Fusion, Pasta, Stew

Creamy curry with tofu and mango

This is a festive and easily prepared dish that is very creamy and has delicious flavors of curry and mango.

Serves 5-6

1 onion, chopped
500 g tofu, diced
5 dl crème fraiche
1 mango, peeled and diced
1 tbsp yellow curry powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
1.5 tsp herbal salt
0.5 tsp black pepper
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan. Fry the onions for a few minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer a few minutes. Serve with spaghetti.

American, Fusion, Mediterranean, Patties and burgers

Lentil burgers with feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes and coleslaw

These lentil burgers have a delicious Mediterranean taste. They are nice to eat with any type of side dish. Here is a suggestion with coleslaw, which is so good!

Serves 4

1 batch lentil burgers (recipe below)
1 batch coleslaw (recipe below)
1 batch garlic yoghurt (recipe below)
8 hamburger buns (preferably wholemeal)
8 lettuce leaves
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 tomato, sliced

Prepare the lentil burgers, coleslaw and garlic yoghurt according to the recipes below. Serve the burgers in hamburger buns together with lettuce leaf, garlic yogurt, sliced tomato and red onion.

Lentil burgers with feta cheese and sun-dried tomatoes

2 dl red lentils
2 carrots, roughly grated
1 onion, finely chopped
1 dl sunflower seeds
3 dl oatmeal
150 g feta cheese, coarsely crumbled
1 dl sun-dried tomatoes, shredded
1 tsp herb salt
1 tsp ground chilli pepper
2 tsp oregano
Oil for frying

Boil the lentils according to the instructions on the package. Mix them with the other ingredients. Shape the batter to 8 burgers and fry them in oil until they become browned on both sides.

Coleslaw

400 g white cabbage, shredded
2 carrots, cut into thin sticks
1/2 red onion, chopped
2.5 dl crème fraiche
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp Dijon mustard
0.5 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper

Mix.

Garlic Yoghurt

2 dl yoghurt
1 garlic cloves, crushed

Mix.

Fusion, Indian, Thai, Wraps

Wraps with curry beans, banana, peanuts and coconut

Curry, banana, peanuts and coconut. An unbeatable combo!

Serves 4

700 g cooked black beans (drained weight)
0.5 dl of tomato purée
2.5 dl crème fraiche
1 tsp herb salt
1 tsp ground chilli pepper
1 tsp ground paprika
1 tsp yellow curry powder
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
4 bananas, sliced
8 leaves romaine lettuce
8 tortilla breads
Peanuts (at will)
Grated coconut (at will)

Mix the beans, tomato paste, crème fraiche and spices in a pot. Heat and let simmer for a couple of minutes. Make wraps by putting a lettuce in a tortilla bread and top it with the spiced beans, sliced banana, peanuts and coconut. Roll up the wrap and eat!

Fusion, Soup, South American, Thai

Coconut lentil soup with green curry and quinoa

This soup has delicious flavors of coconut, lime and green curry. It has a mild spiciness and a nice chewiness of the quinoa. The recipe is inspired by a recipe from Kung Markatta’s website.

Serves 4

1.5 dl quinoa
2.5 dl dried red lentils
6 dl water
4 dl coconut milk
1 zucchini
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp grated ginger
2 tsp green curry paste
2 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp lime juice
Oil for frying

Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the package. Heat oil in a pan and fry the garlic for half a minute. Add the red lentils, water, coconut milk, ginger, curry paste, salt and pepper and boil for about 10 minutes. Include the zucchini the last 2 minutes. Blend the soup with a hand blender. Stir in the lime juice and quinoa and serve!

Crepes and pancakes, Fusion

Spinach pancakes with chili and lime butter

This is truly an experience of flavor combinations! I must confess that I would never have come up with the idea of combining vegetable pancakes with flavored butter myself, but it was really a hit! The recipe is taken (with some modifications) from the magazine Buffé from 2013. The pancakes are tasty as they are, but the chilli and lime butter really enhance the flavors, giving spiciness, tangy lime flavor and a nice garlic flavor to the dish. It is super tasty!

Serves 4

Spinach pancakes

250 g fresh spinach, blanched and chopped
1 onion, chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
2 eggs
50 g butter
1.75 dl wheat flour
1.5 dl milk
1 tbsp baking powder
0.5 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
Oil for frying

Melt the butter. Separate the yolk from the white for one of the eggs. Whisk together one egg, one egg yolk, flour, milk, melted butter, baking powder, salt and ground cumin in a bowl. Stir in the onion, chilli and spinach. Whisk the egg white until stiff and fold into the batter. Fry the pancakes with about 2 tablespoons of batter per cake until they get nicely browned on both sides. Serve the pancakes with a dollop of chilli and lime butter (recipe below).

Chili and lime butter

100g butter
Finely grated zest of 1 lime
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 pinch of chilli flakes
1 pinch of herb salt

Mix all ingredients and put it in the fridge.

Fusion, Soup

Beet and lentil soup with almond and pea chutney

This is a dish with exciting flavor combinations. The soup is very hearty, which gives an exciting contrast to the tart ginger-flavored pea and almond chutney. (The recipe is inspired by a recipe in the magazine Buffé from 2013.)

Serves 5-6

Beet and lentil soup

1 onion, chopped
1 kg beets, peeled and cut into 1 cm cubes
3 carrots, cut into 1 cm cubes
3 dl dried red lentils
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
1 liter of water
Oil for frying
Sea salt for serving

Almond and pea chutney

200 g almonds
300 g green peas
5×5 cm ginger
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 dl water

Heat the oil in a pan. Fry the almonds until they are dark brown. Put them aside. Fry the onion, garlic, beets and carrots for a couple of minutes. Add water, lentils, salt and pepper and boil for 30 minutes, or until the beets and carrots are soft. Blend the ingredients for the almond and pea chutney in a food processor into a mash. Serve the soup with a large dollop of chutney and sprinkle with sea salt.

Asian, Fusion, Wok

Cabbage and pecan wok with tofu and poppy seeds

This is another dish with a very good combination of flavors and textures, with the nutty taste of the nuts, the crunchiness of the cabbage, the tanginess of the lemon juice and a nice balance of spices with mustard, soy, poppy seeds and black pepper.

Serves 4-5

900 g white cabbage, shredded
270 g firm tofu, diced
140 g pecans
1 onion, sliced
1 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp soy
2 tsp poppy seeds
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a wok and fry the tofu for 10 minutes until it is browned. Put the tofu aside. Add the pecans and fry them until they turn dark brown. Put them aside. Fry the onions for a couple of minutes and include the garlic the last half-minute. Add the cabbage and fry another couple of minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the tofu, pecans, lemon juice, mustard, soy, poppy seeds and black pepper. Serve!

Fusion, Salad

Chili and garlic-flavored bean salad with broccoli and mozzarella

This is a very tasty salad with balanced flavors of tangy capers, hot chilli and spicy garlic, coriander and pepper. Crunchy broccoli and mild mozzarella also contribute to the party in your mouth!

Serves 4

2.5 dl dried green lentils
500 g fresh broccoli, divided into small florets
200 g mozzarella, diced
70 g capers
4 garlic cloves, sliced
1 red chilli, chopped
1 handful of cilantro, chopped
0.5 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
Olive oil for frying

Boil the lentils according to the instructions on the package. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the broccoli for a few minutes. Add the garlic and chilli and fry another minute. Finally mix all the ingredients in a bowl.

Fusion, Pasta

Pasta sauce with blue cheese, mushrooms and tofu

I have tried to cook more food without cheese lately, because I noticed that I have quite a few recipes with cheese on the blog. But when it turns out this good, I just cannot help myself…

Serves 4

250 g tofu, diced
250 g fresh champignons, sliced
100 g blue cheese
4 dl crème fraiche
2 dl water
1 garlic clove, crushed
0.5 tsp herb salt
30 g chives, chopped
1 pinch of ground black pepper
1 pinch of ground white pepper
25 g butter
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan. Fry the tofu for10 minutes until it has browned. Put it aside. Fry the champignons in butter for 4-5 minutes. Include the garlic the last half-minute. Add crème fraiche, water, tofu, salt and pepper. Let the sauce simmer for a few minutes. Finally add chives and cheese and stir until the cheese melt. Serve the sauce together with freshly cooked pasta.

Fusion, Soup

Saffron-flavored lentil and chickpea soup with lemon-flavored cream cheese and chickpea cream

This soup has very exciting flavor combinations! The saffron taste from the rich tomato soup goes very well together with the fluffy and lemony chickpea and cream cheese cream. I also like how the dish gives me associations to saffron buns and cheesecake 🙂 (The recipe is inspired from the book “Smaker från Saltå Kvarn” by Åsa Swanberg.)

Serves 4-5

Saffron-flavored chickpea soup

400 g cooked chickpeas (drained weight)
1 dl dried red lentils, rinsed
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
500 g crushed tomatoes
5 dl water
1 g saffron
0.5 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the onion for one minute. Add the garlic and fry for another minute. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes. Serve the soup with a large dollop of lemon-flavored cream cheese and chickpea cream (recipe below).

Lemon-flavored cream cheese and chickpea cream

230 g cooked chickpeas (drained weight)
200 g cream cheese
1 garlic clove, crushed
Zest from one lemon
0.5 tsp herb salt
1 pinch of ground black pepper

Blend all ingredients in a food processor until smooth and fluffy.