June 27, 2011

Carrot Burgers with Thai dip

You need:
500gr /1 lbs. of carrots, grated. Add
1 egg, beaten and
2 tbsp flour and
salt and
3 tbsp sesame seeds. Mix well and let rest for at least 10 minutes.

For the Thai dip take:
half a pack of yoghurt and
half a pack of either creme fraƮche or sour cream. Mix well and add
2 tbsp of Thai seasoning paste and mix.

Now heat pan with about
3 tbsp of sesame oil and fry your burgers until cross from both sides. Be careful when turning them, they are a little fragile.

We served these with a side salad and some garlic bread.


June 24, 2011

Little Paper Basket

You, too probably have lots of paper for recycling. Far more than you could ever use to light your fire at night...here is a way to use some of it!

Take a magazine or newspaper and tear the single pages out. Now fold them in half, and half it again and again, until you have slim stripes as pictured below.

Now bend them and glue them in a form you would like your base of the basket to be.

Now make the sides, by only gluing the bottom half of your stripe to your previous layer. So the upper half sticks out. And keep going until your second last round.

For me it worked best to turn the stripes this way (above).

Once you have reached your second last round, half one of your stripes. Out of these you can now form the handles of your basket. And glue them as shown below.

For the last round stay kind of level with our round before, so you don't have an end sticking out or standing over, I also glued every layer of the last stripes while folding them so they would make a sturdy rim.

Now if you want too, you can colour the whole thing. I used green and red, because these are the colours in my kitchen. I made this basket for a few toys that I keep in the kitchen to keep the little man out of mischief while I cook.

June 20, 2011

Pineapple-Curry-Soup (vegan)

Oh THIS was soooo Yummy! I cooked this just before we left for our trip, I was so sure I had taken a picture, but I can't find one :-( But just because you cant see what it will look like, should not stop you from trying this! I know I am repeating myself but OMG this was just too yummy.

You remove the seeds of
half a red chilli and chop it really small. Add it and
one well heaped tbsp lemongrass paste into a frying pan together with
1 level tbsp Ginger (dried or fresh, in the case of the latter, of course, peeled and chopped) and
1 can of roughly 200 gr pineapple, chopped. Fry it at high heat in
3 tbsp of olive oil for a couple of minutes.
Then add previously soaked soy medallions. I soaked 10 of them, for the two of us, in a mix of vegetable stock with cayenne pepper, coriander, turmeric for about 10 minutes. you have to drain your medallions before you add them, do not add the stock mix to your soup!
Then I let it all simmer for about 15 minutes on low heat. Add
400 ml coconut milk and
250 ml boiling water
1 heaped tbsp Curry
and let it cook for another 5 minutes. Take out the medallions and
then use the blender until you have a homogen soup.
Add 20 gr of brown sugar and a little
salt and pepper and your medallions. Enjoy!