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Sunday March 5th, 2017

Baked tofu in tomato sauce

Baked tofu in tomato sauce
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 For 2 servings: 300 g tofu, drained well and cut into pieces 1 tablespoon tomato paste or 2-3 tablespoons tomato passata For the marinade: 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon paprika powder chili  powder or dried chili flakes, to taste (optional) salt and pepper, to taste 4-5 cloves garlic, mashed (or to taste) 2-3 tablespoons olive oil Mix the spices (oregano, thyme, bususioc, paprika, salt and pepper) or you can use  2-3 tablespoons of seasoning for grill. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add the tofu and mix well until all the tofu pieces are coated with spices. Let it marinate  in
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Friday May 27th, 2016

Chinese-style asparagus

Chinese-style asparagus
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For 2-3 servings: 200 g tofu, diced 200 g green asparagus, cut in pieces of 3-4 cm long 1 onion, chopped 1 red bell pepper, chopped 2 green onions, chopped 2 tablespoons sesame seeds 1 tablespoon sesame oil For the marinade: 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce 4 cm grated ginger (or 1 tablespoon  ginger powder) 2 tsp. coriander powder chilli flakes, to taste 5-6 garlic cloves, minced pepper, to taste Mix all the ingredients for the marinade. Pour over the tofu pieces, mix well and leave to marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Heat the sesame oil in a wok, add the onion and the tofu and stir fry for
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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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Sunday September 27th, 2015

Brined cucumbers in tomato sauce

Brined cucumbers in tomato sauce
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For 4-6 servings: 10-12 brined cumcumbers, sliced approx. 1 cm thick (if they are too salty  leave them in cold water for half an hour then drain the water) 2 onions, finely chopped 200-300 g soy pieces, optional 3-4 tablespoons tomato puree or 400-500 ml tomato passata 1 bunch dill, finely chopped 2 tablespoons oil pepper to taste Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the onions and stir fry for about 2-3 minutes. Add the cucumbers and cover with water. Cook until  the cucumbers are soft. Add more water if needed. Add the tomato puree dissolved in 1/2 cup water (or the tomato passata) and continue cooking until the sauce has reduced slightly. Finally add the pepper and dill.

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Monday June 22nd, 2015

Chana Punjabi

Chana Punjabi
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For 2 servings: 350 g (a can) cooked chickpeas 1 onion, finely chopped 2 tomatoes, finely chopped 1 clove garlic, mashed 1 cm ginger, minced (or 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder) fresh chili, to taste (or chili powder) 1 teaspoon mustard seeds (extra, optional) 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon garam masala 1/4 teaspoon turmeric 1 tbsp oil fresh cilantro (optional) Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the mustard seeds. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes until they begin to pop. Add the onion, stir fry for a few minutes then add the garlic, coriander, ginger, paprika, chili (chili powder) and tomatoes. Cook at medium heat until the sauce has reduced,
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Tuesday May 19th, 2015

Vegetables-tempeh souflaki

Vegetables-tempeh souflaki
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For 4-6 servings: 300 g tempeh (can be replaced with tofu) 2 bell peppers 1 zucchini 2-3 onions 10 tiny tomatoes a few cloves of garlic (optional) For the marinade: 3-4 tablespoons olive oil juice of one lemon 2 tablespoons oregano 2 tablespoons thyme salt and pepper, to taste Prepare a marinade mixing the lemon juice, oil and spices. Cut the tempeh (or tofu) and the vegetables  into medium pieces and mix them with the marinade. Let it marinate in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Soak the wooden skewers in water for about 15-20 minutes. Thread the tempeh and the vegetables on skewers and grill for a few minutes on each
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Wednesday May 13th, 2015

Seitan nuggets

Seitan nuggets
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For approx. 12-15 pieces: seitan from 1 kg  flour (see recipe here) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 cup soy milk 4-5 tablespoons flour 6-7 tablespoons breadcrumbs 10 peppercorns 2-3 allspice berries 2-3 bay leaves 2 tablespoons grill/Italian mix seasoning  salt and pepper, to taste oil for frying Mix the garlic  and onion powder with flour then fallow the seitan recipe. Drain the seitan dough well and cut it in the form of nuggets. Cook the seitan pieces in water with peppercorns, allspice and bay leaves, approx. 30-40 minutes. Drain well. Add the mix seasoning to the flour and mix well. Roll the seitan nuggets through the flour,  then through the soy milk and finally through the
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Tuesday April 21st, 2015

Stuffed eggplant with smoked tofu

Stuffed eggplant with smoked tofu
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For 2 servings: 1 large eggplant 200 g smoked tofu, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 3-5 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 tsp. rosemary 1 tsp. oregano 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper, to taste grated vegan cheese (optional) Wash the eggplant and cut in half lengthwise. Using a small knife, cut a border inside each eggplant about 1 cm thick. Scoop out the core with a teaspoon. Sprinkle the eggplants with salt, brush with a little bit oil and bake them in the oven for about 10-20 minutes, until tender. Heat the oil in a small saucepan and stir fry the onion for 2-3 minutes. Add the finely chopped eggplant core, garlic, rosemary and oregano. Cover and
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Thursday March 26th, 2015

Red lentil stew

Red lentil stew
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For 2-3 servings: 1 cup red lentils, rinsed well 1 bay leaf 1 onion 1 carrot 1 bell pepper chili pepper, finely chopped, to taste (optional) 2-3 cloves garlic, mashed 2 teaspoons oregano 1 tablespoon seasoning mix (coriander-, cumin-, allspice-, paprika-, juniper-, garlic-, mustard powder etc.) 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 bunch dill, finely chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper, to taste Process/finely chop the carrot, onion and green pepper. Heat the oil in a saucepan and stir fry the vegetable mix for 2-3 minutes. Add the lentils, spices, bay leaf, chili and 1 1/2 cup water. Cover and simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add a little bit more water if needed. When the lentils
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