All posts tagged: tofu

Blueberry & Tomatoe Salsa

This might sound like a really crazy title, and so be it… It was one of the first “healthy” recipe´s I ever tried to make, so once you´ve seen how extremely easy this is you all understand how much I had never been in to cooking before I got on this journey 🙂 . That day it was one of the side dishes of the first BBQ we hosted on our roof terrace here in Haarlem. Well, that was almost 6 years ago and I still love making this one as part of more yummy salsas, salads and other small side dishes next to either a BBQ or just next to ovenbaked fish or even grilled tofu. Last year we even had this yummy salsa as part of the Christmas buffet! Ingredients are: 1,5 dl of blueberries 4 tomatoes 2 tbspns rougly chopped basil 2 tbspns olive oil All you do is rinse the bluberries and the tomatoes under the tap. Then you cut the tomatoes in halves and remove the “pits” (am not sure if …

Roasted sweet potatoe´s

Here is another easy, yummy, fast and healthy side dish. I love serving this one next to cooked or grilled fish and some grilled vegetables, with a tasty home made chimichurri or pesto. It is also yummy next to grilled, marinated tofu for the vegetarian and/or vegan version as well. Apart from being heavenly tasty, the sweet potatoe is an outstanding source of Vitamin A. Next to that it also contains some amounts of Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Vitamin C and B16 . And it contains plenty of healthy fibre to keep your gut healthy. Try it out and let me know what your favourite combination with this side dish is! Approx 4 portions: 6 sweet potatoes, sliced in wedges 1 tbspn of your favorite cooking oil Salt & pepper All you do is roll the wedges in the oil, salt n´pepper and place them in an ovendish with the peel facing up. Let it roast in the oven on 225 degrees for about 20 minutes, which gives you plenty of time to prepare and cook …

Chicken or Tofu stew

There have been loads of snacks and smoothies posted lately so I thought that now with fall coming up and all of us getting ready for the colder seasons here in the northern hemisphere it might be time for a hearty stew. The original recipe is with chicken, but you can easily substitute it for tofu should you be vegetarian or vegan – I cook it with tofu most of the time and love it! Ingredients (serves 4); 4 chicken filets or 400 grams of tofu 4 dl crushed tomatoes 0,5 dl cooked or canned chick peas 0,5 dl cooked or canned white beans 0,5 dl cooked or canned black beans 0,5 dl cooked or canned kidney beans 1 dl of sliced champions 1 chopped onion, yellow 2 tbspn tomatoe paste 4 tbspn chicken fond or veggie bouillon 1 crusched garlic clove 2 tbspn balsamic vinegar 2 tbspn maple or agave syrup 1 tspn thyme 1 tspn chili powder cooking oil – preferably coconut oil or a mix of avocado and olive oil salt n´pepper …

Quinoa and Orange Salad

Here is another one of my favorite meals to use next to your protein of choice or on its own if you´d wish. You can make a huge batch of this and have for lunch and dinner, plus it is a great dish to go with your bbq´s in the summer or on your buffet all year around. It is also a really good meal to put in a container and bring for your picnic or boat trip, and in winter for your dog sled run, cross country ski tour or long distance skate round. I am sure you can come up with even more ideas and occasions – please, do share them! The world is such a happier and more fun place when we share! Ingredients; Makes about 6 cups (6 servings) 1 cup dry quinoa 1 tablespoon orange juice concentrate 2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar 1 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed, or 1 1/2 cups cooked beans 2 red onions, thinly sliced 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 orange, …

Salad with melon and black beans

Last night hubbie and I made this salad, after a recipe from the BBQ editon of the Swedish tabloid Expressen from the spring of 2012. The only thing is that when I sent him off to the do the groceries there were no black beans, so he brought back kidney beans. There were also no water melons in the store, so we used a Galia melon. Plus the sugar snaps were sold out as well and we used flat green beans instead. Which basically means that what we cooked last night was not really this recipe below… So, why don´t you try either version or even create your own and let us know what you think or share your version in a guest blog!? Anyway, here is the “original” recipe, for 4 persons: 1 can of black beans 1 red onion 100 grams sugar snapes 0,5 dl olive oil the juice from 1 lime 1 tbspn liquid honey sea salt freshly ground pepper 1 liter of diced water melon 2 tbspn chopped fresh mint 2 …

Fast, yummy and healthy lunch lentil soup

Ok, I know it is summer and at least here in The Netherlands it is hot,hot, hot and real summer today. And who would want to eat lentil soup then? I guess, rather have a lentil salad today eh…! Well, next week it will rain again and then you will be happy I have already shared one of my favorite fast lunch recipes from the health guru´s Fredrik Paulun, Martin Brunnberg and Kristina Andersson with you! So here we go: 2 portions 120 g red lentils 6-10 dl water 1 laurier leaf 800 g crushed tomatoes ( 2 jars ) 120 g red onion (1 large one) Vegetable fond 2 tbspn paprika spice 2 tspn potassium salt 4 crushed or chopped garlic cloves 4 tspn olive oil 2 boiled eggs Boil the lentils in the water with the laurier leaf for 15 minutes. Add the tomatoes, chopped onion and a bit of fond. Let it boil for an additional 10 minutes. Add the remaining spices, garlic and the oil. Serve with a boiled egg. Source: …

Ratatouille with beans and eggs

I haven´t posted a main course in a while, so I thought it was about time :-)! This is an easy, yummy, extremely healthy, nutritious and well balanced main course. It can also be a good idea to make some extra and use the left overs for lunch the next day. For the vegetarians or vegans among us, you can either add more beans or substitute the eggs with tofu or tahoe. 2 portions, Cooking time 45 minutes 0,5 courgette / zucchini 0,5 red capsicum 0,5 green capsicum 0,5 onion 0,5 aubergine 0,5 dl olive oil 2 garlic cloves 0,25 tspn cumin 0,5 bay leaves 0,5 tspn thyme Salt and pepper 0,75 dl white wine 2 dl crushed tomatoes 1,5 dl kidney beans, cooked or canned 0,5 red chili pepper 0,5 tbsn balsamic vinegar 4 eggs 1. Use a wide casserole or a deep frying pan. Slice the zucchini, capsicum and aubergine into pieces. Chop the onion. Put aubergine and onion in the pan with a pinch of salt. Fry for about 5 minutes in …

Yellow paprika chicken (or fish, or tofu) burger

Yet another recipe picked up on the go from one of the Swedish magazines I always pick up when I visit my home country. If you don´t eat meat , you can substitute the chicken for grilled salmon or marinated tofu. Did I mention that it takes less than 15 minutes to cook? For 2 people you need the following ingredients: 2 x chicken filets (or tofu , or salmon, or other fish filets) 2 paprikas (don´t have to be yellow… 🙂 ) A few handfuls of fresh baby spinach leaves One large tomato, sliced Jalapeno´s – you decide how many Lemon balm For the tahini dressing / sauce; 75 gr tahini 1,5 cloves of crushed garlic zest and juice from 1 lemon 0,5 dl water seasalt & freshly grinded black pepper Mix all the ingredients for the sauce together in your foodprocessor or mixer – if you don´t have one, you can also use a fork and mash it all together. Put it in the fridge to stay cool while you cook the rest. Spice your chicken, …

The Strawberry Smoothie that fills you up

This Strawberry smoothie you can have either for breakfast those days you are in a real hurry, as your morning or afternoon snack, after your workout or whenever you choose – either way it is guaranteed to fill you up and it’s packed with both vitamins, antioxidants and protein. 1 portion Ingredients; 400 g Silk tofu 30 frozen strawberries Run the tofu and the strawberries in the mixer until it is a smooth mix. Drink and enjoy!