All posts tagged: vegetables

gravad lax carrots

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dressings / Salads / Snacks

It all began with an intriguing recipe which promised the taste and the feeling of gravad lax by letting soak the carrots in a sophisticated marinade. In my perception the carrot strips developed a multi-aromatic taste with no ingredient overpowering the others. Not even the algae as expected. I should say that this recipe will not replicate the flavour of gravad lax. Rather the carrots no longer taste like carrots and gain a rich aroma […]

cauliflower and celery root soup with roasted mushrooms

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Soups

cauliflower and celery root soup with roasted mushrooms 3 cloves garlic, sliced1 onion, dicedolive oilsea salt1 medium head cauliflower, cut in chunks1 medium celery root, peeled and cut in chunks1 1/2l water + instant vegetable powder tamari and black pepper to seasonmushrooms to garnish In a large pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add garlic and onion and a pinch of salt , sauté until golden. Add cauliflower, celery root and vegetable broth. Bring to […]

red pepper, potato and pear soup

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Soups

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

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 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 ( 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

  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

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 + 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

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 […]