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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
Posted in : Main dishes, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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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 July 13th, 2015

Cucumber and mint raita

Cucumber and mint raita
Posted in : Sauces/Creams, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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300 g natural soy yogurt 1 large cucumber, finely chopped a handful  fresh mint, finely chopped salt, to taste Mix all ingredients. Served chilled as an accompaniment to Indian dishes (curry, pakoras, etc). Very refreshing sauce, ideal for hot summer days.

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Monday June 22nd, 2015

Chana Punjabi

Chana Punjabi
Posted in : Main dishes, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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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 April 21st, 2015

Stuffed eggplant with smoked tofu

Stuffed eggplant with smoked tofu
Posted in : Main dishes, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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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
Posted in : Main dishes, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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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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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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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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Tuesday February 24th, 2015

Creamy tomato-lentil soup

Creamy tomato-lentil soup
Posted in : Soups, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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For 4-6 servings: 1 cup red lentils, well washed 2 cans  a 400 g  (diced of whole) tomatoes 2 onions, finely chopped 1 head of garlic, chopped 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon rosemary 2 teaspoons oregano 1-2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper, to taste fresh basil, finely chopped (optional) Stir fry the onions and garlic, in olive oil, for 2-3  minutes. Add the lentils, bay leaf, rosemary, oregano and 3 cups of water. Cook for about 10 minutes then add the tomatoes. When everything is cooked (10-15 minutes) remove the bay leaf and blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add  fresh basil on plate.

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