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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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Sunday March 1st, 2015

Chili con verduras

Chili con verduras
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For 2-3 servings: 200 g beans (black) 2 large onions, finely chopped 3-4 carrots, sliced 1-2 green pepper, chopped 3-4 cloves of garlic, mashed 1-2 tablespoons olive oil 1 bay leaf 1 jalapeno / chili, chopped (or to taste) a pinch of cumin powder 1/4 teaspoon cocoa 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon oregano 1 can a 400 g diced tomatoes salt and pepper, to taste Soak the beans overnight. Wash and cook them with the bay leaf. Set aside. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan and add the onions. Stir fry  for a few minutes then add the green pepper, carrots, jalapeno / chili, cocoa, cinnamon and oregano. Cover and simmer for a few
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Wednesday February 18th, 2015

Sauerkraut stamppot

Sauerkraut stamppot
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For 4-6 servings: 1.5 kg potatoes, peeled and cut in half 1 kg sauerkraut, finely chopped 10-15  peppercorns 2 bay leaves 2-3 tablespoons olive oil Cook the potatoes, sauerkraut, bay leaves and peppercorns,  in water enough to cover. Cover and simmer on medium heat. When the vegetables are cooked drain the water ( kept it separately), remove the bay leaves and mash. Add some water (from the potatoes and sauerkraut), little by little, until you get the consistency of a puree. Add the olive oil and mix well. Serve as side dish with soy, seitan, tempeh, etc. (in the picture above it is served with lentil burger). Variation: you can add a few tablespoons of nutritional yeast. Note: Stamppot
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Tuesday February 10th, 2015

Red lentil burger

Red lentil burger
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For approx.. 10 pieces: 1 cup red lentils 3 tablespoons chickpea flour 1 large carrot 1 large onion 1 bell pepper a handful (frozen) peas a handful olives, finely chopped  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 
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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 January 22nd, 2015

Brussels sprouts in tomato sauce

Brussels sprouts in tomato sauce
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For 4 servings: 1 kg Brussels sprouts, finely chopped 2 onions, finely chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 bunch of dill, finely chopped 1 teaspoon paprika powder 2 tablespoons oil salt and pepper, to taste Stir fry the onions, in oil, for 2-3 minutes. Add the cabbage and very little water. Cover and simmer, stirring frequently. Add more water if needed. When the cabbage is softened ( 5-6 minutes) add the tomato paste (diluted in 1/2 cup water) and  paprika powder. Cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with finely cut dill. Serve with polenta/bread or various dishes of tofu/soy/seitan. Variation: You can add little pieces of smoked tofu.

Thursday January 15th, 2015

Brussels sprouts and tempeh in tomato sauce

Brussels sprouts and tempeh in tomato sauce
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For 2-3 servings: 500 g Brussels sprouts, trimmed 350 g  tempeh (or tofu), cubed 2 onions, finely sliced 2 teaspoons dill (dried or fresh), finely chopped 2 tablespoons tomato paste salt and pepper, to taste 4 tablespoons olive oil Fry the tempeh (tofu) in 3 tablespoons of oil until golden brown. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a saucepan  and add the onions. Stir fry for 2-3 minutes, add the Brussels sprouts and 2 tablespoons of water. Cover and simmer , stirring regularly. When the water has evaporated  add again 1-2 tablespoons of water. When the Brussels sprouts are tender (6-7 minutes) add the tomato paste diluted in very little water, dill, salt and pepper to taste. Cook for another
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Wednesday November 5th, 2014

Lentil stew

Lentil stew
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For 4 servings: 250 g green lentils 1 bell pepper, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon thyme 3-4 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon oil salt and pepper, to taste Wash the lentils well and cook them in water with the bay leaves.  Drain but  keep the water separate. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add the onion. Stir fry for  2-3 minutes then add the bell pepper and continue frying for a few minutes more. Add some water from the cooked lentils, the thyme and garlic. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are soft. Add the tomato paste and, if needed, more water (from the cooked lentils)
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Sunday October 26th, 2014

Bratkartoffeln – german style fried potatoes

Bratkartoffeln – german style fried potatoes
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For 4-6 servings: 1 kg potatoes 2-3 large onions, finely sliced 100 g smoked vegan bacon (or smoked tofu), finely cut 2 – 3 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper, to taste Peel the potatoes and boil them whole. Drain the water and cut the cooked potatoes into slices. Heat the oil in a saucepan  and add the onions. Fry on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the onions soften. Add the vegan bacon (or smoked tofu), potatoes, salt and pepper. Stir occasionally, taking care not to crush the potatoes. It is ready when the potatoes are slightly browned. Serve as  side dish and/or with salad (in the picture below are served with sauerkraut  German style).

Saturday October 25th, 2014

Sauerkraut german style

Sauerkraut german style
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For 4 servings: 1 kg sauerkraut, finely cut 100 g smoked vegan bacon (or smoked tofu), finely cut 2 bay leaves 10-15  peppercorns 5 allspice berries (juniper corns) 2-3 tablespoons olive oil Rinse the cabbage  with cold water to remove the excess of salt. Put the sauerkraut  in a saucepan, add the bay leaves, peppercorns, juniper corns and  the vegan smoked bacon (or the smoked tofu). Add water enough to cover. Cover and simmer on medium heat until the cabbage is done and the water has evaporated (if needed  add a little bit more water on the way). At the end add the oil and mix well. Serve as side dish with vegetables, soy, tofu, seitan (in the picture
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