Falafel – vegetarian chickpea balls

FalafelFalafel is a dish from the middle East and is served in bread like a sandwich. Falafel is originally deep fried, but frying them in a pan makes them a little healthier. Cooking them in the oven, you can leave the oil out completely.
Serve with a salad or in pita bread with tomato sauce or a salsa.
Cooking time: 30 minutes using pre-cooked chickpeas: 10 minutes mixing, 10 minutes paus and 10 minutes frying. Portions: 3 portions or 12 falafels.
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Black bean pot with apricots and oranges

bongryta-aprikos-apelsin-sApricots and oranges make this dish a little sweet.
An exciting dish with many taste sensations. It is perfect for deep freezing and use as a healthy tv-dinner.
Serve the pot with rice or bulgur and top it with the orange.

Cooking time: 40 minutes, including a 5 minutes tea break.
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Classic lentil soup

lentil soupA classic lentil soup that can be kept crunchy or mixed smooth. Serve with freshly baked bread.
This soup is perfect for storing in the freezer and eat another day.
Cooking time: 60 minutes, 15 minutes preparation and 45 minutes simmering in the pot.
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Whole oats with lentils and halloumi

Whole oats with lentils and halloumiWhole oats are of course wholegrain and rich in fiber. They are also a good environmental choice since they can be grown locally.
To reduce the amount of fat in this dish, just use a little less halloumi.
Cooking time: 50 minutes, including a 15 minutes tea break. Quicker if you are using precooked lentils.
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Lemon scented chickpea and lentil hummus

Chigpea and lentil and soybean hummusA fresh tasting hummus with 3 different kinds of legumes, which all are good sources of protein.
For a creamier hummus add more olive oil. Hummus can be eaten on your sandwich, with a burger or with a salad.
6 portions, or 600 ml. Cooking time: 60 minutes, 15 minutes if you are using precooked lentils and chickpeas.
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Pumpkin soup – perfect Halloween food

Pumpkin soup for HalloweenThis pumpkin soup is perfect for Halloween, but you can make it using cauliflower too, for variation.
If you save any leftovers, save the parmesan cheese, the crème fraîche and the chives on the side.
Cooking time: 60 minutes, including a break.
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Borlotti bean soup with parsley

Borlotti bean soup with parsleyThis vegetable and bean soup is very mild in flavour and quick to make.
The soup is nicely served with freshly baked garlic bread.
Cooking time: 30 minutes, including a 10 minute break.
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Green lentils spiked with rhubarb, spinach and ginger

rabarber-spenat-linser-sThis unusual combination actually works! The dish has a mild spicy flavour, perfect for the summer when both rhubarb and baby spinach are in season.
Any left overs? Throw them in your lunchbox the next day!
Cooking time: 50 minutes, including a 15 minutes tea break. Faster if you are using precooked lentils.
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Green lentil burgers with ajvar – tasty and filling

Green lentils with ajvarThese burgers are quite compact and very filling. Ajvar gives them a lovely paprika flavour. Serve them with a fresh green salad with some bite in it, like coleslaw salad.
The burgers can be deep frozen and reheated in the microwave.
6 portions, or 12 burgers. Cooking time: 60 minutes, or quicker with precooked lentils.
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Multi coloured stir fry

vegetarian stir fryA good piece of nutritional advice is to eat a vegetable of each colour. Then you’ll get all the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants you need. This dish really carries all colours: white, yellow, green, purple and red.
You can keep leftovers in the fridge for a day, but it tastes best if you eat it right away.
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