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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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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.

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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Sunday October 12th, 2014

Sauteed peas

Sauteed peas
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For 4-6 servings: 1 kg frozen peas 2 onions, finely chopped 2 tablespoons oil salt and pepper, to taste Heat the  oil in a saucepan and add the onions. Stir fry for about 2-3 minutes than add the peas. Cover and simmer. Stir often. If needed, add a tablespoon of water. When the onions and peas are cooked add salt and pepper. Variation: you can add fresh dill, finely chopped and / or some lemon juice.

Tuesday August 5th, 2014

Sauteed leeks

Sauteed leeks
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For 4 servings: 4-5  leeks, sliced 2 teaspoons oregano 1 teaspoon basil fresh chilli / chilli flakes, to taste (optional) 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper, to taste Heat the oil in a saucepan, add the leeks, chili, oregano and basil. Cover and simmer on medium heat, stirring occasionally. When the leek has softened add salt and pepper.

Tuesday May 27th, 2014

Rosemary new potatoes

Rosemary new potatoes
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For 4 servings: 1.5 kg new potatoes a garlic head, finely chopped 1 tablespoon rosemary (fresh or dried) 3 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper Wash and boil the potatoes whole, unpeeled, for 10 minutes. Cut in half or quarters. Put the potatoes in an oven tray, add the garlic, rosemary, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and bake at medium heat until brown and crispy. Serve as side dish and/or with salad.