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Potato rosti sandwiches with a cauliflower cream filling

Considering the simplicity of the ingredients I believe this little side dish looks quite impressive. When I serve this to my kids they think we are celebrating and they get to eat something ‘naughty’ for dinner. Not realizing they’re having potatoes and cauliflower. It’s not that complicated to make either. A good high speed blender or a good food processor will help a great deal. But even if your cauliflower cream turns out a little…

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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 😉   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…