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first encounter: blender

For breakfast I made myself a raspberry-banana smoothie and I must say, I’ve never had a creamier smoothie than today.

Test #1: Blender

Step one: Add your favorite fruit and some milk!

Step two: Let the magic happen!

Step three: Take picture of silly cat and enjoy yummy smoothie!

Blender test: passed with flying colors!

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philips food processor

I’ve wanted one for a long time, now I finally got one: my very own food processor. I  had my eyes on the Philips food processor from the aluminum collection for almost a year. This weekend foodie (as I gently called him – yes, it’s a boy!) finally made it into our lovely home. I’m excited to try the unlimited features.

Isn’t he beautiful?

The many features sound promising.

There will be lots of tests coming up. Gotta try the blender, the chopping accessories, the juicer and the kneading feature. I’m very excited!!!

first encounter: hokkaido pumpkin

Pretty name, pretty color, pretty tasteful!

Today I tried hokkaido pumpkin for the very first time. Walking past it in the supermarket for the past three months, I decided yesterday that one of those little fellows had to come home with me. Good decision!

I made a soup from it – spicy and creamy. Perfect on a cold winter day!


Pumpkin-potato soup

1 hokkaido pumpin

6 small potatoes

2 medium onions

2 cloves garlic

2 tsp curry powder

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp Herbamare Original

32 oz (1 l) water

chili powder, salt and pepper to taste

Cut potatoes and pumpkin in cubes, chop onions and garlic. Add oil, curry, onions and garlic to a pan and sauté for 5 minutes. Add potatoes and pumpkin. Fill up with bouillon until vegetables are covered. Let simmer for about 30 minutes or until vegetables are fully cooked. Blend in a food processor or use a hand blender. Add chili powder, salt and pepper to taste. Top it off with some roasted pumpkin seeds and enjoy the soup with a toasted slice of whole grain bread. Serves 4.


lasagna – vegetarian style

For those of you who like American Football, you know that Sunday is game day. Here in Denmark they broadcast the games live (meaning pretty much in the middle of the night!). We have our friend Kristian over for dinner and then the guys get into a comfy position on the couch and enjoy hours of football. So manly!

I love taking care of the two by making manly food. Well, most of the times. Tonight we’ll have a girly dish: vegetarian lasagna. I tried this recipe in school and fell totally in love with it.

6 portions:

1 onion, finely chopped

1-? cloves garlic (see, I would add 5 – it’s totally up to you)

1 1/2 tbs. olive oil

8 oz. (250g) mushrooms, sliced

1 can peeled tomatoes, chopped

1 small can tomato puree

2 tsp. oregano

2 tsp. basil

14 oz. (400g) carrots, shredded

8 oz. (250g) leek, sliced

12 lasagna noodles, whole wheat would be nice here

8 oz. (250g) mornay sauce

4 oz. (125g) grated cheese

salt and pepper to taste

Combine onion, garlic and olive oil in a sauté pan and cook over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes. Stir and add leeks and carrots. Add tomatoes, tomato puree and herbs. Turn down the heat and let simmer for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 400°F (200° C). Spread a little bit of mornay sauce on the bottom of a baking pan. Put a layer of lasagna noodles down first, add 1/3 of the vegetable sauce and top it with a bit of mornay sauce. Repeat two more times. You wanna end with a layer of lasagna noodles, topped with cheese and lots of mornay sauce. Cook for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool 5-10 minutes before serving. Serve it with some whole wheat bread and a fresh salad.

I will add a picture later.



day 5

Last night it became clear to me that I have succeeded 4 meatless days already – without even having the tiniest bit of a craving for meat.

Lunches have pretty much been the same. Cheese on whole grain bread (home made, if I might add!). If I want to continue having a greener way of living I need to seriously work on some lunch options. I like avocado a lot, just hate the fact that they’re either not ripe enough or way too ripe. I also bought some spreads. One with tomato and chili, the other one with curry. Those might be nice topped with some cucumbers or tomatoes. Cream cheese I like as well. I could try egg salad. Wow, all of a sudden I have a big range to chose from :-)

today’s weather will be purple, with a little bit of ginger

Good morning everyone! Blueberry-banana-mango smoothie, what better way to start the day?! Hope you’ll have a lovely Thursday!

big peas and beans day


That cook book I was talking about
yesterday advised me to introduce a peas and beans day. You pick a day, put all the dried peas and beans you like in water, let them soak for at least 12 hours and then cook all of them  at once (separately, of course). Then you freeze them down in smaller portions. That way you’ll always have some peas and beans ready to use. Smart, huh?

So now I’m cooking chickpeas and lima beans. Will have another peas and beans day tomorrow (bad planning, I know) with kidney beans, mung beans and some black eyed beans. After that I should be fully prepared for some delicious stews, soups and curries :-)




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