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Turmeric Curried Veg ‘n Egg

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On the contrary to the story my blog is telling, with a wide range of vegan recipes, I’m not 100 percent vegan. However, I rarely eat meat, and if I do, it’s primarily fish and eggs. I will eat some eggs and a piece of fish maybe once every two weeks and it feels so good to cut the meat consumption down. Ever since we did, we have been spending less on grocery shopping and the only poultry and dark meat we buy (for my man because he’s still a meat lover) we buy organic at our local farmers market.

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But this weekend we have just left, I felt the need for some eggs. Also, I indulged on the most amazing rainbow chard leaves plus a couple of cavolo nero kale leaves. Looks stunning when they are all cut to pieces and slightly sauteed. And the best part? I could have swore that I smelled some rhubarb when cutting the red chard leaves. So you kind a get a hint of Indian Summer when you prepare this dish.

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It’s really very easy, all you need for one serving is…
2 leaves of different colored Swiss chard leaves
2 cavolo nero kale leaves
3 tablespoons sweet corn
2 teaspoon coconut oil for the pan
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1 or 2 eggs
Salt and pepper to taste

Cut all of the kale and chard leaves in thin slices, ready to be sauteed. Melt the coconut oil in a pan and add the kale and the chard. Slightly sauté in a couple of minutes, then add turmeric, salt and pepper. Move the veggies to one side of the pan and add the eggs to the other side. Fry the eggs over low heat until they are done. If you like it, make sure that the egg yolk is still “runny”. I like then half runny half baked, so they can still drizzle over my veggies when I cut them. Serve the turmeric curried kale and chard on your favourite plate and place the eggs on top. Savory breakfast is served.

Soba Noodles with Glazed Cabbage

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Soba noodles is a stable in my kitchen, however it’s not often that I eat them. I save them for the special occasions where I need my fair share of comfort food, or if I need to treat myself, or if I know I need fuel for the day after. I find them a bit hard to boil without them smudging together but this time I’ve added a tablespoon of olive oil and it did the trick.

Enough with the noodles, let’s move on to the most fabulous sauce that raises this dish to the comfort food level! It’s finger licking good – it’s so good that I want to eat it before applying it to the sautéed veggies. As in, eat it by spoon, all alone. Hello new guilty pleasure!

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This dish will serve two portions, and all you need is…
Soba noodles for two persons
2 cups of shredded red cabbage
2 cups of broccoli in small bouquets
2 tablespoon coconut oil

And for the sauce…
1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
1 teaspoon mustard
1 tablespoon agave syrup or other natural sweetener
1 cm fresh ginger
2 teaspoons heaping brown rice miso paste
Juice of 1 lime

Prepare and boil the soba noodles as per instructions on the package. Make sure to thinly slice and shred the red cabbage and cut the broccoli in small mouth sized bites. Blend all ingredients for the sauce to a thick even light brown sauce. Melt the coconut oil in a pan and add the red cabbage. Fry for 4 minutes. Add the broccoli and cook for another 4 minutes. Pour the sauce over the cabbage and broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add a teaspoon of sea salt and stir thoroughly. Place the noodles on two plates and divide the broccoli and cabbage mix in two, pouring it over the noodles.

Healthy Fast Food Fried Rice

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This is hardly a recipe, but sometimes all you need is a direction. Also, As I have promised about this blog, the recipes are SIMPLE! And for some of the recipes, it will only take you 10 minutes do to, because of this simplicity.

This recipe for Healthy Fast Food Fried Rice is so so easy and a solid go to, if you need it to be fast and healthy (Who does not want to be fast and healthy? Raise of hands. No didn’t think so!). You can even cook the brown rice beforehand and then use the leftovers for this dish. And before you think it’s going to be super blend, remember that brown rice (the healthy rice) has a great taste and will always taste of more (and bette!) than your ordinary white rice. You can use this recipe as a side dish, to both fish and chicken or roasted veggies, if you dont eat meat. You can of course also eat it self standing, like I do (with a big chunk of cashew tomato cheese on it!).

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For one big portion to one very hungry person, all you need is…
2 cups of brown rice
2 cups of chopped mushrooms of your own choice
3 stalks of spring onions with the green as well
2 big handfuls of spinach
2 heaping tablespoons of coconut oil for the pan
Salt and peber to taste

Start by sauteing the chopped mushrooms and onions in the coconut oil. When it’s good and juice and soggy add the spinach. Cook until the spinach is soggy as well, then add the rice and stir thoroughly while still cooking. It’s really good if you can hear the rice being fried. Cook for another 5 minutes, then remove from heat and transfer to plates and enjoy.

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Vegan Sweet Potato Pizza Crust

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OMG! I made a vegan pizza. And OMG! My boyfriend actually liked it! Ha ha, no.. All kidding aside, this succeeded. Don,t be fooled. It’s not a white flour, typo 00, delicious italian crust. This is whole-foods based, made on a sweet potato and chickpeas mash. And it taste really good. The crust becomes quite crunchy on the edges and soft in the middle. And please, don’t do the same mistake I always do; pouring way too much filling on the pizza crust. If you do that, the crust will just soak it all up and not bake as well. Another small tip; bake this on a baking rack rather than a baking tray. Enough talking, let’s get going so you can try out this recipe yourself.

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All you need for three medium sized pizza’s…

Crust:
550 grams of peeled sweet potato
1 can of drained chickpeas
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
4 tablespoons of olive oil
1/2 cup of almond milk
3 teaspoons of salt
2 teaspoons of xanthan gum
2 cups of gluten-free flour

Topping:
I made a cheese cashew sauce of 1/2 cup of cashews, 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast, pinch of salt, and a clove of garlic and blended it with water until it was thick and creamy. Then poured it over the pizza crusts and topped up with 1.) ham, broccoli, red onions and fresh rosemary and basil, and 2.) fresh spinach, mushroom and asparagus, drizzled with some olive oil – not too much though, remember, we don’t want to get the stuffing too wet and soggy. Just remember to add some more salt and seasoning if you only are using nice veggies as topping.

This is how it’s done…
Boil the sweet potatoes until they are ready to be mashed. It will take around 20 minutes. Drain the hot water from the potatoes. Rinse the chickpeas, so all the liquid from the can has been removed. Use a blender to mash both potatoes and chickpeas togehter. Add the coconut oil and olive oil alongside the almond milk and salt. Combine it all before you add the xanthan gum and finally the flour. You want to end up with a smooth dough.

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Divide the dough into 3 parts and start rolling it thin between two sheets of baking paper. Roll it as thin as you can between the two sheets. Turn the piece of baking paper you have used on top when you rolled the dough and brush the sheet with a bit of olive oil. Then turn it so the oil covered side of the paper is facing down on top of the dough. Turn the thin dough so the paper that is covered in oil facing down on the top of the dough now is under the dough and will be the baking paper used under the pizza during baking. Pre-bake for 10 minutes on a baking rack at 200 degrees celcius.

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Once pre-baked, take the pizza crust out of the oven and apply the cashew sauce and your favorite topping. Bake for 20 more minutes until the outer crust is hard and crunchy and the topping baked. Voila, done!

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Veggies in Lemon Cashew Sauce

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Last year I completed 3 weeks of Dr. Junger’s Clean Program (If you haven’t done so, I can only recommend that you try it out). After completing the program I discovered the Clean blog. Bookmark it, bookmark it now! It’s a fantastic source of healthy clean eating. The Cashew “Cheese” sauce in one of the recipes – The Mushroom Lasagna – is to die for! Also, a slightly amended version of this is the foundation for this recipe and what makes the combination of delicious veggies strike a comforting cord. Who does not like comfort food, show of hands? Nope, didn’t think so…

For 2 people as a mains, or 3 people as a side dish – All you need is…
½ of a butternut squash, about 2 cups when it has been cut in small squared pieces
2 dark mushrooms, or mushrooms of your own choice
1 handful of fresh spinach leaves
1 head of broccoli, about 2 cups when the stem is removed and is plucked into sizable bouquets
2 teaspoons of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of olive oil

For the cashew cheese sauce (adapted from the Clean Program’s delicious Mushroom Lasagna and an all-time favourite):
Between 1-1 ½ cups of raw cashews
Between 1-1 ½ cups of water
The juice from 1-2 small lemons (how much do you like lemons? A lot? Then definitely 2!)
2 teaspoons of salt
1 glove of garlic
1 heaping tablespoon of nutritional yeast
Feel free to add your favorite fresh herbs in here.

Here’s what you do…
Peel off the skin of the squash and scoop out the threads and seeds. Chop the remaining meet in fine little dices. Chop the broccoli in sizable bouquets. Slice the mushrooms in fine slices.

In a medium sized baking dish lay out the mushrooms, then add the spinach leaves. On top of this add the broccoli bouquets, and finally the diced butternut squash. Place the 2 teaspoons of coconut oil on top and drizzle with the olive oil. Put away until you have the cheese sauce ready.

In a blender blend together all the ingredients for the sauce. Take out your baking dish and pour the sauce over the vegetables. Cook for 30 minutes in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius.