Pickled Mushrooms with Chili

 Yesterday we talked about how easy and delicious preserving foods at home can be. Today we have a recipe for you that shows you how!

Ingredients: 
1 serving of fresh mushrooms 
Twigs of fresh thyme
1 chili pepper
1/4 cup (65 mL) white wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Salt 

Ingredients:
Clean the mushrooms and then pat them dry. Pluck the thyme leaves. Cut the chilies into rings, removing the seeds. Add the vinegar and spices to a pot and bring to the boil. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes. Allow to cool and then pour into a glass that can be sealed well. Pour the olive oil over it and close the glas. After pickling, the mushrooms should continue to soak for at least 3 days.

Soybean and Fennel

As promised here is our favorite fennel recipe – this soybean soup with fennel is packed full of delicious herbs.

Ingredients:
1 serving of soybeans
1 serving of fennel
Fresh herbs (parsley, chives, oregano, thyme)
Salt and pepper 

Preparation:
Soak the soybeans in water overnight. Rinse them the next day, add fresh water, and cook the soybeans according to the package instructions.
Wash and clean the fennel (if necessary remove the outer leaves), cut into small cubes, and then roast the fennel in a pan for a few minutes. Then add the fennel to the soybeans and simmer everything for another 10 minutes. Wash the herbs and then chop finely. Season soybeans with salt, pepper and the herbs and enjoy. Depending on how thin or thick your soup is you can also serve it over some rye bread!

Stuffed Artichokes

This delicious recipe uses artichokes which are packed full of vitamins and are great for your health!

Ingredients:
1 serving of boiled ham
1 serving of vegetables (artichokes and mushrooms)
1 lemon
Olive oil
Chopped parsley
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Remove the stem and scaly leaves from the artichoke. Cut off about 1/4 inch from the top of the artichoke. Then place the artichoke immediately in lemon water. Cut the ham and mushrooms into small cubes and roast in oil, season with salt and pepper. Remove from the pan and add the parsley. Then fill artichoke with the ham and mushroom mixture. Place the artichoke in a saucepan with a little oil. Leave to cook covered over low heat for about 35-45 minutes, occasionally pour a little water over the filling so that it does not dry out. Enjoy!

Avocado, Cheese, and Mango Salad

This fresh salad is packed full of delicious ingredients and bold flavors!

Ingredients:
1 serving of cheese
1 serving of vegetables (1/2 avocado, lettuce, 2 grape tomatoes, 1 tsp. diced shallot)
1 serving of mango
1/2 red chili pepper
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley or coriander
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Clean, wash and drain the salad. Cut the cheese, avocado, and mango into small cubes. Wash and quarter tomatoes. Wash, seed and finely chop the chili pepper. Whisk the parsley, shallot, chili, vinegar, salt, pepper and oil together into a salad dressing. Set 1/3 of the cheese aside to start the meal with. Mix all of the other ingredients with the dressing. Enjoy!

Turbot with Papaya Salad

This recipe can be adapted to be used with whatever fish is on your plan and tastes wonderful in the summer.

Ingredients:
1 serving of turbot
1 serving of Frisée
1 serving of Papaya
Vegetable Broth
1 slice of Rye bread
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Cut fresh turbot fillet into medium-sized pieces, pepper and cook in a pan on each side for two to four minutes, depending on the thickness, just before serving. Clean the Frisée, wash and spin dry and cut into strips. Peel the papaya, remove the seeds, and cut the pulp into slices. Mix both together, season with salt, pepper and some broth. Cut toasted bread into cubes and add to the salad. Enjoy!

Carrot and Sprout Salad

If you are looking for a light and delicious salad packed full of nutrients and flavor we have the recipe for you!

Ingredients:
1 serving of fresh soybean sprouts
1 serving of carrots
1 pinch of curry powder
1 pinch of salt
1 pinch of freshly ground pepper
Balsamic vinegar

Preparation:
Wash, peel and grate carrots. Heat a pan with a little water and cook the soybean sprouts and the carrot briefly. Season with curry powder, salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar. Allow to cool and serve!

Tip: As an alternative this salad is also delicious raw or with a little bit of fresh chili.

Provencal Barbecue Sauce

This barbecue sauce is packed full of fresh and aromatic herbs and is great to use with fish, meat, or vegetables.

Ingredients (for 1 jar):
4 Spring onions
2 Bell peppers
1 Eggplant
2 Large tomatoes
3 Garlic cloves
2 Rosemary branches
1⁄4 tsp Thyme
1⁄2 tsp Oregano
1 tsp Vegetable broth powder
1/3 cup (75 ml) Balsamic
2 Tbsp Olive oil

Preparation:
Wash the vegetables and then cut into cubes. Peel the garlic and cut it into thin slices. In a medium sized pot on medium heat add the olive oil and garlic. Toast the garlic until aromatic and golden brown. Add the spring onions and eggplant and cook everything for about 5 minutes. Then add the bell peppers and after another 5 minutes add the tomatoes and herbs. Let the vegetable mixture simmer for half an hour. Remove the rosemary branches and then add everything to a blender and puree until smooth. If necessary, add water to thin out the mixture. Season as needed and then add the sauce to a jar and let it cool down. Store in the fridge and use as needed.

Tuna and Mango Salad

This tuna and mango salad is refreshing and delicious but most importantly easy to prepare!

Ingredients:
1 serving of fresh tuna
1 serving of iceberg lettuce
1 serving of mango
Vegetable broth
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Cut fresh tuna fillet into medium sized pieces, season with salt and pepper, and then sauté for two to four minutes on each side, just before serving. Clean, wash and dry the salad and then cut into bite-sized pieces. Peel the mango and cut into thin strips. Combine the mango and lettuce, season with salt, pepper, and vegetable broth. Arrange fish and salad on a plate and enjoy!

Tip: For more flavor you can also add chili to the mango salad or depending on your plan/phase make a salad dressing using ginger, soy sauce, garlic, and chili.

Pinto Bean “Meatballs”

Today we have a great recipe for pinto bean “meatballs”. These are packed full of protein and can be served with a salad or with pasta.

Ingredients:
1 serving of pinto beans
1 serving of vegetables (parsnip, zucchini, cabbage turnip, red onion)
Caraway
1 garlic clove
Curry powder
Vegetable broth
Marjoram
Thyme
Rapeseed oil
1 slice of crispbread

Preparation:
Soak the beans overnight, drain, add fresh water and then cook for 1 hour. Wash the vegetables, clean and grate 1/3 finely and cut the rest into strips to eat as a side. Sauté the onion cubes with garlic, add the grated vegetables and cook until soft. Finally add the herbs and then take off the heat to cool. Blend the crispbread into flour in a food processor. Drain the beans and save some broth, then puree the beans with some broth into a smooth consistency. Add the steamed vegetables and puree everything together. Season as needed and then depending on the consistency, add the crispbread flour until the mixture sticks together. Form small balls and then bake until crisp on the outside. Enjoy!

Stuffed Zucchini

This recipe is a unique twist on stuffed zucchini but very delicious!

Ingredients:
1 serving of yellow lentils
1 apple, diced
1 serving of vegetables (e.g. zucchini, leek, 1 teaspoon of onion cubes)
1 tablespoon of oil
1 tablespoon of chopped parsley
Curry powder
Cinnamon
Caraway
Nutmeg
Vegetable broth
Vinegar
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Take the zucchini and cut in half length wise. Then boil until al dente in salt water with caraway, drain and set aside to cool. Wash the apple, remove the seeds and dice into cubes. Sauté the apple and onion cubes in oil until translucent, season with cinnamon and deglaze with some vegetable broth. Let the apple sauce simmer for a few minutes and then puree using a blender. Wash the lentils, cook them for 10 minutes, then add the washed and cut leek. Cook for another 8 minutes and season with salt, pepper, nutmeg, vegetable broth, and some vinegar. Take the cooked zucchini and hollow out the center with a spoon, fill with the lentils and top with the apple sauce. Sprinkle the parsley over it and enjoy!