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.



happy anniversary

Jeg elsker dig, min skat!

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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flexitarian

Studying health and nutrition you come across 1 or 2 vegetarians. Vegetarians always have fascinated me. Don’t know why. I find they’re lifestyle very interesting. Inspired by a fellow student I went out to buy a vegetarian cook book (for those of you who speak Danish – or want to learn-, I can really recommend it!). Now, I expected recipes with tofu, tofu and tofu. Luckily, only two tofu recipes. Not that I have tasted it, but I find myself having an aversion to it. Maybe I will be proved wrong at some point.

Inspired by the book and advised by my fellow student I’m gonna try to eat vegetarian style throughout this week. I have a strong feeling, that I could never be a full-time vegetarian (I just learned to love fish) but I would love to see how my body feels after a green treatment. I can really see myself being a flexitarian, though.

So last night I made a chickpeas curry with tons of spices served on rice. Very tasty and very filling. Definitely a keeper!

makeover

I feel like it’s time for a blog makeover.

I wanna write about food.

Making food , eating food,  loving food.

I guess cooking is my first real grown up hobby. So why not write about it?

No worries, just because I wanna write about food doesn’t mean Rootsie can’t be a part of this blog!

Try this fabulous polaroid maker!