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Sunday September 15th, 2013

Dal tadka

Dal tadka
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1 cup red lentils 2 cups water 1 onion, finely chopped 1 clove of garlic, finely chopped 1 tomato, finely chopped 1 cm fresh ginger, grated (1 teaspoon ginger powder) ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 tsp coriander powder ½ teaspoon cumin 2-3 curry leaves (optional) dried chilli flakes (or fresh chili pepper/chili powder), to taste salt and pepper, to taste olive oil to garnish (optional) Wash the lentils thoroughly. Put the lentils in a pan together with 2 cups of water, onion, garlic, curry leaves, chilli flakes, turmeric and the ginger. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes then add the tomato, coriander and the cumin. Cook until the tomato is done, add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with olive oil (optional).
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Sunday September 15th, 2013

Bean salad

Bean salad
Posted in : Salads, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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200 g cooked kidney beans (you can use any type of beans) 2 tomatoes, cubed cucumber, cubed 1 (red) onion, finely sliced parsley, finely chopped dill, finely chopped (optional) hemp seeds (optional) juice from ½ lemon 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper, to taste Mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

Saturday September 14th, 2013

Stuffed eggplants

Stuffed eggplants
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For 4 servings: 4 medium eggplants 200 g  brown rice 2 onions, finely chopped 2 carrots, grated 2 green peppers, finely diced 3-4 dried tomatoes, chopped 1 tablespoon oil fresh parsley, finely chopped salt and pepper, to taste Wash the eggplants and cut then in half, lengthwise. Using a small knife, cut a border inside each eggplant about 1 cm. thick. Using a teaspoon, scoop out the core. Sprinkle the eggplants with salt, brush with a little bit oil and bake in the oven for about 10-20 minutes, until tender. Heat the oil in a saucepan and stir fry the onions and the carrots for a few minutes. Add the  rice and water to cover. Stir
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Friday September 13th, 2013

Tofu skewers

Tofu skewers
Posted in : Main dishes, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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tofu, cubed sweet pepper, cubed zucchini, cubed mushrooms onion, cubed skewers For the marinade: garlic, mashed olive oil spices (thyme, rosemary, basil etc.) Prepare a marinade mixing the garlic, oil and spices. Add the tofu and the vegetables. Let it rest in refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Soak the skewers in water for 15-20 minutes. Thread the tofu and the vegetables on skewers and grill for a few minutes on each side.

Friday September 13th, 2013

Onions in tomato sauce

Onions in tomato sauce
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For 2-3 servings: 1.5 kg onion, sliced 2 tablespoons oil 4-5 bay leaves 10-15 peppercorns 1 teaspoon paprika powder 3 tablespoons tomato paste salt, to taste Stir fry the onions in oil for 2-3 minutes. Add a cup of water, the bay leaves and the peppercorns. Cover and simmer stirring occasionally. When the onions have softened add the paprika powder and the tomato paste. Cook for another few minutes. Add salt to taste. Serve with warm polenta!

Tuesday September 10th, 2013

Nettle soup

Nettle soup
Posted in : Soups, Weight loss recipes on by : fleur
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For 3 servings: 200-250 g nettles, washed 3 potatoes, sliced 1 large carrot, sliced 1 onion, chopped 1 small parsnip, sliced 3 cloves of garlic, mashed salt and papper, to taste In a souppan put the vegetables and a little water (enough to cover). Cook for 5 minutes and than add the nettles. When the vegetables are cooked add the ​​garlic and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Puree the soup with a blender / food processor until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste and garnish with olive oil. Note: Pick the nettles early in the spring (march/april) when the plant is very young. Pick only the tips and use gloves. The nettles are  tasty, nutritious and absolutely free!

Tuesday September 10th, 2013

Vegan asparagus soup

Vegan asparagus soup
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For 4 servings: 1/2 kg asparagus, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 250 g vegetable cream/250 ml unsweetened soy milk 1-4 tablespoons flour a handful  frozen peas (optional) 1 carrot, finely sliced (optional) parsley, finely chopped, to garnish salt and pepper Cook the asparagus and the onion in 1 l water, for about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and blend with a hand blender until smooth. Add the peas and the carrots and simmer for another 5 minutes. Separately, mix the vegetable sour cream with a tablespoon of flour (or the soy milk  with 4 tablespoons flour) and pour over the soup. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes, until thick. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish  with parsley and a little olive
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