Stew, Thai

Lime and coconut curry with tofu and vegetables

A coconut curry flavored with chilli and lemongrass is very good! Here comes a version inspired by a recipe from “The Meat Free Monday Cookbook”.

Serves 7

500 g firm tofu, diced
1 onion, chopped
1 zucchini, cut into sticks
1 eggplant, cut into smaller pieces
1 bell pepper, chopped
125 g baby corn, cut into smaller pieces
250 g champignons, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 lemon grass stalk, finely chopped
2 tbsp finely grated fresh ginger
800 g coconut milk
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
1 tbsp soy
1.5 tsp herb salt
2 tsp turmeric
1 handful bunch of coriander, chopped
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan. Fry the tofu for about 10 minutes, until it gets golden brown. Put it aside. Fry the onion for a couple of minutes. Add zucchini, eggplant, baby corn and champignons and fry for 4-5 min. Add garlic, chilli, ginger and lime grass and fry for another minute. Stir in tofu, bell peppers, coconut milk, lime juice, soy, salt and turmeric and let simmer for about 5 minutes. Serve with brown rice.

Indian, Stew

Yoghurt curry with cauliflower and beans

This is a very tasty and flavorful curry dish with a tart flavor of yoghurt and a distinct flavor of roasted caraway seeds which is so good!

Serves 6

1 cauliflower head, divided into smaller florets
1 onion, chopped
250 g champignons, sliced
460 g cooked small white beans (drained weight)
230 g cooked borlotti beans (drained weight)
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp grated ginger
5 dl yoghurt
2 dl cream
2 tsp herb salt
1 tsp ground cardamom
1 tbsp caraway seeds
1 tbsp turmeric
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan. Fry the caraway seeds for a couple of minutes. Add the onion, champignons and cauliflower and fry for another 4-5 minutes. Include the garlic and ginger the last minute. Stir in the yogurt, cream and the remaining spices. Let simmer for about 5 minutes. Stir finally in the beans. Serve with brown rice.

Italian, Soup

Italian lentil soup

There are many good recipes on Kung Markatta’s homepage! Here is my version of their Italian lenticchie soup. It’s a very rich soup with delicious flavors of root vegetables, mushrooms and herbs!

Serves 6

3 dl dried green lentils
1 carrot, sliced
1 parsnips, sliced
2 celery stalks, sliced
250 g champignons, sliced
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 leek, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
500 g crushed tomatoes
7 dl water
2 tbsp thyme
2 tsp herb salt
1.5 tsp ground black pepper
1 handful bunch of parsley
Oil for frying
Grated Parmesan cheese and olive oil for serving

Heat oil in a pan and fry all the vegetables and onions for 5 minutes. But include the garlic only the last minute. Add lentils, chopped tomatoes and water and boil for about 25-30 minutes. Add parsley and blend the soup with a hand blender. Serve it with grated Parmesan cheese and olive oil curled over.

American, Stew

Hawaiian Sloppy Joe’s

This is a vegetarian and Hawaiian version of Sloppy Joe’s burger. The tart and sweet pineapple really lifts the flavors of this dish! (The recipe is inspired from http://www.chooseveg.com/sloppyjoes)

Serves 6

3 dl dried green lentils
1 onion, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
250 g champignons, sliced
1 pineapple, peeled and diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
500 g passata
1 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp ground chilli pepper
1 pinch of cayenne pepper
Oil for frying

Cook the lentils according to the instructions on the package. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the champignons for a few minutes. Add the onion and fry for another couple of minutes. Include the garlic the last half-minute. Stir in the passata, peppers, pineapple, cooked lentils and spices and bring to a boil. Serve the stew in a hamburger bread or eat it just as it is.

Italian, Pasta

Cannelloni with ricotta, spinach and mushroom

This is my version of Gordon Ramsay’s cannelloni (modified from a recipe in the magazine Buffé from 2010). It takes some time to prepare this dish, about 1.5 hours in total, and it takes some finicking to get the filling into the pasta rolls, but what a feast it is! It is definitely worth it!

Serves 6

25 dried cannelloni
100 g cheese, grated

Cheese Sauce

2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp wheat flour
3 dl milk
2 dl cream
200 g cheese, grated
0.5 tsp herb salt
1 pinch of cayenne pepper

Filling

400 g fresh spinach, blanched and chopped
500g champignons, sliced
500 g ricotta
0.5 tsp herb salt
0.5 tsp ground black pepper
2 pinches of ground nutmeg
Oil for frying

Preheat the oven to 225 °C. Fry the champignons until they are browned. Mix them with spinach, ricotta, salt, pepper and nutmeg in a bowl. Heat the canola oil in a saucepan and whisk in the flour. Slowly beat in the milk and cream. Bring to a boil and simmer for a couple of minutes with continuous stirring. Take the pan off the heat and stir in the cheese, salt and cayenne pepper. Pour half of the cheese sauce in an ovenproof dish (about 30×40 cm). Fill the cannelloni with the mushrooms, spinach and ricotta mixture and put them in the dish. Spread the rest of the cheese sauce on top of the cannelloni and sprinkle with the grated cheese. Cook them in the oven for about 25 minutes, or until the pasta has become al dente. For a luxurious feeling, serve them with a glass of wine!

Mediterranean, Salad

Oven-roasted salad with artichokes and mushrooms

Oven-roasted vegetables with thyme and garlic together with a good cheese, crispy rocket salad and crunchy pumpkin seeds, it’s magical! (The recipe is inspired by a recipe in the magazine Buffé from 2013.)

Serves 4

500 g Jerusalem artichokes, cut into smaller pieces (preferably with skin on)
250 g champignons, sliced
2 red onions, cut into wedges
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 handful bunch of thyme, scratched
200 g mature cheese, cut into 1 cm cubes
75 g rocket
1 dl toasted pumpkin seeds
1 tsp herb salt
0.75 tsp black pepper
Olive oil for roasting
Balsamic vinegar for serving

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Preheat the oven to 225 °C. Mix champignons, red onions, Jerusalem artichokes, garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil in an ovenproof dish. Roast in the oven for about 30 minutes. Mix cheese and rocket salad with the grilled vegetables. Sprinkle the salad with pumpkin seeds and drizzle with balsamic vinegar before serving.

Malaysian, Stew

Malaysian Laksa Curry

This is a vegetarian version of the Malaysian curry Laksa. It contains many tasty vegetables and the sauce is very rich with nice flavors of lemongrass, ginger, chilli and lime.

Serves 5-6

225 g firm tofu, diced
2 onions, chopped
500 g champignons, sliced
150 g fresh green beans, cut into smaller pieces
125 g fresh baby corn, cut into smaller pieces
200 g noodles
800 g coconut milk
2 tbsp grated ginger
1 lemon grass stalk, sliced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 red chillies, chopped
2 tsp dried crushed lime leaves
1 tbsp yellow curry powder
1 tbsp turmeric
2 tbsp soy
2 tbsp lime juice
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the tofu for about 10 minutes, until browned. Put the tofu aside. Fry the onions for one minute. Add the green beans, baby corn, champignons, chilli, garlic and lemongrass and fry another couple of minutes. Add the tofu and pour in the coconut milk. Break noodles into small pieces and stir them into the stew. Add the curry powder, turmeric, lime leaves, soy and lime juice and simmer for a few minutes until the noodles have softened. Serve!

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, Mediterranean, Stew

Festive stew with tofu, mushrooms and thyme

A creamy and herby stew with a luxurious feeling!

Serves 5

540 g tofu, diced
250 g fresh champignons, sliced
2 onions, chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 dl crème fraiche
2 dl water
0.5 dl tomato purée
1 tsp herb salt
1 pinch of ground black pepper
1 pinch of ground white pepper
1 handful of thyme, stripped and chopped
25 g butter
Oil for frying

Heat the oil in a pan and fry the tofu for about 10 minutes until it is golden brown. Put it aside. Fry the mushrooms in the butter for a couple of minutes. Add the garlic the last half-minute. Add crème fraiche, water, tomato purée, tofu, salt and pepper and bring it to boil. Stir in thyme and serve with rice.

Thai, Wok

Wok with ginger, chilli, sesame and lime

This is a wok with my favorite seasoning. The wok ingredients can be varied for change, and with this seasoning with ginger, garlic, sesame, lime and soy any combination usually turn out very tasty!

Serves 4

250 g firm tofu, diced
250 g mushrooms, sliced
3 carrots, sliced
250 g fresh green beans, cut into smaller pieces
1 broccoli head, divided into small florets
200 g egg noodles
2 tbsp grated fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tsp chilli flakes
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1.5 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
2 tbsp soy sauce
Oil for frying

Cook the noodles according to the instructions on the package. Heat the oil in a wok and fry the tofu for10 minutes or until browned. Set the tofu aside. Fry the mushrooms, carrots, green beans and broccoli for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and noodles and fry another couple of minutes. Season with chiliflakes, sesame seeds, lime juice and soy sauce. Serve and enjoy!