Something Old & Something New

June 12, 2015,                                            Day 27

Old Friends & New Favourites

For today I thought I would go for some meal ideas. Some old ones from my childhood and some new favourites. I grew up in what was then West-Germany on a meat based diet. Meat being the centre, potatoes playing second fiddle and the rest of the vegetable sort of loitering in hope like unpopular kids waiting to be picked for the team.

When I moved to Great Britain it was all chips & fish, pies, meat pudding and processed foods.

I learned to adapt them to a healthful version without compromising on taste. I hope you will find something that excites your taste buds, something that stirs your imagination. Just add your favourite seasoning.

Bon Appetit!

1)Wirsing Gemuese:

Boiled Potato & Savoy Cabbage ,roughly mashed
-Dry-fried caramelized Onion & Garlic
-Dry-scrambled Tofu OR Fat-Free Vegan Sausage
Mix the potato cabbage, onion and garlic, then top with the tofu or sausage. Heat through.

2)Linsen Suppe:

-Cooked brown Lentils and Cooking Liquid
-Boiled Potatoes, Leeks,Carrots and Cooking Liquid
-Dry-fried caramelized Onion & Garlic
-Dry-fried Fat-Free Vegan Sausage
Mix and season. Heat through.

3)Kartoffel Puree, Sauerkraut & Fat-Free Vegan Bratwurst:

-Boiled Potato pureed with Plant Milk and seasoned with Salt and Nutmeg
-Simmer Sauerkraut with Boiled Borlotti Beans
-Dry-fried Fat-Free Vegan Bratwurst
That is it. Eat hot.

4)Bean Burritoes with Salsa & Tofu Sour Cream:

-Boiled Beans, roughly mashed
-Dry-fried caramelized Onion & Garlic
Chopped Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic and Peppers
-Silken Tofu, Water and a little Lemon Juice
-Wholemeal Flour & Water
Mix beans, Onion and Garlic. Season.
Mix Chopped Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic and Peppers. Season.
In a blender mix Silken Tofu,Water and a little Lemon Juice. Season.
Mix Wholemeal Flour & Water into a firm, slightly sticky dough, rest for 30 minutes, roll into tortilla shape and bake in dry, hot pan on both sides.
Assemble the Bean Burrito and enjoy hot.

5)Rice, Dhal & Subjee:

-Boiled Rice
-Boiled Lentils or Split Peas and Cooking Liquid
-Dry-fried caramelized Onion & Garlic
-Boiled Chopped Tomatoes
-Boiled Cauliflower, Broccoli and Cabbage
-Plain Plant Milk & Cornflour
Mix Boiled Lentils or Split Peas and Cooking Liquid
with Dry-fried caramelized Onion & Garlic and Boiled Chopped Tomatoes. Season.
Heat the Plain Plant Milk & Cornflour till it becomes a sauce. Season.
Mix Boiled Cauliflower, Broccoli and Cabbage with the Sauce. Taste and season.
Pour Dhal over the Rice and serve with the Vegetable Stew/Subjee.
NOTE: You can make chapattis to go with this. Just mix Wholemeal Flour & Water into a firm, slightly sticky dough, rest for 30 minutes, roll into tortilla shape and bake in dry, hot pan on both sides.

6)Wholemeal Dumplings & Broth:

-Wholemeal Flour & Water
-Cooked Beans, Cooked Vegetables, Vegan Meat, Fat-Free Vegan Cheese
-Vegetable Stock & Chopped Spring Onions
Mix the Wholemeal Flour & Water to a non-sticky dough and roll out into rounds of 2 to 3 inches and fill with one ,a mix of some or a bit of all of theCooked Beans, Cooked Vegetables, Vegan Meat, Fat-Free Vegan Cheese . Season and close the dumpling. Steam for ca. 45 to 60 minutes and serve with the hot Stock.

These are 3 old ones and 3 new ones. I hope you’ll try them. There are no measurements given simply because tastes vary. So experiment or go on the net and find a recipe.

Breakfast: none

Lunch: Baked Potato & Baked Beans with Mixed Salad

Dinner: Hot Pot, Wholemeal Seitan & Fat-Free Vegan Cheese Sandwich

Drinks:1 Chai Latte, 1 Mocca, 1 Double Whiskey, 1 Coffee & Soy Milk, 750ml Water

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