Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Ketchup Receip

Thought this sounded fun - making your own ketchup!

1 dl sieved tomatoes
2 tbs vinegar
1 tsp sugar
Salt & pepper
Possibly add 1 tbs olive oil

Jerusalem Artichoke

Image from here.

Isn't it amazing that something so inconspicuous as this little root can make such a delicious soup like the one I did today! :)

Jerusalem Artichoke Soup
400 g of scrubbed Jerusalem artichoke ( peeled if not organic)
1 shallot ( I used ordinary onion because I was out of shallots)
2. 5 dl of non dairy cream ( I used one from oat milk)
lemon juice
salt & pepper

1. Scrub and sliced the roots in pieces and put them in cold water (so they don't get brown) while you fry the onions. I fried them in water as I am trying to eat as little oil as possible, you can fry them in a little butter or oil.

2. Cook the roots lightly in a little water, before adding some vegetable broth, approx 5 min.

3. Add the oat cream and cook until completly soft, approx. 10-15 minutes. then mix thoroughly with a hand mixer.

4. Sample the soup adding lemon juice, salt & pepper till the taste is just right.


Later I'm hoping to do some more cooking ;

The Beet & Spinach Salad that I didn't get to do last time.
The Chai infused Pears also that I didn't get to do last time.
A main course with chick-peas (probably something Indian)
And maybe some cookies!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

So, after shopping a lot of stuff late last night thanks to my friend (thanks sweetie!) who took me in her car. I made carrot, Apple and ginger soup today from Vegangela. However my cocunut that I added did not look as thick as I imagined... and I had forgot that the cahews for the cashew cream needed to soak the night before... So, it does not look as luscious as hers did. Still I am learning! :) And on that note I should remember that I am a nut-alcoholic and thus need to soak the nuts and do the recipe a.s.a.p ...

Then I had my sister-in-laws sisters bean & mango salad with cilantro. Once again, NOT as amazingly tasty as hers, but I'm getting there!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Planning !

OK, so I'm home in Sweden again and swamped with numerous "to-do things" and cooking food is far down on the list, especially since my fridge is sort of empty... Now if I'm not going to starve (!) and blame it all on me going vegan I simply must start to plan my meals! I mean, buying some ready-made meals is not an option if I want to stay the course. So...

1 Soup - Carrot, Apple & Ginger
1 Main course - Pasta with basil & tomato sauce
2 Salads - Mango & Beans and Beet & Spinach
1 Spread - Hummus
2 Desserts - Chai-spiced Pear & Butternut Vanilla Pancakes (can be breakfast too)

I've written a long shopping list... :)