Monday, September 1, 2014

Pink coconut curry with rice =p

Hihi i love when my food is colored, i should do it more often =D
I made pink coconut curry with rice for breakfast (i sometimes make dinner for breakfast), and i thought it was cute that it was pink, so i decided to post it =p The pinkness comes from the red beet that i added =D

I'm not gonna specify how much of each ingredient i used, and also if anyone wants to make this you can use other ingredients of course =p

Ingredients:
Onion
Garlic
Chili
Red bell pepper
Carrot
Zucchini
Red beet
Cabbage
Celeriac
Coconut milk
Water (i wanted it more liquidish)
Green curry paste (other colors are nice too =p)
Lime juice (i had a little remaining that i wanted to use xD)

Directions:
Chop veggies, stir fry them a bit, add coconut milk, water, curry paste and optionally lime juice and let it simmer for a while. Served with rice or anything else that sounds yummy =p


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

New icecream maker =D

Seems I'm not the pro, much updating blogger xD

I'm now done with my master thesis, finally =D but i don't really know what kinda job i want. Seems there's not so many jobs where you need a master in renewable energy...

Some weeks ago i bought myself an ice cream maker in a Norwegian shop called Europris =D It was on sale so i got it for 100 Kr instead of 300 Kr =D



With this ice cream maker you must freeze the bowl for minimum 12 hours, then you pour your cooled ice cream mix into the bowl while the rotating blade is spinning and wait for it to become ice cream =) It should take about 30 minutes before it's slushy consistency. If you want the ice cream more frozen you can put the bowl back into the freezer for an hour or so.

Of course i had to test it out by making various ice creams =D







I'm very satisfied with this ice cream maker, I'm happy i bought it =D Now i can make any ice cream that i want =D

For more inspiration and recipes check out veganeren and vegetarbloggen, or google =p

Anyone got suggestions for more ice creams to test out? =p Or any favorites? From these three i prefered the pistachio and chocolate one =p

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Foccacia

This is the recipe for foccacia that my mom use, and i enjoy it quite a lot, so i will share the recipe here. It's a very simple and quick recipe, and it yields quite a lot. We have to use the biggest bowl in the house so it wont run over when rising, and in oven its baked in a 30x40 cm cake shape.We freeze the leftovers though =D

You can add the stuff you like in it, personally i like to have olives and sun dried tomatoes inside the foccacia, and salt on top xD

Ingredients:
1 kg flour, it taste best with white, but i normally add some whole grain flour for extra nutrition
20 g salt
1 50g package fresh yeast (or 1 package dry)
1 liter body temperature water

Suggested fillings; olives, sun dried tomatoes etc
Suggested topping; olive oil, coarse salt, rosemary etc

Mix the ingredients together in a big bowl along with the filling (it's simpler adding it here than later).
Cover the bowl with plastic and let the dough raise for about 30 minutes, then put the dough in the cake shape, add the topping and put in oven on 250°C for about 25 minutes.
After it's done, remove the foccacia from the cake shape, and transfer it to a cooling rack.

Enjoy =p


Monday, March 10, 2014

Almond cake with banana and chocolate

I had some remaining almond pulp after trying to make almond milk inspired by oneingredientchef *english*. I also had a brown banana (actually i had 2 xD), and i wanted to make a cake.


I kinda wanted to use the almond pulp as flour, and not as filling, although i drooled a bit at fyrstekake/macaroon cake *norwegian*.

Inspired by veganeren her almond cake with raspberries *norwegian*, and her chocolate chip cookie bars *norwegian*, i decided to make an almond banana chocolate cake xD

Ingredients:
2 dl almond pulp
3 dl flour
2 - 2.5 dl sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
0.25 teaspoon salt
0.75 dl vegetable oil
3 dl vegetable milk
1+ teaspoon almond essence
1 banana, chopped in pieces (not mashed, i divided mine in 3 lengthwise along the natural division and then chopped in cubes)
100 g chocolate, chopped in pieces

First stir together the dry ingredients, then add the wet ingredients and mix. Then add the banana pieces and chocolate and mix them carefully into the dough. Put in cake shape sized about 20x30 cm and put in preheated oven on 175°C for about 35 minutes. Check if ready.

Probably best when cooled, but we didn't wait that long, too impatient xD


Sorry for the horrible picture xD It was nice taste though =p

Everyone should also try the almond cake with raspberries on veganeren, it's also really delicious =D <3

Sunday, March 9, 2014

My dinner today - Moussaka

Today was really busy at work, there kept coming costumers xD Unlike yesterday when we went hours without any customers xD It's nice though that so many wanted to visit our store today =D

I didnt really have time to eat or drink at work after 11 or so, but i drank a bit orange juice (more like orange pulp xD) after we were closed before i left.

Then i testdrove with my dad around. This time we went to an island i havent been before called Bjorôyna or something. It was pretty nice there =D I wanna drive back there another time =p

When i got home after some chilling i made moussaka =D It was in some recipe collection i found in my local shop (rema 1000, they have like monthly recipe collections in their shops).
This was so yummy i wanted to have the recipe on my blog =p

For about 2 persons:
Red sauce
0.5 onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
TVP, i think i did like 1.5-2 dl or something, soaked in warm water along with a veggie bullion, and i also added some taco mix and a little bit of nutritional yeast, but thats not neccesary. Other vegan minced meat style can work also =p then no need to soak unless its dry like TVP
1 tablespoon tomato puree
0.5 can chopped tomatoes (1 can = 400 g)
Salt and pepper to taste

White sauce
25 g vegan margarine (i used alpro <3)
25 g flour
4.5 dl plant based milk (i used oat milk)
1 garlic clove, chopped
Nutritional yeast, to taste. I think i used maybe 3 tablespoons or so
Salt and pepper to taste

1 eggplant
Vegetable oil

For the red sauce: saute onion and garlic, then add TVP, tomato puree, and chopped tomatoes and simmer for a bit. Taste with salt and pepper.

For the white sauce: melt the margarine, stir in the flour, then add bit and bit milk while stirring. Simmer for a while and add nutritional yeast, salt and pepper to taste.

Cut the eggplant in 0.5 cm thick slices. You can also salt the eggplants if wanted to get out the bitterness. I was too lazy to do this xD

Grease an ovenproof dish and add a layer of eggplant, then a layer of white sauce, then layer of red sauce, then eggplants and sauces again until out of all. Finish with a layer of white sauce. Put in oven on 200°C for about 40 minutes. After removing from oven let it cool for about 10 minutes before eating. Yummy with a salad as side =D



And it was really yummy even if the pics arent the best xD

Monday, March 3, 2014

My lunch today - potato and carrot burgers

Hows it going with everyone?

Here i'm sitting at home trying to get some studying done xD

Just had my lunch, which today was some potato and carrot burgers that i found in a cookbook that i got while i was in school. The book is called "Fra boller til burritos" (from buns to burritos).

I had the burgers along with some lettuce, bell pepper and pastasauce. The pastasauce was from a jar, but mixed with juicing leftovers and some extra spicing xD

Ingredients for the burgers:
1 boiled potato, mashed (mine i guess was medium large)
1 carrot, grated (mine was medium large again =p)
0.25 onion, finely chopped
0.5 tablespoon flour
0.25 dl plant based milk
Salt
Pepper

Mix together the ingredients, form burgers and fry in pan until slightly brown on both sides =)

Enjoy ;p


Thursday, February 27, 2014

My dinner today - veggieballs

Today for dinner: veggieballs (from veg-veg.no *norwegian*) with salad, tzatziki and oven roasted cherry tomatos (on 200°C for i dunno how long xD). 

Quite yummy =)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Mothersday

Yesterday (9th February) was mothers day in Norway, so i decided to do something nice for my mother =p

When me and my sis and bro were kids we used to give breakfast on bed for this occasion (if i remember correctly xD). Last years though she normally wakes up before us so then it's a bit harder xD

This year i wanted to surprise her with breakfast though so i putted my alarm at 7:30 (but i woke up before 7 xD) and made pancakes (with this recipe from vegetarbloggen *norwegian*). That's my favorite pancake recipe. I replaced half of the flour with whole wheat flour, and i used only half of the sugar, so it would be a bit healthier =p

I figured it would be a bit awkward though if i went into her room with food while she was sleeping, so i cleaned the kitchen a bit instead and made it a bit cozy. Then when she and my dad came, we enjoyed pancakes for breakfast ^.^ (my sister and brother were sleeping so i didn't make for them xD). I forgot to take pictures of the pancakes, but they looked more or less like pancakes xD

Then later i made pineapple upside down cake (recipe from veganeren *norwegian*) and peanut butter cookies with chocolate pieces (recipe also from veganeren *norwegian* who got her recipe from theveganzombie here *english*).

I also had a blueberry banana ice cake in the freezer (basically frozen bananas blended to cream, then frozen blueberries added, followed by some soaked almonds and dates and a bit of vanilla sugar, blended good, put in cake shape and stored in freezer).

Everyones favorite was the pineapple upside down cake. It was really fresh and tasty and so easy to make! I will definitely make it again! :D


The peanut butter cookies with chocolate pieces were also pretty good :p they kinda tasted just like they sound like xD So if you like peanut butter and cookies you will like these cookies :D


The blueberry banana ice cake was nice as well xD This one is more healthy and could probably have a bit better taste xD Actually it is so healthy that you can eat it for breakfast every day without feeling guilty xD It is practically a frozen smoothie, and it can be made with infinite varieties and can be made raw xD


We kids also gave my mom an orchid flower since she likes them :D

So i hope it was a nice day for her =)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Lentil pie with red bell pepper and corn

One of the days i made lentil pie with red bell pepper and corn that i found in one of the cookbooks i have (Fingermat/Greatest ever party food, page 84). It was quite yummy and simple, i should make it again =D
Here's what i did.

Ingredients
55g whole wheat flour
25g vegan butter
1 tablespoon water

45g red lentils
0.75 dl vegetable bullion (i used water+cube)
0.25 - 0.5 onion, chopped
0.5 red bell pepper, chopped
0.5 dl corn
1 teaspoon tomato puree
salt
pepper

Start with mixing ingredients for the pie crust. I had to add bit more water to mine. Put it in fridge while making the filling.
For the filling simmer lentils with the veggie bullion, onion, and bell pepper until lentils are ready. Add more water if needed. Add corn, tomato puree, salt and pepper to taste.
Do the pie crust into a mini-pie shape (about 12 cm diameter) and add the filling.
Place in pre-heated oven for about 30 minutes at 200°C. Enjoy ^.^


Broccoli puree with carrots in pasta sauce

This is bit old post, but finally imported picture to pc so now i'll post =p

I wanted to make broccoli puree for some days =p Before i've made broccoli pesto with pasta a couple of times, but now i wanted to use carrots instead of pasta =p So i went into my closets and found some stuff i wanted to use xD Tasted pretty good too so here's the blog about it =p

The measures are +- what i used (i didnt measure), and i ate everything myself xD

Ingredients:
0.5 broccoli, simmered
1 dl green peas, i used frozen so let them thaw with the broccoli
0.5 onion, in slices then in half moons
1 carrot, peeled in strips
Little bit of red bell pepper in pieces
Pasta sauce (i have no idea how much xD)
Mustard to taste =p
1 tomato, in boats
Chickpeas, maybe 1 dl, i used frozen ones, but canned works too
Yoghurt, i used alpro =p maybe some tablespoons
Soy sauce, to taste
Salt
Pepper

Directions:
Simmer broccoli with some of the onion (if you want) until tender (i used like half a slice of the onion), then add peas at the end if they are frozen.
Meanwhile i simmered the remaining onion in some water, then added pasta sauce, peeled carrots, red bell pepper and the tomato. Then i added mustard to taste, and when it was almost done i added chickpeas.
Now the broccoli should be done so i pureed it in my food processor along with some yoghurt. I also added some of the water it boiled with to get a lighter consistency. Then i added soy sauce, salt and pepper and enjoyed =D


Very yummy =D

Veggie lasagne with fennel sauce

Found a lasagne recipe in one of my cook books (donderdag veggiedag, its in dutch though but i guess nice to have if you know dutch xD). It turned out better than expected (sometimes when i cook from recipes, food comes out bit tasteless, but this one was yummy =p)

So i wanted to share recipe =D This one is bit different from the meaty lasagne that i have on the blog from before, since it doesnt have tomato sauce, and it doesnt have milk sauce =o It also doesnt have "meat" xD This one is just veggies =p I made half a lasagne (so i tell what i used, if you want larger then just double it or quadruple). It lasted for 2 meals (or 2 persons if you are so lucky you have someone to share it with)

Ingredients:
Margarine/oil/both/none xD i used both oil and margarine
0.5 fennel, chopped in small pieces
1 yellow or red bell pepper (recipe said yellow since its supposed to be yellow sauce, but i used red since thats what i had), chopped in small pieces
Water to desired consistency (i also added half a veggie stock cube)
Turmeric (i just added until satisfied xD in recipe its safran though but didnt have that)
Salt and pepper until yammie
1 full tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)

Lasagne plates (i used 3), boiled so they are soft

Oil/margarine/water
0.5-1 onion (depending on size), chopped
0.5-1 clove garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
0.5-1 eggplant (depending on size), in cubes
About 150 g fresh spinach, chopped
Spices (i used basil, oregano, chili, paprika, salt, pepper, onion)

Pine nuts (or in my case sunflower seeds) as decoration

For the sauce:
Saute the fennel and bell pepper, then add water (and stock cube) to cover the veggies and add turmeric and simmer until veggies are tender. Then puree them with a hand mixer or blender or food processor and add more water if needed. Add salt and pepper to taste and nutritional yeast.

For the veggies:
Saute the onion, then add garlic. Add eggplant and bell pepper and saute more until soft. Then add spices to taste, then add spinach and saute until its ready. I also added some water so i didnt have to use shitloads of oil xD

Assembling:
First do a layer of sauce, then veggies, then lasagne plates, then sauce then veggies then lasagne plates etc, and finish it with a layer of sauce, then spread some pine nuts or sunflower seeds on top, and do in oven for about 15 minutes on 180°C.

Enjoy =D I had a salad with mine for extra green, fresh and crispiness

Sorry for bad photos, took them with phone and they looked nicer on that small screen xD But it's the taste that matters for me, not the looks =p


Provencal bean stew

Made this recipe from one of my cook books, and it was really delicious, so i wanted to share =D

I edited the recipe a little bit (not so much xD), heres what i did. I think it should be for about 2 persons (but i ate everything myself @_@)

Ingredients:
1 onion, i sliced mine in two, then in slices
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 red bell pepper, in slices, here i also cut in two then in slices
0.5 chili, chopped
200 g canned tomatoes (half a can)
1 tablespoon tomato puree
1 400 g can white beans (i used tomato beans, but other beans probably works also), here i also added the liquid that was in the can =p
Water to desired consistency (mine got maybe bit too much soupy, but i like it like that xD)
1 veggie bullion
1 tablespoon basil spice
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper to taste
About 0.5 dl black olives, pitted and chopped in half (i didnt measure what i used, probably it was more, and i also added the olive liquid into the stew for extra taste)

Directions:
Saute onion until soft, then add paprika, garlic and chili and saute for about 10 minutes more while stirring every now and then. I sauted in water, so if low on water add more =p Then add canned tomatoes, tomato puree, beans with their liquid, water, bullion and spices to taste. Put the lid on the pan and simmer for about 30 minutes. Then add olives (and olive liquid if you like that) and simmer for 15 minutes more. Then enjoy ^.^

Sorry for the bad photo btw :x


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Roasted pumpkin seeds

While eating my pumpkin, i also saved all the seeds (putted them in a box with water in the fridge xD) until i had all the seeds, then i looked up on internet for what to do with them and decided to test out this recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.

They turned out way better than last time i tried making roasted pumpkin seeds xD

So first you boil the pumpkin seeds in salty water for about 10 minutes, then you dry them a bit and mix them with oil and salt and spread them on a baking sheet, then you place them high in the oven and roast them on 200°C until they are ready (aka golden brown and crispy). I think mine took about 15-20 minutes.

Was really delicious =D Wanted to buy another pumpkin just for the seeds xD


Veggie soup with pumpkin

Made a pumpkin polenta dish yesterday but forgot to take picture so i'll write about todays dinner instead =p

This dish is kinda like add everything from the closets/fridge that you want, so i'll just say what i used then you can add what you want, like and have available =D

Ingredients
1 small onion, chopped in pieces
A tablespoon ginger or so, chopped in small pieces
0.5 chili in small pieces
1 carrot, in rings
2 small potatoes in pieces
1 small red beet in pieces
1 bunch of pumpin, in pieces (i wanted more pumpkin than i used xD pumpkin rocks! =D)
Leeks (think mine was 15 cm or so) in rings
Broccoli in pieces (i used 2 florets but probably yummier with more)
Water
Veggie bullion
A handful bulgur
A handful red lentils
A tablespoon or 2 of tomato paste
Lots of spices to taste, i used fennel, ginger, paprika, cayenne pepper, black pepper, coriander, spaghetti spice, turmeric, mint, oregano
I also added a little bit of noodles at the end =p

Directions: Chop veggies and bring to boil with water and veggie bullion. Add bulgur, lentils, spices, tomato paste, and simmer until veggies and stuffs are ready. Add noodles and simmer until they are ready. Enjoy =p

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pumpkin curry

Since i got myself a pumpkin now it's time to eat it =p (not much else interesting i can do with it xD)


So here's my first pumpkin dish of the year, inspired by the warming curry dish from vegetarbloggen.

I didnt measure anything at all, i just took something. Vegetarbloggen has however measured some stuff if you want measurements =p Also you can add anything you want ofc and how much of each ingredient that you want also.

Ingredients:
Vegan butter (i used alpro which i love =p oil is fine too or just water i guess)
Ginger, chopped
Onion, chopped
Garlic, chopped
Chili, chopped
Mushroom, in pieces, i sliced mine
Carrot, in pieces, i sliced it in rings
Pumpkin, in pieces, i had rectangles
Zucchini,in pieces, i had half moons
Water + vegetable bullion
Coconut milk
Curry powder
Bulgur (mine was whole, but other stuff like rice or so can be used also)
Chickpeas
Cherry tomatoes (or normal ones), in pieces, i cut mine in 4
Salt
Pepper
Coriander powder
Lemon

Heat butter in pan and add ginger, onion, garlic, and chili and saute on medium heat, then add mushroom, carrot, pumpkin and zucchini and saute some more. Add water, bullion, coconut milk, curry, bulgur and bring to a boil. Add chickpeas and cherry tomatoes and simmer on low heat until nice and ready xD Then taste with salt, pepper, coriander and lemon (or add them earlier whenever you feel like it).

Tadaaaa you got yummy dinner ^.^ (sorry for bad picture xD)


Saturday, November 2, 2013

Halloween 2013

Sorry blog for not sharing much lately. Since last i've had my hopefully last exam, and i have travelled on vacation to Belgium to my sweet bf where i had some nice 2 weeks that passed by too fast. On the other hand it's nice being back at work again (yes i actually missed work while i was on vacation xD) and also to be home with my own family =p I wish the distance was shorter though, so i could visit my bf more often.

Anyways back to the topic of halloween. I kinda love holidays and celebrations, and ofc i had to prepare some fancy food for the occation. I also managed to acquire a pumpkin but it's still just laying on the desk, waiting to be used, no carvings or anything in it xD So gotta figure out some pumpkin recipes for next week since i'll probably end up eating pumpkin every day again or so until its gone xD

So for this years halloween i wanted colored food and heres what i came up with:

Dinner:


I guess it might look like i murdered someone ? xD Was yummy atleast =D

I sadly dont have any recipe since i didnt really measure well, but i can give a short summary of what it is in case anyone else wants to try making it =p

So the green is a pesto made of green peas (mine were thawed frozen ones), broccoli (boiled), spinach (i used frozen but fresh is probably good also), soy yoghurt, veggie bullion, salt, pepper, garlic, basilicum (i didnt have fresh so used dried), pumpkin seeds, and nutritional yeast mixed in food processor or blender (could be i forgot some ingredients too).

The red is spaghetti boiled together with a small red beet that i chopped in pieces (great for food coloring!!!).

The orange is mashed sweet potato and carrots. I boiled them to they were soft along with some onion, then mashed them together with some vegan butter, coconut milk, salt, pepper, and nutmeg and possibly some other ingredients i forgot about xD


Then over to dessert:


This is a banana-blueberry marzipan cake xD

I kinda started using half of the recipe for my 17th may cake, but added some blueberries, bananas and raisins, and dropped the almonds and used a bread shape. It had to stay in oven for way longer than the other recipe and it came out quite dense when it finally wasnt dough anymore xD

For topping i used raspberry jam, bananas mixed with whipped vegan cream, and marzipan mixed with some leftover red beet water from the boiling spaghetti to get it bit more pinkish. Then i did some more jam and some candy skulls for decoration =p

In case someone wondered why i didnt decorate the whole cake it is because someone wanted to have it non-decorated. Personally i prefer with decoration =D But i guess you taste more of the cake part without decoration =p I also made a kiwi-jelly that failed (it wasnt jelly xD) but dont have a picture of it.

Then after eating my family watched the movie "White Noice" while eating some burnt popcorn (i always burn them xD). Was nice movie i think =p Not too scary xD

Hope everyone else had a nice halloween too =D

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Veggies with rice

My dinner yesterday was inspired by the chinese veggies with rice recipe i found at veg-veg.

I changed a bit on it though, so heres what i used (for 1 person):

About 0.5 dl whole grain rice
1 medium carrot in slices
0.5 onion in slices
200 g cabbage in slices
1 teaspoon fresh chili, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, chopped
0.5 dl water
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon maizena
5 almonds, chopped
1 dl bean sprouts

Boil the rice, chop the veggies, stir fry them in water or oil until bit soft. Mix together the water, soy sauce, maizena and add along with the almonds. Add the bean sprots and boiled rice and serve =p

Probably good with other veggies too, like mushrooms, bell pepper, mini corn etc =D


Wednesday, September 11, 2013

A little update

So ye, lately i started up the school semester where i'll be writing my master thesis, which hopefully will work out somehow. What i'm gonna work on is transport upscaling in fractured porous media.

So ye, porous media is a solid stucture with void or pores in between (sand, rock, sponge) where fluid can flow (water, oil, etc). So with geothermal energy, it's nice to know how the fluid is flowing and transporting heat in that porous media. The pores are pretty small though so it's impossible to calculate everything on the micro scale (it takes way too long time and often you don't know how things look like), so then we have to upscale and average over the grid blocks, which is what i will be working on. The porous media might also have large (or small) fractures in it where the fluid can flow faster (or if the fractures are filled with something with fewer pores it might flow slower) so i might add that into my model.

Two weeks ago i was at a GeoEnergy conferance here in Bergen hosted by CGER. It was quite interesting and we were served delicious food (atleast i got delicious vegan food =D).

The first day we went on a guided trip around old houses in the Bergen area. Here are some pictures:




I was just on top of that building!!!

Some old building

A rock!

Old rope building where they made ropes
2nd day there was conference in the day with many interesting presentations on geothermal energy, and in the evening we went on a mountain here called Fløyen where we ate dinner at Fløyen Folkerestaurant
For appetizer i got a salad with olives and different veggies, so it was pretty fancy =D
For main dish i got stuffed bell pepper which was yummy =D
And for dessert i got berries with strawberry coulis =D
I sadly dont have any pictures from the restaurant, but i have some from the mountain. It's really nice view from there =D
I also got a nice salad with lots of veggies and nuts for lunch at the conference =D





Day 3 there were some more presentations before it ended at lunch =p

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Banoffee pie

Made a banoffee pie today after drooling at the recipe a couple of times =p

The recipe i found on vegetarbloggen (one of my favorite blogs!) and it turned out delicious. Like a pie with banana and toffee cream =p Nice caramel taste =D I think if i make it again that i will use grated nuts in the dough instead of just flour though, maybe a nut-date-flour mix =p

For english version of the recipe you can use google translate xd

Enjoy =D

Friday, August 2, 2013

Thick raspberry mini pancakes

I guess most common berry pancakes are blueberry pancakes, but i wanted to try out raspberry pancakes instead, but since the raspberries are bigger than blueberries i wanted to make thick pancakes. Turned out nice too =D Had some syrup on top too for extra sweetness since the raspberries are a bit sour.

This recipe made 3 thick mini pancakes for me.

Ingredients:
2 dl flour
 0.5 dl sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
A little bit of salt
About 1.5 dl non-dairy milk (adjust to get desired thickness, dough should be pretty thick)
2 tablespoons soyayoghurt
2 teaspoons melted vegan butter (or oil)
Raspberries (i used frozen, i guess fresh will work also, you can use as much as you want, i didnt measure mine but think i used maybe 1-2 dl or so)

Directions:
Mix together dry ingredients, add milk and yoghurt and mix. Add more or less milk if needed, it should be thick consistency but not too thick. Melt butter in pan then add to dough and mix, then add raspberries and mix carefully so they dont break (unless you want it more mixed). Bake a thick pancake in a small pan on both sides on medium heat until done. Enjoy with syrup or something else, whatever you like =D


Yammie =D

Monday, July 15, 2013

Carrot curry soup

Last weekend i was at the vacation house of my parents together with my sweet boyfriend since i had free from work both saturday and sunday, so we came there friday evening and went back sunday. On the saturday we went out on a little trip with the boat of my parents =p Most of the other time we were just chilling, and we were lucky it was nice weather all the time (except raining in the night).

We needed to eat something before leaving on sunday, so i decided to make carrot soup. More specifically carrot curry soup =p It turned out pretty good so gonna share recipe =p

Here's ingredients i used:
1 onion
3 large carrots
4 mini potatoes (i guess its about 2 medium-large ones)
0.5 red bell pepper
1 tomato
Water
1 vegetable stock cube
0.5 can coconut milk (1 can = 400 ml)
Curry powder to taste
Salt
Pepper

Directions:
Chop all the veggies into pieces and add them in a pan with a little water in the bottom (or oil) and saute it until all veggies are added and a little soft. Then add water so it covers the veggies and add stock cube and bring to a boil. When the veggies are soft, pure them with a hand mixer or blender.
Add coconut milk, curry powder, salt, pepper to taste, and more water until wanted consistency.
You can also add some coconut milk when serving to get it some more decorative.

Sorry for the horrible pic

And here is us in the boat =p


Monday, June 10, 2013

Lemon water

Lemon water is supposed to be good for your health, and it's also bit more refreshing than just water, but also not as unhealthy as soda or other sugared drinks. Most places i read to drink it warm (in the morning), but cold is probably more refreshing in the summer =p

So heres what you do:
Have a glass of water (warm or cold), and squeeze 1/4-1/2 lemon in it (or how you prefer it) and enjoy =D


You dont even have to use a juicing device, just squeeze the lemon =p I just used it to get out the rest of the juice from an almost empty lemon, but normally i just squeeze.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Marzipan cake

Heres the cake i made for the norwegian national day 17th of may.

I used more or less the same recipe as last year that i found on vegetarbloggen, but i did some adjustments, so this years cake tasted better =p

Ingredients i used:
400 g flour
2.5 dl sugar
25 g grounded almonds
2 ts baking powder
2 ts vanilla sugar
Some salt
4.5 dl plantmilk
1.5 dl vegetable oil
Some drops of vanilla and almond essence to taste

Mix together dry ingredients, then add wet ingredients and mix together. Divide dough into two buttered and floured 20-24 cm diameter round cake forms and bake in oven on 185°C for 20 minutes. Let it cool.

For me, one of the cakes was bit bigger than the other one. In the original recipe, both are supposed to be sliced in half, but i only did the bigger one in half. Then i did the unsliced cake in the middle.

But ye, back to the assembling. Heres what i used:
Juice (i used tropical juice)
Jam (i used strawberry, but others are fine too)
2 bananas
Vegan whipped cream (i used 2 boxes of GoGreen Visp (2 dl each box), but would be smart to have an extra just in case of need)
Vanilla cream/pudding (i used Freia vaniljesaus mixed with 2.5 dl milk, but alpro vanilla pudding or other vanilla puddings would work too)
Marzipan
Fresh berries for decoration

I had 3 cakepieces so this is what i did:
First i took one of the cut cakepieces and poured over it with juice until it was pretty wet. Then i added the jam, then bananas in pieces, and then whipped cream. Then i added the uncut cakepiece and poured juice over that one too so it got wet. Then i had a layer of jam followed by a layer of vanilla pudding. Then i added the 3rd cakepiece and poured juice over that one too. Then i did whipped cream all around the cake, and on the sides too. Then i rolled out marzipan and covered the cake with it. Then i decorated with berries and some leftover whipped cream.

Heres the result



Friday, May 17, 2013

Tofu scramble

Today is the 17th of may which is the norwegian national day, so then all the norwegians are celebrating =p Ofc i join in with some yummy food =D But other than that, i'll just stay at home and be lazy =p Many people wear the norwegian national costume (called bunad) and are in town, but i dont wear it unless i have to xD

I kinda wanted to have a bit the same as the rest of my family had for breakfast, and they had scrambled eggs, so i had scrambled tofu =D This time i added some (vegan) sausage in it too for extra coolness =p

Heres what i used, and sorry for not more specific amounts, i kinda did a splash of each xd
About 85 g tofu
Water (maybe 0.5 dl? more if needed)
Turmeric (to make it yellow =D)
Paprika powder (dunno why i added this, so it's optional)
Coriander (also dunno why i added this, so it's also optional)
Black salt (for eggy taste)
Nutritional yeast (makes it even more yummy!)
1 vegan sausage in pieces (i used Taifun Tofu-Wiener) optional
Pepper
Chives (optional)

First i squeezed some of the water out of the tofu (mine had been frozen btw). Then i ripped it into little pieces and put it in a pan and put on medium high heat. In a cup i mixed some water with turmeric, paprika powder, coriander, black salt, and nutritional yeast, then i added the mixture to the tofupieces and mixed it nicely while tasted if i needed more of some spices (where i needed more black salt, nutritional yeast and water xD). Then later when it was warm, i added the sausage pieces and let it heat up some more. Then i did fresh grinded black pepper on top and mixed in some fresh chives.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Onion pilaf

Today for breakfast i decided to make onion pilaf from my gourmet vegetar cookbook (page 185). It's actually more of a dinner recipe but oh heck xD

It was yummy so figured might as well put the recipe on the blog =p I did a couple of changes from the original recipe though, so heres what i did:

(1 person)
Ingredients:
0.5 onion (mine was maybe 0.75 but i guess it depends on the size), chopped
75 g rice
Ca 2,1 dl veggiestock (water + stock cube)
2 tablespoons frozen chopped spinach
50 g green peas (i used frozen)
1 teaspoon coriander
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

First i sauteed the onions in some veggiestock until they were soft, then i added the rice and the rest of the veggie stock and let it simmer until most of the water was evaporated. Then i added spinach and green peas and let it be on low heat until they all were ready. Then i added coriander and nutritional yeast, mixed and ate =p

Pretty easy and yummy =D

Friday, April 5, 2013

Choco-lemon-mousse

I've been seeing some other bloggers making chocomousse a while ago (this, this and this for example), so i wanted to try it myself too.

Since i was so lucky to have a plate of chocolate, an alpro whip-able cream, and a lemon, i decided to make choco and lemon mousse. I kinda failed a bit though, adding too much lemon to my lemon mousse so it became lemon sauce or so, so i added some (or too much) lemon mousse to my chocomousse, and it became chocolemonmousse.

Well, heres the ingredients and directions i used:
1 alpro cream or other brand (alpro one is 2,5 dl)
About 100 g chocolate (i used a 72%) can use more or less as you want too.
0,5 - 1 lemon (i used 1, and it was bit way too much i guess according to everyone else except me xD)
1 - 2 tablespoons powdered sugar


Whip the cream until its nice and creamy.
Melt as much chocolate as you want (i did about 80 g , and the remaining 20 g i chopped into pieces and mixed in later).
Press the juice out of the lemon (as much as you want) and the zest you want from the lemon. Separate the whipped creams into two bowls and add lemon to one and chocolate to the other and mix carefully so they are still fluffy.
Also add powdered sugar to the lemon one so it gets a bit sweeter and the chocolate pieces in the chocolate mousse =p
Then if you want you can have two separate mousses, or you can add the lemon mousse into the chocolate mousse like i did, until it taste good. I added almost the whole lemon mousse, so it got a pretty strong taste of lemon, might have been better with less lemon.
Put in glasses or so and put in fridge until serving (or eat immediately).


Enjoy ;p

You can use other tastes too ofc =p think caramel or peanuts might be good =D or strawberry or orange or pineapple =p