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Sunday September 22nd, 2013

Sauteed mushrooms salad

Sauteed mushrooms salad
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For 2-3 servings: 1 lettuce 2 tomatoes, diced 1-2 cucumbers, diced 1 sweet pepper, diced 2 green onions (or 1 red onion/shallot), finely sliced 300 g mushrooms,  quartered or sliced 4-5 garlic cloves, finely chopped parsley, finely chopped 2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar / lemon juice 1-2 tablespoons hemp seeds (optional) 2 tablespoons oil salt and pepper, to taste Stir fry the  mushrooms for about 6-7 minutes in oil,  until the moisture evaporates. Add the garlic, salt and pepper to taste and cook for another few minutes. In a large bowl prepare the salad mixing all the vegetables and season with vinegar/lemon juice. Add the mushrooms on top.

Sunday September 22nd, 2013

Steamed broccoli with vinaigrette

Steamed broccoli with vinaigrette
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For 2-3 servings: 500-600 g broccoli florets For  vinaigrette: 2 tablespoon olive oil, extra virgin 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 2 cloves of garlic, mashed salt and pepper, to taste Wash the broccoli and cut into florets. Steam for approx. 4-5 minutes. Remove to a platter. Mix all the ingredients for vinaigrette dressing  and pour  over the broccoli. Serve as appetizer or as a garnish.

Saturday September 21st, 2013

Tjap tjoy with quinoa

Tjap tjoy with quinoa
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For 3 servings: 200 g quinoa 600-700 g vegetables: onion, carrot, leek, green beans (fresh or frozen), peas, broccoli, zucchini, bell pepper, sweet baby corn, etc., sliced or cubed 5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped fresh chili, to taste 4 cm ginger, grated (or 2 teaspoons ginger powder) 3 tsp. coriander powder fresh coriander, finely cut (optional) 3-4 tablespoons soy sauce 2-3 tablespoons oil salt and pepper, to taste Wash the quinoa thoroughly and cook it in 300 ml water for 5 minutes. Cover and set aside until all the water is absorbed. Add  salt and pepper to taste and fresh coriander (optional). Cook the green beans apart for about 15 minutes (if they are frozen than is no need to cook, they are already semi-cooked). Heat
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Saturday September 21st, 2013

Roasted pepper salad

Roasted pepper salad
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sweet peppers (2-3 peppers per person) olive oil balsamic vinegar salt 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). Prepare a sauce of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt. Pour over the peppers. Serve cold as salad, along with various dishes (rice, stews, etc.). Note: You can store the roasted peppers in sterilized jars for the winter.

Friday September 20th, 2013

Eggplants stew

Eggplants stew
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For 3-4 servings: 4 onions, sliced 3 bell peppers, sliced 3 eggplants, cubed (2 cm) 1/2 kg tomatoes, chopped / 1 can diced tomatoes 5-6 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon oil 1 bunch of parsley salt and pepper Stir fry the onions in oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the bell peppers and the eggplants.  Add little water (the eggplants  will leave plenty of water). Cover and simmer stiring occasionally. When the eggplants have softened  add the tomatoes/canned tomatoes and cook for 8-10 minutes. Add the  garlic, salt and pepper to taste and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Garnish with finely chopped parsley. Serve with salad.

Friday September 20th, 2013

Cabbage stew

Cabbage stew
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For 3-4 servings: 1 medium cabbage, finely chopped 2 onions, chopped 1/2 kg fresh tomatoes, chopped / 1 can diced tomatoes 1 bunch of dill 1 teaspoon paprika powder fresh chilli pepper, finely chopped/chilli powder, to taste (optional) 2 tablespoons oil salt and pepper 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 add the tomatoes, paprika powder and the chilli/chilli powder. Cook for another 10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with finely cut dill. Serve with polenta/bread or various dishes of tofu/soy/seitan.

Thursday September 19th, 2013

Okra in tomato sauce

Okra in tomato sauce
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For 2-3 servings: 1 kg okra 2 large onions, finely chopped 1/2 kg ripe tomatoes, finely chopped (1 can – 400g- diced tomatoes) parsley, finely chopped 2 tablespoons oil salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 cup vinegar 1 l water Cut the stalks of the okra (not the cap!) and wash. Mix the water  with the vinegar and add the okra. Let it rest for 1/2 hour. Rinse with cold water and drain well. Stir fry the onions in oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes. Add the okra, cover en simmer stirring occasionally. When the okra are done (10-15 minutes) add salt and pepper to taste  and garnish with parsley.

Thursday September 19th, 2013

Romanian beans stew

Romanian beans stew
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For 2 servings: 1 large can cooked beans (400 g), drained 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 carrots, sliced 1 bell pepper, chopped 2-3 tablespoons tomato paste 2-3 bay leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and paper Fry the onion together with the bay leaves in oil, for 1-2 minutes. Add the ​​carrots, the pepper and a glass water. Allow to cook for 5-6 minutes then add the tomato paste and mix it well. Cook for 2 minutes than add the cooked beans, salt and pepper to taste and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Serve with sauerkraut salad, pickles, etc.

Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Ratatouille on polenta bed

Ratatouille on polenta bed
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For 2-3 servings: 1 big eggplant, diced (1cm chunks) 1 zucchini, diced 2 onions, chopped 2 green peppers, diced 5-6 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped 4-5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried rosemary 2 – 3 tablespoons oil salt and pepper, to taste For the polenta see the recipe here. Stir fry the onions in oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the eggplant. If needed add a little water, not too much. Stir occasionally, until the eggplant is partially cooked. Add the zucchini, the peppers and all the spices. Cook for a few minutes and than add the tomatoes. Cover and simmer stirring occasionally. When the vegetables are done and the sauce has reduced add
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Wednesday September 18th, 2013

Vegetable stew

Vegetable stew
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For 5-6 servings: 2 kg assorted vegetables, chopped 5-6 tablespoons tomato pasta / 1/2 kg tomatoes, diced 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped 2-3 bay leaves 1 teaspoon dried thyme 5-6 cloves of garlic, mashed 3 tablespoons oil salt and pepper, to taste For this recipe you can use different vegetables, depending on the season: onions, potatoes, carrots, cauliflower, green beans, peas, broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, eggplant, celery, parsnips, sweet peppers, leeks, etc.. Stir fry the onions in oil for 2-3 minutes. Add the bay leaves, thyme and the vegetables, starting with the ones which take longer to cook : first the green beans and carrots than the cabbage, peas, etc. Add water to cover. Cover and simmer on medium heat stirring occasionally. When
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