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Chinese style cabbage rolls

These cabbage rolls are based on a classic Russian dish that my mom used to make back in the days when we were still living in Russia. In my version I replaced minced meat with sticky rice and veggies and by adding Chinese five spice and sweet and sour sauce I almost transformed it into a Chinese take out dish. A healthier version that is πŸ˜‰   Ingredients: Large cabbage (I love the oxheart cabbage,…

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Caponata pot pie

Whenever I want to make a dish look festive or impressive I turn it into a pot pie. It’s a super easy way to upgrade your ordinary curries, stews and lentil soups. For this Christmas menu I decided to upgrade one of my favourite vegetarian stews: Caponata. I think the sweet and sour flavour and the meaty texture make the dish super addictive and comforting. You can make the filling a day or two in…

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Mushroom and lentils terrine with cranberry sauce

  Many times I find my friends struggle when it comes to meat free Christmas options. Somehow it seems more difficult during the festive season to come up with vegetarian dishes. I think it’s quite appropriate though to consider some precious animal lives. Especially when getting into the Christmas spirit. This little appetizer has a ‘meaty’ texture and contains a decent amount of protein. A perfect meat substitute. You can make it in a classic…