stir fry the onions in oil, for 2-3 minutes. Add the tomatoes (tomato paste), bell pepper and thyme. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce has slightly reduced. Add the cooked soy beans, salt and pepper, to taste. Cook for
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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
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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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