All posts tagged: salad

Beetroot ‘n bean salad

I thought to make burgers, but then I realised that at the moment I totally lack a blender or so to mix it all together. I’d use a grater for the beetroot, but lupine beans are tough! So I decided on the simpler version of a burger: a salad! As you can see, there’s (boiled) beetroot, lupine beans and kale in the mix. The kale is massaged with a dressing of tahini and lime (classic combo!), and pepper, salt and oil (everything to taste, and to texture). I like the combination of the ‘earthy’ and more ‘fresh’ hints of flavours. The different textures go really well together as well! Beetroot, lupine and kale are all very different. The tahini/lime dressing also makes a great addition, as it makes the mix more interesting and varied, as well as more fresh-ish due to the lime. How do you eat your beetroot? I’d love to learn more great combos!

Mango summer dinner party

We had quite the festive dinner after I found we had too many mangos. Did I say too many? They were perfect! It looked like this: The fruit salad or guacamole was based on Glowing strawberry-mango guacamole recipe from The Oh She Glows Cookbook of Angela Liddon, starring: avocado, red onion, mango, strawberries, lime juice, sea salt and ‘corn chips for serving’. It was pretty nice to have a guacamole with the sweet fruits mango and strawberry. I’d happily make it again! I left out the cilantro leaves of the recipe. The spring rolls were inspired on the recipe for Fresh Mango Summer Rolls from Vegan With a Vengeance of Isa Chandra Moskowitz and were made out of rice paper, with as topping/filling mango, green lentil sprouts, cucumber, peanut, carrot and tempeh. And with a dot of chilli sauce from a bottle. Nice! I especially liked the peanut in there, in combination with the rest of course, with the more fresh and sweet things. We also had filled bell peppers as a dish, from the …

The Spiral Vegetable Pie

Look at this magnificent creature. You may refer to it as Spiral Vegetable Tart and Veggie Roulade. I prefer Super Awesome Psychedelic Spiral Rose Vegetable Pie. That is a perfectly accurate description. I created it and since then I’ve spent my time openly bragging about it. It got me 50+ likes – which only encourages this behaviour. It’s really easy to make and I would like to see everybody doing so and posting pictures of the result on their social media. As long as you’re making my version and not the original one of Food Republic, for I have used pumpkin hummus as a base for the veggies in stead of some dairy shizzle. However, you should definitely go to that Food Republic web page and check out the video to see how you do the spiral thing. Or, if you can’t wait, here’s a short cut: they start in the middle. Other than that: the vegetables are just carrots, zucchini and eggplant, sliced really thinly. As you can see I didn’t put too much …

The Salad of the Winter

One of the best things that have come to me recently must be the growing of sprouts for food. Sure, my flatmates have been sprouting alfalfa and I never really showed much interest, but they didn’t tell me there’s a whole world of sprouting, covering not only alfalfa but really all kinds of seeds, legumes and grains. So now I know I am all enthusiastic! I found that sprouts are easy to grow, nutricious and just really nice. The art of sprouting Well, I was Finland recently and there I found some friends doing some sprouting and I got to love it. One used a glass jar and the other had a special sprouting device. Apparently you don’t need the latter… So a glass jar it is! But how? I didn’t ask for proper instructions back then, but luckily some eightteen people were so kind to put them just up here on WikiHow. In short: You want to sprout organic seeds, legumes or grains, to make sure there’s no bad stuff on it. You soak …