Weight and volume in food – convert deciliter to grams, cups and ounces

Converting weight and volume in foodHow much does 100 ml flour weigh? Some recipes use ml and some use oz. To be able to follow a recipe it’s good to know how to convert weight and volume.
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Red lentil hummus with a fresh dash of lemon

Red lentil hummus with lemonHummus can be made in many different ways. Lentils is one. Hummus can easily be a bit dry flavour, but lemon helps lifting the taste.
The recipe gives 400 ml / 14 oz hummus. 10 portions is calculated if you take a spoonful on your sallad, if hummus is more of a feature calculate with 5 portions.
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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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Feta cheese burgers with pesto and spinach

Feta cheese veggie burgers with pestoThese burgers are juicy and have a mild and soft flavour of feta cheese and pesto.
The burgers will keep in the fridge for a few days or can be frozen.
Cooking time: 30 minutes, with pre-cooked beans.
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Protein in vegetarian food – how to get enough from different kinds of food

energy percentage protein in foodThe first thing people usually ask when you say you are eating is “But where do you get proteins from? “. As a vegetarian, it’s not that hard actually; you can eat egg, cottage cheese, beans, quorn, lentils and cheese. For vegans, it is a little worse; they may opt out of egg and cheese, but can instead choose tofu and soybeans. NFA recommends a daily intake of 10-20% protein, it is not that difficult to achieve if you add some protein-rich foods in each meal.

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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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Chickpeas in the meatballs: Recipe makeover – more greens in the meat

Meatballs with chickpeasIf you not yet call yourself a vegetarian, but want to eat more vegetarian – perhaps for the sake of the environment or for your own health – there are many ways of adding a bit of extra greens or beans in your cooking. Living with kids who believe you’ll die eating something green there are a few good tips for sneaking some vitamins into the food. Here are a few tips:

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Lentil soup with coconut milk and ginger

Lentil soup with coconut milk and gingerA very filling and pert soup where the ginger and the coconut milk permeate the flavour. If you rather serve the dish as a stew, leave the water out.
Serve with a freshly baked bread, perhaps and Indian Naan bread on the side, or as a stew with bulgur.
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Aubergine moussaka with red lentils and feta cheese

Moussaka with aubergine lentils and feta cheeseThis moussaka both looks fantastic and tastes fantastic. The flavours are quite mild but full. As many oven bakes there are a few steps, but all are easy to follow.
Serve this moussaka with a fresh salad or a couple of green leaves on the side. This dish is perfect for your lunchbox the next day and to deep freeze for emergency dinners.
Cooking time: 1 hour: 20 minutes preparation and 40 minutes in the oven.
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