Tasty Vegetarian – Yummy Veggie-Tofu Wok

We love vegetables from the wok! Yummy vegetarian tofu wok.

MB 07-31-2019
Ingredients: 1 serving tofu
1 serving vegetables from your plan (e.g., princess beans, bell pepper, 1 tsp. diced red onion)

Spices: tamari soy sauce, ginger, garlic, lemon grass, chili, vegetable stock, turmeric, sea salt, black pepper, coconut milk, coconut oil,

Preparation: peel the garlic and ginger and chop finely. Chop thick parts of lemon grass and the chili finely. Mix tamari, garlic, ginger, chili, lemon grass, turmeric, salt, freshly ground pepper and coconut oil into a marinade. Cut the tofu into small cubes and marinate overnight.

Wash and clean vegetables and briefly blanch beans in salted water. Cut the bell pepper into stripes. Sauté the tofu, add the onion cubes and steam. Fry bell peppers briefly, then add the beans and deglaze with coconut milk. Bring all to the boil and season to taste.

 

BBQ-Season: Clean and Healthy “Ketchup”

This is a must have during the barbecue season: Our basic recipe for clean ketchup ensures healthy enjoyment!

MB 7.7.2019
Ingredients for 1 serving:
1 ripe tomato
4 dried tomato preserved in oil
5 black olives
30 ml olive oil
1 TBsp dark balsamic vinegar
Spices and Herbs to taste, e.g., sea salt, ground black or white pepper, mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder, rosemary.

Preparation:
Wash and dry the tomato, remove the stalk and cut into small pieces. Cut the dried tomatoes and olives into small pieces. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and puree. Season to taste with herbs and spices.

Our perfect condiment and dip for meat and vegetable sticks.

Roasted Salmon Filet with Zucchini-Carrot-Zoodles

Zoodles are an indispensable part of the health-conscious cuisine. Our young celebrity chef Jan-Philipp Cleusters loves to combine them with fish. This is his recipe for you:

MB (2019-06-18)

Preparation time: 12 minutes
Ingredients for 2 persons:
2 spring onions
4 sprigs coriander
1 small red chili pepper
2 carrots
1 zucchini
1 untreated lime
1 tbsp. rapeseed oil or coconut oil
2 salmon filet
1 tsp. olive oil
1 garlic clove

Preparation:

Place 1⁄2 l (17 fl.oz) water in an electric kettle and heat. Rinse spring onions, coriander and chili under running cold water and dab dry with kitchen towel. Pluck coriander leaves from the sprigs and chop coarsely. Remove the dark green and dry ends from the spring onions and cut them diagonally into fine rings.  Remove the seeds from the chili pepper and cut into fine rings. Pour water from the kettle into a small pot and salt generously. Peel the carrots, rinse the zucchini under cold running water, dab dry with kitchen towel, remove both ends and cut into spaghetti form with a spiral cutter or into bite-sized pieces by hand with a knife. Rinse lime under hot running water, dab dry, rub the dark green peel and put aside in a small bowl. Cut the lime in half and press the juice into a medium-sized bowl and add the rape seed (or coconut) oil beating in a thin stream. Add the spring onions, coriander and chili to the dressing. Heat a medium-sized pan at a high temperature without adding fat. Rinse salmon filet under running cold water, dab dry with kitchen towel, brush with olive oil on both sides and season with sea salt and pepper to taste. First fry the salmon filet crispy on the skin side for about 2 minutes. Heat the zucchini-carrot-zoodels briefly in a pan and then add to the dressing in the bowl. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper. Turn the salmon filet and reduce the heat to medium. Press the unpeeled garlic with your hand or the flat side of a knife and add to the salmon in the pan.  Arrange the vegetables in the center of the plate, place the salmon filet on top, skin side up, and garnish with lime peel.

Enjoy!

Have you ever tried Dandelion Salad?

Dandelion leaves are rich in minerals, vitamins and enzymes it acts as a stimulant on many bodily functions. Try it in pointed cabbage salad:

MB (2019-06-13)

Ingredients:
150 g pointed cabbage
50 g dandelion
apple cider vinegar
1 TBsp. oil
salt, freshly ground pepper

Preparation:
Clean the pointed cabbage and cut very finely. Wash the dandelion and chop finely. Mix both with salt, blend and let rest for approximately ½ hour. Then work the greens thoroughly with apple cider vinegar; use salt and pepper to taste and add the oil. Let it rest in a cool place for one hour. Enjoy your meal!

Inspired Pizza Creations – Time to rethink Pizza

If you decide to be inspired by the following combinations, please remember to only have one protein.  Also, we suggest making a Chickpea flour pizza crust  and then adding the toppings (Chickpea flour crust will be your protein.)

NOTE:  These recipes in the infographic are not metabolic balance recipes. This is inspiration for you to play with during your holiday.  If you are unsure about a combination, please ask your coach.

Also, please remember you can only use one protein on your pizzas so if you use the chickpea flour crust, that is the only protein you can use.

If you want to have a pizza feeling, you can take your rye bread and iron it flat or roll it flat using a rolling pin and then grilling it before adding the toppings and putting it in the oven.

If you use your rye bread this way, you can add the cheese on your plan to the pizza!

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photo of chickpeas by Mattie Hagedorn

metabolic balance Monday Recipe – Cauliflower and Cranberry Salad

Ingredients:

  • Cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • Pomegranate, seeds removed and reserved
  • Dried cranberries
  • chopped walnuts, toasted
  • Large handfuls flat-leaf parsley, leaves chopped
  • Mint sprigs, leaves chopped
  • Olive oil
  •  Balsamic

Instructions:

Boil water in a pan and place the cauliflower in for one minute to blanche.  Remove from the water and refresh with water and then drain.

Toss cauliflower, pomegranate seeds, cranberries, walnuts, parsley and mint into a bowl.

Drizzle olive oil and vinegar over the salad and gently toss.

Note:  This salad uses two fruits.  To be completely on the metabolic balance plan, choose one of the two.  For the nuts, use a nut/seed that is on your plan. Because you have seeds/nuts, do not add another protein.

 

 

 

 

metabolic balance Monday Recipe -Roasted Autumn Vegetable Salad

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • Ground Cumin
  • Garlic
  • Fennel
  • Red Onions
  • Tomatoes
  • (Pumpkin optional)
  • Rocket
  • Goats Cheese
  • Salt, pepper and your favourite seasoning

Dressing

  • Sweet Bell pepper (blended)
  • Garlic
  • Olive Oil

Instructions

Preheat Oven.  Place vegetables in large bowl and add olive oil.  Season and then place on an oven tray and roast (approximately 25 minutes.)

Take the vegetables and take them off the tray and place them in a bowl with goat’s cheese, the tomatoes, rocket.  Toss gently and add salad dressing ingredients.

Serve with rye croutons or rye crisps.

Grilled kohlrabi – metabolic balance Monday Recipe

On Facebook, it was suggested that we try using Kohlrabi as a bread.  I liked this idea so over the weekend, I took a few kohlrabis and experimented with them to see if they would work as a bread substitute.

Below is what raw kohlrabi looks like as a whole vegetable and as raw slices.

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Kohlrabi without leaves
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Kohlrabi peeled – raw

The kohlrabi has a very mild taste and is crispy like a radish.  I really liked  eating the slices raw but could not see that working to replace bread so I decided to season and grill the pieces.

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seasoned kohlrabi on the grill
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grilled kohlrabi

The grilled kohlrabi tasted wonderful. I prepared a hummus to add on top but you could also try using two pieces of kohlrabi to make a small sandwich.

While I had the grill on, I grilled cauliflower slices but was not happy with the slices as a bread substitute.  The cauliflower tasted great but the florets fell off when I tried to move them around on the plate.

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grilled cauliflower

 

Slice of Cauliflower “Bread” with Roasted Pepper and a Fried Egg

 

Ingredients:

  • Cauliflower
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoning
  • Garlic
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Egg

Instructions:

Cut your cauliflower head in half.   Slice a 1/2 inch piece of cauliflower.  Place your cauliflower slice in a pan with olive oil over medium head for about two minutes on each side.   Sprinkle salt and pepper on the cauliflower and then place it on a baking pan.  Put the pan in the oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Place roasted read peppers, garlic and seasoning in a bowl and puree with a hand blender and then set aside.

Fry an egg.

Smear the pepper puree on the cauliflower and place the fried egg on top.

Note:  You can add feta to the red peppers instead of using an egg.   If you decide to use Feta, add it to the pepper mixture and puree. This will hold the feta on the cauliflower.

Tutorial:  Here is how you fry an egg.