I might be onto something here.
In my quest for the perfect plant-based staple food with complete protein I had my chilli con veg sorted and wasn’t looking anymore. But … the issue with it is that it takes ages to make and most of the time I am out of frozen left overs …
Anyhow. I had some spiced brown rice left over from yesterday and knew my body could use tons of protein. Beans here I come!
Butterbeans where half smashed to give some nice texture and together with sautéed onions and red kidney beans, loads of olive oil heated up. When I had mixed in the rice, it was quite bland and so I kept adding stuff. Next to cinnamon and chilli I added roasted tomato puree, oregano and more oil! In the end I though ‘what the heck’ and sprinkled nutritional yeast on top for added B12 and cheesieness.
I love it! I shall not forget this one.
Aren’t mushrooms the best? Super crunchy and tasteful on top of salad and grilled potatoes with onions. All I had to do is chop/mix/spice … and it is fabulously delicious.
I am perfecting my purple broccoli and soba noodle mania … it’s just so easy. I’ve now optimized it to boil/steam the broccoli for 2-3 minutes … and then wait and then put it in the oven for 10 at 180.
Just pepper and olive oil is enough.
I used leeks to mix with the noodles with more olive oil and my fake terriyaki sauce. For which I skip the garlic (no garlic if there is a weekday following lol) and just mix ginger, 1 tsp honey and soy sauce and then caramelize it with the noodles and leeks in the pan. The broccoli comes on top and it’s so crispy and tasteful! I also got into roasting seeds alongside any veg and top it with salt. Omega3 is always good and I like the crunch and munch.
The combination of purple sprouting broccoli with soba noodles and a quick honey/soy sauce worked well. While the broccoli was in the oven I roasted some cashews in olive oil and loads of salt! Can’t believe how much salt I sometimes want … but then I run a lot and don’t consume any processed foods …
The rest of this was eaten in the morning after my run – cold – and soooo delicious. Is that the trick to make me eat breakfast?
I adore this one … it is beautiful to look at, super easy to make and the taste is just marvelous. Last year I preferred it with my own terriyaki sauce, now I just use a bit of pepper, olive oil and salt. I get it fresh from an organic farm, so don’t expect the taste to be as amazing if it comes from the supermarket ; )
To fight any potential weight loss (yeah that’s me typing this rofl) and because I’m lazy I just made a huge pile of pasta. Ok it’s whole wheat, but this should fix it!
A few notes … whole wheat pasta only sucks until you are used to it … I’ve been through a similar process with nutritional yeast. Now I can’t live without. Same happened to sushi!
I wrote before about replacing eggs with applesauce for pancakes. Today I didn’t want to bother and just cut up some apples, added cinnamon, water, sugar and lemon, put it in the blender and voila! It worked and turned out to be beautiful.
I mentioned this before. This time I added roasted pumpkin seeds and it was even better.
Just spiced up and blended.
I am falling more and more in love with the potatoes we are getting. Also the fennel is just heavenly.
In search of a better version of the previous roasted fennel and wanting to add more calories, I made the potatoes separately. I added yam. The yam worked wonderful with the potatoes, but it should not be mixed with the fennel!
A note: the stuff I cook is a result of what I have in the fridge and must get rid of, as well as how much time and energy I can dedicate to making it. Sometimes I cook for hours, sometimes 5 minutes. Getting fresh veg from the farm means I never know what I have and it ensures excitement and variety. It also means that I have to get used to eating mostly locally grown and seasonal food. For my own future reference I tag the recipes/ideas with the ingredients hoping that this will serve me as a guideline in the future.
I started my day with miniature pizza for breakfast so where could this possibly end?
Right! In a delicious carb loading oil dripping crunch party of course!
To make those things (sorry to lazy to google the right word) I graded then roughly blended 1 sweet potato and 4 russet potatoes. Drained the liquid and spice it up. Then I fried them in a pan with loads of olive oil.
Wish I had had the patience to make some applesauce with them, but they were gone before I could. All in all a good experimemt and I’ll definitely make them again – then with sauce promised.