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Thursday December 4th, 2014

Roasted red pepper & tomato soup

Roasted red pepper & tomato soup
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For 4 servings: 750 g of tomato passata 1 1/2 cup water 2 red bell peppers 1 onion,  finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoon oregano salt and pepper, to taste fresh basil / parsley, finely chopped Wash the sweet peppers, dry with a kitchen towel and roast on the grill/oven, on each side, being careful not to burn. 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 release the peel). Cut into pieces. Heat the oil in a soup pan, add the onion and garlic. Stir fry until the onion has softened. Add
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Wednesday November 26th, 2014

Lentil pate

Lentil pate
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1 cup green lentils 2 bay leaves 10-15 peppercorns 2 tablespoons oil 1 onion, chopped 3-4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 teaspoons thyme 1 teaspoon paprika powder 1 tbsp. tomato puree 1 cup dry white wine salt and pepper, to taste Wash the lentils thoroughly and cook them together with the bay leaves and peppercorns in 3 cups of water. If needed add more water. When the lentils are cooked drain but keep the water apart. Remove the bay leaves and peppercorns. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan and stir fry the onion and garlic for 3-4 minutes.  Add the wine, the remaining spices and cook, uncovered, until the onion is soft and the
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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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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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Monday October 13th, 2014

Vichyssoise soup

Vichyssoise soup
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For 4-6 servings: 1 onion, finely chopped 2 large  leeks, sliced 3 medium potatoes, cubed 1 cup unsweetened soy milk 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper, to taste parsley or chives, for garnish Heat the oil in a soup pan  and add the onion. Stir fry for about 2-3 minutes then add the leeks. Cover  and simmer for a few minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the potatoes and 3 cups of water. Cover and simmer. When the vegetables are cooked add  the soy milk, salt and pepper. Let it cook for 1-2 minutes. Blend/process  until you get a smooth cream. Garnish the dish with finely chopped parsley or chives . Serve cold or warm.

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.

Sunday October 12th, 2014

Quick baked eggplant

Quick baked eggplant
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For 3-4 servings: 3 large eggplants 1 head of garlic, finely chopped 1 can diced tomatoes (or 1/2 kg tomatoes, finely chopped) 2-3 tsp. oregano (dried or fresh) 2 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper, to taste Wash the eggplants and slice them lengthwise, about 1 cm thick. Grill each slice about 2-3 minutes per side. Grease an oven tray with a little olive oil and place a layer of eggplant, add on top some garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and tomatoes. Repeat the process until you get 3-4 layers. Bake in the oven, on medium heat, about 1/2 hour. Variation: the eggplants can be used without being  grilled, but you have to bake them longer in the oven.

Tuesday October 7th, 2014

Cauliflower in tomato sauce

Cauliflower in tomato sauce
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For 3-4 servings: 1 cauliflower 1 onion, finely chopped 1/2 kg tomatoes,  chopped or 1 can of chopped tomatoes or 2-3 tablespoons tomato paste 1 tablespoon oil parsley, finely chopped salt and pepper, to taste Wash the cauliflower and cut it into florets. Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onion. Fry for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the cauliflower florets and a cup of water. Cover and simmer, on medium heat, for about 7-10 minutes. Add the tomatoes (or the canned tomatoes or the tomato paste dissolved in a cup of water). Continue cooking on medium heat until cauliflower is done. Stir occasionally, taking care not to crush the cauliflower. Finally add salt and
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Sunday October 5th, 2014

Oyster mushroom soup

Oyster mushroom soup
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For 6 servings: For the vegetable stock: 1 carrot 1 onion, cut into large pieces 1 parsnip 1/2 celeriac or 2 stalks celery, cut 2 potatoes, cut in half 2-3 bay leaves 10 peppercorns Put all ingredients in a soup pot  with  2 liters  water. When the vegetables are done remove them from the water (they can be served as salad, with garlic sauce or horseradish sauce). Leave the pot on the stove on low heat. 300 g oyster mushrooms, sliced ​​approx. 0.5 cm thick 1 carrot, grated 1 yellow bell pepper, finely sliced 250 ml vegan sour cream (or 1 cup soy milk mixed with 2 tablespoons flour) 2 tablespoons olive oil 3-5 cloves garlic,
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Thursday October 2nd, 2014

Red lentil creamy soup

Red lentil creamy soup
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For 6 servings: 1 cup red lentils 1 large onion 1 carrot 1/2 celeriac or 2 stalks celery 2 potatoes 1 bell pepper 2 tomatoes 2 bay leaves 4-5 cloves of garlic fresh chili / chili flakes (optional) salt and pepper, to taste Wash the lentils thoroughly . Wash the vegetables and cut into medium pieces. Put everything  in a soup pan, add 4 cups of water,  cover and simmer on medium heat. When the vegetables and lentils are cooked remove the bay leaves then blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Variation: you can add in the plate some olive oil and / or fresh parsley, finely chopped.