All posts tagged: vegetables

red pepper, potato and pear soup

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Soups
red pepper

This is one of the soups I prepare  when I’m craving a “juicy” detox week, but the temperatures are still too low to fully enjoy the raw freshness.  red pepper, potato and pear soup 4 red bell peppers, halved, cored and seeded 3 tablespoons butter 1 onion, diced 3 garlic cloves a sprig of thyme salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 potatoes, peeled and diced 1 pear, peeled, cored and diced ca. 1,5l  vegetable broth parsley, finely chopped […]

Flemish red cabbage

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Dinner / Lunch
Fleming red cabbage

A traditional recipe to fight the arctic temperatures.  It pairs well with duck and pheasant, with potato gratin, gnocchi  and mashed potatoes. Or simply on its own, just the buttery cabbage with the sweet aromatic apple. Flemish red cabbage 1 red cabbage 2 tablespoons aceto balsamico salt and pepper  2 generous tablespoons soft butter to spread onto the pan  2 apples a heavy pan with a heavy , well closing lid.  Preheat the oven to 150°C. Quarter the cabbage, […]

stuffed aubergine rolls

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Dinner / Lunch
stuffed aubergine rolls

stuffed aubergine rolls 2 large aubergines 2 tablespoons olive oil sea salt   for the tomato sauce: 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 garlic cloves, crushed 400g canned or bottled tomatoes 2 or 3 fresh tomatoes , chopped sea salt and freshly ground black pepper for the filling: 200g couscous (millet or quinoa also works well) 1 clove garlic 4 tablespoons grated parmesan, plus extra for serving 30g pine nuts, plus extra for serving 2 tablespoons pickled capers, drained […]

carrot + coriander + garlic salad

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Dinner / Lunch / Salads
carrot + coriander + garlic salad

carrot + coriander + garlic salad ( guest post by my daughter Viktoria) The recipe of this salad came to me by way of my friend Maddy. She is Latvian, but I am not sure if this salad is Latvian too. Anyhow, it’s amazing how delicious it is, considering the small and rather basic set of ingredients. Let me give you a few tips, before you start: This salad gets better after a few hours […]

foods that cleanse and a lettuce, avocado and roasted nori salad

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Lunch / Salads
lettuce, avocado and seaweed salad

  foods that cleanse water-based vegetables water-based fruits carrots dandelion greens salads seaweeds raw fruit/vegetable juice soups tomato sauce spices such as ginger, cumin, cardamom and peppermint fish such as sardines, that are not so dense smaller portions of any food lettuce, avocado and roasted nori salad 1 firm but ripe avocado 6 leaves lettuce 1 tablespoon finely cut roasted nori for the vinaigrette: 1 1/2 tablespoons vinegar 1 teaspoon mustard 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to […]

artichoke bottoms with garlic and mint

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Dinner / Lunch
artichokes

Soon spring will be here and with it the season of fresh artichokes. I’m early  (and lucky)  this year because I brought fresh artichokes from Rome in my suitcase. Besides being the most photogenic vegetable I know, they tasted delicious cooked with garlic and mint. artichoke bottoms alla romana with garlic and mint 6 artichokes 1 lemon, halved 1 tablespoon garlic, finely chopped 1 tablespoon fresh mint, finely chopped 2 teaspoons sea salt 1 cup water 1/3 cup […]

steamed broccoli with caper brown butter

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Lunch
broccoli in a bamboo steamer

Broccoli + brown butter + chopped capers  = not expected, but true delight! steamed broccoli with caper brown butter (Ruth Reichl, The Gourmet Cookbook) 1 1/2 pounds broccoli 6 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons drained capers, chopped 3 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Cut heads of broccoli into florets. You can also use the stems cut in slices. (I usually throw  the stems into the juicer with apples and more green veggies.) Steam […]

potato, cauliflower and coconut bowl

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Lunch
potato and cauliflower

Part bowl, part curry…. a quick and simple  lunch inspiration. potato, cauliflower and coconut bowl 2 -3 potatoes, peeled and cut in cubes 1 small cauliflower, divided in florets 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1cup of coconut milk 1 tablespoon curry powder juice of 1 lemon (or of 2 limes) red chili flakes a few pinches of sea salt 1 cup cilantro leaves Steam or blanch the cauliflower florets for 10 minutes maximum. Make sure the cauliflower […]

homemade curry sauce

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Lunch / Snacks
curry sauce

  homemade curry sauce 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 onions 2 cloves of garlic 2 red bell peppers 200g tomato paste 1/2  chili pepper 1/2 l vegetable broth 2 teaspoons paprika powder 1 teaspoon curry powder 1 teaspoon brown sugar salt to taste Chop onions, garlic and bell peppers. Sweat them in olive oil in a thick sauce pan. Add the remaining ingredients and continue cooking on low heat for 15 minutes. Puree the sauce in […]

anti-inflammatory blend + rainbow remedy

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Drinks

anti-inflammatory blend 1/4 pineapple (medium size) 1 pear 1 lime 3cm raw ginger 1/4 cucumber 1/2 stalk celery 1 broccoli or cauliflower 1/2 avocado 1 handful ice Juice the pineapple, pear,lime, ginger, cucumber, celery and broccoli. Add the avocado flesh and ice to the blender, pour in the extracted juice and blend until smooth. Eating refined carbohydrates, sugars and dairy tends to raise inflammatory markers for most people and most disease in the body is […]