Saturday, 31 January 2015

Vegan mushrooms, spinach and tomato quiche

This recipe uses tofu instead of eggs for a healthy and low-fat meal. As a result you get a light, fluffy and full of flavor quiche!
Makes 1: 
Tofu (200g)
Water (100 ml - or plant-based milk/cream)
Mushrooms (200g)

Spinach (100g)
Dried tomato (100g - chopped)
Olives (50g - chopped)
Garlic (powder)

Onion (powder)
Olive oil
Black pepper and salt
Shortcrust pastry (250g - this one is wholegrain spelt)

1) Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celcius/392 degrees Fahrenheit. 

2) Place tofu, water, garlic, onion, pepper and salt in a food processor and run until you have a smooth mixture, you can taste during this step so you get the seasoning exactly to your liking.
3)  Chop the  mushrooms and the spinach finely. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan, add the chopped ingredients and allow to simmer until the water is evaporated. Remove from heat and had the chopped dried tomato and olives.
4) Combine the mushrooms and spinach mixture with the sauce, and mix thoroughly. Line the tin with the pie dough and pour the filling into it.
5) Place it in the preheated oven for about 40 minutes, or until firm on the inside and slightly golden on the top.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Lima Beans Winter Salad

Perfect for a fast and comforting meal.

Serves 2:
Lima beans (200g - cooked, rinsed and drained)
Bread (2 slices - cubed)
Tomatoes (2 - cut into small pieces)
Dried tomato (2 - cut into small pieces)
Red onion (1/4 - very thinly diced)
Garlic (1 clove - crushed)
Olive oil (1 tbsp)
Salt and ground pepper

1) Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and fry gently until softened.
2) Add the beans, bread, tomatoes, dried tomatoes, salt and pepper. Gently toss everything together and serve warm or at room temperature.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Avocado and Black Beans Patties

Makes 12 (small):
Avocado (ripe - 1)
Garlic (1 clove)
Black beans (cooked and drained - 230g)
Onion (powder - 1tsp) 
Salt (q.b.)
Oat flour (1 tbsp)
Olive oil 

1) In a food processor mix avocado, garlic, onion, beans and salt until well combined.
2) Add the oat flour and mix well.
3) Shape the patties.
4) Heat olive oil in a frying pan until it's a medium heat.
5) Shallow fry for five minutes or until cooked through and golden.

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Avocado chocolate mousse

Rich, creamy, and ready to serve in 5 minutes...

Serves 2:
Avocados (1 ripe)
Cacao (20g - powder)
Date syrup (1 tbsp or agave nectar)

1) Scoop the avocado flesh into a food processor or blender.
2) Add the cacao, and the date syrup.
3) Blend everything until smooth.
4) Taste and adjust the sweetness. 
5) Refrigerate or eat right away.

Monday, 19 January 2015

Roasted Brussel Sprouts

If you think you don't like brussel sprouts... give this simple recipe a try!
Serves 2:
Brussel sprouts (300g)
Olive oil (2 tbsp)
Garlic (2 cloves)

1) Preheat oven to 180C.
2) Trim the bottom of brussel sprouts and slice each in half.
3) Toss the brussel sprouts with olive oil and crushed garlic, season to taste with salt and pepper.
4) Place in a oven dish and roast for about 15-20 minutes or until the sprouts are tender and browned. Enjoy!

Friday, 16 January 2015

Avocado and Walnuts pate

Nourishing and tasteful!
Serves 2:
Avocados (1 - meat scooped out of the skin)
Walnuts (1 tbsp - crushed)
Onion powder
Garlic powder
Lemon juice (1 tsp)

1) Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy.

2) Serve with rye bread, toast or as a dip with fresh carrots.

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Leader Foods

Leader Foods Oy is the leading Finnish manufacturing and marketing company of unique and high-quality protein foods, health products, vitamins and sports nutrients, as well as Superfoods.
All Leader products are manufactured in Finland, in Leader’s own factories in Vantaa and Toholampi. Innovative product development and modern production facilities ensures the quality and uniqueness of the products. Leader Foods Oy was established at 2001 and nowadays company employs 80 people in Finland and Sweden. Leader purchases 92% of the raw materials for its products from Finland or from other European countries.