Sonntag, 28. April 2013

vegan onion tarte

Here is a vegan version of "Zwiebelkuchen", onion tarte - a south German autumnal treat, usually eaten with "new wine"… I got the recipe inspiration off the web by a blogger who calls herself Rote Ratte, but I couldn´t locate it again just now to give the full credits, sorry. We toyed with it, too... Hope you enjoy it!

For a baking sheet:
400 g flour (half wholemeal, half white plain white works well)
4 Tbsp oil
250 ml water
1 tsp salt
Knead into a smooth dough. Roll out onto baking sheet. Try to create a rim, but this is not absolutely necessary.
800g onions (experiment with mixing red and yellow onions; a bunch of spring onions or a few leeks also work very well in this)
4 tbsp oil
200g smoked tofu
100g plain tofu
about 400ml soy milk
2 tsp salt (to taste)
pepper, nutmeg to taste
2 tbsp yeast flakes (optional, nice)
6 tbsp cornstarch
Fry the onions in the oil until translucent and soft. Spread onions on dough.
Whizz the rest of ingredients in a blender. It will be very liquid, but it will solidify when baked! Pour over onions.
Bake at 180 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes until the topping has set. Eat hot, warm or cold, with or without a green salad on the side. 

Samstag, 19. Januar 2013

sweet potato, kale and black-eye bean stew

this blog has seen too much sweet stuff... I concocted this yesterday, and it looked pretty and tasted nice. Eat as is or serve over quinoa or brown rice.

1-2 leeks, sliced not too thinly
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium carrots, diced
2 medium sweet potatoes, cut into chunks
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp ajwain seeds
1-2 tsp dried thyme
one bag kale, chopped coarsely, thick stems removed
1 can black-eyed beans

Heat the oil. Sautée the leeks for a little, add garlic, ajwain and thyme. When they start to become fragrant, add the carrots, stir briefly, then add 750ml water or veg stock and salt to taste. Bring to a boil. Add sweet potatoes. Boil until veggies start to soften, then throw in kale. When kale is wilting, add beans (drained and rinsed if you prefer). Heat through. Season with freshly ground black pepper.