Samstag, 23. Juli 2016

Grillen ohne Killen

An ein lauwarmen Sommerabend, woran denkt Man? An grillen, natürlich!

 





Was könnte besser sein als ein paar Spieße, liebevoll zusammengestellt mit frische Zutaten und Alberts Bio Lupinenfilet






Dann mariniert in einer leicht scharfen Tomatensoße und “grilled to perfection” – der vollendete Grillgenuss! Nach einer Idee von Die Vegankocherin.


Serviert mit Kartoffelsalat mit einer Soße aus Seidentofu + Senf  und einem exotischem Nudelsalat mit Mango und rote Paprika.



Die Kohlen glühen schon … wir sehen uns dann im Garten!

Dienstag, 19. Juli 2016

Quiche & Veggie Spirals

There’s nothing like a package of silken tofu to make my day.






And this particular day I decided to try out the Quiche & Veggie Spirals.










For the spirals I used very thin strips of zucchini, yellow squash, red and orange bell pepper and eggplant. 



The eggplant I oven roasted for about 10 minutes since it takes a little longer than the other vegetables to become tender. Here the basic quiche recipe:









Silken tofu Quiche filling
Preheat oven to 400º F/200º C

You will need

Puff pastry to line an 11 in. pie or cake pan or 1 unbaked 11 in. frozen piecrust

14 oz (400 g) extra firm silken tofu, patted dry
2 T mustard
2 T oil
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
2 T nutritional yeast
1 T cornstarch
½ t turmeric
1 T paprika
1 T dried herbs
1 T salt, pepper

On a lightly floured surface roll the puff pastry out to about 13-in. Press it into an 11-in. deep dish pie pan. Prick the crust all over with a fork, even around the sides. Bake 10 min. Remove from oven and brush the bottom of the crust with mustard.
While the crust is baking, combine tofu, nutritional yeast, cornstarch, turmeric, paprika, salt and pepper in a blender; process until smooth.
Sauté the onion in oil for 3 min. Add the garlic and sauté another minute. Add to tofu mixture.
Pour tofu mixture into piecrust. Top with cherry tomatoes, cut in half, and veggie spirals.

Bake 45 – 50 min until the filling is set.

 




We ate outside on the terrace in the late evening. A green salad, French bread and the quiche were all we needed for a fantastic meal.





Sonntag, 17. Juli 2016

Schwätzer & Söhne in Gießen

Heute waren wir zum ersten mal beim Schwätzer & SöhneCafé in Gießen. Herrliches Wetter, weder zu kühl noch zu warm, hat uns verleitet zum draußen sitzen. Fantastisch.


              Nette Leute, tolle Kaffee und Kuchen und eine
        wunderbare Atmosphäre begrüßte uns. 
               Eine Brise und herrliche Stille, obwohl jeder 
                    Tisch besetzt war, lud zum verweilen ein.



Eine Johannisbeeren Torte mit Aguafaba, die „Sahne“ gemacht aus Kichererbsen Wasser, und mehrere Schichten Biskuitboden sah klasse aus. Ein Maulwurf Torte rundete das Angebot an vegane Kuchen ab.












Mein Cappuccino mit Soyadrink
und Houston’s Kräutertee
waren hervorragend.
 Allerdings sind die
Großstadt Preise Gewöhnungsbedürftig.                                                                  







 

Haven't been there, yet? Check it out! 
                   See you there.


Montag, 27. Juni 2016

Football Fever and Italian Hamburgers

We are all in football fever, otherwise known as soccer, over here right now. Well, at least most of us are. And what better way to spend the evening watching the Italy vs. Spain game than with Italian colored hamburgers.


I have only been to Italy once and that was years ago; and then just over the northern border to a little village. But we did have the best pizza ever there. My first pizza with rocket on it and I thought they were crazy for serving it. Now everyone serves it and I think it is delicious.




But I do have a good friend who is from Italy and so this is in honor of her and her family and compatriots.






The hamburgers consist of avocado (green), tomato (red) and the onion is white and so that counts, right? And the patty itself is my favorite recipe and out of this world. 



The game will decide whether Germany plays against Spain or Italy in the next European Cup round. Germany hasn’t won against Italy in 18 years! http://www.bild.de/sport/fussball/nationalmannschaft/letzter-sieg-gegen-italien-vor-18-jahren-33394046.bild.html


We’ll see how thing go tonight. I’m routing for Italy.