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Tuesday September 29th, 2015

Seitan kebab

Seitan kebab
Posted in : Appetizers, Main dishes on by : fleur
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For the seitan: 1 kg flour (see the recipe here) Cook the seitan whole, in water with some bay leaves, peppercorns and allspice, for approx. 40 min. Drain then slice finely. Mix the following spices: 3 tsp. paprika 1/4 tsp. cumin powder 2 tsp. garlic powder 2 tsp. dried thyme cayenne powder, to taste salt and pepper, to taste Pour the spice mix over the seitan spices and mix well. Cover and let it rest for at least an hour. Fry the seitan in a little oil till golden brown. Serve  with pitta bread and lettuce, shredded red cabbage , tomato and pickles slices, garlic sauce or avocado sauce.

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Sunday September 27th, 2015

Zucchini patties

Zucchini patties
Posted in : Appetizers, Breakfast, Main dishes, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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For 4 pieces: 200 g zucchini, roughly grated 3 tablespoons chickpea flour 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional) 1 green onion, finely chopped 4-5 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped 2-3 tablespoons water salt and pepper, to taste oil for frying Mix all ingredients. Let it rest  for about  10-15 minutes for the chickpea flour to absorb the moisture. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a pan and add approx. 2 tablespoons of the zucchini mix. After 1-2 minutes press it with a spatula until a thickness of about 1 cm. Fry for 4-5 minutes on each side, at medium heat (or bake it in the oven, at medium heat- 200 C- until golden  brown).

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Monday July 13th, 2015

Vegetable pakoras

Vegetable pakoras
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For approx. 15 pieces: oil for frying 2 carrots, grated 1 medium zucchini, grated 150 g cabbage,  finely sliced 1 sweet pepper, finely sliced a handful fresh coriander, finely chopped (optional) 1 1/2 cup chickpea flour 1 cup water 3 cm ginger (or 2 teaspoons ginger powder) 3  garlic cloves fresh chili, to taste (optional) 1 teaspoon turmeric 2 tsp. coriander powder 1 small onion, finely chopped salt, to taste Make a paste from garlic, ginger and chili. Mix in a bowl the chickpea flour with the water , garlic, ginger and chili paste,  coriander powder, turmeric and salt. Add the onion and the vegetables and mix well. Heat the oil in a pan.
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Friday March 6th, 2015

Red lentil pate

Red lentil pate
Comments : 2 Posted in : Appetizers, Breakfast, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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1 cup red lentils 1 bay leaf 2-4 cloves garlic, mashed (to taste) 3 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper, to taste For the topping: 2 (red) onions, finely sliced 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tbsp. tomato puree/paste Wash the lentils thoroughly  and cook them  in 2 1/2 cups water, together with the bay leaf. Drain but keep the moisture aside. Remove the bay leaf and blend/process until smooth. Put the lentils back in the pan, on low heat, add the oil and garlic and “beat” it with a wooden spoon until it becomes foamy (if necessary add a little water from the lentils to get the desired consistency). Add  salt and pepper to taste  and transfer the lentils
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Saturday February 7th, 2015

Lentil patties

Lentil patties
Posted in : Appetizers, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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For 15-20 pieces: 1 cup red lentils 3 tablespoons chickpea flour 1 large carrot 1 large onion 1 bell pepper 2-3 garlic cloves, mashed 2 tablespoons seasoning mix (coriander-, cumin-, allspice-, paprika-, juniper-, garlic-, mustard powder etc.) 1 tablespoon mint (fresh or dried) 2 bay leaves salt and pepper, to taste Wash the lentils thoroughly and cook them together  with the bay leaves in 1 1/2 cup water. Check from time to time that they don’t stick to the bottom of the pan. When the lentils are cooked the water should be completely absorbed. Remove the bay leaves and allow it to cool. Process the carrot, onion, bell pepper and mint  using a food processor (or finely grate or chop them). Mix all
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Thursday February 5th, 2015

Lentil bolognese pasta

Lentil bolognese pasta
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For 4 servings: 500 g pasta, cooked 400 g puy lentils (or brown/green) 2 carrots, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 2-3 garlic cloves, mashed 700 ml tomato passata 2 bay leaves 2 teaspoons oregano 1/2 glas wine 3 tablespoons lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper, to taste fresh basil, finely cut (optional) Wash the lentils and cook them in water with the bay leaves. Drain. Stir fry the the onion and  the carrots in oil for 2-3 minutes than add the tomato passata, wine and oregano. Cover and simmer on medium heat until the sauce has reduced. Add the garlic,  lentils, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste and cook for another few minutes. Put the pasta
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Thursday December 11th, 2014

Peasant’s cold buffet

Peasant’s cold buffet
Posted in : Appetizers, Christmas menu on by : fleur
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The plateau includes: 1. Bean spread (see the recipe here) 2. Eggplant salad (see the recipe here) 3. Zacusca (see the recipe here) 4. Chickpea patties (see the recipe here) 5. lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber,  red onion, olives, etc.

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Monday December 8th, 2014

Peasant’s warm buffet

Peasant’s warm buffet
Posted in : Appetizers, Christmas menu on by : fleur
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The plateau includes: Tofu slices and tempeh pieces , marinated and fried. Instead of tempeh you can use seitan. For the marinade: 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons grill  spices 4-5 cloves garlic, mashed 1 teaspoon rosemary chili pepper flakes, to taste pepper and salt, to taste Mix all ingredients. Pour over the tofu and tempeh, mix well and leave to marinate for several hours (or overnight). Fry in a little oil or bake in the oven. 2. seitan sausages (see recipe here) 3. polenta (see recipe here) 4. pickles 5. tomato, cucumber, onion, olives, chili etc.

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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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