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Tuesday February 24th, 2015

Creamy tomato-lentil soup

Creamy tomato-lentil soup
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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.

Friday February 20th, 2015

Lentils sauer soup

Lentils sauer soup
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For 6 servings: 500 g bruin lentils (not red!!) 500 g vegetables for soup (carrots, onions, parsnips, celery, potato, peas, cauliflower, etc.) 500 g ripe tomatoes, diced /  400 g can diced tomatoes 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon paprika powder juice from 1-2 lemons, to taste 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 bunch lovage/dille salt and pepper, to taste Wash the lentils  and cook them in 2 l water together with the bay leaves. When the lentils are half cooked add the chopped vegetables. Continue to cook for another 5-6 minutes  than add the  tomatoes, paprika powder and the lemon juice. Add more water if needed. When the lentils and  the vegetables are cooked  add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish
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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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Monday February 9th, 2015

Creamy cauliflower soup

Creamy cauliflower soup
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For 3-4 servings: 450 g cauliflower, cut into pieces 1 large potato, cubed 1 onion, chopped fresh parsley, finely chopped olive oil, for garnish (optional) salt and pepper, to taste Cook the cauliflower, onion and potato  in 1 l water. When the vegetables are cooked  blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh parsley and a little bit olive oil.

Saturday February 7th, 2015

Lentil patties

Lentil patties
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For 15-20 pieces: 1 cup red lentils 3 tablespoons chickpea flour 1 large carrot 1 large onion 1 bell pepper 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  using a food processor (or finely grate or chop them). Mix all
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Saturday January 24th, 2015

Creamy beetroot soup

Creamy beetroot soup
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For 6 servings: 1/2 kg beets (4 medium pieces), chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 carrot, sliced 1 potato, chopped 1 parsnip, sliced (optional) 1 bay leaf salt and pepper, to taste grated horseradish, to taste olive oil, to taste Put the beets in a soup pot  and add 1.5 l water. Cover and simmer for approx. 10 minutes. Add the remaining vegetables and the bay leaf. When the  vegetables are cooked remove the bay leaf then blend it until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish the plate with grated horseradish and a little bit olive oil and eventually  finely chopped parsley.

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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Thursday January 8th, 2015

Red lentil, carrots and ginger soup

Red lentil, carrots and ginger soup
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For 4-5 servings: 150 g red lentils 1 onion, chopped 5 carrots, sliced 3 cm ginger, chopped (or 1 1/2 teaspoon ginger powder) 1 tbsp. tomato paste 1  bay leaf salt and pepper, to taste patunjel, finely chopped lemon olive oil Wash the lentils thoroughly   and cook them  together with the onion, carrots, ginger and the bay leaf, in 1.5 l water . When the lentils and vegetables are cooked remove the bay leaf than blend it until smooth. Add the tomato paste, salt and pepper to taste  and cook for few minutes longer. Garnish on the plate with parsley, lemon juice and olive oil, to taste.

Wednesday January 7th, 2015

Sauerkraut soup

Sauerkraut soup
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For 6-8 servings: 1/2 kg sauerkraut, finely chopped 1 onion 2 carrots 1 parsnip 2 potatoes 1 celery or a little bit of celeriac a handful  frozen peas 1 can diced tomatoes  (400g) 1 bay leaf 10 peppercorns 1-2 tablespoons olive oil lovage (or parsley), finely chopped Cook the sauerkraut  together with the bay leaf and peppercorns  in 3 l water . Finely chop all  the vegetables. When the sauerkraut is almost cooked add the vegetables. Add more sauerkraut juice or water, to taste. When the vegetables are cooked add the olive oil and the lovage.