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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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Tuesday June 30th, 2015

Strawberry jam

Strawberry jam
Posted in : Breakfast, Desserts, Uncategorized on by : fleur
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1 kg strawberries 400 g raw sugar juice of 1/2 lemon Wash the strawberries, remove the leaves and drain well. Cut each strawberry in 2 or 4 (depending on how big they are). Place the strawberries with the sugar in a saucepan of stainless steel or enamel, cover with a lid and simmer until the sugar has dissolved. Stir occasionally. When the sugar has dissolved turn the  heat high and simmer for approx. 1 hour, uncovered, stirring often . Check the consistency of jam by putting a little bit of jam on a saucer and letting it cool. If it is still too soft  (if it slides about as a liquid) continue cooking until you get a
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Wednesday April 8th, 2015

Soy milk

Soy milk
Posted in : Beverages, Breakfast, Uncategorized on by : fleur
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For approx. 1.5 l soy milk: 1 cup soy beans 6 cups water a pinch of salt Soak the soybeans overnight (10-16 hours). Wash and rub the soybeans between the hands to remove the shells as much as possible. Put them in the blender with 3 cups of water. Blend for about 2 minutes until smooth. Pour the soybean mixture into the cheesecloth and hold over the pot. Squeeze out as much liquid as you can. The pulp, okara, can be used in other recipes and must be cooked. Add  3 more cups of water and a pinch of salt to the soy milk. Bring to a boil  on high heat then cook it
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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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Wednesday January 21st, 2015

Banana bread

Banana bread
Comments : 2 Posted in : Breakfast, Desserts, Pastry on by : fleur
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1 1/2 cup flour  3 large ripe bananas 1/2 cup raw sugar 1/2 cup sunflower oil 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder a pinch of salt 1 teaspoon vanilla essence 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder 1/2 cup sunflower seeds (optional) 1/2 cup raisins (optional) Blend the bananas with the sugar until smooth. Mix all ingredients. Grease a oven cake form with a little oil, pour the mixture into it and bake over medium heat (175C) for approx. 50 minutes. Allow to cool a little bit before cutting slices.

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Saturday November 1st, 2014

Tricolor quinoa pudding

Tricolor quinoa pudding
Posted in : Breakfast, Desserts on by : fleur
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For 2-3 servings: 1 cup  (tricolor) quinoa 2 cups vanilla vegetable milk  (or natural vegetable milk  + 2 tablespoons raw sugar + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence) a handful of goji berries (optional) Wash well the quinoa and cook it in the vegetable milk. Cook for 8 minutes on low heat, set aside, add the goji berries, mix,cover with a lid and let it rest for about 10 minutes. Serve warm.

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Saturday November 1st, 2014

Pancakes

Pancakes
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For approx.  7 medium pancakes: 1 cup soda water 1 cup vanilla soy milk (or soy milk + 1 tablespoon sugar + 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract) 1 1/2 cup flour 1/4 teaspoon turmeric, optional (for the color) oil to grease the pan Mix all ingredients with a whisk or mixer until smooth. Add more soda water or vegetable milk if needed. Heat a lightly oiled  frying pan over medium high heat. Pour a ladle of the batter into the pan and spread evenly moving the pan in the desired direction. Brown on both sides and serve hot with jam, syrup, vegan chocolate paste etc..

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Sunday October 12th, 2014

Blueberry Muffins

Blueberry Muffins
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For 10-12 muffins: 2 cups flour 1 cup vegetable milk 1/4 cup sunflower oil 1/4 cup raw sugar (or to taste) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vinegar zest of one lemon or orange, finely grated 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup blueberries Mix all the ingredients besides the blueberries and whisk   until the sugar has dissolved.  Add the blueberries and  gentle mix. Pour the mixture into muffin forms and bake in the pre-heated oven, on medium heat (175 C), for about 25-30 minutes. Check with a straw if it’s baked inside, otherwise bake  a few more minutes.

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Sunday October 12th, 2014

Basic muffins

Basic muffins
Posted in : Breakfast, Desserts on by : fleur
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For 10-12 muffins: 2 cups flour 1 cup vegetable milk 1/4 cup sunflower oil 1/4 cup raw sugar (or to taste) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vinegar zest of one lemon or orange, finely grated 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Mix all the ingredients and whisk   until the sugar has dissolved. Pour the mixture into muffin forms and bake in the pre-heated oven, on medium heat (175 C), for about 25-30 minutes. Check with a straw if it’s baked inside, otherwise bake  a few more minutes.

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Saturday August 16th, 2014

Zacusca (romanian vegetable spread)

Zacusca (romanian vegetable spread)
Posted in : Appetizers, Breakfast, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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For 6 servings: 3 large eggplants 6 bell peppers 2 onions, finely chopped 6-7 large ripe tomatoes, finely chopped 3 bay leaves 15 peppercorns 2 tablespoons oil salt to taste Heat the grill and bake the eggplants on each side until they are soft inside. Peel while they are still warm. Drain well and let them cool. Wash the sweet peppers, dry with a kitchen towel and grill, on each side. Put the roasted peppers in a pan, sprinkle with salt and cover. Allow them to rest for approx. 10 minutes  than peel them (dip your fingers  in cold water to help release the peel). Process the eggplants and sweet peppers with a food processor until fine (not smooth). Heat the oil in a saucepan
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