Posts Tagged ‘Curry’

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.


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!