Ratatouille with millet and roasted carrots

Danish recipe below.

You cannot say fall without saying beauty and comfort food in the same sentence. Somehow fall cought me by surprise this year, which one may argue is kind of funny since it is here every single year. At least up until now in my life nature has never missed out on one single fall. Still September was high blue sky and no jacket almost all month, and then suddenly from one day to the other the leaves were falling and I was looking for warmer clothes.

I already miss the sun, but fall has something so magical to it, and it absolutely spellbinds be with its dramatic change and beautiful colors.

With the change in season comes a change in diet – at least that makes sense to me. Eating more raw and cold during the hot months and more cooked and grounding food during fall and winter. So today I will bring you a nice nourishing warm dish – ratatouille.

This is without a doubt the best ratatouille I have had – and I can say that without bragging, since I didn’t come up with the recipe myself. Anyway, here it goes:

 

Ratatouille with millet and roasted carrots

2 persons

  • 1 eggplant
  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 bell peber
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 330 g tomato paste or canned tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup millet
  • 3 medium sized carrots
  • 1 extra clove garlic
  • Coconut oil for frying (or any oil you prefere)
  • Sea salt and freshly grounded pepper
  • Apple cider vinegar

Cut the eggplant in bites, sprinkle with salt and leave them in a sieve to drain off.

Cut the onion, bell peber and zucchinis in bites. Chop the garlic finely.

Heat the oil in a pan, add garlic and onion and sauté a couple of minutes. Shake the salt off the eggplant and dry a little. Add eggplant, bell peber and zucchini to the pan and fry it until golden, 4-5 minutes. Add the tomato sauce and leave it to simmer until it thickens and the vegetables are done.

Prepare the millet: 1 part millet and 2 part water. Add a little salt. Let it boil for around 10 minutes and let it set 5-10 minutes after.

Prepare the carrots: Cut them in thin slices. Chop 1 garlic finely. Heat a pan with some coconut oil, add the garlic and the carrots and roast undtil golden.

Now taste the ratatouille with salt, pepper and apple cider vinegar, you can also add a little olive oil, to deepen the taste. Add the cooked millet and serve in bowls with the roasted carrots on top.

 

Enjoy 🙂

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Ratatouille med hirse og ristede gulerødder

2 personer:

  • 1 aubergine
  • 2 squash
  • 1 rød peberfrugt
  • 1 løg
  • 2 fed hvidløg
  • 330 g tomatsauce/dåsetomater
  • 1½ dl hirse
  • 3 medium gulerødder
  • 1 ekstra fed hvidløg
  • Kokosolie til stegning
  • Havsalt, friskkværnet peber og æblecidereddike

Skær auberginen i tern, drys med havsalt og kom den i en sigte til afdrypning.

Pil løget, hak det samt hvidløget fint. Skær squash og peberfrugt i tern.

Opvarm olie i en gryde, sautér løg og hvidløg et par minutter. Ryst saltet af auberginen og dub stykkerne tørre. Tilsæt squash, peberfrugt og aubergine til gryden og steg det let gyldent 4-5 minutter. Tilsæt tomatsaucen/dåsetomaterne og lad det småsimre over lav varme til det tykner og grøntsagerne er møre.

Tilbered hirsen: 1 del hirse til 2 dele vand. Tilsæt lidt salt og bring i kog. Kog 10 minutter under låg, lad det herefter trække 5-10 minutter.

Tilbered gulerødderne: Skær dem i tynde skiver og hak hvidløget fint. Opvarm lidt kokosolie på en pande og steg dem gyldne heri.

Tilsmag nu retten med salt, friskkværnet peber og æblecidereddike. Du kan også tilsætte lidt olivenolie, dette giver en lidt mere fyldig smag. Tilsæt hirsen, og server i dybe tallerkener toppet med de ristede gulerødder.

 

Hav en dejlig dag 🙂

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Green soup with coconut, sweet peas and fresh mint

Danish recipe below

 

Do you know these lazy days, where you don’t want to cook and you don’t want to go grocery shop and you still want something healthy to eat? I had one of those days the other day, I literally just took what I had in my kitchen, and it turned out to be a filling, green soup rich in taste. Really – like REALLY – delicious! I was surprised! And I am definitely making this again some day..

It could also be a perfect starter if you are having guests for dinner!

 

Here it goes:

 

Green soup with coconut, sweet peas and fresh mint

Plenty for 2

  • 350 g frozen sweet peas
  • 200 g frozen broccoli (or fresh)
  • 1 can drained butter beans
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 10 g fresh ginger (or more to taste)
  • 1 handful fresh mint leaves (optional)
  • 1 spsk apple cider vinegar
  • Sea salt and freshly grounded pepper
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • A little olive oil

Heat  peas, broccoli, butter beans, ginger, mint and coconut milk. Then blend it – I used my soup machine, but a pot and a blender will do it just fine. Taste with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Top with a little olive oil.

I had it one day with colorful veggie-spaghettie, the next day with rice, and the 3. day I used the rest as a cold dip for my sweet potato fries.. I am a big fan of multi-purpose food 🙂

 

 

 

Grøn suppe med kokos, søde ærter og frisk mynte

Rigeligt til 2

  • 350 g frosne ærter
  • 200 g frossen broccoli (eller frisk)
  • 1 dåse butter beans
  • 1 dåse kokosmælk
  • 10 g frisk ingefær (eller mere hvis du foretrækker det)
  • 1 håndful friske mynteblade
  • Saften fra ½ citron
  • 1 spsk æblecidereddike
  • Havsalt og friskkværnet peber
  • En smule olivenolie

Opvarm ærter, bønner, broccoli, mynte, ingefær og kokosmælk. Blend det hele når grøntsagerne er møre (ca 5-10 min) (jeg brugte min geniale suppe-maskine, men en gryde og en stavblender vil virke akkurat lige så fint).

Smag til med citronsaft, salt og peber. Top portionerne med en smule olivenolie.

Jeg spiste det med farverige grøntsagsspaghetti den ene dag, ris den næste og som kold dip til søde-kartoffel-fritter den 3. Det var en hit!

 

Hav en skøn dag 🙂

 

 

Warm vegan vegetable stew

Danish recipe below

Even though we still have some warm and long late summer days here in Denmark, you feel a change in the weather. A subtle feeling preparing us for fall and winter. Maybe it is the late-summer-season berries or the ripe apples. Or the mornings getting a little cooler. I like this time of the year, just before everything changes and the colours of fall are explording all around us.

The chilly fall calls for sweaters and extra socks. It calls for indoor activities, hot chocolate and mommys pancakes.. It also calls for warmer food. The other day I made this easy, cheap vegetable stew full of taste. I made it with quinoa, but you can use rice, potatoes or even just a piece of bread instead.

 

 

Warm vegan vegetable stew

2 persons

Preparing: 10 minutes

Cooking: 45 minutes

  • 6 medium carrots
  • 3-4 celleries (also the leafs on top)
  • 1 zucchini
  • ½ broccoli
  • 1 small can of corn (choose those without added sugar)
  • 6 big tomatoes / 1 canned tomatos
  • 1 cup water (only half if you use canned tomatoes)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cilantro
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried herbs
  • 1 splash applecider vinegar
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly grounded pepper
  • ½ cup quinoa + 1 cup water
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 handful fresh spinach / salat
  • 1 handful of your favorit freshly chopped herbs
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes
  • Sriracha sauce if you like it more spicy

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Cut all the vegetables in coarse chunks. Put the broccoli, tomatoes and zucchini aside.

Heat coconut oil in a saucepan, put in all the spices and stir a couple of minutes. Put in the celleries (with the tops) and carrots and leave a couple of minutes. Put in the tomatoes / canned tomatoes and the water and bring it to boil. Turn down the heat and leave for 30 minutes.

Prepare the quinoa: Rinse in cold water. Put quinoa and water in a pot with a little salt. Bring to a boil, then turn down heat and leave for approx 15 minutes, or until all water is gone. Set aside.

After the 30 minutes, add the broccoli, zucchini and canned corn and maybe some more water. Leave if for another 10 minutes.  Add a splash of apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper to your taste.

You can spice it up with a little bit of sriracha sauce if you prefere that.

Prepare the bowls with baby spinach, quinoa, vegetable stew, cherry tomatoes and half of a avocado and some freshle chopped herbs on top.. Enjoy

 

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Varm, vegansk grøntsagsret

2 personer

Forberedelse: 10 minutter

Tilberedning: 45 minutter

  • 6 medium gulerødder
  • 3-4 stængler bladselleri (også bladene på toppen)
  • 1 zucchini (squash)
  • ½ broccoli
  • 1 lille dåse majs (brug dem uden tilføjet sukker)
  • 6 tomater / 1 dåse flåede tomater
  • 2-3 dl vand (mindre hvis du bruger dåsetomater)
  • 1 tsk kokosolie
  • 1 tsk sennepsfrø
  • 1 tsk stødt koriander
  • 1 tsk knust spidskommen
  • 1 tsk tørrede krydderurter efter eget valg
  • En smule æblecidereddike
  • Havsalt + peber
  • 1 dl quinoa + 2 dl vand
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 håndfulde babyspinatblade / anden salat
  • 1 håndfuld af dine yndlingskrydderurter
  • 1 håndful cherrytomater
  • Srirachasauce hvis du vil have retten lidt stærkere

Skær alle grøntsagerne i grove mundrette bidder. Sæt broccoli, zucchini og tomater til side.

Opvarm en gryde med kokosolie. Kom alle krydderierne i og rør rundt et par minutter. Tilsæt selleri og gulerødder og lad det stå et par minutter. Tilsæt nu tomater og vand, eller de hakkede dåsetomater. Bring det hele i kog, skru herefter ned for varmen og lad det simre i 30 minutter.

Tilbered quinoaen: Skyl den grundigt under koldt vand. Kom quinoa og vand og lidt salt i en gryde og bring det i kog. Skru herefter ned for varmen og lad det småkoge ca 15 minutter, eller til alt vandet er væk. Stil det til side.

Efter 30 minutter tilsættes broccoli, zucchini og majs, samt evt lidt ekstra vand. Lad det koge yderligere 10 minutter. Smages til med æblecidereddike, salt og peber. Tilsæt sriracha hvis du vil have det lidt stærkere.

Tilbered skålene med friske spinatblade, quinoa, cherrytomater og grøntsagsretten. Kom ½ avocado samt friskhakkede krydderurter på toppen.

 

Velbekomme

Oil free-freezer-friendly-falafels

DANSIH recipe below

I love chickpeas. At this very moment I can’t remeber one single thing with chickpeas that I don’t like.

I also really like things you can make a big batch of, and them put them in the freezer for later use.

On top of this I prefere my food unspoiled by any harmfull frying oil.

So if you combine the above 3 things you get a chickpea-oil free – freezer – friendly – falafel.

BE AWARE: if you use dried chickpeas, you need to soak them 10-12 hours in cold water.

 

Oil free chickpea falafels

Start the night before!

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  • 250 g dried chickpeas (ca 430 g soaked chickpeas)
  • 2 big handfuls of herbs of your choice (I used parsley and cilantro)
  • 1 big onion
  • 2 tsp ground cilantro
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp chilli
  • 1 tsp himalaya salt (or any salt)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp fiber husks
  • Freshly grounded pepper

Soak the chickpeas overnigt. Rinse. DO NOT COOK THEM!

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees

Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender, and blend until smooth. Roll into small balls, place on a baking sheet and bake in the oven until crispy and golden, 20-25 min. If you want to freeze them, you can bake them a little less, so that they don’t get over-cooked while you reheat them in the oven when you are going to eat them.

You can also use them right away e.g. in a wrap or with a salad.

 

Enjoy and eat the greens

 

 

Oliefrie falafler

VIGTIGT: opskriften skal startes aftenen i forvejen hvis du bruger tørrede kikærter

25-30 stk

  • 250 g tørrede kikærter (ca 430 g opblødte)
  • 2 store håndfulde af dine yndlingskrydderurter (jeg brugte persille og koriander)
  • 1 stort løg (eller 2 små)
  • 2 fed hvidløg
  • 2 tsk knust korriander
  • 2 tsk knust spidskommen
  • ½ tsk knust chili
  • 1 tsk himalayasalt (eller hvilken som helst slags salt)
  • 1 tsk bagepulver
  • 2 tsk Fiber Husk
  • Friskkværnet peber

Aftenen i forvejen lægges kikærterne i blød i rigeligt vand.

Skyld de opblødte kikærter – de skal ikke koges!

Tænd ovnen på 200 grader

Kom alle ingredienser i en foodprocesser eller blender, og blend til en glat sammenhængende dej.

Tril dejen til kugler i ønsket størrelse, læg dem på en bageplade og bag dem i ovnen til de er gyldne og sprøde (20 – 25 minutter). Hvis du vil fryse dem, kan du med fordel bage dem lidt kortere tid så de ikke bliver tørre hvis du genopvarmer dem i ovnen.

 

Brug dem f.eks. i en salat eller en wrap, eller frys dem så du har til en nem frokost eller aftensmad en anden gang..

Hav det dejligt 🙂

 

 

 

Zughetti with creamy avocado-lime sauce and asparagus

In the mood for spaghetti? Try this instead! Zucchini spaghetti = zughetti!

Okay, to make the thin spaghetti-like zucchinis you need a special tool. It is one of my favorite tools. A spiralizer. IMG_2650What a perfect name. I have a thing with spirals, I think they are one of the most beautiful patterns. So of course I needed one of these in
my kitchen. Later I learned how easy and fun it is – it literally turns vegetables into spaghetti-spirals. I use it mostly for zucchinis, carrots and beets. And I use it many times a week, because it is such an easy way to eat more vegetables.

Don’t lose hope and don’t give up on this recipe. If you don’t have a spiralizer, I suggest you google it right away and buy one! They are not expensive, in Denmark you can buy them online for approx 12 dollars (85 kr). Do it, you won’t regret! 

Or you can use a potato peeler, that just gives you a littler broader zughettis, mor like fettuccine.. 

This recipe is on of my favorits. I make it at least once a week, with different variations depending of what I have in my fridge. It takes 10 minuttes, and it is so  incredibly tasty.IMG_2612

 

Zughetti with creamy avocado-lime sauce and asparagus

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  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 big handfull of fresh asparagus
  • 10-15 cherry tomatos
  • Juice from 3 limes
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 big handfuld of your favorit herb (parsley, cilantro, basil etc)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Coconut oil for frying

Heat the coconut oil in a pan with some freshly grounded pepper. Cut the asparagus in bites and put them on the pan.

Prepare the zucchinis by simply turning them around in the spiralizer. Put them in boiling water for 30 seconds maximum. Cut the cherry tomatos into halfes.

Blend the avocado with lime, herbs, garlic, salt and pepper. Add more of any of the ingredients to your taste.

Mix the avocado-lime sauce with the zughettis. Put on a plate and top with tomatos and asparagus.

 

If you prefer it raw, just don’t cook the asparagus and don’t put the zughetis in hot water.

 

Enjoy and eat the greens!

 

 

 

Zughetti med cremet avocado-lime sauce og asparges

2 personer

  • 2 squash
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 stor håndfuld friske asparges
  • 10-15 cherrytomater
  • Saft fra 3 limefrugter
  • 1 stor håndfuld friske krydderurter (persille, koriander, basilikum)
  • 1 fed hvidløg
  • Salt og peber
  • Kokosolie til stegning

Opvarm en pande med kokosolie og friskkværnet peber. Skær asparges i mundrette stykke og kom dem på panden.

Forbered squashene ved simpelthen at dreje dem rundt inde i spiralizeren. Kom dem i kogende vand i maks 30 sekunder. Skær cherrytomaterne i halve.

Blend avocado med lime, urter, hvidløg, salt og peber. Tilsæt mere af hvilken som helst af ingredienserne til du er tilfreds med smagen.

Vend zughettien med avocado-saucen. Kom det på en tallerken og top med cherrytomater og asparges.

Hvis du vil have en helt raw version, kan du bare undlade at putte zughettierne i varmt vand og bruge aspargeserne rå.

 

Velbekomme 🙂

 

 

 

Fresh spring rolls with peanut butter dip

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Fresh spring rolls is such an easy way to get a lot of veggies, and you can combine them in  so many ways using almost any vegetable you have in the kitchen.

These ones come with a peanut butter dip and thai sauce on the side. Oh yeah it is good

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Peanut butter dip

  • 3 tbsp peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
  • 2 spsk tamari (glutenfree soy sauce, you can use regular soy sauce)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
  • Juice from 1-2 lime
  • Sweetener to your taste (e.g honey or agave)

Blend all ingredients. Add more of any of the ingredients if you like. Place it somewhere cold until use.

Can easily keep 7 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

 

Thai sauce

  • 1 tbsp of red curry paste
  • 4-5 tbsp coconutmilk

Blend. Add more of either curry paste or coconut milk to your taste

 

Fresh spring rolls

Estimate 3-5 rolls per person

  • Rice paper
  • Vegetable after your choice (spinach, kale, carrots, cucumber, avocado, onion, sprouts, pickled ginger, bell pepper, asparagus, fresh herbs etc.)
  • Add fruits if you like, my favorite in spring rolls is mango!

Prepare the greens – and start roling!

You can see videos on youtube or read on the package of the rice paper how to prepare and roll them.

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Serve with peanut butter dip, tamari, thai sauce, toasted sesame and some more freshly chopped herbs

 

Enjoy!